Sunday, October 26, 2008

NaNoFavLiWriMo Contest!!

Warning: Today's posted excerpt contains adult language and themes

That's right, it's almost November, aka National Novel Writing Month! (For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is an annual challenge to try and write a novel during November. My 2nd novel, A Grand Seduction, was a past NaNo winner.)

This year I've taken the liberty of adding a couple extra syllables to the NaNoWriMo acronym...because I'm including a National Novel Favorite Line Writing contest as well! During November I'll be blogging daily about this crazy experience, and will bring back my popular Favorite Line Written feature with one important difference! I will showcase my Favorite Line Written by a FELLOW NaNoer each week ...one of whom will receive a special prize!

HOW TO ENTER THE BEST NANOWRIMO LINE CONTEST:

During November, select the best line you write each day and post it in the comments here. Post only ONE line daily, but there is no limit to how many days in November you post! (In other words, you can have up to 30 entries.) You may post any genre, any heat level.

Every week (on the 7th, 15th, 22nd, and 30th) I will choose my favorite line to showcase on my blogs, website, and NaNo site. At the conclusion of NaNo I will review these weekly winners and select ONE grand prize winner...who will receive a Starbucks Gift Card!

Rules:
By entering you confirm that the lines submitted are your own original work, and that you are writing them as part of 2008's NaNoWriMo challenge. No past work--NaNo projects or otherwise--accepted for this contest, sorry.

Here is a recent FAVORITE LINE WRITTEN: It is a rather ugly and perverted telling in our lore that vampires engage in nothing more than a fuck-and-suck mass murder lifestyle, sharks on dry land who move and feed and mate with mindless machinations. --Immortal Wine


If you have questions, you can post them here as well. Good luck...and happy writing!

44 comments:

King of the Eyesores said...

What a great idea! I'll have to keep my eye out for my favorite lines I manage to whip out throughout the month :)

I guess I better subscribe to your blog right about now.

Rae Lori said...

How awesome! I'm game. Sounds like this'll be a fun prompt to follow! :-D

Lisa Logan said...

Great idea...subscribing to the blog will help remind busy NaNoer's to shoot on over and enter!!

Laura Herbertson said...

Count me in.

wingcolor said...

Ooh, fun idea! I'm looking forward to seeing all the great lines that people write (and to writing some myself!)

wingcolor said...

Here's my submission for November 1st!
"Her outfit, which seemed perfect at home this morning, and perfectly respectable even at the conservative bank she worked, suddenly seemed cheap under Sofía’s gaze--she realized how low her neckline was, and something about the light in the foyer set off the different fabrics in the jacket and the skirt."

Jim Henry said...

If there had been blood in Leviathan Avalon's body, it all would have been in his head. If there had been hair on Avalon's head, it would have been on fire. If Antiquity Calais had been right next to him, Avalon would have paid him no attention.

Lisa Logan said...

Great stuff so far!

JIM...which line do you want to submit? You've got three sentences here.

Chelonia said...

She supposed one could flip a pancake with a flounder, but it would depend heavily on the state of the flounder in question.

Jim Henry said...

Let's try it this way....

If there had been blood in Leviathan Avalon's body, it all would have been in his head; if there had been hair on Avalon's head, it would have been on fire; if Antiquity Calais had been right next to him, Avalon would have paid him no attention.

Jaime said...

I'll play. Here's my line for Nov 1.

I know how these creatures think and what they will do for their own pleasure, for their own peace of mind; for whatever reason they tell themselves that lets them sleep at night.

turnerloony said...

Let's go eat, I'm so hungry my stomach's eating my asshole!

King of the Eyesores said...

He scratched the light scruff of facial hair framing his jaw with the barrel of his pistol in unconscious routine, parting his lips to say something memorable to the men and women he would be looting in a matter of moments.

Not too bad, but not my best either. Ah well. There's one for today!

Johanna Ransom said...

Okay, I've tried to submit this twice and it keeps saying "bad request". Sorry if you end up with three re-posts of this. Here's my line for yesterday (I have not, at 9:50 at night, yet written anything for today. Whoops.):

"The problem with living in Death's waiting room, Tammy always thought, was that no one was ever in a hurry to meet their appointment."

Jim Henry said...

The moment of impact was not nearly as traumatic as being squeezed through a black hole, but when coupled with that trauma they had just endured, this hard splashdown was less attractive to Antiquity than dying a painful death.

Alicia said...

Katrina, doting mother that she was not, would never allow anything into the castle that would help alleviate Rae's heartache if she could help it.

wingcolor said...

Day 2!

Not that the woman herself hadn’t been on the stranger end of the spectrum, Dexter thought as she exited the bathroom.

SA said...

