Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Novel-in-a-Day 2014 is DONE!

Thanks to everyone who took part, it was a lot of fun.
You can find the books, the Scrivener project, and the compile settings used in this post. Please use that post for any feedback on the book as well.
For feedback on the event itself, please use this thread!

Ok, the original post follows below:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead
Every October for the past three years, a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens have ignored their civic and moral duty to change the world, choosing instead to invent whole new ones by writing a novel in a day. A whole novel, in a single day. 

On Saturday October 25th we're going to do it again.

[b]What is it?[/b]
Check out the [url=]FAQs post[/url] for more detail, but essentially...
1) At midnight (UK time) on the day of the event you'll be emailed a brief of what you need to include in your chapter.
2) You go away and write your section without any knowledge of the wider story or where your chapter fits in the book.
3) You return your chapter by 8pm (UK time) at which point it's turned into ePub, mobi and PDF books using the magic of Scrivener.

In other words, between us we will write a novel in a day. People who've taken part in past say it's fabulous fun. :smiley:

[b]How do I sign up?[/b]
If you're up for the challenge of taking part (and have read [url=]the FAQs[/url] to know what you're letting yourself in for), let me know by posting in this thread!


[u][b]START TIME[/b][/u]
- [url=]in your corner of the world[/url]
- [url=]countdown[/url]

- [url=]in your corner of the world[/url]
- [url=]countdown[/url]

This post will be updated as people register their interest, to save people trawling through what I’m somewhat optimistically hoping will be a long thread!

The following people have registered:

  • Allicrombie
    ^ AmberV
  • antonrasmussen
  • Apsley
  • Ariesmer
  • Asbestos_Dust
  • Cblakeauthor
    " Daurmith
  • ElleDechene
  • EmmaLindhagen
  • eurasianflavour
    " FleetAdmiralO
    " Foxtrot
    ’ gr
  • grahams7
    ^ homeport
  • jaype
  • Jaysen
  • jdeckstrom
    ^ KB
  • Keith B Walters
    " LAP
  • Lem
  • Library Lil
    ^ matt
    ^ michaelbywater
  • Mikeydev
  • mndakin
    ^ Montree_Whiles
  • Myrth
  • nav66
    "+ nom
  • paperprosciutto
  • paradox927
    ^ pete340
  • peytonic
    ’ r6d2
  • RaineyCloud9
  • RedOrion1
    ’ Reliquary
    ^ robertdguthrie
    ^ Rollerdiva
  • scrapsandsass
    " Siren
  • theonlygolux
  • tickbite
    ^ VDGriesdoorn
  • Yellowcake

[Makes 48! List last updated 2014_10_24 05:43

Ooooh, exciting! I’ve been watching the growing sub-forum with eager anticipation. Can I be first to sign up, please? If you’ll have me back, that is :wink:

Absolutely! :smiley:

Yes, I’m in! :mrgreen:

Me too.

Phil, or pjs, or whatever moniker amuses you.


PF -

I guess I missed the whole thread where we pull your teeth to do it again.

Would love to give it another go – even though we all know KB has a future lock on all the mad hearse scenes.


And that’s 6! Phil, gr, r6d2, welcome back!

HELL YEAH!! Count me in!

I am up for this if theres is a spot for me. It will stretch the writing muscles nicely.

I’m in if you’ll have me.

I would love to be part of this.

Well, I’ve “played” with my writing tool long enough. I make no promises other than “I understand the rules”. With that…

[size=110]I’m in.[/size]

So Piggy, if you assign me a chapter, be prepared for cheshire fish and mad cats in hats.

Wait. That’s Vic-k. I’m the “nothing is serious until someone’s dead” guy.

So Piggy, if you assign me a chapter, be prepared for lots of “hold my beer and watch this”.

Wait. That’s Wock. Shoot. Anyone mind telling me what Piggy should expect from me?

YEAH! 100% attendance record! Woooo!

Also our first rookie season signings of the year. MEWriter, theonlygolux and Grahams7, welcome to the forum! Check your forum messages!

Great! About time too! :smiley:

Oh great, another troublemaker. You don’t think I have enough problems with Matt?! :smiley:

I think all other compare to the trouble of the +3. If you really push me I’ll raise the stakes on you… I see no reason that you should have a peaceful day on the 25th of Oct.

Which reminds me. I need to ask you some questions. On a regular basis.


I’m getting too old for that.

Sorry, one and all; I’m going to be hurtling — well metaphorically hurtling — round China this year at that time … the visit I was supposed to make last year if I hadn’t half severed a digit!

So once again I have to say — as they famously do on “Dragon’s Den” — "I’m out!

Mr X

Count me in.

Let’s be all prepared to dress a nice suit that day!

Yee ha. Pleased to be aboard, looking forward to it and sharpening my keyboard.