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[07 Nov 2004|11:14pm]

shatterglass
[ mood | tired ]

This place has been pretty quiet--how is NaNaWriMo going for all of you?

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[31 Oct 2004|04:20pm]

shatterglass
Hello, all!

So. Chapters.


...thoughts?
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[08 Oct 2004|02:01pm]

shatterglass
[ mood | hopeful ]

Right then. I've been told this community is only mostly dead (and that it feels much better), so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about Plot. With a capital P. See, I have some of it sort of, but it's very disorganised and I have a deep yearning to be ready for NaNoWriMo this year. (Perhaps this defeats the point of NaNoWriMo, but there you have it.) What do you do(/don't you do but I should) to get some plot in order, and to be ready to launch yourself into a project?

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[12 Jul 2004|05:04pm]
windsor
[ mood | rushed ]

For me, organizing the chapter titles actually help a lot. That might be weird. Uh.

26 letters.Collapse )

The first section of the story is here.

The second is here.Collapse )

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[12 Jul 2004|09:35am]

ocean_rose
[ mood | blank ]

Finally thought of something.

ideas...Collapse )

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[06 Jul 2004|07:44am]

lesstraveled
[ mood | awake ]

hey. <3

so would anyone mind sharing their first lines/paragraphs/stanzas?

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[02 Jul 2004|02:07pm]

ex_monochro174
So, July 2, and not a word. Good start for me, really. *guilty* Ah, but I am really open to any ideas to run with, and Reena suggested challenges, so:

If you've any more first lines, characters, scenarios, entire plots, whatever, I know we did song lyrics and lines awhile back, comment here and share and trade and challenge each other, because as much as I love beginnings and lingering in them, I need one. Soon.

I am flipping through The Pocket Muse, a great little book by Monica Wood, and here are a few of its suggestions:

Write a scene or a poem that turns on the mishearing of a word.

Write about a person whose reputation rests on the appearance of an inanimate object.

Evening was the time for . . .

Write about trouble resulting from a good deed.

Write about someone whose field of vision, either literal or figurative, has narrowed in the last six weeks.

Write about the last time you got your wish. Write about the first time you got your wish. If you have never gotten your wish, write about that.

As a reader and writer, I love encountering first sentences that simultaneously summon the past and foreshadow the future . . . . In each one, some provocative past event is being conjured just as a present event is about to begin. Try your hand at a few. The right sentence might spark an entire story.
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[01 Jul 2004|06:25pm]

ex_monochro174
Whee, it is July. So here goes our impromptu, like-NaNoWriMo-but-not July version of NaNoWriMo, for what it's worth. Some of you suggested weekly writing exercises instead, but as I am awful at coming up with things like that, does anyone want to step forward and do that? Also, ocean_rose suggested a smaller goal than 50,000, like 10,000 or 20,000. If you want to do so, it's up to you.

So, because this is really last minute, I have no idea what I'm writing. And I rather like starting out like that; it gives me more room to do anything. Which feels wonderful, right now. So, as I know we did this long ago in November: first lines? Or, if you're in a mood to create a lot of great lines, share them all, and trade, that too. I have a file of some somewhere, but the problem is digging it up.

Either way, I am horribly disorganized, but want you to share and start out with whatever goal you have, whether it's for a week of words or 20,000 or the entire 50,000, whether it's simply to finish something (even what you started in November) or begin something new, fandom or original, whatever the case. It's July and it's possible. ♥!
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[27 Jun 2004|02:41pm]

ex_monochro174
Right, so. I know this place has been dead for months, but I just remembered that ocean_rose had suggested a June alternative to NaNoWriMo. As I am done with school and most obligations, despite being loaded down with writers' block, I wholeheartedly support this idea. I know it's nearly the end of June, so - July? Anyone interested? Just a quick query.
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[05 Apr 2004|07:51pm]

ocean_rose
[ mood | curious ]

um - what has happened to this place?

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a first effort. [18 Feb 2004|11:11pm]

appalled
[ mood | nervous ]

Hello -
I'm a newer member here and wrote the following bit cold after listening to "sex ruins everything" by kind of like spitting.
A bit nervous about this first introduction, but I am ready for all the constructive criticism you have to give!
A million thanks.

