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About This Coterie

Coterie for participants of NaNoWriMo and for various events centering around NaNo 2018.

Category

OOC

Rules

1. Common sense and the Initiative rules, honestly that's it.

2. You don't actually have to be participating in NaNo, if you just want to come by and cheer us on you're more than welcome to

 

And guys feel free to create your own topics in the coterie (of course) if there's something about it you want to discuss that we don't have already open!

  1. What's new in this coterie
  2. Arceus

    Snippet Sharing!

    "No, Axel, I really do fucking love him, I just don't goddamn know how to!" "Jesus Christ, are you serious? Maybe you could start with not trying to fuck him over!"
  3. Arceus

    Progress Updates

    So I feel like a terrible person, but, I won yesterday at 52,000 words and some change. The story is not quite done yet, so I will still be typing on it, just, maybe a bit slower. Rofl
  4. Yume

    Snippet Sharing!

    "You should have stopped the fight before it got this far.” The older woman’s voice was sharp. “You can’t allow him to injure himself this way, Toshinori.” “He’s still getting the hang of-” “Then you’re not teaching him properly.” Firmly. “And putting too much pressure on him at the same time. He’s been on this campus three total days including the test. And he has seen me every one of those days. This has to stop, before he does himself permanent damage.” idk why, but this is probably my favorite bit of dialogue from today's writing.
  5. Arceus

    What are you writing about?

    Ahem, so like Yume, my muse decided on something totally different, so here's what I'm actually writing: Captured by a rival mafia based in Italy, a former Russian criminal soldier finds himself at the mercy of their leader, a former Roman centurion that is quite possibly the last Roman in the world. The Russian has heard people mysteriously die around this man, if they're lucky, and has prepared for the worst. But what could have been an abrupt ending blossoms into something else, and the Russian and the Roman must navigate the twists and turns of fate, faced with tough decisions, and a future that seems determined to pull them apart. It's a. Crime-y. Romance-y. Supernatural. Drama. Filled. Mystery-adventure. Thing of wtf is Arc even smoking right now. Trust me, I wonder that too. C'est la vie.
  6. Elena

    What do you write in?

    MS Word, PC or laptop.
  7. Stat

    What do you write in?

    Usually I use scrivener for all my writing. It's the best thing ever to organize thoughts and ideas, and to have everything you need all handy and tidy. I use folders for scenes, research, character and location sheets, and I can link everything together through keywords and metadata. I love it, and I don't know how I ever wrote before it anymore! Buuuut for NaNo I'm using the iWriter trial, because I just want a distraction free dark screen to write write write!
  8. Arceus

    Snippet Sharing!

    "There are Drago that have been Drago for centuries, Axel," he said. "It just seems really weird that he'd make me his guard, when he's got dozens of others that are much older, much more experienced, and probably know him better." He could almost hear Axel thinking on the other side of the call. "You know Mish, for someone as confident and together as you seem to be, you're really insecure." Mikhail's shoulders dropped, and he may have glared at the phone. "You only just figured this out?"
  9. Arceus

    What do you write in?

    So, I use a handy little programme called yWriter (created by an author to meet their own needs, and shared freely, check it out if you're interested!). It's a logical programme that allows keeping notes and such on characters, locations, and items, general notes, places for images, goals, you can mark a scene as an outline, first edit, second edit, and done, so you know where you are, and everything's ordered logically into chapters, and then those chapters have scenes; drag-drop-rearrange scenes within a chapter, move a scene to another chapter, or move entire chapters. This is great because it follows the logic an author would follow, isn't generally distracting, and also helps stay organised and rearrange things as you need throughout the writing process, much easier than Word does. It'll also read your writing back to you! Honestly, my only complaint is it's bright coloured. What do you write in? A physical notebook? Do you still use Notepad or Word? Is there a cool novel-writing software you use? Does anyone have a good novel-writing software that's dark coloured...? Lol
  10. Arceus

    Progress Updates

    Completely ignore whatever number I'm posting. Don't be me. Please. Don't be me. If you are below me. That is good. You're not killing yourself. Congratulations! I am currently at 10,859. I actually kind of hope to hit at least close to 20,000 by the end of the day, I may, I may not.
  11. Yume

    When and Where do you write?

