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  • #53893
    WisdomOfProse
    @wisdomofprose

      Hi there! my name is Shira. I’ve been visiting Story Embers for quite some time now and have been enjoying the articles very much! (Thanks SE Staff! I’m always looking forward to new content!) To give a quick description of myself, I am…

      A fervent lover of lyrical prose, vivacious poetry, thought-provoking essays, scintillating characters, stunningly exotic settings, the magical power of precise words, all things classical and historical, homey hardcover books, gripping audio dramas, tea, coffee, and “sweatmeats”. I am also an ardent filmmaker, screenwriter, writer, blogger, and graphic designer for His Glory.

      Doesn’t quite sum it all up, but…it’ll do. 🙂

      I have a passion for bringing truths in God’s Word to life through stories. I love the fact that stories have the ability to make portraits of characters that turn into mirrors for readers. My hope is that the stories I write will bring people to their knees.

      I have an intense love for history. My favorite eras would probably be (at this time –  it changes with the seasons!) Ancient Roman, Renaissance, and 1900-1950.

      As I mentioned before I am also an “ardent filmmaker” and “screenwriter”. I love how great a medium film is! I also have a blog called Delightfully Imaginative…it’s still a WIP but its coming together! (I am also a huge fan of K.M. Wieland’s blog Helping Writers Become Authors)

      I am excited to join this community of writers!

       

      https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguez

      #53914
      Eden Anderson
      @eden-anderson

      @wisdomofprose

      Hey, there!! Awesome to meet you! 😀 I’m fairly new here myself and it’s a pleasure to welcome you to the frightening, amazing, weird, crazy, and totally AWESOME world of Story Embers. *drum roll, please*

      Anyway, I was reading your post and I got to the second paragraph and I was sitting there going…“Umm…hmmm…oh yeah…yup…okay…um…hm…this is my kind of person.” 😛

      Poetry, old books, audio dramas, tea, history…YAY!!! I love all that good stuff too. (Except for coffee…I hate coffee. XD) You sound like me, although I can’t relate to the filmmaker or the screenwriter or blogger or graphic designer, but hey, all that stuff sounds really cool. (I always had a dream of being an actor or a filmmaker. 😀 Haha, that didn’t take off to well.)

      I love all those historical time periods you mentioned too, but I’d throw in civil war history and eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe.

      Have you ever filmed anything major? Is any of the stuff you’ve created on YouTube or on some website I could stalk. 😀 And what are some of your favorite books?

      "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

      #54003
      Chelsea R.H.
      @seekjustice

      @wisdomofprose

      Hello! I too love historical things a lot, my favourite periods being WW1, the French Revolution and the colonial period of Australia. I’m fascinated by the English monarchy (back in the day, like before Victoria. Its not nearly so interesting now), the Wright brothers and Manfred von Richthofen.

      Anyway, I better stop before I ramble for ever and ever.

      What have some of your latest screenwriting/writing projects been about?

       

      Mahalo keia huiʻana

      #54347
      Libby
      @libby

      @wisdomofprose I’m so happy that you’re here!  It’s wonderful meeting you!

      As Eden said, I was reading your post and just thought how much I can relate =) I love books, tea, poetry, lyrical prose, and history.  Also, I love that you used the word “scintillating”.  It’s one of my favorite words. 😉

      Do you have any favorite books or music?  What kind of poetry do you write and how long have you been writing?


      @eden-anderson
      I hate coffee, too!!  So nice to meet another! XD

      Also, like you said, I love studying Civil War history.  Two of my favorite generals were leading characters in it, and it’s so interesting.

      You like poetry, too?  So cool!  What kinds do you write?


      @seekjustice
      Love studying the French Revolution, too.  It’s immensely sorrowful and intensely crazy.  What are your favorite time periods to write in?

      I guess I tagged you all because I’ve never been introduced and would love to know you guys.  😉  Sorry if it’s a bit too much of a post.  Hopefully you all can make up for it by posting equally long bits. 🙂

      "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

      #54351
      Chelsea R.H.
      @seekjustice

      @libby

      Hello there! Nice to meet you (it seems we have a lot in common!)

      I think I love the French Revolution because it clearly shows some of the best and worst parts of human nature.

      Most of my stories and novels take place in WW1. I enjoy reading about WW2 but its always seemed to me that WW1 is a much rarer setting for a historical story. So I enjoy examining WW1 and that’s where pretty much all my historicals take place, but there’s definitely a heap of settings I want to try.

      How about you? Favourite periods? Do you write historicals too?

