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Hey my DnD nerds (no offense meant, I LOVE DnD), I have a question: how do I translate the character sheets to be "real" world. You know, you're not going to go "I'm a level 23 Ranger, dual-classing at level 12 as a rogue" for example. Okay, some of you might, but I want something that translates easier, more for a novel that's not 100% DnD. Make sense?
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Hey my DnD nerds (no offense meant, I LOVE DnD), I have a question: how do I translate the character sheets to be "real" world. You know, you're not going to go "I'm a level 23 Ranger, dual-classing at level 12 as a rogue" for example. Okay, some of you might, but I want something that translates easier, more for a novel that's not 100% DnD. Make sense?
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Hey my DnD nerds (no offense meant, I LOVE DnD), I have a question: how do I translate the character sheets to be "real" world. You know, you're not going to go "I'm a level 23 Ranger, dual-classing at level 12 as a rogue" for example. Okay, some of you might, but I want something that translates easier, more for a novel that's not 100% DnD. Make sense?

Help!

Nov. 28th, 2010 08:28 am
[identity profile] elbiesee.livejournal.com
Last night, I churned out my story, just to give my characters some closure.

I am less than 5000 words away from winning. But I ran out of story!

Does anybody have tips on how to fluff things up? (If it helps, the story happens on a celebrity dating show - I know, I know - and I've written quite a few 'interview' sections.)

Help!

Nov. 28th, 2010 08:28 am
[identity profile] elbiesee.livejournal.com
Last night, I churned out my story, just to give my characters some closure.

I am less than 5000 words away from winning. But I ran out of story!

Does anybody have tips on how to fluff things up? (If it helps, the story happens on a celebrity dating show - I know, I know - and I've written quite a few 'interview' sections.)

Help!

Nov. 28th, 2010 08:28 am
[identity profile] elbiesee.livejournal.com
Last night, I churned out my story, just to give my characters some closure.

I am less than 5000 words away from winning. But I ran out of story!

Does anybody have tips on how to fluff things up? (If it helps, the story happens on a celebrity dating show - I know, I know - and I've written quite a few 'interview' sections.)
[identity profile] syntheticjesso.livejournal.com
It's getting close to November again! I am writing a Choose Your Own Adventure-style novel this year, so I am going crazy trying to plan everything out. I've updated my spreadsheets from last year for you lovely people.

First off, my Word War spreadsheet is a lot of fun. It's set up for up to four people, but if you needed to run wars for a more than that, you could just copy the tab to get four more spaces. Cool things it can do, blatantly copy/pasted from my post last year and the year before )

Next, this "Report Card" word count tracking spreadsheet is my baby. I started out using the one posted here a few years ago, but then I started modifying it. By now, it is so heavily modified it doesn't even look like the original anymore, and it does a LOT more while still being pretty easy to use. *I* think it's pretty keen, but then I might be biased. I have two flavors available for you. First I have the version WITHOUT scene info here- this one is for the seat-of-the-pants writers who don't plan, or writers who don't plan on exact numbers of scenes or chapters. The second version includes scene information, and it is here. This one is for the planners.
Cool things it can do- more modified copy pasta )

Finally, I've also uploaded my Calendar. This one doesn't do anything fancy, it's just a nifty thing to print off and carry around. I'm co-ML for the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and I always print these out to give to my Wrimos at the Kick-Off party, and then I keep little star stickers with me at all times. We all love putting stickers on each day as we hit the given word count quota, so I though I'd share it with y'all who aren't in my region :)

And, just like last year, if there is anything anyone wants added to either spreadsheet, to track your own personal stats, drop me a line and I'll see about fitting it in. I like playing in Excel, and I like challenges, so don't hesitate to ask! Similarly, if anything gets borked in your copy of the Report Card, I can try to help you out.
[identity profile] syntheticjesso.livejournal.com
It's getting close to November again! I am writing a Choose Your Own Adventure-style novel this year, so I am going crazy trying to plan everything out. I've updated my spreadsheets from last year for you lovely people.

