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  1. It's almost that time again! It's that special time when writers across the globe come together to feel inadequate compared to Brandon Sanderson. Can you write in a month what Brandon writes in an afternoon? (I'm exaggerating, but not a lot. The goal is 50,000 words in the month of November, which Brandon has been known to exceed in the first two weeks.) Is anyone else going for it this year? Here's a thread to discuss preparation, offer encouragement, and share your daily progress (when November starts).
  2. I put this topic here even though this case specifically relates to the Stormlight Archive. Feel free to move, mods, if I've been a massive dork. Okay. So. As you may or may not know, while I go by Slowswift here on the Shard, I tend towards TheOtherKholin everywhere else. At first, it was just a name: the Kholins are pretty cool people (with maybe a couple of exceptions); who wouldn’t want to be associated with them? But, for the sake of a proper beginning, we’ll say it’s a reference to (WoK Prime spoilers) But then I got thinking. What if there were actually other Kholins? And so I wrote this, after taking a look at my NaNoWriMo page and deciding that I needed to freshen up my author bio there. This is still an early draft. I'm coming here to the Shard for help because I want this to be more than some half-cremmed backstory for a bad OC, though I don't plan on writing any fanfic with this (yet). Also, I've left the [name] brackets in because I have yet to make a final decision on his name, though I do have some ideas. So, if y'all have any thoughts, I'd love to hear them.
  3. Welcome to the thread! If you're just here for the stories, just skip on down to the spoiler tags; they're compressing things so that I can fit updates into the first post as well as posting them below, without interrupting potential discussion. I'm trying NaNoWriMo this year; while I played with it previously I never made a serious attempt, and the one novel I have finished took me upwards of five years for a measly 60,000 words - not because I can't write quickly, but because (among other reasons) I was learning. So here begins my first real attempt at writing a novel in 30 days, begun at the stroke of midnight on November 1st. Myth Taken, aka The Story So Far (does not count towards NaNoWriMo): And the first writing for NaNoWriMo is an aside story in the same setting. The Primals are likely to get very little direct exposure and this struck me tonight during my shift, so I had to get on with it: Interlude: A Fable November 1st. Words: 1000 on the dot. Remaining for Day: 667. There will be another update after work tomorrow, but pretty good start for the first hour of NaNoWriMo. Chapter 1 - November 2nd Chapter 2: November 3rd. Possibly not the only update today - I hope not, as it's only 1048 words and I'm falling a bit behind, but my arms are bothering me. November 4th, morning: 725 more words. I have to head off to work now, but I'm feeling much better than I have over the last few days. I'm falling behind but I still think I can pull this off. Updates up to the afternoon of November 5th: November 5th, evening. November 6th and on, sadly, will have to go in future posts, as we've hit the size limit. If you see any mistakes, please let me know - I may not have time for much editing on the fly, but I'll do what I can. Also, I'm more than a little prone to depression, so if you like my work, let me know; it can make a world of difference to know that people actually care about what I'm doing.
  4. Hey there, come on in and post your word count, give and receive encouragement, problem-solve, brainstorm and generally chew the fat about your NaNoWriMo project. But don't stay too long, you've got a book to write
  5. Hey everyone. NaNoWriMo 2017 has arrived and I'm participating this year. Some of you will remember two years ago, when I posted my entire NaNo project every single day. I had a lot of fun with that, and intend to repeat the performance this year. The catch is that I'm doing a complete rewrite of the book, taking it in a different direction. Sam and Hewn are coming back, but they will be joined by different friends, contest some different enemies, and some of the rules have changed. Even the original short story is somewhat different - and hopefully better. Of that short story, only 310 words were actually written today and count for NaNo. I will hopefully do another post later today, or catch up tomorrow.
  6. So... NanoWriMo is coming up! I have an idea for a magic system, let me just sketch out some really loose details. Imagine the magic from White Sand, except it isn't sand. It's actually more like the magic from Aether of Night. The magicians or whatever have these "crystals" the more experienced and powerful magicians can have them the size of a grapefruit, the record is something like a basketball, and the newbies would have them about the size of a pea or a quarter. Anyway, thats how big they are when they are pressed together. With their minds, these magicians can take these crystals and burst them apart in millions of tiny fragments and use them like arms or something, like white sand. They can make the particals so small that they can shoot these crystals through a wall, without harming the wall, and coalesce the crystals and stab someone or something on the other side. What I would like to know is: Has this been done?
  7. So i am doing Nanowrimo this year and hope to actually complete my first one. is anyone else going to participate? if so feel free to use this thread (Unless there is a better place if so let me know please) to post your goals, stats, lively discussion on all our worlds/stories.
  8. Anyone planning on participating in Nanowrimo this year? This will be my second time participating, and I wouldn't mind having a small group to work with and keep each other accountable. Possibly do weekly checkups with Word counts, and even a writing group if we are that ambitious. The last time I petered out at 15,000 words for no good reason, so I think a nice group here would help keep me motivated. I'm hoping to get more prewriting done for my plan before it starts, but I've also been saying that for two months, so if possible, it would be great to start the group early and get into the habit beforehand.
  9. Fellow 17th Shard-ers, I have a favour to ask; I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year and have posted some of the story I'm writing here: https://tablo.io/sabrina-castiglione/tenets-of-blood I would really appreciate it if you could click on the link because it gets me 'reads' which bumps me up on the 'emerging' page which will help me get more reads, in a lovely and not entirely sensical example of circular logic. More people reading = more feedback on my work, which is really valuable to me, so if you have a spare minute and aren't too annoyed by this blatant link-whoring, please do spare a click for this little lost soul So, please do click; if you want to actually read, that's great, but don't feel obliged. Many thanks x