    Alright so. I'm right here with you because it's hard. And I've actually never won a NaNo. this year I'm actually able to do it mostly full time, so that's a thing. But ah. So I tend to write in my room where I do everything (that is actually considered a bad thing in a sense because it can be harder to 'shut off' the distractions. When i was working I would snatch words between calls or whenever I could. The most important thing is finding some time in your day and blocking it off and doing NaNo then. Make it a habit, and it gets easier. (also yes, I usually put rping almost on hiatus. I'll usually try to set aside some time for posts, with varying degrees of success). Pace yourself, try not to get too worked up about it, it makes things easier.
  12. Yo it's a Thursday, I know. Not a perfect day, but here we are. Happy Nano everyone! This event is going to run from midnight going into November 1st, all the way until everyone dies the end of the day going into the 2nd. Do we expect anyone to be writing a full 24 hours? No. Of course not. But our hope is that as many people as possible can come in for at least a sprint or two to get their wordcounts going for NaNo! (note most events will have set start-and-end times this is a special case.) Main write in will take place primarily in the The Initiative Discord in a channel made for NaNo! I in no way expect anyone to keep up for 24 hours, but I'm hoping some of you lovely people can join us! Feel free to pop in and say hi - or say hi here~! And go!
  13. Elena

    When and Where do you write?

    I put roleplaying mostly on hiatus for NaNo. I get a few posts from time to time though, and I am counting them too as written words. Besides my usual PC at home, I write outside, in the park, when it's nice weather. If you need to get away from family, then write in a cafe.
  14. Stat

    Time Zones and Free Days

    GMT and even though I'm thinking about doing most of my writing after dinner, I can probably fit write-ins at other times during the day.
  15. It's my first time doing NaNo, and I'm honestly pretty spooked! 50k is a lot to write in a month even when you get to do it full time, and I haven't really figured out yet how I'm going to fit around 2000 words a day (because I know I'll fail some days) in my schedule. So how do you do it? When do you write? Do you put roleplaying in hiatus for NaNo? And where do you write? Do you sneak some words in while at work? Do you have a little corner at home where you do most of your work? Do you close yourself in the bathroom to get some work done away from your kids (my aunt used to do this and I think it's valid)? Give a new wrimo some advice!
  16. Yume

    What are you writing about?

    And today I was reminded of how fickle muses can be, and I decided I don't feel like fighting my inspiration all Month. So I switched from one fanfiction project to another. Instead I'll be working on Burden to Bear (an My Hero Academia retelling/AU) - DadMight AU in which Izuku is actually All Might’s son, and knows it, but All Might hasn’t allowed the information to go public. Izuku knows why it's always been a secret, but there is some part of him that wonders if there is more to it than just protecting him and his mom. Izuku is believed to be quirkless before receiving One for All, but actually isn’t.
  17. Yume

    Prompt 1: 1st-3rd

    Prompt: Meal Times bring us together - Write a scene in which something (reasonably) important happens over a meal. - Nov 1st - 3rd  If you want to share snippets (or scenes) revolving around this particular prompt do so here! Even though the prompt is technically for those three days, this post will be open for the whole of november so if you're late getting to it (or change your mind later) you can still drop something in.
  18. https://nanowrimo.org/participants/kit-the-human
  19. Let's do this! https://nanowrimo.org/participants/cloudintrousers
  20. Yo it's a Thursday, I know. Not a perfect day, but here we are. This event is going to run from midnight going into November 1st, all the way until everyone dies the end of the day going into the 2nd. Do we expect anyone to be writing a full 24 hours? No. Of course not. But our hope is that as many people as possible can come in for at least a sprint or two to get their wordcounts going for NaNo! (note most events will have set start-and-end times this is a special case.) Event will take place primarily in the The Initiative Discord in a channel made for NaNo [the channel will be made the 31st]! But we will also get a thread going in the coterie for cheering, discussion, and we'll hold sprints there too if there are a lot of people there that aren't in the discord.
  21. Mena

    Time Zones and Free Days

    EST here, and evenings after 9pm are when I'll most likely be doing most of my words.
  22. Hi guys, mine is https://nanowrimo.org/participants/miliat 😄
  23. Jones

    What are you writing about?

    I'll be doing the same thing as last year, a collection of short stories about my current cast of characters. I like to do one shots and short private/npc only scenes from their pasts. That way I'm working on something that feels relevant to my major hobby while still getting the word counts in. Hopefully I do better there year. 😅
  24. Arceus

    What are you writing about?

    Okay, now that I KNOW what the heck I'm writing this year: White as Snow A vampire kingdom to the north, ruled by the fairest of them all, is balanced upon the tip of a knife. Lulled by Snow's enchanting beauty, and no doubt, her dark magic, into a non-combative lethargy, the kingdom is a sleepy place, half vampire, and half not. But a young girl, almost as beautiful as Snow herself, begins to rouse the kingdom from its sleepiness, and Snow seeks to be rid of this threat once and for all; yet, she fails, and the girl, now herself a vampire, flees to the south, where she marries a king, and inherits his rule after his death. Forewarned by a magic mirror, she begins to raise an army of vampire hunters. The southern kingdom believe their queen but a bit quirky, as vampires, after all, are just creatures told about in gaudy heroic tales, told by drunken patrons to the off-key strum of a bard's lute. But the threat from the north proves to be real, as soon, the Fairest of Them All travels south, to finish what she'd started...
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