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Month: November 2008

Fribourg Nanowrimo

Fribourg Nanowrimo

I always go to social media events and meet a lot of geeks who love to use new technology such as twitter, seesmic and more. For once it’s a little different. I’m in Fribourg where I’m surrounded by writers. There are a lot of PC rather than Mac computers. The hot chocolate is good and the city is nice. At the time of writing there have been two word wars. The concept is simple. Write solidly for five minutes at…

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Pompei and Nanowrimo

Pompei and Nanowrimo

I’m enjoying the process of writing for Nanowrimo and to get some ideas I’m looking at maps offered up by google. View Larger Map It’s quite funny because until five minutes ago I had not yet looked at the city of Pompei as seen from the sky although I’ve walked the streets many times. I thought that you too might enjoy this.

I reached 10,000 words for Nanowrimo

I reached 10,000 words for Nanowrimo

50,000 words is a nice goal. I’ve already got ten thousand of those words in a document on google docs. My Nanowrimo attempt is exploring social media, new technology and the effect it’s having on human interactions. So far the ideas have been flowing. 5600 words the first day, 8000 the day after that and now over 10,000 four days in and I still have some writing time. I’m really looking forward to writing the eighty percent that remain because…

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Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo

This month I’m trying something different. It’s Nanowrimo. It’s a strange word for the unitiated but it’s short for National novel writing month. It’s the time of the year when people around the world set themselves the goal of writing 50,000 words without proofreading. The idea is to produce as much writing as possible during this month. It’s next time that the challenge of editing takes place.