Via Appia Novel
Via Appia Novel Generator for NaNoGenMo 2015
National Novel Generation Month Project 2015
NaNoGenMo 2015: It started as a joke on Twitter by Darius Kazemi and grew into an entire month of people creating novel-writing generators. This one is mine.
The final NaNoGenMo edition of the novel is here: Virgil's Commonplace Book
This project and my erat_viator twitterbot project are conceptually linked.
I've also done novel generators for all of the past NaNoGenMos:
For 2013, Gutenberg Shuffle
About the generator
The book generator is a Python program that outputs a Markdown text file designed to be converted into PDF form via Pandoc.
pandoc output.markdown -S --normalize --toc \\ -o via_appia_test.pdf --latex-engine=xelatex \\ --template novel_template.latex \\ --variable otherlangs=polutonikogreek,greek \\ --variable lang="english" -V geometry:paperwidth=6in \\ -V geometry:paperheight=9in -V geometry:margin=.9in \\ -V fontfamily:"DejaVu Serif" -V linestretch:1.2 \\ -V documentclass=book
Requirements.txt specifies an overkill of libraries because I used the same virtual environment to develop three separate procedural generation projects this month. You probably don't need two separate twitter libraries and NLTK to run this. Probably.
Copyright © 2015 Isaac J. Karth
Distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for details.