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Sir Johnny

I have been reading up the many rules and do not in any way feel threatened by the requirements.  Nevertheless, in caw I've missed an important point please clarify the following for me:

Does not the 50-unique-words minimum mean that a poem will exceed a 50-word count (in nominal/regular words) but should essentially not exceed 50 unique words or be short of the same?


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kathyrivers said:


tanks i will! :)


I'm a nobody but I can operate a transporter... you look like you need an emergency beamout!

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cabcool said:Sir Johnny

I have been reading up the many rules and do not in any way feel threatened by the requirements.  Nevertheless, in caw I've missed an important point please clarify the following for me:

Does not the 50-unique-words minimum mean that a poem will exceed a 50-word count (in nominal/regular words) but should essentially not exceed 50 unique words or be short of the same?



The body of each poem must contain 50 or more  "unique" words.

A poem of 49 words or less will be flagged as incomplete and the writer will be asked to complete it within 24 hours of posting.

A poem of 50 words with any words repeated will likewise be flagged as incomplete and the writer will be asked to complete it within 24 hours of posting.

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*happy dance*
i have my first one done at 1am

now i have to pretend to write for another 29 days 😬

wishing everyone oooooooodles ov endless inspiration 🖤🖤🖤

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I think I'm going to need to bow out. Best of luck to all.

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WildBlue said:I think I'm going to need to bow out. Best of luck to all.



We are sorry to have you go. Best of luck to you.

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cabcool said:Sir Johnny

I have been reading up the many rules and do not in any way feel threatened by the requirements.  Nevertheless, in caw I've missed an important point please clarify the following for me:

Does not the 50-unique-words minimum mean that a poem will exceed a 50-word count (in nominal/regular words) but should essentially not exceed 50 unique words or be short of the same?



Thank you, JB.  I understand.

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cabcool said:

Thank you, JB.  I understand.


Thank you, Cab. You helped us refine the rules so there will be less likelihood of misunderstanding.

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_shadoe_ said:*happy dance*
i have my first one done at 1am

now i have to pretend to write for another 29 days 😬

wishing everyone oooooooodles ov endless inspiration 🖤🖤🖤


woot!

It will be interesting to see who gets to the thread first!

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Here’s a sure-fire way to survive NaPoWriMo in style:

Recommended routine
for the rigors
of NaPoWriMo

Wake up before sunrise

Do 100 push-ups
100 crunches and
100 squats

Take a cold shower
brush your teeth
comb your hair

dress in your poet’s uniform

meditate  for one hour
while chanting “I can do this”

Make a green smoothie
and chug it down
(the worst it tastes, the healthier it is)

Assume a power
pose for twenty
minutes

Write a poem
edit and do word count
post to DUP

Pat yourself on the back
treat yourself to one square
of dark chocolate

Go to sleep
repeat
thirty times

Rest up until next year.

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Kinkpoet said:Here’s a sure-fire way to survive NaPoWriMo in style:

Recommended routine
for the rigors
of NaPoWriMo

Wake up before sunrise

Do 100 push-ups
100 crunches and
100 squats

Take a cold shower
brush your teeth
comb your hair

dress in your poet’s uniform

meditate  for one hour
while chanting “I can do this”

Make a green smoothie
and chug it down
(the worst it tastes, the healthier it is)

Assume a power
pose for twenty
minutes

Write a poem
edit and do word count
post to DUP

Pat yourself on the back
treat yourself to one square
of dark chocolate

Go to sleep
repeat
thirty times

Rest up until next year.


I saw something about dark chocolate.

* must get away from electronic devices *

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Knock, Knock! 🚪

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JohnnyBlaze said:And finally, a poem titled "Poem" by our NaPo co-founding host and pilot, Ahavati!    

Up, up and away in your beautiful balloon!  (song by The Fifth Dimension)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfxqQmWtGNM

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JohnnyBlaze said:

Thank you, Cab. You helped us refine the rules so there will be less likelihood of misunderstanding.

One final--and crazy--question, JB:

Where do I post my daily NaPo poems?  I was looking for an ENTER COMPETITION window.

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good morning everyone ☕🚬
where the butt is the thread we post in?

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