Because We Are Supposed ToCollapse )

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[16 Feb 2004|10:52am]

ex_monochro174
Rather belatedly, please welcome appalled and galdeone. And please! Post! Please! :)
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Untitled Challenge Response [27 Jan 2004|08:45pm]

negativeentropy
[ mood | unconcerned ]

This is my response to ocean_rose's challenge. Criticism's always welcome, since it feels too sparse, and the intended point (getting too far into a bad situation, and escaping by walking through the worst of it instead of simply running away) had to be hinted at instead of written about because I'm dangerously verbose and it would probably take another 3,000 words to finish that line of thought.

UntitledCollapse )

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Challenge [13 Jan 2004|01:02pm]

ocean_rose
I have a challange for any takers:
I took these few lines out of a song i was listening to (just sounded interesting)

how will you get there today
when you're walking too far for the price of your shoes


300 words of prose, interpret any way you want, must use words/phrases: walking,price of your shoes, get there today, too far and conclude with any particular character arriving somewhere. am i making this too hard?
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[04 Jan 2004|12:19pm]

prettytothinkso
[ mood | bored ]

I thought I'd kick off the whole prose community thing. :) I hate the beginning, but I wrote it for fun and it's my most recent bit of original prose.

This spawned from an inadvertent challenge from givemehistory who wrote:

I know what I need.

Something hot.
Something violent.
Something raw,
Something that kills.

A good cry.
A rock concert.
An illegal car chase.
An inferno.


My reply:
Fun with breaking the law: 'A Cross-Country Adventure, Sort Of'Collapse )

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[04 Jan 2004|02:57pm]

ex_monochro174
Because lesstraveled inquired, I present what I had of my NaNoWriMo novel before I quit. If you missed my background posts, it's a modern-day version of Hansel and Gretel, in which there are Biblical references, road trips, and forbidden love. Well, okay, not really in the beginning, but there is mild incest.

Gingerbread: it's a bit lengthy and contains mild incest, if that's not your thing.Collapse )
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[04 Jan 2004|02:25pm]

ex_monochro174
After an overwhelming "yes" to the prose community, I think it's mostly decided. *laughs* From this point onward, this will be a community for any type of original prose you would like to share, in which you can receive critiques/comments/praise/etc. from other members. Mostly anything goes: non-fiction, essays, fiction, drabbles, the like. Beyond that, you can post for plot help, character help, inspiration, challenges, prompts, etc. However, no poetry. If you want to post your poetry, by all means, check out </a></b></a>lostgeneration, which I most thoroughly recommend.

Otherwise:

1. If you're posting any sort of writing (or your post is lengthy), please put it behind an lj-cut.
2. Please put a warning on anything R or above, along with any potentially offensive content.
3. Try to keep your criticism constructive; no flames or senseless attacks.

Finally, this community is going to remain members only, but the process for joining is fairly simple. Please, encourage friends to join; information is in the userinfo. That's it, mostly, thus far. Have fun. :)
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[30 Dec 2003|01:38pm]

ex_monochro174
Hello, dear fellow NaNoWriMo-ers. Thanks to prettytothinkso, I've finally realized that I need to post here. First of all, sorry about my colossal breakdown over NaNoWriMo, and congratulations to all of you who did it—even if you only got 1000 words or whatever. I firmly intend to do it next year and maybe even finish. (Such a promise to make. *laughs*)

Anyway, I was wondering, are any of you interested in making this a year-round prose community? It'd be a lot like Lost Generation, only for prose. Possibly a little more open, even. Let me know, will you? Hope your holidays have all been wonderful.
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Oh, the days of NaNo [29 Dec 2003|04:59pm]

prettytothinkso
[ mood | embarrassed ]

I was going through my computer files and found my NaNo entry, which I abandoned at 1,541 words. (Ha, I'm such a slacker.) Caution: mind the run on sentences. And typos. And plain terrible writing. -_-;

In case anyone felt mildly curious about it (the synopsis is right here):
It has no title. In fact, it has nothing except this meager beginning. :/Collapse )

I'd love to see anyone else's NaNo entry, even if you didn't finish. :)

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