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    @ribbonash

    Oh, I thought I saw you on there, haha. I suppose I’ve just seen you on Alabama Rose’ blog. I’m not super good with links and such ๐Ÿ˜› but you can look up The Young Writers Workshop. It’s super cool, but you have to pay to join, though the resources and community are great.

    Ya, it’s hard to finish what you’ve started, though it depends on the story. I’ve only been working on mine for a few months, but I’m hoping to write it really quickly so I can have the first draft done and start on the edits. (And I’m sure they will be numerous!)

    I get that! I have a hard time explaining exactly what my stories are about unless I take forever to do so, and no one wants that. Or, rarely. So when I came up with a synapses to my story last month, I was elated. ๐Ÿ˜€ Lol. I came up with a blurb too, but it’s not very clear about what happens, so I don’t really use it much.

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #124457

    WIP Synopses

    Justin is an introverted, contemplative, eleven-year-old growing up in the best place imaginable: Heaven. But not everything is as picture perfect as people think. Yes, he has great friends and even walks and talks with Jesus, but there’s one thing he longs for with all his heart. He wants to meet his parents and sister, who still live on Earth. So when Jesus gives him the opportunity to return to Earth for a time and meet his biological family, he jumps at the chance. But when he meets his twin sister and the two become fast friends, he can’t stand the thought of ever leaving her behind again. Will he learn to surrender his loved ones and himself to God, or risk losing his sister instead?

    It’s not perfect, but it’s still nice to have to share with other people.

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #124463
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @ribbonash

    Greetings, Ribbonash! I’m Rose, nice to meet you!

    I love your profile pic! Did you draw it yourself?

    I love the Lunar Chronicles too! Who’s your favorite character? Mine are Wolf (Tomatoes!!!), Cress, and Winter. Though the others are amazing too.

    Your WIP sounds so cool! The idea is amazing, and your MC sounds so interesting!

    My current WIP is a trilogy about the princess of a desert tribe whose brother, the king, is captured by an enemy tribe. It’s set in a middle-eastern/North-African-inspired world. I’m having a lot of fun with the setting and my MC, Liorah. She’s sassy interesting. XD

    What have been the biggest challenges in your WIP so far? And what is the part/idea you’re proudest of?

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #124500
    Ally Renee
    @ally-renee

    @ribbonash

    Hi Ribbonash! Welcome to Story Embers! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Ooo your WIP sounds so cool! May I ask what the setting of your story is where cyborgs are fighting in wars? It sounds intriguing ๐Ÿ™‚

    My current major WIP, Elemental,ย goes a little something like this (this is essentially the prologue of my first book):

    “In the world of Belrac, the kingdom of Alonda is being destroyed by the King of Maivin — Tyrun Mordred, a man so hungry for power that he forced his mage to make him immortal, along with an enormous army of beasts to destroy the Alondans that are in his way. His reasoning for destroying the kingdom? The people of Alonda possess powers never before seen in all of Belrac (they are known best as Elementals), and they threaten Mordred’s corrupted view of his own power.

    “In the years that pass the destruction of Alonda, Mordred thinks he has destroyed all the Elementals. But he is wrong. Shortly after the attack, an Elemental woman approaches Mordred’s advisor, Leebus, and tells him of a prophecy among the Alondans.ย A storm of fire will rain down on the bringer of darkness.

    Uhhhh I don’t know how well of a job I did at explaining that LOL. I’d love to answer any questions about it if you would like!

    I hope to hear more about your book! ๐Ÿ˜€

    "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future." ~ Proverbs 31:25

    #124521
    Ribbonash
    @ribbonash

    @olivia

    Ah, it must be Alabama Rose’s blog cause I’ve never even heard of The Young Writers Worship. Okay, I might check out it, though I won’t join cause I really don’t have the money for it right now.

    It does depends on the story! My other novel was easier to write. This current one is such a big mess and it is making the story hard to write. Oh, I hope you will be able to achieve this! That is an awesome goal. ^_^ Honestly I can’t wait to get into some editing for my own book when I can.

    Yep! Oh, nice, that is something to be excited about. So how do you tell people about your book? Do you have the synapses memorized or you have it on your phone so you can quickly whip it out and tell people about it? Yeah, my blurb doesn’t descripted the story right, but it is closer to it than my old versions. Maybe one day I will write one that tells the story well.

    Oh, my, that is such an interesting idea! I really like it. ^_^ I hope that I get to hear more about it!


