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  • Daniel Johnson

    mumbled "NaNoWriMo"

    To any of those who are listening -

    These past two months have been crazy. School is insane, my government class is going crazy with the government shutdown. All of that said, I haven't had much energy to write. Apart from that, I've also been working on music and writing new songs. My attention has been split, which has resulted in no work getting done at all.

    However, if any of you have been following me for a few years, you'll know that I take part in a community-based challenge called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. You write 50,000 words worth of a novel in the 30 days of November. I'm doing it - which will either mean two things for my Movellas fans.
    1) you'll get new chapters
    2) you won't get new chapters

    Let me explain. The first few drafts of anything are virtually unreadable, so it will take quite some time for any new material to be revised and put up for y'all to read. Or, depending on how everything goes, I could have time to write my day's words, edit them and put them up.

    Most likely, the first will happen. But you can be sure that me writing now means more chapters in the future.

    I'll be mainly working on Course of Action for this years NaNo, but as these things go I tend to be overcome with creativity and write short stories here and there to boost my word count. Whatever happens I WILL have new chapters and stories for you, but it might take a while.

    For anyone who wants to join me - I'm looking at you @[John Bryan], @[JordanC], and @[Timothy Turpin] you can find me on the nanowrimo.org site under the name AJ-98. I'm expecting to have late night word wars with each one of you. For anyone else, find me, hit that friend button and we'll start writing.

    As always, keep reading.
    Daniel
    John Bryan
    1 years ago
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    Okay why are you looking at me, what did I do.

    In all seriousness I signed up for NaNoWriMo a couple of days ago with the intention of pushing myself to start hitting targets and to finally see if that sci-fi story i've been battling with will ever become anything more than something running through my mind every now and then.

    Whether any of it comes to pass I don't know, especially as I have been hit by a bad case of writer's block for the last week or so.

    Anyway diving in head first without thinking it through properly has always been my way of doing things so hopefully the fear the NaNoWriMo challenge has already brought out in me will help.

    Also I'm Jonathan Bryan on there, no idea why I went with that rather than just sticking with my movellas username. but I did and next time I log on to NW I'll look you up.
    Daniel Johnson
    1 years ago
    Sweet man! I can't believe you already joined. I remember five years ago we only had about 20,000 people.
  • JordanC

    mumbled "Other sites?"

    1 years agoReply
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    Anyone know of other sites to put up stories? This one, well, I don't know what to make of this place. I don't seem to fit here very well with my stories.
    N. S
    1 years ago
    Lol, glad I could help! :). Yeah, the competitions are pretty good on here. And well, there are quite a few people on here that would gladly critique you work to shreds :p. Try the forums. My advice would be that you shouldn't quit this site altogether, leave your stories up whilst you post on other sites too :). Absolutewrite is a good site, but I forgot my password to my account - need to change it haha. I signed up because of the extensive amount of info they have on literary agents etc. All of the helpful stuff like critique groups etc. are in the forums on there. Well, once again I'm glad I could help dude. Lol, it's quite hard to tell what others are feeling or what vibe they're giving off merely by the words they write but I guess that's the 'magic' of the internet XD. Gosh, I sound old :/.
    Daniel Johnson
    1 years ago
    There's a site called Figment that I use. Also, Spinebreakers.co.uk. Figment is more for already-published authors to put up full books and get publishing deals. I like movellas a lot better (despite the One Direction Infection). It's a lot more relaxed and trained for chapter-by-chapter updates. However, if you know of any, let me know.
    MissKenzie
    1 years ago
    Hello Fellow Movellian! I was wondering if you could volunteer as tribute and sign up for my movella, The Hunger Games- Virtual Version! Thank you and may the odds be ever in your favor!
    The Hunger Games: Virtual VersionHave you ever wanted to be part of the Hunger Games? Well of course not! You would die! But not in the virtual kind. Welcome to the Hunger Games: Virtual...
  • JordanC
    1 years agoReply
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    Hmm this is well put together. I really like how the characters seem like real people. Not just a bunch of words on a page. From how they act and how they talk. The dialogue helps strengthen the fact that they have quite real personalities. Neat
    Orbus
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    Aeryn Miller has found herself at her dream job after weeks of arduous training and four consecutive days of examinations at the Orbus Practical Research Facility. When Aeryn discovers Project (Name Pending),...
  • JordanC
    1 years agoReply
    I like how you describe in detail how the scene's are laid out. It helps readers paint a picture of what is going on, allowing them to become engulfed in what is happening. A plus for that. I like it. Also like the exchange of dialogue.

    Only a few problems here and there. Just some words should be others, but I can see why they were mistaken. Example
    "but he appeared from the smoke, unarmed and plunging his blades into their throats." which should be "but he appeared from the smoke, unharmed, and plunged his blades into their throats." small things like that, nothing to cause too much fuss about. It can be fixed with a proof read and editing. Other than that nice job.
    Assassin Creed: Void
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    Right so this was a bit difficult to think off....so here's my go at it: A.D 1870. The British Empire is at it's glorious extent. Its armies though small have beaten other kingdoms and Empires. It land...
    Emperor of Rome
    1 years ago
    Ah sorry it took me so long to respond. Ok, so plus points good.

    Yes, there were mistakes and I shall edit them out.

    Thanks again

    And I have not forgetton the promise I made to you. I shall respond on your work.
  • JordanC
    1 years agoReply
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    I commend you, writing a story about shogun 2 seems difficult to me. I like that your character holds the pride that was found in warriors of that era. I will wait for the following chapters. :)
    Shogun 2 Total War: The Rise of the Takeda Clan Fanfic.
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    For 237 years the Ashikaga shogunate has ruled from Kyoto, bringing peace to the land. Great power and splendor was theirs, but in 1467 The Onin War(Civil War) of 10 years led to the fall of the Shogunate....
    Emperor of Rome
    1 years ago
    You play total war? Well a pleasure to meet you indeed, actually you'll be amazed that this story of mine was written in midsummer 2011. So I guess it's been a reckon 2 and a half year since I've written this story but the bad news is it is currently halfway. Yep, Halfway through the novel. Though this story could benefit from a lot more once I finish the story, and add lots more into it. The reason why its two chapters is because of the exams, but once I'm done( just on the 14th of June) I'll be adding a whole lot more to this. There's still more to add. The historical accuracy I have tried to keep it up, but with the whole total war thing, I've followed that process, nevertheless thank you for reading and enjoying the story.
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