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    NaNo-isms 2016

    Anyone? Day 2, and I'm enjoying these already.

    Look higher. Loop
    Or stop with the acrobatics and just look up.


    a black block
    Ok, except where that was supposed to be a blotch.


    So much as a great thick stalk can write,
    flailing to write herself
    At least nobody's writing in agony (yet).

    The sort of thing I as a green figh might have done.
    1) Yes, she did mean fish, not fruit, and 2) no, this is not Dr. Seuss.

    but still it stabled like a betrayal
    Never trust a horse.


    two quick steps plunged me down into the insulting dark.
    I didn't know the ocean could be so rude.


    Not even the aether shows such shifting drak.
    Either I've just discovered a new magical beastie, or the night sky is cutting ties with that insulting ocean.


    like fairly-land
    It's kinda magical, somewhat weird things happen.


    He checkled
    He what now?
    Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse

    When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
    ~Neil Gaiman

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    Evaportarting
    "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." ~ D H Lawrence, "Self-Pity"

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    Judging from their height, I bet they were seniors. Judging by their loose ties and general attitude like they couldnít give any less of a fuck...
    My male main character apparently judges people far more than I expected.

    I'm sure I'll be back to this thread once I read through what I've written this weekend. Whenever I write fast, I always end up with some mistakes that leave me facepalming.

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    Personally I think some of these are gold. Who wouldn't want to evaportate, for example? And "Insulting Dark" sounds like a band name (I called it)


    Alas, I fix typos as I go... but tomorrow I think I'll leave them in so I can contribute to this amazing thread. I hammered out a few this morning that made me tilt my head sideways at the screen before fixing them, so I bet I'll show up with some real gems
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    I was just attempting to describe a happy little girl by saying, "The girl beamed."

    My fingers, which have been rebelling on me from the start, decided it should be, "The girl beans."
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    Quote Originally Posted by aprettytruestory View Post
    Personally I think some of these are gold. Who wouldn't want to evaportate, for example? And "Insulting Dark" sounds like a band name (I called it)
    Go for it!

    I actually fix them as I go also, but I copy the funny ones to another document first. One of my favorite parts of NaNo.

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    "It was a book. A boot with a foot in it. A food that belonged to a woman floating in the darkness."

    Boot.
    Foot.
    Also fragments.

    Bah!
    -- Myrea
    "When it comes down to it itís always, always you and the white page. At the end of the day if the page is blank, itís won. Donít let the page win."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isilya View Post
    Evaportarting
    This should be a new word, and it should mean "what happens when someone stops answering your texts because they've hooked up with a bunch of other people and don't have time to get back to you."
    NaNoWriMo 2016 = 50,311/50,000 words
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeghS View Post
    This should be a new word, and it should mean "what happens when someone stops answering your texts because they've hooked up with a bunch of other people and don't have time to get back to you."
    *seizes pen, signs petition*

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    Lucy stoodled partially, worried he might bolt out the door and head straight for the police.
    I stoodled, you stoodled, we stoodled


    Cohen was breathing heavily as though he’d dashed around the block and his eyes were wide; twin saucers of panic and fear.
    I don't even

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    My character's job description:
    crew oss
    crew boos
    crew bos ssmiled
    creww boss

    the urge to drive under
    Ok, except 1. you're on foot, no vehicle, and 2. you're at the edge of the water. You want to dive under.


    We'd gone off track -- no. There was the past.
    Since when is this is a time-travel story?


    with Maire as reluctant lookin
    Lookin, lookout, same thing, right?


    once might touched mud
    That sounds like some kind of folk saying, and also how exactly did my feet become might?


    I didn't trouble to climb the later.
    And we're back to time travel.


    the bargement
    New word!


    rooms with choice of entry and exist
    To enter or to be, that is the question.


    I'm a botanisht
    A drunken one, apparently
    Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse

    When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
    ~Neil Gaiman

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    Relationshiop.

    Which is just dandy when you write romances.

    I think it's the close proximity of the i, o, and p keys on a standard US English QWERTY keyboard. Or I've just trained myself to misspell it every feckin' time.

    Had trouble with people coming out as poeple or pepole on Nov. 4. Thankfully, haven't needed to type people too often on Nov. 5.
    Last edited by BenPanced; 11-06-2016 at 12:08 PM.
    I still poop rainbows.




    I won't steal any of your ideas. I have enough of my own I'm not using.


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    This thread...
    I'll have to go through my manuscript and see what gems I've written.

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    "he took a seta"

    "please have a seta"

    every single time i want to write seat, it becomes a seta. 'Seta' shall now mean fancy chair.

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    "And, let's face it, all that muscle and strutting can turn a dork’s head." Or a girl's head, even.

    Scrivener for iPhone is fantastic, but it doesn't wipe out the effects of fat thumbs + auto-correct...
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    We're not heading back to the sock.
    You know, the sock. Where all the ships are. *sigh*

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    Every year I love this thread so much.
    I have two Me's now

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    Random tweety things @outtamylaine

    And this other me:
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    Immediately, his fish and his jaw clenched.
    "I will beat you with my fish."

    Last edited by Carrie in PA; 11-11-2016 at 08:02 PM. Reason: added visual

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    All about that action, boss. ElaineA's Avatar
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    The more output, the more I find my manuscript turning toward the Shakespearean in its use of the letter e

    As in

    belowe the surface

    The e's are EVERYWHERE!
    I have two Me's now

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    Random tweety things @outtamylaine

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    I really like "insulting dark." Not even sure what you meant there. But I like the concept of darkness being insulting.
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    She chowered
    Or, she showered and changed. Although... I kind of like it. "I'll be there after I chower."

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    All about that action, boss. ElaineA's Avatar
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    LOL, I read, "She chowered" as "She chowdered" By the time I got to "I'll be there after I chower." I was wondering where the soup went.
    I have two Me's now

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    Random tweety things @outtamylaine

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    perhaps a touch more district
    We're now in the Hunger Games? (Try distinct.)


    unless our patchs chanced to cross
    Don't cross the patchs!


    Foolish to think of open air now, not with her father a captive of the
    Anyone missing a father? Or unnamed captors? Neither belongs in my story.


    a gloomy gray whiteness alternating with fools of shadow.
    I'm picturing jester-shapes made of shadows, dancing through fog. (Folds of shadow. Or shaodw, as I just typed.)


    Sudden concern shadowed his fae.
    Now we have fae? I have no idea what story I've wandered into.


    fearing guild, fearing some reelation
    But apparently it has guilds, who are elated again. (As opposed to guilt and revelation.)



    (I'm almost tempted to try putting together whatever story this is.)
    Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse

    When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
    ~Neil Gaiman

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmhbob View Post
    I really like "insulting dark." Not even sure what you meant there. But I like the concept of darkness being insulting.
    It was supposed to be "insulating dark"... Not the greatest description, but the one letter difference does make it more fun.
    Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse

    When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
    ~Neil Gaiman

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