      Mahalo keia huiʻana

      #54358
      Samantha Farrar
      @samantha-pen

      @wisdomofprose

      Hey, welcome. I did the same thing and followed story Embers for a while before I actually joined. I did not actually join till about two weeks ago.  I love like everything you said.  Though I do not do films. And may I say your description of a book is perfect!!!!! I also love history and skip back and forth on which timeline is my favorite. My next book I plan to center in the depression. Anyhow nice to meet you. And hope you enjoy storyembers as much as I have.

      *A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*

      #54403
      Eden Anderson
      @eden-anderson

      @libby

      Hey! Awesome to meet you!

      I”m curious who are your favorite generals in the Civil War history? My favorite leading characters during that particular conflict were probably Stonewall Jackson, Joshua Chamberlain, Ulysses S. Grant, and Harriet Tubman…and a lot of others. 😀 Yes, I love poetry but I’ve never actually written anything… (anything decent at least…I tried once upon a time and it was HORRIBLE.😜) Are you the same Libby who sometimes posts poetry on the SE blog?


      @seekjustice

      Hey! My “history geek” friend!😀 How’s it going? I don’t think I ever asked you, but what guild are you in?

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Eden Anderson.

      "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

      #54472
      Selah CJW
      @selah-chelyah

      @wisdomofprose  SO glad you are here! We always need more historical-minded writers, if you ask me. 🙂 Yes, I agree, too, I was reading your post like, this sounds like me! What are some of your favorite books and authors? Are you planning to join a guild?

      *dances around room squealing because there are so many amazing his-fic writers in one place*

       

      Assistant Guildmaster of the Phantom Awesome Meraki
      ~ Created to create ~

      #54479
      WisdomOfProse
      @wisdomofprose

        @samantha-pen, @libby, @seekjustice, @eden-anderson.

        Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for the delay. I meant to reply earlier but couldn’t get to it!

        To make amends I wrote extra! (actually, no, that’s my typical response) I tend to think that everyone loves talking as much as I do!

        Just for curiosity’s sake: Does anyone have a “Literary Kindred Spirit”? Like a character you identify with? What is the hardest part of writing? And again, thank you all for taking the time to write!


        @eden-anderson

        Hey Eden! I’m so glad to meet you!

        No, I’m afraid I haven’t gotten a website yet, though I am working on a blog.

        I think its so cool that you love audio dramas! I know a lot of people who love reading, but know precious few who actually enjoy listening to audio dramas. Which are some of your favorites? My favorite companies are Lamplighter Theatre, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, and Jonathan Park.

        Some of my favorite books…it’s so hard to decide because I love so many! I would probably say some of my favorite books include The Bronze Bow, The Golden Goblet, Little Women, Chronicles of Narnia, Anne of Green Gables, The Time Machine, The Treasure Seekers, and Treasure Island. I also really loved Great Expectations.

        Which are your favorite books and poems?

        (BTW, have you read the newest article by Hope and the SE Staff members? It was one of the best articles I’ve read so far!)


        @seekjustice

        Hi Justice! I’m so glad to meet you!

        You know, I have never heard someone say that they love the Australian colonial period.(French Revolution is so exciting too!)  I myself haven’t studied that period much but absolutely LOVE the idea of a novel set in that time! So Unique! Speaking of which, do you live in Australia?

        I am currently working on a short screenplay about two girls that must move from a large city to a small countryside farm because of the Great Depression. It’s still a concept…but I think it could work 😉

        Which is your favorite Genre to write in?

        P.S. I struggle with Rambling too 😉


        @libby

        Hi Libby! It’s a pleasure to meet you! And welcome from a fellow newcomer! 😀 I don’t think I expected to actually find many girls who like the same things as I do…where I live they’re something of a rarity (LOL)!

        It’s so wonderfully strange to finally find some of my own “writer species”. First time I hear someone else say (I say it all the time, to the great annoyance of my sister 😉 they have a favorite word! But I’m afraid I can’t take credit for it…you know that saying: “Good writers borrow; great writers steal”? Yes, well, I borrowed…or rather, “stole” the phrase from K. M. Weiland! (You could also say I adopted it…) 😀

        Which are some of your other favorite words?

        Music and books: I love international music. But I probably listen most to  Jazz, Broadway, Classical, and Christian Pop (Lauren Daigle, King and Country, Hillsong, Anthony Evans, etc.) I especially love music with Fusion (music that has blended styles, like gospel and contemporary, flamenco and jazz). How about you?

        My favorite authors are probably C. S. Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, Lucy M. Montegomery, and S.D. Smith, Eloise Jarvis Magraw, and Edith Nesbit. Which are yours?


        @samantha-pen

        Hello Samantha! Lovely to meet you! And welcome!

