National Novel Writing

I wrote a Perl script to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month…

So last year, during MilwaukeeDevHouse3 I gave old pal Boone a bit of guff as he was doing some writing for National Novel Writing Month and I told him I would just write a Perl script to write my novel for me.

Well, I did. I wrote around the end of November, but I never actually published what wrote for me. So here it is…

Enjoy some of the excerpts below, and then download a PDF of the whole thing…

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I ended up using source text from various places… Text of Obama’s Speech: A More Perfect Union, 75 words every sci-fi fan should know, and I believe the Unofficial Jargon File Word Lists. At least that’s what my notes tell me… Here’s some more!

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Yeah… it’s that good!

Anyway, you can find the code here:

1 reply on “National Novel Writing”

Actually, I find this excerpt quite compelling:

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Of course, your Novel isn’t really formatted correctly. I’d love to see your script output something formatted to a manuscripting standard.

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