    @rose-colored-fancy

    Hello, Rose, it is nice to meet you!

    Thank you! No, a friend did it. It is based off one of my fantasy beings in one of my WIPs.

    A fellow fan! Awesome! Oh, my favourites are Cinder, Kai, Iko and Wolf (tomatoes!!!). But, as you said, I think the others are amazing too!

    Thank you so much! Aww, yay, I’m glad you think so! That comment means a lot to me! ^_^

    Ooh, your WIP sounds so interesting! I love the sound of the setting (Middle Eastern/North African inspired? Count me in!), and your character sounds so cool!

    Okay, so the biggest challenge I am facing is trying to tie loose scenes into the story and failing since every time I get close to tying up the scene, my mind suddenly thinks up another important event to place in the story and then changes the direction so the loose scene must be pushed back until later. It is fun that the story has a life of its own, but at the same time, I need to reach those important scenes so I can properly rewrite them and then move on with the rest of the story. Right now I am stuck in the beginning, which gets longer all of the time. And the thing I am proudest of is my protagonist. I just love his voice. He isn’t hard to write despite that he likes to keep things to himself. And sometimes I get into his internal conflict so well that he is engaging to me. And, yes, like the rest of the story, he is completely unpredictable (mostly in character which I’m happy about) in how he thinks and acts and reacts. It is a great experience.


    @ally-renee

    Hi, Ally! Thanks!

    Thank you! Of course! Okay, so I’m assuming you mean the cyborgs who present in the story, right? If so, their battles are set in Japan, because they are Japanese and they are the ones who are directly protecting their home country. There are international ones, but they are not present in the story and are not going to be mentioned much. If not, the answer then is everywhere! Cyborgs in general fight each other nearly everywhere around the world. There isn’t a place where they haven’t been since their war went on for a long time, except for the neutral zones set up at the beginning of the war. Thanks! ^_^

    Ooh, it sounds so cool! I think you explained it pretty well. ^_^ Awesome, here’s one: Where does this Elemental woman that you mentioned fit in this story? Is she just a messenger at the beginning, or she is the protagonist, or is she a mentor figure? Who is the protagonist if not her? Also what are the Elemental powers in this story?

    Oh, yay, so glad that you’re interested! I can’t wait to share more over time myself. If you have more questions about it, feel free to ask more!

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    #124534
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @ribbonash

    A fellow fan! Awesome! Oh, my favourites are Cinder, Kai, Iko and Wolf (tomatoes!!!).

    Yay! One of my favorite things about books is the little inside jokes that develop in the fandom, that absolutely nobody else understands. Tomatoes and wire clippers, (Lunar Chronicles) Sugar cubes and white roses, (Hunger Games), Coffee with honey (Ranger’s apprentice). There are more, but these are the first things I thought of XD

    Thank you so much! Aww, yay, Iโ€™m glad you think so! That comment means a lot to me! ^_^

    You’re so welcome! I love the way you’re using his relationship with his sister to drive the plot! I do something pretty similar in my WIP. Princess Liorah’s older brother, the king of the tribe, is captured in an attack by an enemy tribe, and most of the book revolves around saving him. It’s pretty fun since they have a really cool relationship! I love writing sibling relationships.

    Ooh, your WIP sounds so interesting! I love the sound of the setting (Middle Eastern/North African inspired? Count me in!), and your character sounds so cool!

    Thank you so much! I was getting a bit tired of medieval English and French fantasy, even though I love it XD (Especially if they involve the third crusade. Don’t get me wrong, that’s one of the most interesting parts of history, but EVERYONE does it, and always on the English side.) Anyway, it’s a part of history that’s pretty rarely used in fantasy, even though it’s fascinating.ย 

    Hmm, I totally understand your struggle! I don’t know whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, but have you looked into story structure? I used to have a very similar problem, and story beats do make it a lot easier. I love the “Save the Cat! Writes a Novel” beat sheets, they work well for me. Just something to consider if you haven’t tried it before ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And it’s so awesome when characters have strong voices! It’s one of my favorite things to read! And unpredictable characters are the BEST! Liorah literally upset the entire plot, changed three quarters, and made a trilogy out of a stand-alone. *Long, suffering sigh* That’s just what she’s like.

    Is your MC the easiest character to write in your book? Who’s the hardest?

