In case you didn't know, I've made a folder for NaNo WriMo, so you can submit anything related to NaNo there
You still have until Wednesday to complete the workshop from last week.
Here are the people who submitted to last week's workshop. I'll get to your critiques after NaNo
How I went Colour Blind - Memory Workshop I was 5. I woke up in the dusty grocery store long abandoned after the war. My dad pulls me to my feet then carries me to the butchering room in the back of the store so the police don't find us.
"Daddy why do we hide when the police come? Aren't they suppose to protect us?" I say, blinded by the ignorance of my innocence.
"Times have changed my boy, Times have changed," he then began to pull a ORANGE spray painted M90 shotgun from his duffle bag, "stay here, I'm going to get your-"
"NO! NO! PLEASE NO! I'M SORRY! DON'T-" wailed my mom, cut short before her impending death.
Shattered Glass Excerpt: Shot
I started awake, my eyes flipping open but unable to see anything in the dark. My chest was heaving, and I felt like I was going to throw up. I stumbled into the bathroom, reliving the dream that had plagued me since I was a child.
It happened when I was five years old. My mother and I had gone on a picnic, something that I loved to do back then. I remember what we were eating; homemade chicken, warm, buttery rolls, a nice tossed salad, and apple juice. We were sitting on a red and white checkered blanket on the far end of the park, and we had just finished our food when we heard a commotion coming from the park entrance. There was a man in
Here's your assignment!
Write a scene where your main character is having a conversation with someone. It could be anyone, their mom, their friend, their nemesis.
This is to work on dialogue; making it seem normal, and making it flow like a regular conversation would. Try to cap your scene at 500 words. You have until next Sunday. Submit it to the folder titled Dialogue Workshop.
Okay, here's the drill again If you want to be included in our little introduction thingy, answer the questions below in the comments and I'll add you to the blog.
Name: (doesn't have to be your real one just something we can call you)
How many years participated in NaNo:
Genre of your novel:
Title: (if you have one)
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: (think of it like your book jacket blurb)
Name: I'm also Pepperfan1 on NaNo, but you can just call me Pepper for short.
How many years participated in NaNo: This is my first year~
Genre of your novel: Realistic fiction
Title: Paloma's Jam
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story:It's the 1960s. Paloma has been secretly taking care of a mentally disabled child, Jam. When her mother dies and father leaves to earn extra money, Paloma and Jam leave their home life at the grape farm to the unknown and terrifying city. (This is all I have so far)
How many years participated in NaNo: this will be my second year
Genre of your novel: fantasy
Title: I don't really have one yet...
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: hmm I'm not really sure about that yet, but it will be something like: A 14 year old girl comes into contact with the 'other' world thats also part of this world and experiences all kind of adventures (still have to think up the adventures though)
Name: Emerald (real first name)/ TheZeroDivider(NaNo name)
How many years participated in NaNo: 1st year
Genre of your novel: post-apocalyptic, fantasy, horror
Title: What Colour is Insanity, Sanity, and the Line Between?
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: Owarenai Madoi (OH-Wah-REN-Nah-EE MA-Doe-EE) a 12 year old boy suffers from colour blindness and Schizophrenia sees everyone in 2 colours. He begins realizes based on how much of one of the two colours that a person is, he can tell how insane or sane a person is. He notices people are more of one than another dependig on class. Only rarely some do not fit their status quo. Owarenai teams up with the non-status-quo'ers and try their best to escape their hell on earth country that has fallen into peril after the nuclear fallout, that pushes everyone to one colour. Sadly no one seems to be a balance between the two. Meanwhile, Owarenai's "friends" that his schizophrenia allows him to see are playing tug of war with his own sanity. In the end, which colour will Owarenai end up with, Or does he find the line between?
Name: You can find me under the very surprising name of Lonaargh on the Nano site.
How many years participated in NaNo: I've been a Nano-er for 6 years now, going into the 7th. I've only won two of those years though, I'm usually waaay to lazy and lack the discipline to actually write everyday.
Genre of your novel:: The genre of my novel for this year will be humor and action.
Title: Names are for Tombstones
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story:Tina is going on a well deserved sabbatical after her previous mission. Away from it all, no contact with headquarters. But when she has to alter her traveling program, everything goes wrong. She ends up as a major part in a diabolical scheme and she has to escape or die trying.
Optional info: It's a sequel to my first finished (ish) NaNo novel Shaken, not stirred.
Name: Caitlan (real name) kirileefeyhycanth (NaNo Name)
How many years participated: This is my fourth year doing NaNo.
Genre of your novel: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Title: Shattered Glass
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: Aliya Winters thought she was an ordinary teenage girl— until her seventeenth birthday. As soon as she blows out the candles on her cake, strange things start happening to her and her friends. Aliya wakes up on the ceiling of her room, but when she falls, she doesn't get hurt. Her best friend James can stay underwater for an extraordinary amount of time; Zack is suddenly able to lift things he shouldn't be able to; Kyle hears things from across the school; and Tallon sometimes sets things on fire. The teenagers confide in their science teacher, who helps them cope with their newfound powers. But there is someone who is searching for these teenagers, and he will do anything to find them, even if it means killing the ones that they love most.
Optional info: It's based off a dream I had.