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Writing a novel

Post by brian » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:33 pm

Anyone done it/tried it? I think I might have just had a million dollar idea for a novel (not literally $1000000) given the brutality of the industry but stay with me here) and National Novel Writing Month is November. I might go for this.
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Post by A_B » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:08 pm

I’ve written some short stories and have a few things that are long but life usually gets in the way.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:14 pm

TimGod finished a novel about a year ago. Maybe you can pick his brain.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:19 pm

I wrote one.

Sold 30 copies too!
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Post by A_B » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:26 pm

I’ll buy one. Send link.
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:38 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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I wrote one.

Sold 30 copies too!
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If it is I am buying as soon as confirmed.
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by brian » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:46 pm

A little overpriced Frankly.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:09 am

That's the one.

When my wife gets up, I'll get the e-book link.
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Post by Shirley » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:10 am

brian wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Anyone done it/tried it? I think I might have just had a million dollar idea for a novel (not literally $1000000) given the brutality of the industry but stay with me here) and National Novel Writing Month is November. I might go for this.
I think that's awesome. It's something I'd like to do (I have lots of half-formed ideas), but realistically, I'd probably have to wait until retirement. A couple of high school classmates have published novels that have done fairly well. But it's got to be very hard while you're also doing a regular job.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:17 am

The girl who lived next door to me in the dorm my sophomore year writes YA books (non-Tittle division). If you want me to reach out on your behalf to connect you two for any questions (I also need to ask her about the appropriate age for kids to start reading her books on my daughter's behalf), let me know.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:56 am

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:17 am

brian wrote:
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A little overpriced Frankly.
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 pm

Time to start writing 5 star reviews right?

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Re: Writing a novel

Post by bfj » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:56 pm

A_B wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:08 pm
I’ve written some short stories and have a few things that are long but life usually gets in the way.
I remember a well wtitten short story you shared around the time your mom was sick. Don’t remember many details but something about learning a guitar chord or song. Sound right?
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by A_B » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:33 pm

bfj wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:56 pm
A_B wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:08 pm
I’ve written some short stories and have a few things that are long but life usually gets in the way.
I remember a well wtitten short story you shared around the time your mom was sick. Don’t remember many details but something about learning a guitar chord or song. Sound right?
Something like that yeah. Didn’t realize I’d shared it!
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by rass » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:40 pm

A_B wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:33 pm
bfj wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:56 pm
A_B wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:08 pm
I’ve written some short stories and have a few things that are long but life usually gets in the way.
I remember a well wtitten short story you shared around the time your mom was sick. Don’t remember many details but something about learning a guitar chord or song. Sound right?
Something like that yeah. Didn’t realize I’d shared it!
Was there a short story on AofG back in the day? Or was that someone else and I assumed it was you because it was about drinking?
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by A_B » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:17 pm

I did an ariring of grievenaces thing that kind of was story style

Edit: it was for festivus
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Time to start writing 5 star reviews right?
b.t.w. 1st review in.

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Re: Writing a novel

Post by Pruitt » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:00 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Time to start writing 5 star reviews right?
b.t.w. 1st review in.
My first review!!!

God Bless.

If you guys want to order the book, that's great - but I don't know if they have any copies in stock.

I think this link for a free e-book works.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/158817
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:55 am

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:00 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Time to start writing 5 star reviews right?
b.t.w. 1st review in.
My first review!!!

God Bless.

If you guys want to order the book, that's great - but I don't know if they have any copies in stock.

I think this link for a free e-book works.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/158817
Maybe on Amazon but this Tara Ellis also gave it a strong 5 star for the ebook version. Also writing a 5 star review for a book you never read is non-trivial.

Also you can get the kindle version cheap (0.99). Which is not going to pay for coffee for Pruitt. But Amazon's must have some in stock because that is "Prime" for me.

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Re: Writing a novel

Post by EdRomero » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:04 am

I wrote a series for my student five years ago, with my students as the stars and me as the enemy, and was hoping it would jump start a writing habit for me. It didn't. Pruitt, you're welcome to use your connections to turn into a show.

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Re: Writing a novel

Post by mister d » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Time to start writing 5 star reviews right?
b.t.w. 1st review in.
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by Pruitt » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:59 am

EdRomero wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:04 am
I wrote a series for my student five years ago, with my students as the stars and me as the enemy, and was hoping it would jump start a writing habit for me. It didn't. Pruitt, you're welcome to use your connections to turn into a show.
I've turned the story idea into a series proposal and am still pitching it around.

I will say that writing TV scripts is so, so much easier than writing prose. It's like the difference between art and craft.

IMO of course. Maybe because I'm so used to pounded out scripts to a deadline - and to a rigid format. But As much as I love that book, I've yet to start the sequel (beyond a few pages of basic notes). It's labour intensive, and trying to get through the clutter to get public interest is very frustrating.

Still, one of my dreams when I was a kid was to see my name on the spine of a book cover.
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:59 am
EdRomero wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:04 am
I wrote a series for my student five years ago, with my students as the stars and me as the enemy, and was hoping it would jump start a writing habit for me. It didn't. Pruitt, you're welcome to use your connections to turn into a show.
I've turned the story idea into a series proposal and am still pitching it around.

I will say that writing TV scripts is so, so much easier than writing prose. It's like the difference between art and craft.

IMO of course. Maybe because I'm so used to pounded out scripts to a deadline - and to a rigid format. But As much as I love that book, I've yet to start the sequel (beyond a few pages of basic notes). It's labour intensive, and trying to get through the clutter to get public interest is very frustrating.

Still, one of my dreams when I was a kid was to see my name on the spine of a book cover.
Based on the number of streaming services that need content, I find it hard to believe you have not yet at least gotten a sniff (get it). Maybe too much Paw Patrol fatigue. Just look forward to my S.P.O.T.S lunch box and backpack

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:53 pm

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Re: Writing a novel

Post by Pruitt » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:23 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:59 am
EdRomero wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:04 am
I wrote a series for my student five years ago, with my students as the stars and me as the enemy, and was hoping it would jump start a writing habit for me. It didn't. Pruitt, you're welcome to use your connections to turn into a show.
I've turned the story idea into a series proposal and am still pitching it around.

I will say that writing TV scripts is so, so much easier than writing prose. It's like the difference between art and craft.

IMO of course. Maybe because I'm so used to pounded out scripts to a deadline - and to a rigid format. But As much as I love that book, I've yet to start the sequel (beyond a few pages of basic notes). It's labour intensive, and trying to get through the clutter to get public interest is very frustrating.

Still, one of my dreams when I was a kid was to see my name on the spine of a book cover.
Based on the number of streaming services that need content, I find it hard to believe you have not yet at least gotten a sniff (get it). Maybe too much Paw Patrol fatigue. Just look forward to my S.P.O.T.S lunch box and backpack
When I started pitching it, "Paw Patrol" was just hitting big time. Canadian companies didn't want to run a dog show - even though it's for an older audience.

I'm not giving up on it though. I love the dogs in "S.P.O.T.S."

The process of turning an idea into a series is insanely long - not untypical for a series to take 5 years or more to make it to the production stage. Maybe, these pups will pay for my retirement after all.
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Re: Writing a novel

Post by EdRomero » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:43 am

I wanted you to pitch my story, haha. Too many characters (so I could include every student), inside jokes only the students in the story would get, and jokes ripped off from other shows -- you'd have a hit.

https://bascp.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... n-Door.pdf

https://bascp.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... -Rules.pdf

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