     

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #124540
    Ally Renee
    @ally-renee

    @ribbonash

    You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh wow that’s so cool! That seems like an interesting setting and I love it! I don’t know how many post-Cyborg-war books I’ve read before ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’re welcome again!

    Aww, thanks! I’m glad my explaining isn’t too confusing LOL. Well, actually, I guess I made one thing confusing: the woman in the prologue is just a messenger in the book. That’s really the only time she’s mentioned. Her main purpose in the prologue is to show that not all of the Alondans died in the battle. The book’s primary setting and time is, like, hundreds of years in the future XD My protagonists are my very-fun-to-write brother-sister-duo, Alexander and Penelope (I mostly refer to them as Alex and Penny, though). They are the descendants of the late King Darren Lane of Alonda, and the ones prophesied to destroy the evil immortal King. I mostly write in Penny’s POV in this first book (if I were to write as another character it would be Alex), but in the next book it will be in both Alex and Penny’s POVs.

    So the Elementals’ powers are… pretty much anything and everything XD Lots of my characters only have one power (e.g. Penny has power over fire, and Alex has power over lightning/electricity), but then I have other characters who get a nice little package-deal of different powers (e.g. I have a character that shows up in later books who can turn invisible, and he also has telekineses). I also have Elementals whose only powers are healing, and they can’t have any attack-based powers. They are essentially defenseless in a battle unless they know how to wield a sword.

    I have a question for you about your story! ๐Ÿ˜€ How/why is your protagonist struggling to live? Did he suffer an injury during the war that is inhibiting him now? Are there certain people out to get him even though the war is over? Or is it just generally harder for a Cyborg to provide for himself/herself alone?

    "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future." ~ Proverbs 31:25

    #124543

    @ribbonash

    Ya, sorry for the misunderstanding. Haha, that happens with me some. Lol. Ya, you should definitely check it out, even if you don’t join! They have this thing called the Crazy Writing Week where there are two teams who race to see how many words they can write in one week and how much time it takes, and whichever team has the most words and time wins. It’s a lot of fun, and free for anyone who wants to join, so you should totally try it out! They only have it three times a year, and the first one was just in January, but you can join for the one in May, if you want! All you have to do is join from May 11 to 15, and then it starts on the 16th, I think. Then it runs for a week and it’s a ton of fun to see which team is ahead at the end of the day. (A new score is put out every day.)

    Well, I don’t really tell that many people around me about my WIP, because my family sort of knows already (though it’s sorta a secret from my parents because this story is for them), and my friends also know about it. But when people on Story Embers or the Young Writers Workshop ask about it, I just copy and paste it from my profile or somewhere else that I have it. I definitely don’t have it memorized! xD Though that would be pretty cool!

    Ya, blurbs are hard. Mine is close-ish to the story, like it has all the right elements and stuff, but because it’s so short, if I told that to people instead of my synapses, they’d be so confused! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aww, thanks! So many people have thought it’s cool, and it’s really encouraging. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย If I post anything from it on here for feedback, editing, or just for fun, I’ll make sure to tag you!

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #124547
    Ribbonash
    @ribbonash

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Oh, I never thought about it before, but the inside jokes in the fandom are actually really fun! I do enjoy them too! It is great that you can say a random thing out of context and people get it!

    Thank you! It is pretty great since it is such a personal thing to Smoke and for this book particularly I think it needs something really personal to drive it along. Ah, that’s so cool! There is so much personal stake and motivation hinted at in your story. That’s awesome! I have no idea how my siblings’ relationship with each other be like, other than it will be positive not negative. Me too! There is something so fun about them!

    Yeah, I know what you mean. While they are great settings, we need something different.ย  So I’m really excited to see that you are doing something isn’t really used in your story! It’s brilliant.

    I think I’m both with this story, though I think in general I am more a plotter than a panster. I have looked into story structures briefly but never really in depth. I definitely should. But the main reason I am in this position is because I started my story too early and ended writing a bunch of scenes that are still important to the story but out of place with the current plot I have. With my first novel I had none of these problems, so this is new with this story. I learned my lesson and I’m 99% sure that I won’t ever do this again. But right now, I am stuck with this mess. Maybe I should sit down and filled out a story structure sheet, but the problem is that I need one that won’t make me stuck and then making me give up on it. Oh, I’ve heard of Save the Cat and I really want to look into that book and its sheets. But I can’t get the book right now. ๐Ÿ™ I have not tried it and it is a good suggestion! I am going to put it high on the list of must-haves.

