Post by Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍 on Jan 30, 2015 20:24:40 GMT
Anyone who's just joined, be sure to check out the Start Here link at the top of the page to check out how to get started! We'll be updating soon with February events, but for now, feel free to get started with your PPTs and to talk about what you'd like to do in February.
"Be excellent to each other...and party on, dudes!" - Bill and Ted
Hello everyone! I am Aleksei Koji of the Midlands of Nowhere. I am a semi-famous burlesque MC, orator, part time grifter, full time father and storyteller. There was a time long ago between horrid jobs where I had a summer of writing. I wrote a novel that went into hiding soon after being finished but I had a good time doing it. I figure I would try to recapture that feeling again.
In terms of genre I would love to think of myself as a budding explorer in weird fiction. My goal is to mix genre, defy genre and play around with the boundaries of fiction. More than anything I just want to tell stories again.
My favorite authors are China Mieville and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. If my author identity could somehow be their lovechild than I could die a happy man.
I am starting to get there Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍. I am going to do at least seven days of plot bunnies to get the stories flowing. My goal is to create stories with a bunch of weird flavor and diverse characters that have a lot of depth. One of the things that China does so well is create fantasy that has really good characters. It bugs me when some sci fi/fantasy relies too heavily on the fantastical element and not enough of the characters stories. So that will be the goal. I hope. I know it is kind of lofty to invoke those two authors.
Hello everyone! I'm jessence, stumbled across this while looking for something like NaNo in March and liked the whole idea of Steve so much I joined.
I'm a rural Australian who likes to play Civilization V, listen to horror fiction podcasts, and wander down the local park to check on the peacocks. Writing-wise, my favourite weapon of word production is my typewriter, and for a long while there's been a kind of urban fantasy-ish post-apocalyptic world banging around in my head (probably explains the insanity) that I'm going to do something definite with in March... but that's enough about me!
It's great to be here, and good luck with everyone's goals
Hello everyone, Found the site after hearing about nanowrimo way too late and looking for something similar to kick-start me for march.
I've the plot structure of around 8 novels done but its the actual writing I get stuck with - usually at around the 10,000 words mark and head off to do something else. Looking for some focus to pick one and run with it.
About me, Warren, 46, single working dad who doesn't get much time to himself to write, plays too much CS:Source. Did a short online creative writing workshop recently at University of York and enjoyed it. Had some good feedback which made me think that while i may never be published, I'm probably not actually wasting my time and made me want to write more. Sadly I've lacked the impetus to do much past plotting since the course finished.
I want to finish one of my novels off this year and also work on at least one and possibly a series of my young children's short story books.
No idea what a plot bunny or PPT or any of these terms mean as such is but we'll see if I can get the hang of it.
Post by Siana Blackwood on Feb 28, 2015 1:29:30 GMT
Welcome to Steve, gunuph! You're just in time for our March events. We'll be running a NaNo-style writing challenge, an editing challenge and a few smaller planning challenges to help members prepare for Camp NaNoWriMo in April.
If you haven't already done it, check out the 'Get Started' page (also found through the 'start here' button in the menu at the top of the page). That page tells you a bit more about how Steve works. You can also post questions in this thread, in the Feedback, Problems and Questions board or send a personal message to the admins, Siana Blackwood and Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍.
Since you sort of asked, PPTS are Personal Progress Threads - sort of like a combination of diary and chat thread. Plot bunnies are ideas for stories, usually written down as a cross between synopsis and back-of-book blurb.
Welcome gunuph! Good for you on taking the writing course. Steve is a fun place. The PPTs can help you be accountable. Well, ok, either that or feel guilty for not writing (I didn't make this month's challenge! Argh! ) Anyway, the people here are very helpful, will explain anything, and may even get the creative juices going. If all else fails, they may start the poking machine again. Good luck!
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