April Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

Greetings!

The time is here again, to set goals and get to writing! Or in Fox’s case, highlighting the important bits in pages and pages of research notes from the last Camp NaNoWriMo.

Whether you are officially working towards a camp goal, or using the time in a less official capacity towards an unofficial goal, or aren’t doing any writing-related activities at all this month, we wish you good luck in your attempts.

Happy April, everyone, and we hoped you enjoyed our previous post as the 1st of April joke we intended it to be. As with all writer-related jokes, it contains a grain of truth — but how big of a grain, we’ll leave for you to decide…

All the best,

your OSEA hosts.

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In Which your Hosts Finally Return!

We have an Exciting Plan for NaNoWriMo, and politely request your participation!

Greetings octopi of all shapes, sizes, colors, and other attributes!

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When we said we’d be back in August, apparently what we meant was November… So let us begin this post by wishing you all a very happy National Novel Writing Month! For more information and participation in NaNoWriMo, make your way over here to the official website. In the meantime, GeGi will be attempting* to share a daily post here on the Octopus Society of Evil Authors official blog for the entire month. It is quite the impressive and ambitious goal, but such are the lengths we are willing to go for you, dear readers of the blog.

GeGi’s plan, such as it is, can be outlined as follows: every morning, GeGi will write the required wordcount for NaNo. Then at some point in the day, that writing will be shared here on the OSEA blog. Since GeGi’s plan for the novel is more of a loosely connected series of vignettes and scenes thematically tying together through overlapping characters set in the same location during the same (nonlinear) overall time-period, this will potentially work out quite well.

GeGi would further like to encourage you all to participate in the writing process by leaving various forms of feedback — if there are characters whose stories you’d like to see told, events you wish to know more about, or other sorts of writing props you might think of, please leave them in the comments. This is very much not a planned-out novel, and as such there is a lot of freedom for reader involvement. Tell your friends! Spread the word! And most of all, have a great NaNoWriMo!

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All the best,

Your OSEA hosts.

EDIT: [ *footnote: attempting is a key word in this sentence. As is plan. Things often have their own ideas about schedules. There will be days in which Things Do Not Go According To Plan. Participating by leaving writing prompts will probably help Things to Go According To Plan more often. (The key word in that sentence is “probably”). ]

The Return of Camp NaNoWriMo

In Which Our Evil Authors discuss their plans for July Camp, and have a Very Special Announcement.

Salutations, other octopi adventurers in the great writing wilderness!

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July is nearly here, which means once again Camp NaNoWriMo is about to start… Are you feeling ready to tackle a new writing goal? Tell us about it in the comments!

Today’s post, naturally, will be about endever* and GeGi. As you might remember from last week, we’ve both been rather busy with Other Things lately. So we’ll be discussing why or why not we will each be participating (or not) in July Camp.

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Camp NaNo, Part the Second.

endever* tells you all why NaNo is magical and you all should try it.

It’s endever* now – hi!

I… can’t actually recall, at this point, who first got me into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Probably some unschooler or another. Not even remotely being a novelist, I was resistant for awhile. But then again – most people aren’t novelists, are they? And plenty of them participate in Nano.

Continue reading “Camp NaNo, Part the Second.”

Camp NaNo, Part the First.

OSEA is about to do Camp Nano April 2017.

Hello New Friends!

GeGi here. I’m excited to announce this, our first official discussion about Something That Isn’t OSEA.

Today’s topic: Camp NaNoWriMo.

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Continue reading “Camp NaNo, Part the First.”