        Thank you! I love that writing gives artists a platform to share the Gospel where it’s sometimes the only way to reach people! I was actually unsure about joining SE, partly because I didn’t know if I had time, but I realized that I was really struggling in places where a writing group would help tremendously. So I joined. And here I am. 😀

        I am actually working on a short script set in the Great Depression too! What is yours about? Which are your favorite books/authors?

         


        @selah-chelyah

        Hello Selah! It’s so great to meet you! Thank you!

        I am actually so surprised to find so many people say that they sound like me! I thought I was “the last of my kind” or something of that sort, but I’m delighted to find out that I was wrong!

        I think History can be a really wonderful way to show people the mistakes someone in the past made so that we can avoid doing it ourselves.

        I was actually not planning on joining a guild because I was afraid it might take too much of my time. But, seeing that I have changed my mind often enough, I just might…

        Are you trying to recruit me to yours?….;) Hahaha

        https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguez

        #54480
        WisdomOfProse
        @wisdomofprose

          @selah-chelyah

          https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguez

          #54540
          Samantha Farrar
          @samantha-pen

          @wisdomofprose

          It really is incredible the platform writing gives you. My book which I have not even drafted or built a real arc for is about…

          A young girl who gets adopted after running away from her “strict” older sister. The girls (blood)family most of who is dead now was a believer but the girl is not. The book is about her life with that family and her journey to Christ. I’m still piecing it together in my head. I want to Call it “Adopted”

          My Favorite books include Les Miserables, Hunger Games, Select History (okay I like most) and so many other’s especially old printings of classics.

          What you said about joining story Embers was exactly how I was. Though I do have some writer friends I wanted to be part of a consistent community though I may not have a ton of time to dedicate to it> I could dedicate a little and hopefully improve my writing a lot.

          I saw that you liked little Woman. I am a huge fan of Louise May Alcott. I seriously love studying her. I am not exactly like Joe but I relate to her so much. I think when you read a really good book you relate to the character with an almost impossible depth.

          *A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*

          #54545
          Chelsea R.H.
          @seekjustice

          @wisdomofprose

          Yes, I do live in Australia. Which is  probably why I find the colonial period fascinating. I’m currently sort of outlining a retelling of Les Miserables set there, but I have at least three other projects lined up so it might be a few years before I get around to it.

          That idea sounds really cool! I read a series based on a similar concept once and it was really interesting and quite educational as well.

          My favourite genres are historical and fantasy, and occasionally I blend historical and fantasy together, like my current project, which is sort of Louis-Auguste and Marie Antoinette in a fantasy world. Sometimes I write dystopian as well or I experiment with other genres, but fantasy and historical are by far my favourites.

          Mahalo keia huiʻana

          #54571
          Chelsea R.H.
          @seekjustice

          @eden-anderson

          Yes, I ended up in Erekdale!

          Mahalo keia huiʻana

          #54614
          Libby
          @libby

          @seekjustice I guess we really do have a lot in common! 😉 I think that it’s really neat you’re writing in WWI time period.  It’s really interesting reading about WWII, and I won’t deny that I’ve read a ton on it, but I feel like WWI gets neglected a bit.  Would you mind telling what you’re story is about?
          So, I do write historical fiction!  It’s about the only thing I have the imagination to do.  But I love it with a passion.  My favorite time periods to write in would be…well, I suppose I don’t have a favorite, but currently, I am writing three stories.  Probably not a great idea, but it’s so.  One’s set in London, 1800s.  Another is set in Germany, during the Nazi regimen.  The last one, my favorite, is set in the 1400s, Italy.
          I think history is fascinating and writing historical fiction has led me to learn so much more than just reading textbooks.  All those nitpicky things we need to know to write a complete story! 🙂
          Have you ever read any G.A. Henty?


          @eden-anderson
          My favorite generals would be Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.  I also greatly admire Chamberlain and Handcock.  I will reply to the rest of this tomorrow, but for now, I need to get to bed!  😉

          "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

          #54652
          Eden Anderson
          @eden-anderson

          @seekjustice

          NICE!!! I’m in New Wessex. (we are really awesome, by the way. 😁)


          @wisdomofprose

          Yes! My favorite audio dramas are Lamplighter Theater and Focus on the Family…and my sister and I use to listen to Jonathan Park when we were little…like ALL THE TIME. 😀

          Some of my favorite books: David Copperfield, Emma, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Lord of the Rings. That’s so cool that you like Great Expectations!!! My sister’s think I’m crazy because I like it. 😀  I love Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poetry and other random poems I stumble across. I also like Sir Walter Scott’s poetry and Robert Browning… Edgar Allen Poe.

          I have read the Hope and Josiah’s articles. They are really well done and I can’t wait to read the rest in the series!

           

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          "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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