Ya know...

Oct. 11th, 2012 12:17 pm
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I just realized I could use NaNoWriMo to keep track of my progress and to motivate myself on the novel I'm editing for the DMG. Huh. Maybe I'll give it a go.

In other news my work computer just got replaced, so today is devoted to reinstalling all the stuff I need to actually work. Whee! And my backup didn't get lost like it did time before last!

Am also rocketing through the Kerry Greenwood mysteries about Phryne Fisher, the rich, titled, Australian sleuth. In one of the recent ones, Greenwood has an American Southern character use "y'all" ... wrong. The character in question is speaking to a bartender, directing the way her drink is to be made, and says something to the effect of "Y'all want to put [X] into there." Oh no no no no. Y'all is plural. You don't use it to a single person if you're referring to them alone--if you use it to an individual, it's because you're referring to a group that they're a member of (kin, household, company, all bartenders in general, etc.).

What is stopping me from emailing her with that--as she provides her email address in the book--is the sure and certain knowledge that she has been emailed many times over already by affronted Southerners.

P.S. Bless her heart.


Oct. 8th, 2009 11:41 am
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Give me ideas for random plot twists or elements; things that might happen in a story. They can be as small or as grand as you like; as silly or as mundane as you like. Genre doesn't matter.

Here's a few to start with:

Your protagonist goes fishing.

The villain is actually a dupe for the person you thought was your best friend.

An unexpected letter arrives.

A unexpected letter arrives, addressed to someone else.

why no, of course I'm not considering writing a simple NaNoWriMo What To Write Next Generator to kick-start my brain out of its current fog. Er, not for writing NaNo myself, for coding-type things.

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