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[sticky post] NaNoWriMo has started. Wanna join? Why not write for publication? Submit your efforts! [Nov. 2nd, 2014|04:17 am]
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irascignavojo
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Do you know what nanowrimo is about? NaNoWriMo is the "National Novel Writing Month" where crazed writers try to type at least 50.000 words in only 30 days - starting November 1st - without much sleep inbetween, in many cases. But I suppose many of you know that already, so I'll say:


Hi all you crazy nanowrimo'ers. :-)

    Three questions from my side:
  • Is there anyone among you, who thinks about writing in an ancient/medieval/fantasy setting?

  • Would you love to see the NaNo effort of this year published - in an anthology, if unfinished, or as a complete novel if finished?

  • Would you like to see your novel in print, with a real ISBN number, with a free copy for yourself - without paying either the printer or the publisher?



If you answered all three questions with "YES!", please consider setting your story on a world you might not no anything about - yet. "Myra" is a world shared by over 1000 writers, artists and gamers alike for over 20 years now - and it's ready and waiting for your story. Still sounds good? Read the details below.

If you answered all three questions with a cautious "maybe" or "maybe not" - please feel free to check out myraworld, the LJ community recently started for all english language contributions. It might still be to your liking, even though your NaNovel may be about something else.

I'll answer question No.1 directly:

Q: Why should I even bother trying/submitting my NaNo effort?

A:
    Because we *want* more stories set on Myra we can publish your chances are very good to be published.
  • If what you write is any good, even if it is not complete, it can and probably will be included into an anthology of stories, possibly ending with the words "to be continued".

  • If what you write is very good and completed, well-rounded and edited so as to fit within Myra (and to not make spellcheckers cringe), you will have your writing efforts published, in print and ebook form, with a copy for yourself to keep, without paying the printer or the publisher, with a real ISBN and a real price-tag we'll agree upon (the price-tag can be 'zero' for the ebook, if you want a larger audience).



    Q: Can I just write a short story about anything in the world?

    A: basically yes.

    There are some rules which apply to all shared world concepts, though:

    "Thou shalt not destroy or spoil what others have created"
    ...is probably the most important of them all. Obvious, I hope. If you write in or about an area of the world, which someone else has adopted, that person becomes something of an editor for what is written about his/her part of the world. Same goes for using the characters of others. A cameo that leaves the idea of the character intact is fine, killing someones character off isn't, not even if it was a minor one - at least not without the inventor's consent.

    "Thou shalt not create whole continents if the story could also take place in a much smaller area" is a lesser one. Obvious as well, I hope. Whatever you write will be assigned to a certain spot in the time and space of Myra. The less ground on Myra your story covers, the easier it will be to make it fit in, i.e. the less editing it will take to fit. If for your story to work you just need, for example (like Lizzy Paffrath), a gloomy cottage in a desolate swamp -and some mist around it- all the better.

    The general idea is: Write ahead, we'll try to make it fit in together - later!

    Q: Is there a guarantee that what I write will be published ?

    A: Not really, no.
      Excluded is anything which is or might be
    • unfit for a fantasy-world -or-

    • unfit for this fantasy world,

    • violating the copyright and/or trademarks of third parties --or-

    • stolen/copied from someone elses writing

    • stupid instead of potentially funny -or-

    • written by someone who is not willing to make the adjustments necessary to make the story fit on Myra -or-

    • just abysmally bad.<



    Stories that fit these criteria will not be published in print and not be included in any ebook publication. You're free to submit them for critical comments as a digital publication on myraworld though, using LJ-cuts for anything above 20 lines of text. Trolls abusing this idea will be banished to Shanatan, the hollow world inside the Myra globe.


    And I repeat:
    Q: Why should I even bother trying/submitting my NaNo effort?

    A:
      Because we *want* more stories set on Myra we can publish your chances are very good to be published.
    • If what you write is any good, even if it is not complete, it can and probably will be included into an anthology of stories, possibly ending with the words "to be continued".

    • If what you write is very good and completed, well-rounded and edited so as to fit within Myra (and to not make spellcheckers cringe), you will have your writing efforts published, in print and ebook form, with a copy for yourself to keep, without paying the printer or the publisher, with a real ISBN and a real price-tag we'll agree upon (the price-tag can be 'zero' for the ebook, if you want a larger audience).