First off, my Word War spreadsheet is a lot of fun. It's set up for up to four people, but if you needed to run wars for a more than that, you could just copy the tab to get four more spaces. Cool things it can do, blatantly copy/pasted from my post last year and the year before )

Next, this "Report Card" word count tracking spreadsheet is my baby. I started out using the one posted here a few years ago, but then I started modifying it. By now, it is so heavily modified it doesn't even look like the original anymore, and it does a LOT more while still being pretty easy to use. *I* think it's pretty keen, but then I might be biased. I have two flavors available for you. First I have the version WITHOUT scene info here- this one is for the seat-of-the-pants writers who don't plan, or writers who don't plan on exact numbers of scenes or chapters. The second version includes scene information, and it is here. This one is for the planners.
Cool things it can do- more modified copy pasta )

Finally, I've also uploaded my Calendar. This one doesn't do anything fancy, it's just a nifty thing to print off and carry around. I'm co-ML for the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and I always print these out to give to my Wrimos at the Kick-Off party, and then I keep little star stickers with me at all times. We all love putting stickers on each day as we hit the given word count quota, so I though I'd share it with y'all who aren't in my region :)

And, just like last year, if there is anything anyone wants added to either spreadsheet, to track your own personal stats, drop me a line and I'll see about fitting it in. I like playing in Excel, and I like challenges, so don't hesitate to ask! Similarly, if anything gets borked in your copy of the Report Card, I can try to help you out.
[identity profile] sanscesse.livejournal.com
Hey Nano People!

The plot I am sorta throwing together in my brain is tossing some issues at me that I don't know a whole lot about. There are some things I should research, simply to get wordage and credibility and other stuff should I choose to pursue publishing.

If anyone has done research before, or plans on doing some, is it better to get going on that BEFORE 1 November, or kinda research as you go? Or both? I know this totally depends on each writer and how they work, but I've never researched for fiction before.

And what have you researched in the past for fiction? Or what are you planning to research? Minute details? HUGE deals?

Ah, the prospect of learning during a month of insane novel writing.
[identity profile] sanscesse.livejournal.com
Hey Nano People!

The plot I am sorta throwing together in my brain is tossing some issues at me that I don't know a whole lot about. There are some things I should research, simply to get wordage and credibility and other stuff should I choose to pursue publishing.

If anyone has done research before, or plans on doing some, is it better to get going on that BEFORE 1 November, or kinda research as you go? Or both? I know this totally depends on each writer and how they work, but I've never researched for fiction before.

And what have you researched in the past for fiction? Or what are you planning to research? Minute details? HUGE deals?

Ah, the prospect of learning during a month of insane novel writing.
[identity profile] sanscesse.livejournal.com
Hey Nano People!

The plot I am sorta throwing together in my brain is tossing some issues at me that I don't know a whole lot about. There are some things I should research, simply to get wordage and credibility and other stuff should I choose to pursue publishing.

If anyone has done research before, or plans on doing some, is it better to get going on that BEFORE 1 November, or kinda research as you go? Or both? I know this totally depends on each writer and how they work, but I've never researched for fiction before.

And what have you researched in the past for fiction? Or what are you planning to research? Minute details? HUGE deals?

Ah, the prospect of learning during a month of insane novel writing.
[identity profile] solookup.livejournal.com
Hi all! I don't know if you remember me from when I posted about the NaNo (fan made) Handbook and also a website of Character Sheet.

Well I found out that I did save it onto my harddrive, so I uploaded a rar file containing:
- Word file of the (I think) 5 page character sheet
- Interactive Questionnaire for your character
- 177 characteristic ticky box trait list and finally
- Rescuing your plot (50 Plots, and part 2 - e.g. your two main characters get stuck in a small space)
- and finally I threw in a female name randomizer excel sheet.

