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[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 106 points 3 months ago

I solve this problem by not writing a book and masturbating.

[-] ickplant@lemmy.world 17 points 3 months ago
[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 87 points 3 months ago

Yes. It is very easy to masturbate while not writing.

[-] Gork@lemm.ee 25 points 3 months ago

Easy for you to say. I struggle with this.

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 18 points 3 months ago
[-] lugal@sopuli.xyz 7 points 3 months ago

So that's your trick, you write pamphlets instead of book, I see. I'll try that next time

Bro. I swear to god me, you, and a user called “the piccard manoeuvre” are like the only three users on here.

Like I see y’all everywhere. I had discussions with you in many places at this point.

[-] Denvil@lemmy.one 11 points 3 months ago

Only 3 users? Don't you count us lurkers out, we're here too. We're always here... always.

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[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 7 points 3 months ago

I have a lot of free time at the moment, although that's going to end next year.

[-] jballs@sh.itjust.works 5 points 3 months ago

I hear you can save a lot of time by writing Lemmy comments while masturbating.

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[-] drew_belloc@programming.dev 8 points 3 months ago

Impossible, i've tried so hard and still wrote at least a 3 pages story

[-] M137@lemm.ee 11 points 3 months ago

Or you could solve it by nut writing a book. Make it a two birds, one stone thing, but more like "many nuts, one book"

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[-] Tangent5280@lemmy.world 60 points 3 months ago

whats with the book writing thing? First I'm hearing about it.

[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 65 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

New Novel November

(November is National Novel Writing month in which you're encouraged to write a 50k+ word novel)

[-] cantstopthesignal@sh.itjust.works 61 points 3 months ago

I would like to know who in the fuck thinks they can write a novel in only a month.

[-] Patches@sh.itjust.works 45 points 3 months ago

If college taught me anything, it's that I can write thousands of words per night. Typically fastest in the wee hours of the morning.

None of these words are good, mind you, but they are in fact words.

[-] Sheltac@lemmy.world 6 points 3 months ago

Oh yeah. Some of my worst work is on those mega-inspired days where I sit for 10h and crank out 10000 words.

To this day I don’t know why I do that if I end up throwing most of it away.

Maybe it’s good to get bad plot out of the system.

[-] rwhitisissle@lemmy.world 8 points 3 months ago

November is National Novel Writing month and December is National Edit the Terrible Novel You Just Wrote month.

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[-] toomanypancakes@lemmy.world 20 points 3 months ago

If you can make time for 1,700 words a day starting on the 1st then by the end of the month you've exceeded 50k

Making time and having energy for 1,700 words a day on top of daily life activities and working a job is the trick.

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[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 17 points 3 months ago

Nobody said it had to be a good novel.

[-] ickplant@lemmy.world 17 points 3 months ago

I’ve done it. You’re not supposed to come up with a finished product in 30 days (although some people do). Mine was a first draft of roughly 55k words.

[-] jballs@sh.itjust.works 7 points 3 months ago

I'm reading a short book by Patrick Rothfuss (The Narrow Road Between Desires). This dude is such a notoriously slow writer that it drives me crazy. He had the audacity to do an author's introduction where he said this was an existing story of his, but he added 15k words to it. I'm like... what is that, a couple weeks? Write faster, you bastard!

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[-] akincisor@sh.itjust.works 9 points 3 months ago

Isaac Asimov. The guy was a fucking robot.

[-] flambonkscious@sh.itjust.works 10 points 3 months ago

Yeah, well, when you develop characters as much as he did, it's manageable, I guess.

He did some good world building, though - don't get me wrong, I feasted on the Hari/robot series several times over!

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[-] MaxVoltage@lemmy.world 9 points 3 months ago

as someone who had to do this stuff as a haze in college its doable but its hell without amphetamines

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[-] wieson@lemmy.world 9 points 3 months ago

In which nation?

[-] pruwybn@discuss.tchncs.de 6 points 3 months ago


(Sadly not very active of a community yet)

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[-] funkless_eck@sh.itjust.works 16 points 3 months ago
[-] wieson@lemmy.world 13 points 3 months ago
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[-] Ilovethebomb@lemm.ee 42 points 3 months ago

Does anyone actually do any those challenges? I always thought it was a joke.

[-] papalonian@lemmy.world 21 points 3 months ago

A lot of people do No Shave November, I assume anyone who says they do No Nut November is joking and I've never heard of the book one until now

[-] Donkter@lemmy.world 15 points 3 months ago

The communities for both of those challenges are so far apart that I doubt anyone does both.

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[-] jerome@lemmy.world 21 points 3 months ago

Why are you guys doing this to yourselves?

[-] AngryCommieKender@lemmy.world 8 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)
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[-] SzethFriendOfNimi@lemmy.world 16 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)


I know I know. Not a lot of synonyms that start with N

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[-] yamanii@lemmy.world 14 points 3 months ago

Didn't know about the novel one, but I already forgone NNN when doctors said it was bullshit.

[-] CodexArcanum@lemmy.world 8 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated NaNoWriMo, is an annual event encouraging people to finally write that novel they've always said they would. The goal is to write 50K words during the month. There are usually meet ups, writing workshops, and other gatherings so participants can encourage each other, share ideas, and generally have fun being part of a thing.

Edit to add: The "nation" is the USA I'm assuming. I'm in the USA and have only heard of it being a US thing. Presumably if you live somewhere else and want to write a book in November, the various online communities would be glad to have you though.

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[-] RIP_Cheems@lemmy.world 10 points 3 months ago

Since when do you have to write a 50k novel?

[-] voidMainVoid@lemmy.world 8 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

They're talking about National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, which is November.

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[-] YoBuckStopsHere@lemmy.world 8 points 3 months ago

Millennial problems

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