    Yes! I love strong voices, and they are my favourite too cause you really get the feel of the character’s voice and personality and it is just AWESOME. YES, they really are! I am so enjoying my protagonist and other characters changing everything! Oh, haha, that’s AWESOME! Go Liorah! Oh, wait, I’m not meant to support the character. *coughs* *pats your shoulder while nodding my head knowingly.*

    Yes, my MC is the easiest to write. For hardest I think it would be Steel, who is the father of my MC.


    @ally-renee

    Thank you! Aww, I’m so glad you love it! ^_^ So made my day. I haven’t read any of post-Cyborg-war books, but I’m new in this genre. So if you think of anything that are like mine or related, feel free to share!

    It really wasn’t confusing! You are all good! Ah, I thought she was just a messenger, but I wanted to check that. Oh, wow, hundreds of years in the future!? It makes sense but that is a long time from when the prophecy happened. Oh, your MCs sound interesting. I like how you are focusing on one character in book one but then having two in the next one. It is creative.

    Oh, I love your magic system. So many possibilities.

    I love your questions! Okay, several reasons. One is because his whole purpose as a cyborg is to fight in the war, and he is one of those people who hate having no purpose and will go great lengths to find purpose. Another is because he is struggling with mental issues, ones that haven’t been treated at all. He suffers from depression, anxiety and PTSD. He is also an insomniac, barely eats and his sense of self-care is minimal. He didn’t stuffer an injury like that, but he was responsible for someone who did suffered from such an injury. And, yes, there are people, called cyborg hunters, who aim to put him and his kind to sleep, which is basically death since it is nearly impossible for them to wake up. It is because the humans decided that cyborgs are too dangerous to be around them anymore, now that the war is over. And, yes, it is generally harder for them because the humans treated them differently and there aren’t a lot of humans who support them or provide them with resources that could help them. Whole families have abandoned the cyborg member of the family because they behave weirdly from humans and/or get afraid. All this makes it hard for him to have a life – a real life, not just one that is all about survival.


    @olivia

    All good! Oh, that sounds so cool! I should really check it out.

    Ah, that makes sense. Recently I’ve been meeting new people or people who I know who ask about my book for the first time (as in the first time since when I started my current novel) so that’s why I have a whole line ready to go for both the written and speaking form. Yes, it would be so cool if you had it memorized! I would be so impressed.

    Yes, they are. Same! My burb just isn’t quite there yet. Haha, while mine isn’t perfect I don’t think it is confusing, though it is shorter than the ones I see on books.

    You’re welcome! It is honestly really intriguing! Oh, that’s so sweet of you! I appreciate that so much! I can’t wait to hear more about your story!!!

    #124593
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @ribbonash

    Hi Ribbonash!

    Ah, thatโ€™s so cool! There is so much personal stake and motivation hinted at in your story. Thatโ€™s awesome! I have no idea how my siblingsโ€™ relationship with each other be like, other than it will be positive not negative. Me too! There is something so fun about them!

    I actually love Liorah and Gavril’s (Her brother) relationship. Every time they’re together, they go to great lengths to make fun of each other and generally annoy each other, but as soon as something bad happens to Gavril, Liorah justย panics, and vice-versa. It’s really funny since her narration is the exact opposite of their interactions. I think one of my favorite parts of writing sibling relationships is that they’re (often) a combination of extremes, even more so than friendships. Liorah also has this really interesting undercurrent of jealousy/rivalry, even though she never admits it, even to herself.

    ย So Iโ€™m really excited to see that you are doing something isnโ€™t really used in your story! Itโ€™s brilliant.

    Thank you so much! I think the setting is one of the few things I really like. (I wrote the first draft a while ago, and I cringe a little while reading it. I hadย no ideaย what I was doing XD)

    Oh, Iโ€™ve heard of Save the Cat and I really want to look into that book and its sheets. But I canโ€™t get the book right now.ย  ย I have not tried it and it is a good suggestion! I am going to put it high on the list of must-haves.

    If you want to check it out without spending anything, there are a bunch of videos on YouTube that explain the 15-beat plot structure/ Save the Cat structure really well! That way, you can get a feel for it without buying the book. Personally, this model just makes sense to me, especially since it’s pretty loose in genre and characters. It hasn’t failed me yet!

