NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:34 pm Post

I would never aspire to your level of greatness oh wise one.

In my defense, I did leave three mini archs sitting on the floor. The entrance and returns are there. All done with my cast of extras. I could have milled another 4 or 5 chapters out of it.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:40 pm Post

I'm pretty satisfied with what I sent in but man, some of you have made me second guess everything. I only did about 1700 words and didn't really do research. I'd say it was because my prompt meant I didn't really need it but... What if it's just because I'm a lazy writer? *cue existential writer crisis*

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:42 pm Post

KSWrites wrote: *cue existential writer crisis*

Been there, done that... all day. :wink:
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:44 pm Post

You aren't lazy... my research was emailing other folks (and Piggy) hey, what's the British equivalent of ...

When you read my chapter you notice a complete avoidance of
* location names
* descriptions of things
* language idioms not critical to context.

Y'all only get a few hours. Unless you live or frequently visit a scene, it will be hard to get it right. I take the cowards way out, but I'll stand by my method until Piggy kicks me out.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:48 pm Post

Finished and emailed my submission.
I want to thank you again for letting me participate even though I missed the sing up deadline.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:52 pm Post

KSWrites wrote:I'm pretty satisfied with what I sent in but man, some of you have made me second guess everything. I only did about 1700 words and didn't really do research. I'd say it was because my prompt meant I didn't really need it but... What if it's just because I'm a lazy writer? *cue existential writer crisis*


I wonder if you got the same chapter as me? :-) It'll be interesting to compare, tomorrow.

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:53 pm Post

Crap, I forgot to check for words that Britons spell differently. Well, colour me stupid. How dishonourable of me. Not a smart practise.

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:00 pm Post

I'm still going!!!
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:02 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Some people right now will be going... Marleys? Is that a type of quaint English jam?


Every body knows Marley's stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3HQMbQAWRc

Seriously though, hope everyone has had a great time! :wink:
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:04 pm Post

azuarc wrote:Crap, I forgot to check for words that Britons spell differently. Well, colour me stupid. How dishonourable of me. Not a smart practise.

Don't worry - I fixed it.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:05 pm Post

Finished!

Just passing it by the in-house editorial department...
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:06 pm Post

I've just sent mine. 4,500+ words - I really can't do concise or pithy, I'm afraid. Let me know if you don't get it, pigfender. And thanks for the fun again!
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:09 pm Post

Hi,

I sent my chapter in at 19.31 precisely.

Am happy to have written The End on something. :D
Thanks for the experience!

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:20 pm Post

Piggy. Where's my book?
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:36 pm Post

Something's cooking ...

Now I'm going to go back and read the posts from the past day. That should be fun and informative.

I was too late to enter but glad to discover that I was ready to give something like this a try.