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We can make this thing into a Party, instead of a Memory.

- Will Rogers


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It's Day 30 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. The last day! Stephanie Bryant's post for Day 30 advises everyone to "take a break" today as the exercises were originally meant to be completed the month before NaNoWriMo begins. But we are not writers to rest on their laurels - are we? We shall march on to our next goal and... (looks around as a cold veil of silence falls over the room)...

Okay... we've built a world! That's cause to celebrate! So let's par-tay... come_on_in )
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Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald


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It's Day 29 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Character - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Once more to our notebooks, dear Nano Writer and today's exercise )
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Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men.
Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely.
Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?


- Georg C. Lichtenberg


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It's Day 28 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - What Did We Leave Out? - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Notebooks in hand, let's read today's exercise )
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Judge not the play before the play is done: Her plot hath many changes; every day Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.

- Francis Quarles


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It's Day 27 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Plot Hooks - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Notebooks ready? Then let's tackle today's exercise )
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Man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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It's Day 26 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Anti-What If? - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Time for notebooks! And today's exercise )
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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

- Buddha


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It's Day 25 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - The Sky - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding as well as Suns, Moons, and Rainbows by Holly Ingraham before completing today's exercise )
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By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does.
This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.


- Edvard Munch


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It's Day 24 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Mood II - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Open up those notebooks and read today's exercise )
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Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

- Anthony Brandt


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It's Day 23 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Revisiting Culture - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Time for notebooks and today's exercise )
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A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.

- Oscar Wilde


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It's Day 22 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Revisiting Geography - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Maps and notebooks today and of course today's exercise )
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If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

- Confucius


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It's Day 21 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Flora and Fauna - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Crack open those notebooks and check out today's exercise )
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A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is-full of surprises.

- Isaac Bashevis Singer


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It's Day 20 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Plot Hook Day - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Time for your notebooks and today's exercise )
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Character develops itself in the stream of life.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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It's Day 19 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - What If? Character - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Time to get out your notebooks and read today's exercise )
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Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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It's Day 18 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Speculation and Society - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Notebooks ready? Now for today's exercise )
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A Thaum is the basic unit of magical strength. It has been universally established as the
amount of magic needed to create one small white pigeon or three normal-sized billiard balls.


- Terry Pratchett


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It's Day 17 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Moody Review - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Grab those notebooks and try out today's exercise )
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The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

- Eden Phillpotts


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It's Day 16 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - More Speculation - from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Let's open up those notebooks and read today's exercise )
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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

- Charles W. Eliot


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It's Day 15 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over - Resources from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Get your notebooks and bookmarks at the ready and read today's exercise )
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Education is the transmission of civilization.

- Ariel and Will Durant


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It's Day 14 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over: Education from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. School is starting up again for many Nano Writers and today's topic couldn't be more timely! Time for our notebooks and today's exercise )
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He fishes well who uses a golden hook.

- Latin Proverb


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It's Day 13 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over: Plot Hooks and the Speculative Element from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Time to get out your notes from yesterday and read today's exercise )
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If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.

- William Hazlitt


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It's Day 12 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over Day 12: What If from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. Time to get out your notebook and consider today's exercise )
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Our thoughts create our reality -- where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.

- Peter McWilliams


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It's Day 11 for Nano Writers's Let's Build a World. Read over Day 11: Focus In from Stephanie Bryant's 30 Days of Worldbuilding. You'll need your timeline, economic/political groups, and yesterday's list of syllables as well as your notebook for today's exercise )

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