    And success on your plot issues! You’ll get it figured out and it’ll be awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

    YES, they really are! I am so enjoying my protagonist and other characters changing everything! Oh, haha, thatโ€™s AWESOME! Go Liorah! Oh, wait, Iโ€™m not meant to support the character. *coughs* *pats your shoulder while nodding my head knowingly.*

    LOL! Yeah, I think it’s her way of getting revenge. Now and then, I sit down to write something and Liorah just goes: “Haha, nope.” XD

    What’s your favorite kind of scene to write?

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #124602
    Ally Renee
    @ally-renee

    @ribbonash

    You’re welcome once again! Yeah, I may or may not be about to search “post-Cyborg war books” on Google XD I will let you know if I find anything in my research ๐Ÿ˜›

    Oh good I’m glad it still wasn’t confusing LOL. No worries in wondering about the messenger. She really only has one mission in my entire series XD Yeah, it is quite a timespan, but it is essential to Mordred’s immortality and his evil reign of terror ๐Ÿ˜› I mostly thought it would be weird having an immortal villain if their immortality only lasted a couple of years LOL. Thanks! I’m glad you like my characters! They’re so fun to write (and there are like so many others aside from Alex and Penny XD) Aww, thanks! I think it will be fun writing from both Alex and Penny’s perspectives in the second book, but I am afraid they’re going to start blending into the same person… *shudders* It will take some work LOL.

    Thanks again! Yes, all the endless possibilities ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s fun creating a character, deciding what kind of power he/she is going to have, and then forming their personality to match it. Well, I mean, it’s fun for me anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰ Penny’s is the most fun because 1) she’s the MC in the first book so she has a lot of time to develop, and 2) her power is fire, so I can make her super feisty and sassy XD

    Oh wow, yeah no wonder he is struggling XD jk jk ๐Ÿ˜‰ I honestly find it so cool that there are multiple circumstances that are inhibiting his chances at a “normal” life. It sounds so lonely and rough being a Cyborg in a post-war world, in my opinion. But the struggle sounds so (and this is going to sound terrible LOL) fun to write! How does it feel writing out all the dangerous scenes for your character(s)?

    Oh, I have another question! I know you said that the human families essentially dumped their Cyborg family members out of their homes, but does your MC have any Cyborg friends, allies from the war, or even other humans that he can rely on? Or is he completely alone in a world that is out to see him gone? *suspenseful music* LOL.

    "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future." ~ Proverbs 31:25

    #124626

    @ribbonash

    Yes, you should! It’s a really awesome place. ๐Ÿ™‚

    That’s a good idea. I should keep my Synopses and stuff in a place I can access it easily so I don’t have to go searching every time someone asks me about my story. Haha, it would be pretty handy. Ya, I would be impressed as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    That’s always nice when you finally write a good blurb that makes sense and isn’t forever long. Haha. I think mine is just rather confusing because I wrote it in a more dramatic way, with short sentences that would fit better in a movie-trailer sort of thing, but for my story. Do you know what I mean? But if whoever read my blurb also read my synopses, it would probably make sense.

    Here’s the link to a video about my story with the blurb.

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #124651
    Ribbonash
    @ribbonash

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Oh, wow, I really love the sound of this sibling relationship! It sounds realistic and cool and something I could easily adore. <3 ๐Ÿ˜€

    That’s good! It is something to be proud of. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oof, first drafts areย fun,ย am I right? But the best thing is that you can fix it (why I love all of the drafts after the first draft XD).

    Really? Awesome! I need to check those videos out. It would so good to test Save the Cat method before buying it. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

    Thank you! Yes, I can figure it out! Thank you again for encouragement. I needed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Haha, that’s great! I feel like my characters are like too. They go and change my plans all of the time without telling me. *sighs* It is like they are saying, “you may be writing our stories but we are the people starring in this so we can change things if we want and there’s nothing you can do but just keeping writing. Besides we know better. Our changes are always the best.” XD

    Oh, for sure the one where characters can just talk and learn more about each other or discussing things. I really love the scenes where dialogue is pretty constant.


    @ally-renee

    Haha, awesome! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yep, it was completely not confusing, I just really curious about the messenger cause she stood out. Even though she has one brief role in the series, does she have a power or a name? *suddenly the hundred of years makes so much more sense* Yes, it would be so weird if an immortal king died within two years! Yes, the best characters are the one that are fun to write about, whether they are a POV or not (I can imagine. I can’t wait to meet them in the future hopefully!). When you say blending into the same person, you mean making the style of the POV the same?

