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  • Well, Qatar (or maybe Amar–which do you like better?) is the first character to do this to me, lol.

    So, I think I’m figuring out this castle pretty well, except that your characters don’t seem to be in the same place/situation as the rest of us… ?

     

    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    I’m really starting to like Locran (even his name is great!),…[Read more]

  • Quin looked from one face to the other in confusion and disbelief.

    I’m dreaming.

    The tunnel that had turned into a wall shifted and cracked, and he jumped and started forward.

    Locran snickered. [or should it be Acyn? or neither?–sorry if I desecrated anybody’s character]

    He hobbled toward the little knot of strangers, and came to a stop next…[Read more]

  • *tilts head to think* I kinda started when I was nine but so on and off I’d only count it because the ideas never stopped building in my subconscious from that. I really started like a day or two before I turned thirteen cos I decided by the time I turned fourteen I’d have a first draft and I was a couple days past my deadline but ended up ok.…[Read more]

  • lol I’m so happy I liked it too 😛 And you must let be beta read morrrrrre!!!!

    Lol all is good then (:
    Haha tell Jake I wouldn’t trust him with a plastic water-gun within a ten mile radius. But I am fascinated by his character and really all the characters here I can’t pick a favorite they’re all so interesting!!! I’d probably love to hang ou…[Read more]

  • LOL Ehud is not the first SC to MC for me don’t ya just love it when they do that to you?

    11:56 pm
    Crack! That’s two seconds and down Santa Muerte as the Bridge falls out. Hurt my Ehud I’ll break you. One jolt more and the ground drops out, nada. Only thing I’m holding onto is his hood, my gun and all the ‘Hail Mary’s’ Santa Maria can give. I…[Read more]

  • Ok, thanks! I will have to remember to be on the look out for him.

    I have an SC that arm wrestled me into making him a MC. 🙂

     

     

    He sounds really cool! If you’ll tell me what he won’t, how did he get the scars? He sounds a bit more flamboyant than Quin, but just as reluctant to talk about where his injuries came from, and sensitive…[Read more]

  • Are your characters flopping over like wet cardboard? Is your plot fizzling in the middle or bouncing around without direction? Maybe the problem and solution is simple: you need different tactics, like when […]

    • Great article, Daeus! I especially appreciate the advice to try different approaches to figure out which ones work best for you. The fact that almost every point is supported by an SE article is great.

  • Rose replied to the topic Hey folks! in the forum Introduce Yourself 12 hours, 29 minutes ago

    @noah-cochran

    I’m not sure what “gilded blood” is, but I love it as a name for a book. xD (Does it mean privileged blood?)

    Thank you! I’m really proud of it 🙂

    On one hand… yes, but also no XD

    Initially, I just liked the sound of it, then I reverse-engineered the book to make it fit the title XD

    So, the in-story explanation is that the Golde…[Read more]

  • @irishcelticredflowercrown

    Omigosh this is going to be hysterical

    LOL, that was the best!

    Also, with every passing post I hear his accent clearer XD

    Acyn

    “You must think me heartless. Thats all righ’ with me. I don’t except any less or more from anyone. But know this when I say that I don’t care for anyone other than my own brethren. Least o…

    [Read more]

  • @rose-colored-fancy

    I’m not sure what “gilded blood” is, but I love it as a name for a book. xD

  • @rose-colored-fancy

    I just remembered nobody ever told Lorcan that Liorah was royalty XD That’s going to be quite a shock XD

    Omigosh this is going to be hysterical🤣

    Lorcan

    Acyn crossed his arms, his gaze turning cool as he regarded Lorcan. “When it comes to that, I just might worry because as it just happens, they’re my friends, even if they…[Read more]

  • Sahar

    Perhaps I had been talking a little too fast. That happened sometimes. I shut up abruptly.

    “Um, hi…hey. I’m Quin. Quin Miller. What’s—what are your names?” He said,

    He noticed Acyn looking at his missing leg and blushed. Of course, I had noticed but I wasn’t about to show it. If Acyn was going to be rude I’d–

    “I’m Acyn, you know that’s…[Read more]

  • Rose replied to the topic Hey folks! in the forum Introduce Yourself 17 hours ago

    @scoke

    Hi Scott, I’m Rose! Pleased to meet you!

    TTRPG is a fascinating format! I would say the majority of people here write novel format, but some people are working on poetry, short stories, scripts for comics, storylines for video games, and so on and so forth. There’s a lot of different stuff, I love it 🙂

    I’ve never played TTRPG, but I…[Read more]

  • @noah-cochran

    Yes, it is overused, but to be clear, I think it is incorrect and bad for the word magic to be used to describe fantastical abilities or elements. It’s not about it being confused with real magic, it’s about us not using the word magic at all. Magic is magic, sorcery is sorcery.  Thoughts?

    I can see that, though I think the actu…[Read more]

  • @scoutfinch190

    *high-fives fellow Dickens fan back* Yes, audiobooks are amazingly helpful for classic novels… especially when they were paid by the word…

    LOL, it really seems like that sometimes XD Dickens knows many words but concise is not one of them. XD

    That’s a really cool premise! Best of success with it!

    @olivia

    Haha, you are welcome for…

    [Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Castle in the forum Fantasy Writers 1 day, 1 hour ago

    HEY!!! (:
    Lol, I’ve been told in my course to NEVER EVER call it Java instead of JavaScript cuz those are two different codes but yes I’m totally learning it! (*“learning”–of course–being kinda halfway doing exercises/practice work/study cards while surfing with 10-20 tabs up but that was how I studied for my learner’s drivers’ licence so…XD*)…[Read more]

  • Klein walked through the rubble. The dust had mostly settled by now, coating his armor in a light grey layer. And it was quiet. Far too quiet. His experience told him that there was no way all the enemies had been killed in the blast. A few had survived and were either still recovering or repositioning.

    To his left, there was movement. Snapping…[Read more]

  • @noah-cochran

    Seeing your thoughts more throughout this thread, I’m curious as to why making a natural ability “ritualistic” would turn it from okay to not okay, and how much you consider individual intent vs objective reality to matter in a “magic” system.

    Sanderson’s systems are on a spectrum of natural and supernatural that you can’t really…[Read more]

  • Neasa replied to the topic Character Castle 2.0 in the forum Fantasy Writers 1 day, 4 hours ago

    Lorcan

    Lorcan was honestly still trying to wrap his head around the two newcomers when Liorah and Ferran reappeared. Thankfully. Well not that he cared really.

    And it appeared that they knew Sahar and Acyn. Because of course. Of course they did.

    ‘Flipping eejits,’ Lorcan muttered under his breath. He couldn’t handle anymore idiots in his life…[Read more]

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