NanoGang Series Day 11/Feedback: Stories Opening, and Anonymity

Today the NanoGang discusses what it’s like when stories open up, and we have feedback from Ed on anonymity and the mob.

Word counts:
Dan 1681
Dede: 710
Kitty: 0
Ben:  0
Tori: 0

Cumulative:
Dan: 17697
Dede: 5432
Tori: 3798
Kitty: 3679
Ben: 1105

 

NanoGang Day 10: Breakthroughs and Contractions

Today we have a brief update from our participants, and Melissa asks about the etymology of contractions.

Resources Mentioned:
Inkheart (film and book)
The Never-Ending Story (film)

Word Counts
Dan:  4116
Kitty: 718
Ben: 300
Dede: 0
Tori:  0

Cumulative:
Dan: 16020
Kitty: 3679
Tori: 3798
Ben: 1105
Dede: 4722

 

NanoGang Day 9: Making History

On the ninth day of our challenge, a writer has a breakthrough and our gang talks about history in our lifetimes.

Resources Mentioned:
117BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H Cline

Word Count:
Dan: 2300
Kitty: 1003
Tori: 200
Ben: 136
Dede: 0

Cumulative:
Dan: 11904
Kitty: 2961
Tori: 3798
Ben: 805
Dede: 4722

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NaNoGang Day 8: What’s in the Mystery Box?

On the eighth day of Nanowrimo, we discuss story development, taking risks, and writing from character vs. writing from the mystery box.

Resources Mentioned:
Se7en
JJ Abrams Mystery Box TED Talk
SNL D*** in a Box sketch
Beyond Good and Evil by Neitzche
Monsters, Inc.

Word Count:
Dan: 1702
Tori: 698
Ben: 254
Kitty: 158
Dede: 0

Cumulative:
Dan: 9604
Dede: 4722
Tori: 3598
Kitty:1958
Ben: 254

Nanogang Series–Day Seven: Ergonomics, Art, and Anticlimax

On the Seventh Day of NaNoWriMo, our five writers gave to you a discussion on ergonomics, art, anticlimax, and seven swans a-sw… no, wait. That’s next month.

Word counts:
Dan: 1423
Tori: 400
Kitty: 143
Dede: 0
Ben: 0

Cum word counts:
Dan: 7902
Dede: 4722
Tori: 2900
Kitty: 1800
Ben: 415

NanoGang Series, Day 6: Road Construction, Travel, and Fatigue

On the sixth day of our challenge, we are pummeled by travel woes and fatigue, but some of us manage to eke out a few words before collapsing.

Word Count:
Kitty: 407
Dan: 277
Ben: 0
Tori: 0
Dede: -72

Total for the month:
Ben 415
Tori 2500
Dede 6479
Dan 6202
Kitty 1657

 

Nanogang series–Day Five: Writing Times, Dialog, and Discovery

On the fifth day of our challenge, we write very little and discuss dialog and discovery.

Resources mentioned:
Children of the Corn (book and movie)

 

Word count for the day:
Ben 0
Tori 0
Kitty 0
Dan 0
Dede 2717

Total for the month:
Ben 415
Tori 2500
Dede 4794
Dan 6202
Kitty 1250

NanoGang Day Four: Cycling and Scheduling

On the fourth day of our challenge, our participants have hectic days and recuperate from illness. We discuss improving word counts while cycling and optimal writing times.

Today’s Word Counts:
Dan 758
Tori 570
Ben 0
Kitty 303
DD  714

Word Count Totals:
Dan 6202
Tori 2500
Ben 415
Kitty 1250
DD 2077

NaNoGang Day Three: Big World Continuity

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On the third day of our challenge, our participants continue to deal with illness and breakthroughs. We discuss managing continuity in big universes.

Today’s Word Counts:
Dan 2058
Tori 780
Ben 415
Kitty 377
DD 0

Word Count Totals:
Dan 5444
Tori 1930
DD 1363
Kitty 947
Ben 415

NaNoGang Day Two: Southern Gothic Dialog

On the second day of our challenge, our participants deal with illness and business meetings, while others make breakthroughs. We discuss dialog tips and the Southern gothic genre.

Today’s Word Counts:
Tori: 1150
Ben: 0
DD: 0
Kitty: 350
Dan: 1136

Word Count Totals:
Dan: 3386
DD:  1363
Tori: 1150
Kitty: 570
Ben: 0

 

Resources Mentioned:
The Coffee Service by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Psycho movie series: Psycho, Psycho II, Psycho IIIPsycho IV