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    NaNoWriMo

    After years of thinking that I could maybe eventually write a story someday, I might actually get my shit together for NaNoWriMo. Has anyone participated in this gauntlet and felt better for it?
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    I wrote a novel once, not in November but in January, and it turned out horrible.

    It also gave me a very clear direction of what I wanted in life: to not be a writer, for a start.

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    I have not, have known people who have and glad they participated. I might actually try it although I've got a feeling I'll be too busy. I do have a novel idea that I should prolly start prepping and outlining and then be ready when Nov 1 comes.

    If you've not written a story, I'd suggest starting with a short story or two over the next six weeks, read about the craft of writing, start jotting down premise & character ideas now so that way you won't be staring at a blank word doc thinking, "OK, now what??"

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    Inspired by NaNoWriMo, I went on a binge and wrote 1700 words per day for three consecutive months. It was unstructured, but I felt proud of all that writing regardless. Later, I printed it all out and went back and highlighted sections which were all related to one theme and I'm using a lot of what was there as a concept for a future essay. I've never tried to actually write a story. I would have no idea where to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsune View Post
    I've never tried to actually write a story. I would have no idea where to start.
    One person with a need.

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    I've attempted but never really made it to the end before.

    Tempting to try again though. Not so much to create a novel but just to increase my daily output of writing, in general, even if it's just my morning pages. I do find that the greater the volume of total shit that I write, the more good stuff I will inadvertently end up writing.

    Or... I might do NaPoWriMo instead.

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    No.

    Maybe I should. But I'm not really sure fiction writing is my metier as such.
    Die Logik ist keine Lehre, sondern ein Spiegelbild der Welt. Die Logik ist transcendental. - Wittgenstein

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    I gave it a go last year, ultimately falling far short due to a weak story idea and a lots of distractions. If I do it this time I'll try to make more time and a better idea going in.

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    I think I'll give it another go this year. Got a great deal on Scrivener one year for taking part. By the end I was writing words to write words so I could get the discount. No regrets.
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    I'm planning to use it as an excuse to finish the first draft of the novel I already half-wrote.

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