Tag Archives: writing

NanoGang Day 24: From Text Adventure to Story

Today on the NanoGang, a moment of frustration leads to a revelation.

Resources Mentioned:

The Last Jedi
Collosal Cave Adventure home page

Word Count:
Dan 3202
DD: 1100
Kitty: 0
Tori: 0

DD: 14424
Kitty: 8573
Tori: 4704
Ben: 1148

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 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 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

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

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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

Question 716: Write it Again, Sam?

Roland asks: Can a writer revisit an idea in multiple stories, and keep the stories fresh and interesting?

Resources Mentioned:
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
The Road to Gandalfo by Robert Ludlum
Road to Omaha
The Holocroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum
The Scarlitti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
The Man in the Rain by J. Daniel Sawyer
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller
Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka
Hitler’s Angel by Kris Rusch
Millenium Jon Varley
The Philip K. Dick Collection
Tolkien’s Middle-Earth
Titan AE
By His Bootstraps by Robert A. Heinlein
The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein

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