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  • #120533
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @lydiajoy

    This is my teaser. (:

    Ancient Israel. The Romans have conquered, without force, the promised land. Spirits are dull, and on fire. Lives are full, and empty. The people long to be free. Free, but they see only the wrong kind of bondage.

    And my tag line…

    She was only six, and yet her world was about to crumble.

    So, yes. What is the premise of your writing project, if you’re sharing. It’s fine if not! (: (Great job on having fifty-seven chapters, by the way.)

    Jominkreesa

    Passion = A Willingness To Suffer

    #120548
    LydiaJoy
    @lydiajoy

    @kimlikesart, your story sounds so cool!

    Basic synopsis of my WIP: My book is a young adult fantasy novel with an epic medieval feel. It has two main characters: a princess named Arlynn and a run-away farm orphan named Jaegar. Basically the goal is to find the missing prince Darak of the country of Agri before the elections are held for a new ruler because the person likely to win this election is the wicked prince Tzadok of Saxum. If Tzadok were to win, he would eventually rule about 75% of the land of Insula Nova…making it relatively easy to conquer the other countries, including Arlynn’s homeland of Silva. In order to find Prince Darak, Jaegar and Arlynn have to find 5 key pieces to unlock a clue to his whereabouts. There’s a lot more to the storyline, but this is the simplified version, sorry if it’s still kinda confusing. Sadly, I think I will need to cut at least the first 10 chapters and completely rewrite them in order for the story to make sense.  First, I need to finish this draft. Then, it needs revising and revising and revising. I would absolutely love to publish it someday!

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    #120725
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @lydiajoy

    You have a fair point about them all being very good.

    Yes! I have read both Farmer Giles of Ham and The Smith Wootton Major. I liked farmer Giles of Ham best of the two, though it pretty much infuriated me. I am a very firm pacifist, and seeing how the dragon was treated was just awful. However, after a lengthy debate with a friend of mine, we figured that that was Tolkien’s intention, and I was allowed to love it while being infuriated.

    What’s your take on Farmer Giles of Ham?

    Also, sorry for such a late reply. Life has been a lot recently haha.

    #121759
    LydiaJoy
    @lydiajoy

    @lonathecat, after you wrote:

    Also, sorry for such a late reply. Life has been a lot recently haha.

    …I then took a month to get back to you. Sorry! 🙂

    I haven’t read Farmer Giles of Ham in a while, so it’s not fresh on my mind, but I think I basically agreed with you about how things went for the dragon. Still, I really liked it as a short story.

    #121837
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @lydiajoy

    I can’t judge. 🙂

    Do you have any other short stories you’d recommend? (Not necessarily that they have to be by Tolkien, though more Tolkien is great, too.)

    #121889
    claire
    @claire-h

    @lydiajoy

    HI Lydia! Nice to meet you! I know I’m a bit late to this thread, but welcome to SE! 🙂 I love this site so much.

    I’m a homeschooled senior in high school. I enjoy playing the violin, writing, hand lettering, and graphic design (especially designing book covers 😉 ) Oh, and reading of course. Can’t forget that. 😂

    My current WIP is a futuristic /dystopia story set in the jungles of Peru. I’m still in the plotting stage but I’m really hoping to actually finish a book for once, lol. I’m very impressed that you’ve written so much on your WIP! Good job. 👏

    That’s super cool that your dad is a professor at a seminary! What does he teach? Right now I’m actually auditing a seminary NT Greek class. It’s been intense, but totally worth it!

    Ooh, Douglas Wilson. Have you ever read any books by his son N. D. Wilson?

    Ah yes, LOTR and the Wingfeather Saga. 😍 One of my favorite historical fiction series is called Chosen Daughters. Have you ever heard of it? I haven’t read the Crown and Covenant series in awhile, but we own it. Have you ever read Hand of Vengeance by Douglas Bond? It’s on my to-read list. My brother says it’s his best book.

    Anyways, better go for now! 🙂

     

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

    #122467
    LydiaJoy
    @lydiajoy

    @lonathecat, I can’t think of any other short stories really, since I’m usually more of the 300+ page book reader. Do you have any favorites?

    Nice to meet you, @claire-h. I love the idea of a futuristic /dystopia story set in the jungles of Peru. That sounds so cool! You’ll have to post updates as you progress. My dad teaches church history. That’s great that you get to audit a Greek class! It sounds like a lot of work, but I’m sure you’re learning a lot.

    #122593
    Hobbitchild
    @hobbitchild

    Lord of the Rings is the best! I recently read another book that is all medieval-y called The False Prince. I was gripped by it, though rather disappointed by the ending. Anyway, it is a very well-written book and really keeps your attention!

    #122594
    Hobbitchild
    @hobbitchild

    @lydiajoy

    Lord of the Rings is the best! I recently read another medieval-y book called The False Prince. It is very well written and had me gripped (most books don’t do that to me!) However, I was disappointed by the end. I would be interested to know what you think of it! It’s part of a series, so I’m hoping to read more!

    #122705
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @lydiajoy

    Oh ok. I read all over the spectrum of pages. 🙂

    But anyways, I’d say The Little Prince is my favorite short story. Do you have a favorite longer-type book?

    #122830
    claire
    @claire-h

    @lydiajoy

    Yes, it would be fun to post updates of my wip! I will be sure to tag you if I do. I’ve been really busy lately, but I’m hoping after Christmas I will be able to get some writing done.

    Greek is a lot of memorization, that’s for sure XD. I’m hoping I can survive this next semester.

    That’s neat that your dad teaches church history!


    @hobbitchild

    Cool! It’s been like 7 years since I read The False Prince trilogy and I do remember liking it! You reminded me about it and now I might have to read it again! 😁

    a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
    it just blooms.

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