The NaNoWriMo Project (3 of 4)

October 30, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

NaNoWriMo Coat of Arms

NaNoWriMo Coat of Arms

It’s NaNoWriMo-Eve! Soon, thousands of bold and dedicated writers will be getting down to the business of crafting 50,000 words of fabulous story in 30 days. To support and celebrate those brave souls, The Roundtable Podcast invited four remarkable writers to gather at the table and share their own preparations for this epic annual event.

The discussion continues – as well as the brainstorming goodness – in this third chapter of the four-part podcast. The quest for writerly goodness, literary gold, and NaNoWriMo inspiration carries on!

The NaNoWriMo Project – part 3 of 4

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Check out this and all our episodes on iTunes and on Stitcher Radio!

Listen to The NaNoWriMo Project Part 1 here…
Listen to The NaNoWriMo Project Part 2 here…
Listen to The NaNoWriMo Project Part 4 here…

Meet the remarkable people featured on this podcast…

 

Jared Axelrod

Jared Axelrod

Your Co-Host: Jared Axelrod

Jared’s website: jaredaxelrod.com

The superb The Battle of Blood and Ink

Fables of the Flying City: fablesoftheflyingcity.com

Jared’s Tumblr feed: bornofanatombomb.com

@planetx on Twitter

And your panel of bold and dedicated writers…

Veronica Giguere

Veronica Giguere

Veronica Giguere

Veronica Giguere is a voiceover artist and author. She is a co-author, voice talent, and producer for the Secret World Chronicles podcast, and she writes and worldbuilds for comic publisher IncubatorPress. She is also an active voice at HG World in The Diary of Jill Woodbine, and she continues to read for authors in the realms of science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, and erotica. Rumors exist of an mild-mannered alter-ego steeped in academia, fueled by caffeine, who trudges through the mire of higher education administration in pursuit of the letters P, H, and D while masterminding first-year college transition curriculum. Said creature often dabbles in psychology and early adulthood learning strategies, possesses an affinity for comic books and small talking horses, and strives alongside her spouse to raise literary-minded geekchildren. Supposedly, she is an expert on time management.

Check out Voices by Veronica to learn more about her incredible vocal artistry, and Visit her blog for the full spectrum of Giguere artistic awesomeness.

 

Starla Hutchton

Starla Hutchton

Starla Hutchton

Starla Huchton is a two-time Parsec Award nominated author, graphic designer, voice actor, and unrepentant geek temporarily based out of Newport, Rhode Island.

http://www.starlahuchton.com
http://www.designedbystarla.com

Links to all my projects are available via those websites.

 

Christopher Morse

Christopher Morse

Christopher Morse

Christopher X. Morse is an actor, podcaster, writer and part-time supervillain currently residing in Philadelphia, PA with his brilliant and beautiful wife, Erica. When not trying to write or perform silly fiction, he can be found with a book of silly fiction in his hands.

http://www.christopherxmorse.com/
http://www.supervillaincorner.com/
http://twitter.com/VillainCorner

 

John Mierau

John Mierau

 

John Mierau

Serving Worlds is John’s website where you can discover the fabulousity that IS John Mierau

About Dave Robison

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

One Response to The NaNoWriMo Project (3 of 4)

  1. Peter Ellis says:

    Hello Veronica, I actually remember your roundtable episode very well. It is a rich world that you have created, and you have done an excellent job of simplifying your story since then.

    My “what if” seems to follow what you are saying, but not in quite the way you said it.

    Elevator pitch: “In order to prove she is capable of handling the family’s business Esephin* must design and build a ship, and then sail it through the edge of the Maelstrom”
    (* sorry if I spelled the name wrong)

    The ship becomes a metaphor of the protagonist’s struggle. Her crisis of faith, her conflict between science and tradition, her explorations all get shown through the choices she makes in creating her ship. When it is complete the ship will be her beliefs made physical. Then she must test her beliefs (the ship) against the Maelstrom, which is either a really nasty storm, or it is the judgement of the goddess.

    This way she has a clear goal and all her internal conflicts will have an outward manifestation. Plus it give you a chance to geek out about shipbuilding, which excites you. Writing about what excites you is important for getting through NaNoWriMo.

    The religious zealot feels that in trying to incorporate some modern elements that the ship is a blasphemy, but he will say that “It is up to the Lady to judge”, and allows the protagonist to make her ship her way. In the end of course he decides that the edge of the Maelstrom is not a strong enough test for such a blasphemous ship and sends them into the heart of the Maelstrom where they can be fully tested by the goddess.

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