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Anonymous 2014-10-19 14:52:50 No.35626252

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NaNoWriMo is coming.
you can thank me later

Anonymous 2014-10-19 14:55:11 No.35626273
Ah shit. Now I pretty much have to do it.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 14:55:51 No.35626281
>tfw writing a novel about the Thirty Years War and the witch trials in 17th century Germany

I wish November would come sooner.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 14:59:17 No.35626306
>huge idea for a story
>no idea how it should end

Endings are hard.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:02:31 No.35626333
Have you read a fantasy novel written in the last twenty years?

The entire genre has given up on books having endings. They just kinda stop, now.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:02:49 No.35626338
>Every day Stephanie Meyer does not write code is another day I am superior to Stephanie Meyer
Feels good bro.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:04:42 No.35626356
It's magical realism set in post-WW2 Europe.

Does that count?

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:04:51 No.35626360
Or just keep going until the writer dies.

Shh, she'll hear you.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:05:24 No.35626367
>a novel about the Thirty Years War and the witch trials in 17th century Germany

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:06:20 No.35626377
Stephanie Meyer doesn't even write, she just shits out her fetishes and fantasies on paper. It doesn't count as writing.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:10:10 No.35626414
I'm so hyped for the Kingkiller Chronicles' conclusion!

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:12:18 No.35626437
>implying Rothfuss will actually release it

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:17:14 No.35626473
NaNoWriMo is coming

I have four potential stories coming up, two of which I was considering running as quests instead.

Do quests and other cooperative storytelling experiences count for NaNoWriMo?
I've been in quests with word counts longer that Wheel of Time so...

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:23:16 No.35626520
does the majority of quests even count as writing

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:52:05 No.35626743
As writing? Certainly.

Most quests couldn't count as novels without serious editing, but it all depends on the writing style.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:55:39 No.35626768
I did nanowrimo in 2012

I won but I may have written my good story idea to death and just looking back on I cringe and have not even read it through

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:04:33 No.35626847
They do. Funny thing really, total amateurs writing for free do a better job of things like characterization and such than that dumb bitch ever could. Wouldn't really work as a novel given the structure and how often the mood rises and falls to keep things interesting session to session rather than a fully planned plotline, but it still counts.

So do traditional games in general. The GM is essentially the author with the PCs being his main characters. The only real difference is that he has no control over them. The players are those main characters and can do whatever the hell they damn well please. They do things and it's the GM's job to write the fallout. Part of what makes it interesting, it's writing by a whole group. Collective storytelling, such a wonderful concept. I wonder why it didn't happen in a big way until modern times. Somebody had to have the idea to try something like that before Gygax, they just didn't write it down.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:08:29 No.35626876
So this is what my muse feels like when it's fueled by RAGE. Novel.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:10:20 No.35626895
>why are so many entries written in such an angry way
>look at this everything is in caps

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:10:32 No.35626900
I would write, but between having an actual life, going to school, writing midterm essays and preparing for a november full of exams, I'm just not gonna be able to do NaNoWriMo, which is a shame because I have ideas on the ready.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:22:25 No.35627004
>Implying I want to write a story
>I just want worldbuild, anon

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:23:01 No.35627012
I wonder if /tg/ could write an enjoyable book.

But collective writing tend to be a mess.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:23:34 No.35627018
I have a pretty good idea but no idea how to make it actually reasonable and it's really nagging me

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:34:01 No.35627115
I wanted to do NaNoWriMo, but I have school, a part-time job, and a story I'm already writing on Anonkun.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:35:14 No.35627130
His baby next to a draft of Wise Mans Fear... Fucking editors, I would have happily read it all...

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:38:58 No.35627185
>300 pages into writting
>Couple friends proof it, love it and beg for more (at least it seems genuine interest)
>Reread it myself for continuity
>Fucking hate it and want to scrap the project all together.

I secretly run games with its lore too, but I always end up hating what I make and never believe people actually like it. Anyone else suffer from this?

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:42:24 No.35627222
So, would it be insanity to wait until Thanksgiving week and then do 50K words then?

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:44:10 No.35627248
I'm pretty sure, as crimes against literature, Stephanie Meyers works actually count AGAINST her Nanowrimo score, not for it.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:44:46 No.35627252
maybe it should be a collection of short stories in the same setting

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:48:34 No.35627283
Every day you don't work on art is another day you're worse than every post modernist asshole gallery creator.

Every day you don't write a computer program is a day you're worse than fetish animu "visual novel" programers.

Every day you don't make obscene amounts of money is another day you're worse than Chick fil a Owner.

Every day you don't convert people to your religion is a another day you're worse than Scientology.

Every day you don't create an rpg is another day you're worse than F.A.T.A.L.

Every day you don't sue a person over IP infringement is another day you're worse than Game Workshops.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:53:55 No.35627339
Nigger, if people genuinely like it, it means that what you've written is good.
End of story (huehuehue).
Keep writing.

Although, next time, try to write something you enjoy. I know what you're going through.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:54:57 No.35627348
IP is bullshit. It's like saying I can "steal" the number 2. Makes no sense. Besides, the real OP will be discovered no matter what ya do, so it's best just to admit who you're cribbing your shit from. Less embarrassment and infamy overall that way.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:57:05 No.35627377
Literally every person who creates something ever.
You always hate your own shit because all you can see is your own flaws and mistakes. If your friends genuinely seem to enjoy it (and they'd have to, to get through 300+pages) then that's what you look at.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:58:01 No.35627386
Oh gods, I know that feeling. I straight up refuse to show my friends and family what I write because roughly half of me is utterly convinced they're saying nice things to make me feel better. Hell, anytime someone says /anything/ nice about my writing I think they're bullshitting.

Bonus points for taking criticism far too easily to heart, and occasionally destroying my work trying to fit it too well to the little criticism I do get.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 16:58:15 No.35627390
I like it. You could get some really cool stuff going, with certain characters and events being referenced throughout all/some stories. What sort of setting though?

Anonymous 2014-10-19 17:01:31 No.35627446
Intellectual Property is bullshit?

So I assume you don't want to be able to protect your creative works and feel enjoyment as someone else takes your stuff wholesale and sells it under a different name, calling themselves the creator.

Sure some people (most big corporations) abuse the law, but it's not stupid.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 17:05:29 No.35627499
I'm just going to be working on setting writing.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 17:06:33 No.35627511

I thought about a collection of short stories sharing a setting, but that requires people to agree on a setting.

>What sort of setting though?

What about different stories in a modern fantasy city? A bit like "Tales of Ba Sing Se" from Avatar?

Or maybe something sci-fi?

Now I wonder if /tg/ could write pulp

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