If you are interested, it is uploaded here (987kb).

Hope you guys find it useful!
[identity profile] solookup.livejournal.com
Hi all! I don't know if you remember me from when I posted about the NaNo (fan made) Handbook and also a website of Character Sheet.

Well I found out that I did save it onto my harddrive, so I uploaded a rar file containing:
- Word file of the (I think) 5 page character sheet
- Interactive Questionnaire for your character
- 177 characteristic ticky box trait list and finally
- Rescuing your plot (50 Plots, and part 2 - e.g. your two main characters get stuck in a small space)
- and finally I threw in a female name randomizer excel sheet.

If you are interested, it is uploaded here (987kb).

Hope you guys find it useful!
[identity profile] jediknightmuse.livejournal.com
Edit: I have created a web site which now archives all of the links that you will find below in the post. The web site is HERE. Please bookmark that site so that you can use it in the future, as I will be adding more links. Thank you to everyone who's commented with link submissions all ready.

So, I got bored maybe a week or two ago and started compiling a bunch of links that are helpful to writers to use for my message board, Inspired Writers. I bookmarked them and didn't do anything for a while. Today I started putting them together in to different categories, and finally finished with the ones that I had bookmarked, so I decided to post them here for everyone to see. You are welcome to bookmark them and what not.

First, I hope it's all right that I'm posting...MORE than a few resources, but I can guarantee that they'll be more than helpful to the members here. I do plan on attempting to archive all of these links on a web site of some sort, so once I do that, I'll edit this post and link to it.

If you know of more links that would fall in to any of these categories and would like to submit more, please do the following:

1. First, check to make sure that I do not all ready list the link(s) you would like to submit.

2. You can either comment here, or e-mail me the links at InspiredWritersMods@gmail.com with the subject of "writing resources links" or something along those lines.

3. Give me the following information:

Web site Category:
Web site Link(s):

If you are submitting more than one link and they do not all fall under the same category, please repeat the form for that link.

Copy the following when you submit your link(s) through comments:




So, I guess that's about it. Here are the links:

Articles )

Character Development- profiles and names )

Critiquing )

Generators- names and titles )

NaNo Threads )

Other Message Boards and Communities )

Plot Development )

Writing Prompts )

Writing Resource Links )

World Building )

Word Count Progress Meters )
If you have any ideas for other categories, feel free to tell me. Also, if you have a listing of your own resources on a web site somewhere, feel free to submit them. Basically, submit the resources that you feel should be in this listing.

Cross posted to several other communities and message boards.
[identity profile] jediknightmuse.livejournal.com
Edit: I have created a web site which now archives all of the links that you will find below in the post. The web site is HERE. Please bookmark that site so that you can use it in the future, as I will be adding more links. Thank you to everyone who's commented with link submissions all ready.

So, I got bored maybe a week or two ago and started compiling a bunch of links that are helpful to writers to use for my message board, Inspired Writers. I bookmarked them and didn't do anything for a while. Today I started putting them together in to different categories, and finally finished with the ones that I had bookmarked, so I decided to post them here for everyone to see. You are welcome to bookmark them and what not.

First, I hope it's all right that I'm posting...MORE than a few resources, but I can guarantee that they'll be more than helpful to the members here. I do plan on attempting to archive all of these links on a web site of some sort, so once I do that, I'll edit this post and link to it.

If you know of more links that would fall in to any of these categories and would like to submit more, please do the following:

1. First, check to make sure that I do not all ready list the link(s) you would like to submit.

2. You can either comment here, or e-mail me the links at InspiredWritersMods@gmail.com with the subject of "writing resources links" or something along those lines.

3. Give me the following information:

Web site Category:
Web site Link(s):

If you are submitting more than one link and they do not all fall under the same category, please repeat the form for that link.

