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"edited my post of my NanoWrimo novel to 1 chapter. I realize having a big chunk is a bit hard to process. Feedback's appreciated."
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"I'm sorry I've been M.I.A doing Nano"
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Mason Barnes added a discussion to the group Critiques & Feedback

Small things

edit: Edited it down to just the first chapter instead of everything I had so far. the full story is a little short of 10,000 words now. I want to hold off on editing until the end of the month, so really what I'm looking for is very general feedback on the plot, pacing and structure rather than feedback on things like grammar and phrasing.some questions: Are there parts that don't make sense? Does it feel too easy with only the 2-3 conflicts in the story, maybe ways I could add more conflicts…See More
Nov 8
Mason Barnes posted a status
"I'll try to get to writer's circle tomorrow, but I get off work at 3pm, so I won't be able to be there until 3:30 at the earliest probably."
Nov 3
Mason Barnes posted a status
""Anyone doing NanowriMo this year? I've started and have 1,410 words, so still lagging a bit behind on my adventure story. "Little things"."
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Nanowrimo - National Novel Writing Month

For people taking part in National Novel Writing Month, whether it's to finish a whole novel, or just to have fun writing together every day. Don't forget to sign up on if you fancy trying to write a novel in a month or being a nanowrimo rebel and just using it to write a bit of a novel every day.See More
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Mason Barnes added a discussion to the group Roleplaying

The City of Hub

((I'm not sure how into role-playing people are here, but I love it as a sort of interactive storytelling and a way of feeling out characters and worlds. This world's setting is fantasy, though this is a "magic light" universe. ))You are a tourist arriving in the town of "The Hub", a city on the edges of the desert nation of Saltha, near the borders of other nations.This is a sort of meeting place of peoples. Here you see Braydonians (Humans), Salthans (lizard-folk), Sylvanians (Cat-people),…See More
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An experiment of having conversations with the characters as a way of expanding on character writing (also it's fun!). This might be people asking characters questions, or even having fictional characters interact with each other. See More
Oct 26
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Mason Barnes replied to Mason Barnes's discussion Stuck point - Rebel 5 in the group Critiques & Feedback
"These are all pretty good suggestions. Exile is an interesting one in particular. "
Oct 1
Adele Ward replied to Mason Barnes's discussion Stuck point - Rebel 5 in the group Critiques & Feedback
"Some ideas: 1. Perhaps in the dystopia children are separated from their parents and brought up according to the teachings of the government rather than in families? 2. Perhaps the children's parents were freedom fighters and lived with them…"
Oct 1
Mason Barnes added a discussion to the group Critiques & Feedback

Stuck point - Rebel 5

I posted before about a story I had in my head set in a dystopia sort of post-america with teenage protagonists fighting to bring down the government. Since I feel stuck I thought I'd rant a bit here on the problems I'm having and maybe I can get some thoughts and feedback that will nudge me past. At the least, maybe my thinking out loud here will help me get through this block. One of the main problems I'm having is the adults. I was thinking their parents are all freedom fighters who are…See More
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    Call for Submissions: The Multiple eXposure Project Zine 1.0

    Started by Sherwin Mapanoo in Writing Competitions Oct 1, 2014. 0 Replies

    The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography,…Continue

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    Started by Adele Ward in General Discussions. Last reply by Adele Ward Oct 1, 2014. 71 Replies

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    Weekend-September 26, 2015

    Posted by Vixen Black on September 26, 2015 at 18:57 0 Comments

    Weekend- September 26, 2015

     Been watching writing videos by: Burgess Taylor; Katytastic ; & M Kirin to get back into writing mood.  Love those videos.

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    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Posted by Vixen Black on September 22, 2015 at 16:58 0 Comments

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015:


    I have been on a hiatus. Life has been keeping me busy and throwing curveballs in my way. I haven’t been working on any of my writing or doing any reading. I am determined to get back on track but I am lacking motivation. I have numerous writing ideas in my head; not including my 1st novel. The following quotes are for me to get my ass back to writing & reading


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    Weekend-August 14th 2015

    Posted by Vixen Black on August 15, 2015 at 12:01 0 Comments

    Weekend-August 14th 2015

    Yes, I have been on a hiatus.  I had a birthday back on July 30th.  My boyfriend bought me a laptop and I love it. Well, I didn’t finish CampNaNoWriMo. Its ok, because I am planning to enter in the NaNoWriMo this November. I will be more prepared by then. I went to 2 library book sales and I stocked on tons of books. I am reading “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson.


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    Weekend- July 25th 2015

    Posted by Vixen Black on July 25, 2015 at 13:35 0 Comments

    Weekend-July 25th 2015

    Six days before CampNaNoWriMo ends next Friday. I am still working on my novel .Also, this week, a strange thing happened. Thoughts was appearing in my head about the another novel that I had in mind that I placed on a backburner, but it wouldn’t be strange because other writers has mentioned that as well. I went to Walmart this morning and bought me a journal. I am so tempted to buy more colored pens & note books but I had to stop myself because…


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