The language itself [Russian] is less like a mess and more like an enormous, dismal deli with eight thousand kinds of provolone cheese, variations between them indicated with charts and graphs and interactive video presentations I just cannot understand.

-Kartoshka (Sara)

Thorne said...

I think today's (Nov 2)favorite line simply has to be "When he said he’d be my helper, I looked him straight in the eye and told him 'You’d better have underwear on under those shorts then, because if anything falls out of them, I’ll whack it off with my skillsaw.'"

Fun little contest! Thanks!

Harris Channing said...

How fun! Here's my line for November 3--

How was she supposed sleep when she could practically feel the bed bugs giving her the once over like Jack Sprat's wife at an all you can eat blubber buffet?

Eeshul said...

Post for Nov 3rd.:

"They’d just lock me up some place small and dingy, but I should be able to get in a good wank then, of course it would probably kill my chances for getting a decent shag."

Lisa Logan said...

WOW, I'm really impressed at the quality of the work here. Keep 'em coming!!

Laura Herbertson said...

Lisa,
Do you want all the one-liners for the whole month to be posted in this thread? I assumed you wanted them in your latest blog post, like a daily comment. Let me know what works best for you.

Laura

wingcolor said...

November 4th's line:

"And as a side benefit, it minimizes the chances that I'll be around for the inevitable explosion."

Lisa Logan said...

Laura: You can post your one liners either here OR over in my weekly NaNo update threads--I'm seeing them on both (and other places as well). Good luck!

Laura Herbertson said...

Nov 4:

"If I was glowing it was because I ate something radioactive."

Alicia said...

It would be great to say that Katrina wasn’t always cruel to her daughter, but that would be a lie.

Lynn said...

This looks like fun. I'm more into parody than long, drawn out sentences. Here's my entry:

Do not go gentle into that gray hair,
Old age should burn and rave throughout the fray,
Rage, rage against the lightening of the dark.

Laura Herbertson said...

Nov 5

"Friday came but wouldn’t go."

Thorne said...

Hehe. I have to admit that my favorite so far is Lynn's little aging parody. Love it!

Even so, I'll bite the bullet and enter my favorite line for today, (Nov 5 still, where I am in So Cali)

"Well, witches or lezbeens or no, they was right nice ladies them two- even if that Tillie was a flirt, and that Dana dressed and acted and even worked just like a man."

Hehe. I'm not so sure it works as well out of context, but wth!

Laura Herbertson said...

Nov 6

"There was some control in being at the table before someone else arrives, almost like you’re inviting them to sit with you at your table."

wingcolor said...

Nov 6:

It was a long time before either Dexter or Marie fell asleep again, but when they did, the last thing they saw before drifting off was the image of a small girl, no more than 8 or 9, skin pale against the darkness, holding a cat in her arms.

Lisa Logan said...

I'm so excited...the first winner will be selected tomorrow...so get your final week entries posted now!

Jim Henry said...

"Avalon is not simply stocking the realm of Hades; he is duplicating these cryptids - he is cloning them."

Thorne said...

Last one for the week, I guess. I think you'll appreciate this one. :-)

She is voluptuous and erotic on a visceral level not found in any skin flick or porn magazine and exudes an irresistible sexual pull; even these men who mock her beauty in fearful and judging words shift on their feet, jiggle a leg or pull at their trousers to hide the shapes of their stiffening cocks.

a Pendragon said...

Her chirp sounded oddly like, "Kriiiro?" She raised her tiny front wings up and down like pedipalps.

Jim Henry said...

"Well the good news is that I saw no evidence of any giant winged creatures with glowing red eyes shooting lasers on my way here, so I think we're safe to go out and relax a bit."

Lisa Logan said...

Way to go, guys!! The ranks seem to be dropping off a bit, so let's keep em rolling!

Jim Henry said...

Is there a pulse out there?

Jim Henry said...

I don't know if you're still going to do this, since the interest seems to have dropped off. But here's another line from mine.....

"But if there's one thing I've learned is that it is never wise to second guess an eight foot tall Algonquin god." - Gillian Usha, from Antiquity Calais Ascending Olympus

Thorne said...

Forgot all about this in my WC insanity. Hehe. Then saw your reminder on Twitter. Here's my fav for today:
What particular seed so carelessly or even maliciously spurted into her that by some universal coincidence happened to join with her own cells to begin the life inside of her concerned her not at all.
A lil awkward, maybe. WTH

dt said...

Fav line today: We need an odd number, thus we require at least one additional judge - preferably someone with a decent palate; perhaps one that can actually distinguish between sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio.

dt said...

“Nope, my mother always wanted me to be a doctor,” he chuckled, “closest I ever got was playing doctor.

Amber said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is my favorite line for 11/27:

He had so much to say and offer an opinion on but his cheerful demeanor usually gave no clue to the meaning behind his vocal utterances.