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Today on one of my writing lists this came through. It's intriguing, but I probably won't submit anything, but I thought I'd pass the link along just in case anyone is and wants to participate.

ETA: Forgot the Link. LJ is a pain today.
Project Publish.
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So, apparently script frenzy is starting soon. I'm not sure that I'm going to attempt it, since my attention is focused on writing a novel more than a script. It might be fun to try, but I don't have an idea in my head at the moment. We shall see. Anyway, I saw this on one of the NANO forums regarding script formatting software and thought it might be helpful.


In case other people came here I just wanted to point out opensource script software called Celtx. Script writing software isn'tnecessary, of course, but I've found it helps me to have some of theformatting done for me. The "standard" commercial software isexpensive, too much so for me while I'm just playing around with theidea of script writing.

http://www.celtx.com/






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Research...

Jan. 7th, 2007 05:18 pm
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If you see this post twice, I apologize, but my goal this year is to keep up with my writing and perhaps update this journal from time to time with my writing ramblings.

This web site is dripping hotness. I'm looking for visuals for my characters. I'm having a hard time with a couple of them, especially my main to characters because I threw a big complication in the plot and so I'm having to find a visual that best fits my main characters, adult boy/girl twins. Anyway, I have an idea of who "Isabel" is, but 'm having a hard time finding her brother Andrew. So, I found a Spanish Models website. I think using models rather than celebrities is easier, because say I use Petey, then the character is more Petey than my character. I don't know if that makes sense. I don't know if any other writers use models/actors/other people they know as visuals for their characters, but I find it a bit more helpful than just some blue, eyed, blond guy, that I can't visualize.

But there is a hitch to the guy I think might be Andrew, he's incredibly hot and Andrew, to my surprise as the writer and to his sister's,the main character, is a Catholic Priest. I'm not trying to to intentionally create a "hot priest". I'm actually trying to create a very realistic and human character with Andrew, but trouble is, my character is young-- mid-to-late 30's and probably is attractive on top of the other traits that make him a good priest and a good person. All the while, my MC isn't religious and is still not happy about her twin's choice of profession. She's a lawyer. Sigh.

Well, besides that, I need to find a couple other characters. Andrew's high school best friend is someone I know. And Miz [livejournal.com profile] schaden_freude approves, but for other reasons. I still wonder if it means anything that I thought about him and then saw HIM three months later, live and in person. Am I channeling my prince charming into coming to life in real life. Nah. It's just a coincidence. ;-)

I don't know why I'm so rambly and incoherent. Maybe staying up till 3 isn't always a good idea.
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man... these characters are driving me crazy. Since my NANO is the prequel to the novel I've been writing. I'm writing about Isabel's mother and father. Not that anyone knows who Isabel is, but anyway, Isabel is named after her mother's eldest sister, Isabel but I also want her named after her mother's best friend, Maggie, a young English girl from college. But as it stands Isabel's middle name is Sofia. I thought about changing Maggie's name to Sophie, which means, Wisdom. Maggie,short for Margaret means Pearl. And Margaret is the patron of expectant mothers. So, I'm in a quandary.

Also, one of my main character's sister's is named Rita, short for Margarita.

So, I'm nearly at 30k with my word count. The story is starting to take shape, however, I'm not writing it in order, so I'm not even sure where I am at with it. I only started working on this story because I thought it might help me figure out exactly what's going on in my other novel. The mother's story turned out to be interesting bit of history that I needed to tell so I could make sense of my big plot twist in Isabel and Andrew's story. They're twins and I'll talk all about them later, ad nauseam probably.

I know none of this makes sense to anyone who might be reading this right now. I'll come back and explain myself later. I'm tired and just needed to work out some of these frustrations. Stay tuned for more in the saga of the little universe playing out in my head. Maybe I will figure it out.

I was going to edit this post and I forgot why. I need sleep.

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