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the belletristic sausage grinder

Some dude in Bombay has gone NaNoWriMo one better with The Great Mahakali Write-A-Thalon.

Quite simply, you need to finish your own novel or screenplay within 58 hours, sleep included. And to register, send an email to Rohit Gupta. Time starts 14th May 0900 AM and ends 16th May 0700 PM.

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Scripts must be minimum 80 standard-formatted pages in length and novels must exceed 35,000 words. (subject to change with prior notification).

There's a certain imbalance here. I mean no disrespect to the dramatic art when I say that an 80-page script can be written an awful lot faster than a 35,000-word novel; that's not saying it would be any good. But having to write things like descriptions and scene transitions really slows down the old gears. The mere physical act of typing that many words in 58 hours would be deathly exhausting. Which isn't to say I wouldn't try, if I lived in Bombay, New York, Dublin, or Ahmedabad.

 

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