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30 years after... [Sep. 14th, 2014|11:45 pm]
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irascignavojo
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Photo: 30 Jahre nach dem ersten Tübinger MYRA-Treffen: Gemeinsamer Spielespass ungebrochen. (30 years after the first MYRA meeting in Tuebingen: Still having fun playing together)
30 Jahre nach dem ersten Tübinger MYRA-Treffen: Gemeinsamer Spielespass ungebrochen.
(30 years after the first MYRA meeting in Tuebingen: Still having fun playing together)
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Tuebingen MYRA Days - Tuebinger Tolkien-Tage 03.-09.September 2012 [Sep. 2nd, 2012|01:14 pm]
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irascignavojo
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http://tuebinger-tolkien-tage.de - Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/413683752001068/

Meme via http://qkme.me/3qqdin
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NaNoWriMo started... [Nov. 2nd, 2010|02:42 am]
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irascignavojo
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And in the night after the first day of the month, I didn't write enough words, but I through my first two plans overboard and plotted a NaNovel which gives me both structure (as the first 15 chapters are based on "actual events that happened") and freedom (as there are 3-4 years of wandering around of which nothing is known, so I'm free to invent anything). It will be a small suprise to those who know me that it is based on the more or less recent myraworld history of about 25-10 years ago.

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Calculating MYRA [Jun. 15th, 2010|06:32 pm]
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irascignavojo
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There have been previous efforts to calculate MYRA, our world of fantasy - from the idea that one hex largely resembles 100 km from one side to the other, or 100 miles from one corner to the other, to the information given that the world Myra has three times the surface of the earth, ending at calculations of how thick Myra's mantle must be if with three times the surface and a hollow-world core Myra has more or less the same gravity pull on the outside as earth has.

Well, not ending there, because the effects of two moons and that white (or rather dark-red) elephant in the skies, that second 'sun', have been calculated as well, as far as was possible.

Well here now I present the mathematical formula to calculate MYRA - wothy of Robert Shea's Syllogisms in the Mathematics of Magic:



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A Message to True Hackers And Bit Artists [Mar. 10th, 2010|09:26 pm]
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irascignavojo
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3 Minutes for 50,000 words - it's that month of the year again! [Nov. 1st, 2009|05:37 am]
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irascignavojo
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What is this about? Just check out the video:



Watch it - Just 3 Minutes for 50,000 words

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Cry Wolf [Oct. 21st, 2009|03:49 pm]
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irascignavojo
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Cry Wolf
Little lamb
If you have to

Try not
To get eaten by
Yourself though

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NANOWRIMO is nearly upon us [Oct. 30th, 2008|01:35 am]
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irascignavojo
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Time to link back to the relevant post: http://community.livejournal.com/myraworld/7138.html

Please refer there, if you consider wrting a nanovel.

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Roleplayers for Obama? Saving Throw for McCain? - And MyraWorld for Iras? [Aug. 22nd, 2008|03:18 am]
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irascignavojo
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This posting in German: Rollenspieler für Obama? Schutzwurf für McCain

Dorktower: The candidates as gamersWhile many dungeon_masters might be aware of it, fantasy_scifi gamers and readers might have missed the newest development:

Fantasy roleplaying gamers, a classic enemy stereotype of evangelical US-preachers, have been discovered as a voting demographic in the new presidential election. How so? I'll tell you. With the cliché imagery of the 80s for depicting the 'liberal enemy'.

Pro-democratic Blog DailyKos had cast doubt on one of John McCains overly moralistic memories which he had recounted in the evangelical Saddleback Church these days, as stolen from “The Gulag Archipelago” by the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn . The McCain campaign reacted fiercely, hitting on liberal bloggers in general and -to everyone's astonishment- on dndfanz as fantasy gamers specifically. (Cultural reference: Dungeons & Dragons is to fantasy gaming what kleenex is to paper handkerchiefs. It is what the kids play at the start of E.T. and it's been around as long as the greenparty in Germany. The McCain campaign attac logic seems to be: Bloggers = Nerds = D&D-Gamers? Quote from McCain's website:

It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons &Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from thecomfort of mom’s basement, but most Americans have the humility andgratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered onbehalf of others. (Source)



The blogging world was not enthusiastic about this, even less so if you took those actively or formerly from the "Dungeons&Dragons Crowd", of which some claimed they were "undecided before these attacs". John Kovalic (muskrat_john of DorkTower fame (dorktowerfeed), LJ blogger and game designer ("Munchkin" is quite a good parody of the RPG hobby) correctly wrote: “What an…odd (yes, odd - “odd” is definitely the word) thing to bring into the national political discourse…”



It was the second time in a few weeks, that Goldfarb had, for the McCain campaign... Read more...Collapse )



Yours, irascignavojo, candidate for the greenparty list for the parliament of the european_union
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