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May 21, 2019 at 12:40 am #90036Selah CJW@selah-chelyah
That is awful! I don’t think I’ve heard of them.
Assistant Guildmaster of the Phantom Awesome Meraki
~ Created to create ~May 22, 2019 at 5:59 pm #90163
@ashira @wisdomofprose @rochellaine @scarletimmortalized @eden-anderson @libby @seekjustice @valtmy @selah-chelyah
Forgive me if I did not tag you I just pulled tags of a recent post cause I can’t remember half your guys’ tags…
So I have a first draft of the story I had aforementioned to yall and I’m looking for beta readers. I’ll share a link in here and pls feel free to comment, make grammar suggestions, fix spelling. I would love to know what you all think… I want to give you a spill on the book and how I changed it from what I was planning but I shall just let you all read!
ps thanks for all your help and pls comment and make suggestions as much as you like! I would love to hear what you think!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*May 22, 2019 at 6:43 pm #90165Michelle Rose@michelle
@samantha-pen Thanks so much for sharing the link to your doc. I will absolutely tell you what I think:)
Your mom likes me:)May 23, 2019 at 9:13 pm #90253Selah CJW@selah-chelyah
Awesomeness! I will absolutely read it and get back with you as I am able…I have several other beta projects I am way behind on as well. 🙂
Assistant Guildmaster of the Phantom Awesome Meraki
~ Created to create ~May 24, 2019 at 10:10 pm #90286valtmy@valtmy
Ugh no I’ve never heard of them. That’s horrible.June 6, 2019 at 9:13 pm #90959
@samantha-pen I finally got a chance to read your story and I really liked it! 😀
I have three technical/grammatical comments, if you’d like to hear them, but as for the story in general I can’t think of anything to add. It’s great.
Nonsense makes the heart grow fonder ~ Carolyn WellsJune 6, 2019 at 9:17 pm #90960
absolutely… I am hoping for this story to be kind of the start of getting my stuff published and out there so yeah I wanna refine it a lot.
What are your technical/grammatical comments??
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*June 6, 2019 at 9:24 pm #90961
Can I put comments on your document? It’ll be easier to find that way, I think.
Nonsense makes the heart grow fonder ~ Carolyn WellsJune 6, 2019 at 9:56 pm #90963
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*June 6, 2019 at 11:16 pm #90965
Okay, I’ve commented on the doc now. I hope the comments are useful. 😉
Nonsense makes the heart grow fonder ~ Carolyn WellsJune 17, 2019 at 12:09 pm #91561
Hi Rochellaine! My name is Lindsey and I’m rather new to the forum. I’ve been stalking this conversation for a long while because it’s hard to find fellow historical fictioners. (Most people write fantasy, lol…and for someone who doesn’t, it’s kinda hard to find anyone to relate to).
I think you and I have a LOT in common, and I was wondering if you would be willing to be become a writing partner/friend/future beta reader for me. I am always looking for more, but for personal reasons I can’t be on Story Embers very much, if at all. I do most of my writing conversations via email and Google Hangouts, so I was wondering if you had either of those and if you would be willing to help a sister out? 🙂
My story is about the Wars of the Roses, a medieval civil war in England during the 1400s. As of right now the story is 14 books long (give or take) and history-rich in atmosphere and characters. I’m in the outlining phase still and will be for a while, but I would love to bounce ideas off of a fellow historical fiction writer while I do it.
If you are too busy or don’t feel comfortable, I understand…when I made friends with some people from Kingdom Pen we startled off hiding our real names from each other, lol. 😀
Let me know what you decide! God bless.
~LindseyJune 17, 2019 at 5:15 pm #91615
Hey Lindsay! Nice to meet you. It is hard to find his-fic writers among the vast crowds of mainly fantasy writers. That’s why I love this topic. 🙂
Obviously you know more about me than I do about you, so I suppose I don’t need to introduce myself at the moment. 😛 I understand that you’re not able to be on SE much, and I’m probably willing to try communication through email or even google hangouts. I don’t give my email out lightly, though, so I was wondering if you could give me a little more information about yourself first? Just so I don’t feel like I’m giving my contact info to a complete stranger. 😉 Like, for instance, what country do you live in? Do you mind telling me how old you are? Do you have any hobbies besides writing?
Hm, the Wars of the Roses. I think I’ve read a couple of G. A. Henty books set in that period, but that was years ago. It’s definitely not my area of expertise. But I’m very willing to beta read or “bounce ideas” with you if you think I can give useful input. I do enjoy reading about ‘most any historical period, and I’m happy to learn more about the 1400s. Wow, 14 books is a long series…was my first reaction…and then I remembered a 17 book series I once plotted out but still haven’t gotten up the courage to complete. 😀
You were on KP? What was your username there? Have I met you before on those forums? Who else do you know from KP?
Nonsense makes the heart grow fonder ~ Carolyn WellsJune 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm #91617The Inkspiller@the-inkspiller
@lrc, Hey Lindsey, nice to meet you! Not only are you a his-fic, you’re even in my era (or close to it.)
I have to admit, I’m a historical fantasy writer, not a strict historian – I prefer to call it supernatural rather than magical, along the lines of the Enemy’s magic and God’s miracles rather than a totally otherworldly magic system.
Being that I myself am still outlining as I go, I would be happy to be your dartboard. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and honestly, I love the art of letter writing and would be happy to correspond in such a manner.
I’m curious – have you read The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson? It takes place during the War of the Roses, and may be of some use for turning history into adventure.
Non nobis Domine, sed nomini, Tuo da gloriam.June 17, 2019 at 9:24 pm #91635
@rochellaine Hey Rochellaine!
I completely understand! I know, I don’t get out my info very easily either. I do feel like I know you, lol, but if we end up exchanging contact info I will still pepper you with questions. 😀 Here’s some quick stuff about me:
– I’m 18, the oldest of seven homeschooled children
– My father is the preacher at our small church.
– We live in the middle of the US…literally in the middle, the ocean is like 18+ hours from us in every direction, which is why we haven’t been to the ocean yet…but I digress. ;D
– Other hobbies: I like traveling with my family, visiting with friends, being outside if it’s not too hot/cold, and learning music. I know a tiny bit of piano but what I’m working on now is mainly singing and learning the harp. 🙂
– I am very selective on what I read (and watch). Just thought I’d throw that out there, lol.
– No, I actually wasn’t on KP, but I have chatted with several people during a few of Story Ember’s livestreams. I am also internet friends with a few girls that used to be on KP, Shannon and Emily. There was a Hannah on there too, who is one of my closest face-to-face friends. If you want I can get them to confirm my story. 😉
There’s other stuff I can tell you but I don’t want to spill all my hopes and dreams and struggles on Story Embers, lol. I will say that I plan on being on here sometime in the future, but probably when I’m ready to start marketing and building up a platform.
Don’t worry, I’d educate you on the Wars of the Roses. 😉 I have several documents typed up for friends who are interested in my writing, so we could start with that, lol.
Let me know what you decide!
June 17, 2019 at 9:34 pm #91639
- This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by LRC.
Hi, Inkspiller! Nice to meet you too! Thanks, I’ll add you my list of contacts for future dart-throwing. 😀 (Great analogy by the way.)
Yes, I have read The Black Arrow, and it’s pretty good! Honestly it’s one of the few good books set in that time period, at least that I’ve read. Most others have inappropriate stuff in them or are just really dry and have two-dimensional characters.
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