The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers

elfflame posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]elfflame
Date: 2008-10-31 10:06
Subject: The countdown is on!
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So, is there anyone here from Australia, who are actually a few hours into November now? Have you started yet?

And for those who aren't, are you going to stay up past midnight and see how much you can get done the first day?

I woke up to the site being down this morning, but knowing how this works, I'm sure that it's back up already, or will be soon.

Feel free to check out [info]writing_linkz for lots of writing links to use. I've been adding more in the last few weeks. Not a ton, but there are a few. And lots of resources for both world building and character building, including naming sites.

Good luck, everyone!

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sg posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]snapesgirl
Date: 2008-10-29 15:25
Subject: Three Days and Counting
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Today's the 29th? Does everyone have ideas for a fic?

Is it kosher to take an old fic you've never completed and hate how it's going, and rewrite the thing for NaNo?

Do I write up a Snarry, or a Snupin? I'm real good at making a decision this year.

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sg posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]snapesgirl
Date: 2008-10-04 22:14
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Name: [info]snapesgirl
Years you've participated: 2006, 2007
Previous NaNo Fics: Sinitra's World (incomplete) Story of Redemption (incomplete)
NaNo Journal: snapesgirl_62
Other: shh, do not let my family know I'm trying this again. They have a conspiracy that has worked for the last two years. If they don't know, maybe I'll be successful this year.

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Sara posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]beautyfulevil
Date: 2008-09-28 02:45
Subject: Hey all!
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It's that time again!!

Name: Sara (midnightdesire)
Years you've participated: 2007
Previous NaNo Fics: The Kill (HP fic - still not finished)
NaNo Journal: This one. Can also find me at the NaNo site under beautifulevil
Other: Not sure what I'm going to write this year... I had an idea for an original fic; but who knows what I may come up with before then. LOL.

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Esther posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]lilydahlia
Date: 2008-09-27 16:46
Subject: *waves*
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Mood:sick sick

Name: Esther
Years you've participated: this is my first
Previous NaNo Fics: n/a
NaNo Journal: this one
Other: Since this is my first, I'm working on an original piece that's been in my head for a long time. It's not Harry Potter related, but I hope it'll be good anyway. :)

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elfflame posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]elfflame
Date: 2008-09-27 07:44
Subject: Me again!
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Name: Elfflame
Years you've participated: 2004, 2006, 2007
Previous NaNo Fics: Chrysalis (H/D, R, finished), Draco's Dreams (H/D, R, still needs to be edited)
NaNo Journal: my main one.
Other: I've had the idea for this year's story for a while now. I just hope I can finish everything I have to so that I can follow through on it.

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elfflame posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]elfflame
Date: 2008-09-27 07:34
Subject: It's NaNoWriMo time again!
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So who's with me?

The site is back up, and if you have an account, you can sign in and see all the nice changes they made to the profile. And if you don't have one? Go for it!

Just remember, you can't start writing, yet.

So what can you do?

You can fill out the questions in the community profile.
You can make an outline, or a character list, or you can use the Snowflake method, which fleshes out quite a bit before you begin writing.

Feel free to introduce yourself here, or over there, now that the Forums are open. Ask questions, friend people (I'm elfflame there, too), all that great stuff.

And happy writing! :D

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Sara posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]beautyfulevil
Date: 2007-11-10 03:28
Subject: Poll; please vote!
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Mood:busy busy

The polls located in my journal. It's a public entry so no worries about not being able to see it. Thanks for all your help!!

Link to poll: http://wbd.insanejournal.com/106783.html

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sg posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]snapesgirl
Date: 2007-11-09 21:27
Subject: Stalled
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Urgh! Anyone seen my muse lately? I've switched my default icon to a boot p0rn image in the hopes of luring him home.

I have not written in days. I cannot seem to focus. Tonight, I posed for silly pictures. Translation, hubby took pics of me giving the cat a pedicure and her medicine.

How is everyone else doing? Should I post a teaser in my IJ for you to read and laugh at?

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User: [info]inkspills
Date: 2007-11-05 04:58
Subject: Icons and updates...
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Tags:icons

So, it's 4:00am, and things are going so well (knocks on wood) that I decided I could afford to get a bit distracted, and found this: http://community.livejournal.com/nano_icons/ Yip, get your nano icons here. Pretty good motivation, eh!

By the way, the first weekend's come and gone. Where's everyone at with their word counts? I'm at 8132 words, and Draco's just bombed three interviews, and is now in the middle of his fourth and last one with Charlie. Everyone else?

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elfflame posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]elfflame
Date: 2007-11-04 18:05
Subject: NaNo Forum Threads
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Tags:links

For those who need them, or need distraction from their fic, or because their fic is not cooperating, etc...  Here's a list of great threads to check out.

The Fan Ficcers' callout thread
Dear... (for writing to your characters, etc.)


Any other good ones out there people like to watch?

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User: [info]inkspills
Date: 2007-11-03 13:35
Subject: Introduction
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Hello, all! I stumbled across this community when googling for nano HP fanficcers. I had to open an account with IJ just to join this community, but I'm hoping the shared torture will help with the creative juices. Out of curiosity, does anyone know of any hp nano communities on LJ? I'm pretty anal about organizing things (my closet is arranged by hanger colours), and it just tickles me funny that I have to check two accounts (oh, the horrors) on a daily basis (or at least, for the duration of November). That aside, it's going to be interesting to see what everyone churns out for this mammoth challenge. And before I ramble on any further, here's a bit of info about me...

