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Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:03 pm Post

Novel-in-a-Day 2014 is DONE!

Thanks to everyone who took part, it was a lot of fun.
You can find the books, the Scrivener project, and the compile settings used in this post. Please use that post for any feedback on the book as well.
For feedback on the event itself, please use this thread!

Ok, the original post follows below:

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead

Every October for the past three years, a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens have ignored their civic and moral duty to change the world, choosing instead to invent whole new ones by writing a novel in a day. A whole novel, in a single day.

On Saturday October 25th we're going to do it again.

What is it?
Check out the FAQs post for more detail, but essentially...
1) At midnight (UK time) on the day of the event you'll be emailed a brief of what you need to include in your chapter.
2) You go away and write your section without any knowledge of the wider story or where your chapter fits in the book.
3) You return your chapter by 8pm (UK time) at which point it's turned into ePub, mobi and PDF books using the magic of Scrivener.

In other words, between us we will write a novel in a day. People who've taken part in past say it's fabulous fun. :D

How do I sign up?
If you're up for the challenge of taking part (and have read the FAQs to know what you're letting yourself in for), let me know by posting in this thread!

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START TIME
- in your corner of the world
- countdown

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
- in your corner of the world
- countdown
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:05 pm Post

This post will be updated as people register their interest, to save people trawling through what I'm somewhat optimistically hoping will be a long thread!

The following people have registered:
- Allicrombie
^ AmberV
- antonrasmussen
- Apsley
- Ariesmer
- Asbestos_Dust
- Cblakeauthor
" Daurmith
- ElleDechene
- EmmaLindhagen
- eurasianflavour
" FleetAdmiralO
" Foxtrot
' gr
- grahams7
^ homeport
- jaype
- Jaysen
- jdeckstrom
^ KB
- Keith B Walters
" LAP
- Lem
- Library Lil
^ matt
^ michaelbywater
- Mikeydev
- mndakin
^ Montree_Whiles
- Myrth
- nav66
"+ nom
- paperprosciutto
- paradox927
^ pete340
- peytonic
' r6d2
- RaineyCloud9
- RedOrion1
' Reliquary
^ robertdguthrie
^ Rollerdiva
- scrapsandsass
" Siren
- theonlygolux
- tickbite
^ VDGriesdoorn
- Yellowcake

[Makes 48! List last updated 2014_10_24 05:43
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:14 pm Post

Ooooh, exciting! I've been watching the growing sub-forum with eager anticipation. Can I be first to sign up, please? If you'll have me back, that is :wink:
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Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:41 pm Post

Absolutely! :D
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Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:19 pm Post

Yes, I'm in! :mrgreen:
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Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:27 pm Post

Me too.

Phil, or pjs, or whatever moniker amuses you.

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Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:43 am Post

PF -

I guess I missed the whole thread where we pull your teeth to do it again.

Would love to give it another go -- even though we all know KB has a future lock on all the mad hearse scenes.

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Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:02 am Post

And that's 6! Phil, gr, r6d2, welcome back!
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:12 am Post

HELL YEAH!! Count me in!
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:30 am Post

I am up for this if theres is a spot for me. It will stretch the writing muscles nicely.

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Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:43 am Post

I'm in if you'll have me.

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Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:09 am Post

I would love to be part of this.

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Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:36 am Post

Well, I've "played" with my writing tool long enough. I make no promises other than "I understand the rules". With that…

I'm in.

So Piggy, if you assign me a chapter, be prepared for cheshire fish and mad cats in hats.

Wait. That's Vic-k. I'm the "nothing is serious until someone's dead" guy.

So Piggy, if you assign me a chapter, be prepared for lots of "hold my beer and watch this".

Wait. That's Wock. Shoot. Anyone mind telling me what Piggy should expect from me?
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:38 am Post

Rollerdiva wrote:HELL YEAH!! Count me in!


YEAH! 100% attendance record! Woooo!

Also our first rookie season signings of the year. MEWriter, theonlygolux and Grahams7, welcome to the forum! Check your forum messages!
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Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:51 am Post

Jaysen wrote:Well, I've "played" with my writing tool long enough. I make no promises other than "I understand the rules". With that…

I'm in.


Great! About time too! :D

Jaysen wrote:So Piggy, if you assign me a chapter, be prepared for cheshire fish and mad cats in hats.

Wait. That's Vic-k. I'm the "nothing is serious until someone's dead" guy.

So Piggy, if you assign me a chapter, be prepared for lots of "hold my beer and watch this".

Wait. That's Wock. Shoot. Anyone mind telling me what Piggy should expect from me?

Oh great, another troublemaker. You don't think I have enough problems with Matt?! :D
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