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Last Day of NaNoWriMo - Writing Prompt from the Sudbury Wrimos

Red Sails, like all NaNoWriMo novels, is full of "Easter Eggs" that only other NaNo's would understand. For example, The Last Iron Horse (also a NaNoWriMo novel) featured the group challenge of killing Eric Kovach. The death of this now famous NaNoWriMo admin & organizer is one that makes anyone familiar with NaNoWriMo fall over laughing (and knowing full well what's ahead for the hapless character based on him!) and waiting for the big exit. This NaNo was no different, only there was a different prompt every single day (if you were a member of the Sudbury Wrimo Group, anyway). Today's prompt (which I have saved, because... in the rewrite... you never know) was to "Bring back all the characters that you have killed in your story." Story (not book) means the entire Kingdom of Walden series and not just Red Sails. Thankfully, they don't mean this in a literal sense (it *can*) but in a figurative sense. It's a good thing since there'd be a rather long list of characters to return since the beginning of the series if we include everyone since the end of Red Sails... we remember how many named characters died in After Oil alone? Could you imagine having all of those running around again? It'd be complete and utter chaos! But, as I said, thankfully it's all in a figurative sense so I imagine I will find a way to have them come back either as memories, or perhaps even someone's regrets.

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