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    Free Xenon's - 2013 National Novel Writing (NaNoWrMo) Thread

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    Hey everyone... it has been a long time since I have really posted here. My group has, sadly, been on a long break (6-7 months or so), but have recently picked up SW:EotE for 1 session over a month ago with the next coming on Sep 8th! =) I cannot wait! SW:Narrative Dice RAWKS!!


    NaNoWrMo is a contest/program that asks people to write a 50k word novel in a month (Nov 1-30). You may plot and plan prior but the actual novel writing must occur only in the month. I think 50k words falls in the novella class of books and not a full fledged novel, but anyhow, I am hoping that I can count on you for your brilliant ideas and inspiration. =)

    I am planning on participating in NaNoWrMo (http://nanowrimo.org/) for the first time and I would like your help in getting things figured out so that I may start writing in November. In the near future I will post some threads asking for your help and advice so that I may plan and plot out the book - characters, plot, twists, setting, etc...

    I am looking at an average 2k words per chapter at 25 chapters. I think I will basically be attempting to follow the 5 section plot so that will be 5 chapters per section, since I have no real clue what I am doing:


    • Introduction


    • Rising Action
    • Climax
    • Falling Action
    • Resolution


    I will be using Microsoft One Note (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/) for the plotting and planning and Scrivener (https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php) for the actual Writing. Both are really, really great pieces of software.

    This is my NaNoWrMo profile so you can follow me there if you like, but I think I will post most everything here on ENWorld as well. http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/freexenon/novels
    Last edited by FreeXenon; Monday, 26th August, 2013 at 04:49 PM.

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    Need Plot and Setting Help

    I am thinking of writing something in the low sci fi area like: X-Files, Gattacca, or Aliens. Possibly more towards the Aliens spectrum.

    Right now I need help with Plot and setting ideas, so please throw them at me.
    Last edited by FreeXenon; Monday, 26th August, 2013 at 05:29 PM.

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    This is what I am thinking so far:


    Humanity has been space-faring for a long time now and it is common place enough that there are space ports and space based mining operations.

    We have encountered alien "animal" species which have been mostly hostile, and only 1 sentient alien species.

    Only in the last 30 years relations between the humans and the aliens have allowed for some of them to join us, and some of us to join them, but tensions remain high ,since many still want war.

    Alien race is generally hostile and can eat humans.

    Writing will be from the perspective of an alien within an elite human organization dedicated to routing out an insurrectionist alien organization bent on destroying the alliance with the humans.

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    How does this sound as start?


    1 sentence synopsis - Kuulgan, a former member of the Slistari military, while assisting a human organization, must wade through racial tensions and gun fire to help stop a radical Slistari organization from reigniting war between the humans and the Slistari.

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    Free Xenon's - 2013 National Novel Writing (NaNoWrMo) Thread

    I'll probably participate again. I have a third Zack Jackson novel to write and I get an awful lot done in November.
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    Kewl! Feel free to post your participation in this thread:

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthr...light=NANoWrMo

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