Copy the following when you submit your link(s) through comments:




So, I guess that's about it. Here are the links:

Articles )

Character Development- profiles and names )

Critiquing )

Generators- names and titles )

NaNo Threads )

Other Message Boards and Communities )

Plot Development )

Writing Prompts )

Writing Resource Links )

World Building )

Word Count Progress Meters )
If you have any ideas for other categories, feel free to tell me. Also, if you have a listing of your own resources on a web site somewhere, feel free to submit them. Basically, submit the resources that you feel should be in this listing.

Cross posted to several other communities and message boards.
[identity profile] empera-wish.livejournal.com
Hey all, I have a few digitized things that have helped/amused me over the NaNoing years, and I thought I would share them.

  • Firstly,(and most awesomely, I think) the NaNoWriMo Report Card. This was created by Erik Benson and I first downloaded it in 2004. It's a Microsoft Excel file, and each day in November you just input your current word count, and it does all these awesome calculations giving you your average words per day, how much you should write tomorrow to catch up and whatnot. I love this thing~
    It worked great in 2004, but when the next NaNo rolled around, I realized that it was not well suited for 2005. So for the past couple years I've been editing the spreadsheet a bit so that I can use it for the current year. And this year, I've uploaded the 2007 compatable version so that other people can use and abuse it.
    You can download it here~
    If megaupload breaks or anything like that, you can download it here. It's better if you tried megaupload first, because I'm hosting this on my school server space, and the school is notorious for taking the server down at the most random and inappropriate times.

  • Next, this thing. It's built for helping you to develop your role-playing character, but I've been using it for three years to help develop my characters for NaNoWriMo. I've found it to be quite helpful. The list of questions is quite long and intensive, but even if you don't go through and answer everything, it brings up a few points that you may want to think about that I haven't seen on other character sheets.

  • The Zokutou word meter. It's a nice little thing where you just fill in your word count and it generates the HTML to make a progress bar that you can post on your LJ or elsewhere.

  • And lastly, tektek.org and candybar doll maker. Maybe it's just me, but I love making little dolls of my characters. It helps me to visualize them and to think about what kind of clothing they would wear. Also, playing around with these things has helped me to create more secondary characters than I can recall. Plus, it's fun and a good procrastination device.


    Crossposted to nanowrimo and 2007nanowrimo
  • [identity profile] empera-wish.livejournal.com
    Hey all, I have a few digitized things that have helped/amused me over the NaNoing years, and I thought I would share them.

  • Firstly,(and most awesomely, I think) the NaNoWriMo Report Card. This was created by Erik Benson and I first downloaded it in 2004. It's a Microsoft Excel file, and each day in November you just input your current word count, and it does all these awesome calculations giving you your average words per day, how much you should write tomorrow to catch up and whatnot. I love this thing~
    It worked great in 2004, but when the next NaNo rolled around, I realized that it was not well suited for 2005. So for the past couple years I've been editing the spreadsheet a bit so that I can use it for the current year. And this year, I've uploaded the 2007 compatable version so that other people can use and abuse it.
    You can download it here~
    If megaupload breaks or anything like that, you can download it here. It's better if you tried megaupload first, because I'm hosting this on my school server space, and the school is notorious for taking the server down at the most random and inappropriate times.

  • Next, this thing. It's built for helping you to develop your role-playing character, but I've been using it for three years to help develop my characters for NaNoWriMo. I've found it to be quite helpful. The list of questions is quite long and intensive, but even if you don't go through and answer everything, it brings up a few points that you may want to think about that I haven't seen on other character sheets.

  • The Zokutou word meter. It's a nice little thing where you just fill in your word count and it generates the HTML to make a progress bar that you can post on your LJ or elsewhere.

  • And lastly, tektek.org and candybar doll maker. Maybe it's just me, but I love making little dolls of my characters. It helps me to visualize them and to think about what kind of clothing they would wear. Also, playing around with these things has helped me to create more secondary characters than I can recall. Plus, it's fun and a good procrastination device.


    Crossposted to nanowrimo and 2007nanowrimo
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