I’m asking for your help on a writing project I’m currently working on.

What the Fidd

Do you write notes to yourself? Do you use post-its (of printed or electronic variety)? Do you make epic to-do lists? Do you keep track of all the shit you’re supposed to remember on the back of your hand?

From little blurbs to long lists, I want to see your notes!

I’m in the middle of working on a long-form fictional work in which the central character makes a lot of extensive personal notations, and I’d like to generate some ideas about how he does that, eventually developing a style for him. This is also a very visually-oriented work–in its current iteration, the work will consist primarily of these notes, handwritten onto pages.

So! If you are comfortable sharing your notes with me, I would love it if you mailed them to me, or scanned them and sent them over e-mail. Pictures of notes will also work. No one else…

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Nanonovel #21

Please give your feedback in comments to this post.

Suggestions: What happened in the nanonovel? What did you take certain things to mean, how did you interpret them? Was there a lead-up to the novel, or some things that occurred after the novel? If so, what were the rest of the events you envisioned? How did they shape what you took away from the story? Just about anything you can think of, I want to hear it.

Don’t hesitate to go above and beyond these starter questions, and go into as much depth as you can. And if you get the chance, I’d love to see your 2nd and 3rd interpretations of the nanonovel. Read and interpret it as many times as you’d like!

Nanonovel #20

Please give your feedback in comments to this post.

Suggestions: What happened in the nanonovel? What did you take certain things to mean, how did you interpret them? Was there a lead-up to the novel, or some things that occurred after the novel? If so, what were the rest of the events you envisioned? How did they shape what you took away from the story? Just about anything you can think of, I want to hear it.

Don’t hesitate to go above and beyond these starter questions, and go into as much depth as you can. And if you get the chance, I’d love to see your 2nd and 3rd interpretations of the nanonovel. Read and interpret it as many times as you’d like!

Note: if you haven’t already, don’t forget to vote here on changes you’d like to see to nanonovels in the future.

2011: The State of the Nanonovel Address

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to get more involved with nanonovels instead of just spitting them out a few times a week. Several people have said  (albeit a while ago) that they would be interested in seeing my feedback, and I’ve gone back and forth on that suggestion–I’d like to interact more with you delightful folks, and I think it would be a good exercise for me personally, but I also wonder if it somewhat defeats the purpose of the nanonovel as I’ve imagined it: something completely, repeatedly changeable in meaning solely by the reader (that is, you), uninfluenced by the writer’s thoughts or perspective about what they’ve (I’ve?) written. So keep in mind that if what you’d like to see are my comments on your work as a reader, you’re going to get mostly questions about the direction of your own “novel” versus comparative notes on what I was originally thinking when I wrote the nanonovel in the first place.

Anyway, whether you’ve commented before or just swing by here periodically to see what stupid shit I keep yammering about on various social media outlets, I’d appreciate your feedback, easily obtained by the wonderfully convenient survey below.

(Of course, this only pertains to nanonovels in their current Twitterized format. I’ve also been considering expanding the idea to include other types of media, like music and sounds, and even just writing a long[er]form piece [more than 140 characters, that is]. I’d also really like to create a space for people to post their own nanonovels, not just versions of mine. Suggestions? Comments? Requests to collaborate? I’d love to hear ’em.)

Nanonovel #19

Please give your feedback in comments to this post.

Suggestions: What happened in the nanonovel? What did you take certain things to mean, how did you interpret them? Was there a lead-up to the novel, or some things that occurred after the novel? If so, what were the rest of the events you envisioned? How did they shape what you took away from the story? Just about anything you can think of, I want to hear it.

Don’t hesitate to go above and beyond these starter questions, and go into as much depth as you can. And if you get the chance, I’d love to see your 2nd and 3rd interpretations of the nanonovel. Read and interpret it as many times as you’d like!

Nanonovel #18

Please give your feedback in comments to this post.

Suggestions: What happened in the nanonovel? What did you take certain things to mean, how did you interpret them? Was there a lead-up to the novel, or some things that occurred after the novel? If so, what were the rest of the events you envisioned? How did they shape what you took away from the story? Just about anything you can think of, I want to hear it.

Don’t hesitate to go above and beyond these starter questions, and go into as much depth as you can. And if you get the chance, I’d love to see your 2nd and 3rd interpretations of the nanonovel. Read and interpret it as many times as you’d like!

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