Name
: inkspills (nksplls at LJ, but that's also just a placeholder blog for my flist)
Years you've participated: first year!
Previous NaNo Fics: none.
NaNo Journal: just my fannish blog at my own domain, inkspills.com. The actual novel won't be up for public viewing until after some heavy editing, because really, who wants to read an un-edited novel created for the sake of quantity over quality?
Other: I'm super excited about this challenge (in fact, I think someone--not me!--should create a HP community/fest with a similar premise: write a 50,000+ words (slash) fanfic within a month. We'll (hopefully) be swamped with tons and tons of good reading for weeks on end. Just the thought of it makes me go all mushy...). According to my outline, it's going to be heavy on the pre-slash (though it will all be resolved, never fear), focusing on HP/DM and AS/S.

Now, a question for everyone: I love the HP series as much as the next fan, but to he honest, I've only read each book once. Yes, only once. I have vague memories of important events, plot-twists, and the like, but I'm finding that I need to head over to the HP Lexicon and Wiki quite a lot. Sometimes, I just use words like, XY or ABC when I can't recall the canon reference... is anybody else in the same boat? Or can you all recall whether or not Hermione refers to everyone's favourite blonde as "Malfoy" or "Draco" without a blink of the eye? (Yes, I had to crack open CoS to look that up.)

Break a leg, good luck, best wishes... let the writing commence! :D

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n. posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]bellas_lament
Date: 2007-11-02 19:34
Subject: (no subject)
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Music:boccherini- symphony in a major, op. 21, no.5

Name: Nikki
Years you've participated: this is my first!
Previous NaNo Fics: none.
NaNo Journal: I guess [info]mstressofcrucio thats one place I'll be storing it in case my computer decides to eat it.
Other: I was going to do a Bella/Voldemort fic, but I decided I wanted to take more time with that, so I'm writing a sequel to a Lucius/Sirius one shot I wrote last month :X I'm only counting what I've written as of yesterday toward the 50,000. That's not cheating, right?

http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/212093 <~~thats me, add me if you want :D

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elfflame posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]elfflame
Date: 2007-11-01 19:12
Subject: Progress bars for posting!
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Zokutou's taken down their bar to prevent their server from crashing, for a few days, so here are a few others I found while looking for a replacements:

Writertopia's progress meter
A nice, versitile one that you can choose the color for

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User: [info]magentah
Date: 2007-11-01 21:45
Subject: (no subject)
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Well shit. I'm already realizing that I don't exactly have a plot, per se. I'm having a lot of fun with character development, and I'm sure that will keep me going for several thousand more words, but.. plot? Eek. *sigh* Any juicy H/D/S plot suggestions come to mind?

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User: [info]mnemosyne_1
Date: 2007-11-01 09:44
Subject: (no subject)
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Name: Syne
Years you've participated: This is my first year...
Previous NaNo Fics: None :D
NaNo Journal: I'll be using [info]mnemosyne_1, both here and at LJ
Other: I figured now that NaNo has officially started, I probably ought to get my little intro out here. :D I have a plot idea, a couple subplots, and (of course) the HP characters, and I'm pretty much going to run with it. No outline. No notes. I tend to write that way normally, so why change at this point? *g*

Right now I'm aiming do to an AU MWPP era of the "what if" variety. Characters are the usual suspects: Severus Snape and Remus Lupin will be primary narrators, and will be surrounded by James Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Evan Rosier. I'll have to fill in the rest of their class with OCs, but hopefully that will work out ok. Main pairing: Snape/Lupin and I'll include other pairings as the fic progresses.

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User: [info]ex_somnambul741
Date: 2007-11-01 10:22
Subject: (no subject)
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Mood:bouncy bouncy
Music:Jeff Buckley - I want Someone Badly

Name: Ryan
Years you've participated: 2005
Previous NaNo Fics: it's currently hiding in a dusty corner of my hard drive, hopefully being eaten by electronic moths.
NaNo Journal: this one and my lj one, Aracale
Other: Nano started almost twelve hours ago for me and I still haven't begun writing. I'm a procrastinator of the highest order. Also I'm hoping that inspiration will descend from on high complete with a classic choir and a host of angelic muses. Now if i could just put that imagination into my actually nano project; I'd be set. Right now there is absolutely nothing at my journal except for a few excepts from Ovid's Metamorphosis that I used to test the layout, otherwise I think that's it.

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User: [info]magentah
Date: 2007-10-31 00:20
Subject: (no subject)
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Name: [info]magentah
Years you've participated: Since 2002
Previous NaNo Fics: None have been fanfic, and all of them (finished or not) have been pretty awful. *sigh*
NaNo Journal: This one, though it's not exclusively for NaNo.
Other: *facepalm* I'm going all out ridiculous this year, but hoping that writing smutty threesome (H/D/S) fanfic will get me to goal by the end of the month. To get myself going a bit, I posted a drabble over at [info]snape_potter; feel free to take a look (all posts there are f-locked). You can also find me on nanowrimo.org as Tocchi.

Happy writing.

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Sara posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]beautyfulevil
Date: 2007-10-30 01:32
Subject: Writing Music?
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Mood:creative creative
Music:Chuck Wicks - Stealing Cinderella

I really need to finish my outline; but I figured this was more important.

*snerk*

Anywho.. onto the question I had.

What sort of music do you write to? That is, if you do write to music.

Instrumental, classical, hard rock, foreign music?

My playlist is sorely lacking and I need some new stuff.

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stonegrad posting in The Asylum for Harry Potter NaNoWriMo Writers
User: [info]stonegrad
Date: 2007-10-29 19:41
Subject: (no subject)
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Music:Underground by Tom Waits

Well, I figure it's time for everyone in this place to finally band together and buddy - though some of you already have!

Find me here, and feel free to kick my arse into gear on November 1st (I'll probably need it)

What's the link to your profile page (or your number)?

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