[identity profile] n2relevance.livejournal.com
So since a lot of the post I've been seeing involve needing help with names and research and stuff, I thought I'd list a few of my favorite sites to go when I need help or even a few I just find interesting.

The Magical World Builder's Guide: Basically, exactly what it says, a guide to writing worlds of fantasy including articles on names, types of magical creatures, and reference books and websites.

The Lost Soul Companion: A list of things to do in those moments when you feel stuck or uninspired. If you're in really bad shape, they also have a list of things to do instead of killing yourself.

Descriptive Words: Pretty self-explanatory.

Jack Kerouac: 30 Cool Tips: Some of these don't make sense, but hey, neither does your story.

Other Words for Said: Again, self-explanatory.

Random Title Generator: For those who have no idea what your book is called.

Serendipity: Great site with random generators for names, places, cities, plot, you name it.

Well, that's all I got for now. If I think of anymore, I'll be sure to share. Happy writing!

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[identity profile] n2relevance.livejournal.com
So since a lot of the post I've been seeing involve needing help with names and research and stuff, I thought I'd list a few of my favorite sites to go when I need help or even a few I just find interesting.

The Magical World Builder's Guide: Basically, exactly what it says, a guide to writing worlds of fantasy including articles on names, types of magical creatures, and reference books and websites.

The Lost Soul Companion: A list of things to do in those moments when you feel stuck or uninspired. If you're in really bad shape, they also have a list of things to do instead of killing yourself.

Descriptive Words: Pretty self-explanatory.

Jack Kerouac: 30 Cool Tips: Some of these don't make sense, but hey, neither does your story.

Other Words for Said: Again, self-explanatory.

Random Title Generator: For those who have no idea what your book is called.

Serendipity: Great site with random generators for names, places, cities, plot, you name it.

Well, that's all I got for now. If I think of anymore, I'll be sure to share. Happy writing!

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[identity profile] jynxgirl.livejournal.com
To update your word count on the site:

Log in to Nanowrimo.org
Click on Edit Profile.
Then click on Author Info
And manually enter your count. They don't have the update running because it would totally decimate the site right now.
[identity profile] jynxgirl.livejournal.com
To update your word count on the site:

Log in to Nanowrimo.org
Click on Edit Profile.
Then click on Author Info
And manually enter your count. They don't have the update running because it would totally decimate the site right now.
[identity profile] kittydesade.livejournal.com
So, here I am, two novels out of six (yes, six, although some of them don't have working links yet) with their words done for the day and it's 9.15 in the evening and I'm procrastinating already. Actually I've been procrastinating all day. Whee!

But this is good procrastination. No, really.

A lot of people to whom I've mentioned using a dictate program are intrigued by it, and during Nanowrimo when people are fretting and fussing and trying to find ways to increase their output without a bad case of head-explodie, I figured it couldn't hurt to offer this one? I don't know how many people in this comm have ever used a dictate program. But it is saving my wrists right now, and probably will for the rest of the month. And it actually kind of helps my productivity, too. And it helps me ramble. See?

Soooo, um, yeah. Channeling Eddie Izzard here, but, I can edit this post into a FAQ or put a FAQ up on my journal, if people have questions. Otherwise, consider this a pimping post for Dragon NaturallySpeaking, because this program is a godsend. Also for Logitech's headphones with the noise cancelling microphone. Reduce my errors by at least 20%. Plus that whole, in a professional studio, feeling.

ETA: Links! I was right, version 9 is out.
[identity profile] kittydesade.livejournal.com
So, here I am, two novels out of six (yes, six, although some of them don't have working links yet) with their words done for the day and it's 9.15 in the evening and I'm procrastinating already. Actually I've been procrastinating all day. Whee!

But this is good procrastination. No, really.

A lot of people to whom I've mentioned using a dictate program are intrigued by it, and during Nanowrimo when people are fretting and fussing and trying to find ways to increase their output without a bad case of head-explodie, I figured it couldn't hurt to offer this one? I don't know how many people in this comm have ever used a dictate program. But it is saving my wrists right now, and probably will for the rest of the month. And it actually kind of helps my productivity, too. And it helps me ramble. See?

Soooo, um, yeah. Channeling Eddie Izzard here, but, I can edit this post into a FAQ or put a FAQ up on my journal, if people have questions. Otherwise, consider this a pimping post for Dragon NaturallySpeaking, because this program is a godsend. Also for Logitech's headphones with the noise cancelling microphone. Reduce my errors by at least 20%. Plus that whole, in a professional studio, feeling.

