Guess the Genre! NIAD 2015

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:01 pm Post

Wolf_Baginski wrote:Wrong sort of vixen...
Can't run wi' tha' one …wolfy, sorry! Your vixen looks awfully like the first cycle vixen on the left in my piccy.
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Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:33 pm Post

devinganger wrote:
pigfender wrote:Besides, I don't play well with others. :)


I don't believe that play is the intended activity. A duel to the deatd (per T'Pau) between the writing implements (pen, pencils, crayons, etc) and the clacking keyboards. So, no play will be had. :D
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:33 am Post

pigfender wrote:It's not! It's a target audience, not a genre (in my head, anyway). "Chick lit" tells me nothing about the Story, the Reality, or the Emotion of the book.
http://www.pigfender.com/index.php/2014 ... s-a-genre/


Though I razz you about it all the time, Mr. Piggieness, I detest Chick lit. My first and only exposure to the non-genre turned my stomach to the degree that now, my digestive organ rides heels up at all times in the center of my being. Had I only been forewarned ... .
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Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:22 pm Post

Mostly, I write stuff set in a fairly specific historical period.

A part of my preparation is the do a bit of research, get an idea of the feel of the time and place.

This isn't quite the same as genré, but some general warning of the setting would be useful.

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Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:32 pm Post

Wolf_Baginski wrote: but some general warning of the setting would be useful.

Wolfy,
I'm sure you'll se my point, when I point out that, should Rog (piggy) do that, 't would be like pulling his finger out of the hole in the dike wall. :wink:
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Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:01 pm Post

Yup, what Vic said. If I'd told people a couple of years ago that the book was going to be set in Vegas in 1962 that might have given the game away somewhat.

You'll do fine, and not knowing anything before hand means that you can do no preparation and be completely guilt free about it! :D

It does make @novelinaday one of the most boring Twitter accounts on the planet, though. You should still follow it regardless; it's good for my ego.
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:31 pm Post

"Meanwhile, in Bavaria,,,"

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:26 pm Post

Wolf_Baginski wrote:"Meanwhile, in Bavaria,,,"

Or … Stockport city centre during the binge-drinking hours of 7pm-3am. Now that is a scary scenario :shock:
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Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:19 pm Post

A shipping crate (with a convenient parachute) containing Arizona Coyotes, falls out of a plane into the Indian jungle. The plot is a hero's journey as the alpha male and female have to form bonds with native jungle animals, offer protection, use their tricky minds, fight off the villain and make it to the deserts of Kazakhstan. Anthropomorphic good vs evil ensues, with a subtext comparing Hopi and Hindi philosophies. I am sure we could do it. For spice we could include a Coyote or two captured in East Los Angles who miss the easy living of city life. Did I guess it?

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Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:55 pm Post

Dagnammit! Now I've only got a week to come up with something else!
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Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:38 am Post

That was a narrow miss... Coyotes and dolphins don't really play well together. I'd have had a hard time fitting the pod in my outline into the indian forest.

That and most dolphins are Lutheran. No idea why. They won't tell me.
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Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:40 pm Post

Jaysen wrote: No idea why. They won't tell me.
They will, if you drink enough moonshine.
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Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:02 am Post

Zombies :)
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:09 am Post

And now we know.

This is J T Edson territory: geography, timing, and likely character backgrounds just after the end of the Civil War. The movie "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is set in this area during the Civil War, mostly further East. Most of the fighting was against the local Indians.

I am rather relieved I didn't get instructions to emulate one of his cat-fight scenes.

The date is still in the era of cap-and-ball revolvers, though I don't see any mention of anything exotic. The Confederacy bought a lot of guns in London.

My chapter could fill most of a whole movie, and I can think of a few classics that do have that shortage of plot.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:07 am Post

Just woke up, waited up and read brief before going to sleep hoping that my mind would play out my chapter in my dreams, well this morning I am sitting with cup of tea, a blank mind and even worse a blank page, no worries it will happen, I just need to wake up :)
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