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Ahavati
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spdred said:Hi. Yeah. Can't do this. Shit hit the fan just today, and I barely even have the mental capacity to keep myself together let alone write anything halfway decent for a month straight. Please take my name off that list.

Hey, spdred! We understand completely.  These are trying days.  We do hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy. There's always next year!

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2 quick small nitpicking questions:

is there a quick way to do the 50 original word count (an option on word lets say)  or do we have to use our brains and fingers?

I presume that if we quote someone within a poem that that will not count into the 50 original words, is that right?

apologies if this has been answered before and I missed it. Thanks.

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fields_broke said:2 quick small nitpicking questions:

is there a quick way to do the 50 original word count (an option on word lets say)  or do we have to use our brains and fingers?

I presume that if we quote someone within a poem that that will not count into the 50 original words, is that right?

apologies if this has been answered before and I missed it. Thanks.


Hi, nomoth, there are many word counter tools on the net that you can use, here is one:

https://wordcounttools.com/

That is correct in regards to the quote. Only your written poetry applies to the count. Thus, make sure you remove the quote when using the word counter tool.

Hope that helps.

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I'm in! South Carolina, EST

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poetryaccident said:I'm in! South Carolina, EST

Welcome back, poetryaccident! We missed you last year!

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Ahavati said:

Hi, nomoth, there are many word counter tools on the net that you can use, here is one:

https://wordcounttools.com/

That is correct in regards to the quote. Only your written poetry applies to the count. Thus, make sure you remove the quote when using the word counter tool.

Hope that helps.


Excellent resource, Ahavati, thank you!

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Ahavati said:

Hi, nomoth, there are many word counter tools on the net that you can use, here is one:

https://wordcounttools.com/

That is correct in regards to the quote. Only your written poetry applies to the count. Thus, make sure you remove the quote when using the word counter tool.

Hope that helps.


That occurred to me last night and I was planning on adding that to the existing rules!

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Less than THREE days to launch!

It's time to meet your Official NaPo co-founder/host/pilot, Ahavati  Deanna Troi Commander Deannavati !

Hey, hows about we just call her dedicated to the advancement of Poetry?!

Hold on to your tricorders, Poetfleet cadets. Throughout the challenge, while posting some incredibly EPIC poetry, she will be stunning you with amazing graphics! Prepare to be amazed and phased!  

Will we recover the stolen muses?  You'll soon find out!  

Thank you, Commander, for your dedication to DU and commitment to Team NaPo!

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fields_broke said:2 quick small nitpicking questions:

is there a quick way to do the 50 original word count (an option on word lets say)  or do we have to use our brains and fingers?

I presume that if we quote someone within a poem that that will not count into the 50 original words, is that right?

apologies if this has been answered before and I missed it. Thanks.


i used this site, last year for counting

https://wordcounter.net/

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LunaGreyhawk said:

Excellent resource, Ahavati, thank you!


You're welcome Luna. It is an excellent resource.

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LunaGreyhawk said:

Excellent resource, Ahavati, thank you!


Yep thanks guys from me too.

Man! good luck next month what with having to ride the chaos in the forums and the biggest NaPo of all time coming. how are you going to able to find any sleep?

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fields_broke said:

Yep thanks guys from me too.

Man! good luck next month what with having to ride the chaos in the forums and the biggest NaPo of all time coming. how are you going to able to find any sleep?


LOL! What chaos?

Poetry is always first and foremost!  This NaPo is going to be EPIC!

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fields_broke said:

Yep thanks guys from me too.

Man! good luck next month what with having to ride the chaos in the forums and the biggest NaPo of all time coming. how are you going to able to find any sleep?


Sleep? Wtf is that ...?

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JohnnyBlaze said:

Sleep? Wtf is that ...?


sleep  =  (a cat) nap  

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Tallen said:

sleep  =  (a cat) nap  


That's all we'll be doing throughout the month!

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