ETA: Links! I was right, version 9 is out.
[identity profile] saiane.livejournal.com
One of the only ways I get my words each day of November is to go into the word war rooms over on various messengers. I don't particularly care to dig through all the posts on the NaNo forums either.

So, I figure we should have a messenger introduction post here anyway, for those people looking for buddies to word war or otherwise encourage this coming November.

I use mostly AIM, but also appear over on MSN messenger. Feel free to add in your Yahoo or whatever messenger you may use.

AIM kthxdie 8D
MSN mkatgot3@msn.com

Anyone is free to add me or invite me into any word war rooms. If you know what they intend on naming the big word war rooms over on AIM, feel free to post those as well.

ETA: Our lovely mod, [livejournal.com profile] ramdonomo has started the 'nanosprints' room over on AIM and I am sure we're all friendly enough here to pass the invitations around if you are having trouble getting into it on your own. (How to can be found in her mod post here.)
[identity profile] saiane.livejournal.com
One of the only ways I get my words each day of November is to go into the word war rooms over on various messengers. I don't particularly care to dig through all the posts on the NaNo forums either.

So, I figure we should have a messenger introduction post here anyway, for those people looking for buddies to word war or otherwise encourage this coming November.

I use mostly AIM, but also appear over on MSN messenger. Feel free to add in your Yahoo or whatever messenger you may use.

AIM kthxdie 8D
MSN mkatgot3@msn.com

Anyone is free to add me or invite me into any word war rooms. If you know what they intend on naming the big word war rooms over on AIM, feel free to post those as well.

ETA: Our lovely mod, [livejournal.com profile] ramdonomo has started the 'nanosprints' room over on AIM and I am sure we're all friendly enough here to pass the invitations around if you are having trouble getting into it on your own. (How to can be found in her mod post here.)
[identity profile] telscha.livejournal.com
I had these a while now and finaly got round to uploading them for others to use. I am learning lots about my nano characters this way and it keeps Cade - the muse - happy cos he just wants to tell their story now and i wont' let him lol

http://www.revell124.plus.com/charactersheethelp.htm 
[identity profile] telscha.livejournal.com
I had these a while now and finaly got round to uploading them for others to use. I am learning lots about my nano characters this way and it keeps Cade - the muse - happy cos he just wants to tell their story now and i wont' let him lol

http://www.revell124.plus.com/charactersheethelp.htm 
[identity profile] gngr.livejournal.com
A couple years ago, a nerdy friend and I came up with this very simplistic PHP script that creates a gif image showing your progress on your novel thus far. It's useful for NaNoWriMo, and many other things for which you want a static image of the progress of something.

If you want to see how to use it, and where to download it, clicky here. The download link is at the very top of the page.

If you do not have a webhost, or don't know whether your webhost allows PHP scripts, you're very very welcome to link directly to the script hosted on MY website--it's very stable and hasn't gone offline in over six years.

To do so, cut and paste the following code, changing the hexidecimal color codes to match your own journal/blog's theme:

<img src="http://gngr.net/nano/progress.php?current=25000&target=50000&progress=AAAAAA&background=FFFFFF&border=000000" />

The code looks like this:


My friend and I tried to make each customizable variable in this script readable to human eyes: current is your current wordcount thus far, target is your total wordcount (usually 50000), and so on.

You can paste this code into any webpage, any sidebar, or any entry on LJ or anywhere else. It will show up as a normal graphic.

This code was born of an idea I had for a very simplistic progress bar, which I could not find anywhere online. I ended up making my own instead. ;)
[identity profile] gngr.livejournal.com
A couple years ago, a nerdy friend and I came up with this very simplistic PHP script that creates a gif image showing your progress on your novel thus far. It's useful for NaNoWriMo, and many other things for which you want a static image of the progress of something.

If you want to see how to use it, and where to download it, clicky here. The download link is at the very top of the page.

If you do not have a webhost, or don't know whether your webhost allows PHP scripts, you're very very welcome to link directly to the script hosted on MY website--it's very stable and hasn't gone offline in over six years.

To do so, cut and paste the following code, changing the hexidecimal color codes to match your own journal/blog's theme:

<img src="http://gngr.net/nano/progress.php?current=25000&target=50000&progress=AAAAAA&background=FFFFFF&border=000000" />

The code looks like this:


My friend and I tried to make each customizable variable in this script readable to human eyes: current is your current wordcount thus far, target is your total wordcount (usually 50000), and so on.

You can paste this code into any webpage, any sidebar, or any entry on LJ or anywhere else. It will show up as a normal graphic.

This code was born of an idea I had for a very simplistic progress bar, which I could not find anywhere online. I ended up making my own instead. ;)

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