    Yes, I can understand that so well! A lot of powers my characters have are based on their personality or the power helps build their personality, if that makes sense. Those are the best reasons for a character being the most fun! XD

    Haha, yep! Aww, thanks! it is pretty cool! Oh, yes, it is lonely and rough for them. The Cyborgs are dealing with so much with little or no allies or help. ๐Ÿ™ย  Haha, yes, it is so fun to write (also heartbreaking at the same time). Oh, it feels brilliant and exciting and really cool. It is so amazing to get to write scenes that are similar to ones I read all the time. Usually those scenes come out really well on the first try and so with revising and editing they will be just awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yes, he does. He has a girlfriend, a cyborg father, a brother who is a human but supports cyborgs (but he doesn’t really get along with him for reasons) and, well, most of the cast actually. He isn’t completely alone at all, but he pushes most of them away cause he is that sort of guy. Haha


    @olivia

    *goes to check it now before she forgets*

    Yes, it will the save a lot of effort when more people ask. ๐Ÿ™‚ Memorizing anything is amazing and so handy and I just really can’t do it. ๐Ÿ™ My appreciate for anyone does anything that is pretty long. I can only remember a line and sometimes I change it cause I can’t quite remember it at the time.

    Yes! I’m noticing that most published books have pretty long blurbs! There is much reasoning I’m realising why this is. I have a sister who only needs to read a paragraph and she’s all good. To her, the long blurb spoils the story for her. For me, I need to read all of it cause I want all of the details and it doesn’t spoils the story at all. I could go on, but I will save it. I’m planning on writing a blog post on it, so I want to keep most of the details a secret.

    Ah, I can see how your blurb has problems. Yes, I know what you mean. If they definitely have both, it would make sense. Oh, I love your trailer! Beautifully done. <3

    #124662
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @ribbonash

    ย Oof, first drafts areย fun,ย am I right? But the best thing is that you can fix it (why I love all of the drafts after the first draft XD).

    XD! Yeah, I suppose cringing means you’ve improved, right? Hopefully XD. I’m experimenting with how to revise since that is my first novel. It’s been easier than drafting, (so far….) I have a lot of scenes to change since I outlined very loosely and sometimes nothing happened for four chapters straight XD So much so that I managed to condense the first five chapters into the first two without losing any important material. Also, I completely skipped over a bunch of important events, for some reason? I have no idea what I was thinking XD

    Really? Awesome! I need to check those videos out. It would so good to test Save the Cat method before buying it. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

    You’re welcome! I hope they help!

    Oh, for sure the one where characters can just talk and learn more about each other or discussing things. I really love the scenes where dialogue is pretty constant.

    Ooh, dialogue is so much fun! I love writing it, and I like to think it’s one of my stronger points? Maybe? XD Especially sarcastic/snarky dialogue or dialogue where one of the characters is hiding something and constantly edging around the truth. I LOVE writing those!

    My favorite scenes are probably arguments and really dramatic scenes, though sometimes it just makes me happy to write some fun conversations where the characters aren’t almost dying every five seconds. I have so much fun writing arguments, and Liorah is really argumentative and has a quick temper, so that works out XD She picks a fight withย everyone.ย 

    What kinds of scenes do you struggle with the most?

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #124666

    @ribbonash

    I’m pretty good at memorizing things, but it would take me a while with something as long as my synopses, so I’ll just keep it handy in case someone ever asks about it. Which they inevitably will. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I suppose we are a writing community, so…

    Haha, it’s true, people are very different when it comes to reading about a book and how much they want to know. I don’t mind knowing quite a bit, but what drives me nuts is when it’s something like, just say, a romance, and they give it away on the back who is going to end up together at the end. You know what I mean? Generally it doesn’t take me long to figure out who’s going to end up with who in a romance anyway, but it’s just annoying for me sometimes to have it all spelled out on the back. Lol

    Oh, you have a blog? (Lol, I guess I knew that, since I’ve seen you on Alabama’s, and it says when people have their own blogs. Haha.) Mind if I read it?

    Thank you! I love it so much!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Another young writer friend made it for me, and I love watching it while I’m writing (or supposed to be). ๐Ÿ˜‰ She sort of used my blurb, but she changed it quite a bit when she made the trailer, so that’s not technically my blurb. I’ll try to find it (seeing a theme here yet?!?!?) and show it to you.

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

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