Category Archives: Nanocast

NanoGang Day 19: Doubling Down and Zeroing Out

On one of the roughest days of the month, we huddle around the microphone to figured out what went wrong and how to defeat the demons of perfectionism and writer’s block.

Word Count:
Dan: 100
Kitty: 0
Dede: 0
Tori: 0
Ben: 0

Cumulative Word Count:
Dan: 24160
Dede: 11174
Tori: 4172
Kitty: 5591
Ben: 1148

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NanoGang Day 18: The Gang’s All Here!

On day eighteen of our challenge, the entire gang is here with updates, word counts, and coconuts.

Word Count:
Dan: 1745
Kitty: 1165
Dede: 25
Tori: 124
Ben: 0

Cumulative Word Count:
Dan: 24060
Dede: 11025
Tori: 4172
Kitty: 5591
Ben: 1148

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NanoGang Day 17: Gail Carriger and Ed Throw Popcorn

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Today listener Ed joins the competition from a distance, while Gail Carriger offers a corrective over Twitter. Dan’s back in the game, DD blows the doors off, and Kitty finds her feet.

Resources mentioned:
Gail Carriger’s Post on Flow

Word Count:
Dan: 1739
Kitty: 391
Dede: 5000
Tori: 0
Ben: 0

Cumulative Word Count:
Dan: 22315
Dede: 11000
Tori: 4048
Kitty: 4426
Ben: 1148

NanoGang Day 16: Characters Can Be Too Smart

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DD and Kitty and Dan discuss the problem of too-smart characters, and Dan finally busts his slump.

Word Count:
Dan: 552
Kitty: 0
Dede: 0
Tori: 0
Ben: 0

Cumulative Word Count:
Dan: 21128
Dede: 6432
Tori: 4048
Kitty: 4035
Ben: 1148

NanoGang Day 15: The Ides of November

Today, Kitty’s the only one who manage to write anything, and the gang discuss goose chases, writing to market, and deciding what not to write.

Resources Mentioned
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, by Jacques Ellul
Goebbell’s Diaries
Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book
The Wrong Way Home by Arthur J. Deikman
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
The Fly (U2)

Word Count:
Kitty: 301
Dan: 0
Dede: 0
Tori: 0
Ben: 0

Cumulative Word Count:
Dan: 20576
Dede: 6432
Tori: 3898
Kitty: 4010
Ben: 1148

Nanogang series–Day 13: Traveling Blues and Points of View

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Today we catch up after a looong day of travelling and discuss the decisions some of us are facing on choosing which viewpoint character to use and whether to write in first or third person.

 

Word counts:
Dan 2881
Tori: 100
Ben: 43
Dede: 0
Kitty: 0

Cumulative:
Dan: 20578
Dede: 5432
Tori: 3898
Kitty: 3679
Ben: 1148

 

 

Nanogang series–Day 12/Feedback: Writing Fail and Evil Protagonists

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Travel days do terrible things to word counts–AND we have feedback from Melisa about evil protagonists and who she thinks writes them best.

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

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

Resources Mentioned:
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christine Goldin

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

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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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