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    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    @hope-mcclellan I write mostly poetry and fantasy and contemporary fiction.

    That’s amazing! I love worldbuilding. Its a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

    #96734

    Leon Fleming
    @w-o-holmes

    @evelyn

    Wait, and I haven’t met you before? :O

    #96738

    Josiah DeGraaf
    @josiah

    @hope-mcclellan Mmm; I do that a fair bit in my book (set in airborne islands populated by winged people), but I’m guessing you’re referring to published works here. πŸ˜‰ I tend to really like Brandon Sanderson’s approach to worldbuilding, and he focuses on realistic details probably the most in his Stormlight Archive series (though I wouldn’t recommend that series first due to its length). Some other (more normal-sized) works that I’ve seen do this well would be Silhouette by Dave Swavely (though this is sci-fi), and The Curse of Chalion (though it’s rather sparse on unique fantasy elements for a fantasy novel).

    If you’re looking for more C.S. Lewis novels, Till We Have FacesΒ is one of my favorite works of fiction by him, and I’d definitely recommend it if you get the chance!

    Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.com

    #96773

    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    @w-o-holmes We have met before. Just not officially. πŸ˜‚

    Hi! Nice to meet you! I’m Evelyn. Can I just call you Holmes for short? Or maybe Norfleet? 😜

    #96810

    Leon Fleming
    @w-o-holmes

    @evelyn

    Hi yourself! Same to you! You can call me Norfleet or William or Will, but please, please don’t call me Bill.

    So you like world-building and poetry, huh? That’s right up my alley! Let us talk.

    What say I post an open discussion on the basics and later depths of world building on the Fiction<Research and Worldbuilding tab? In all aspects.

    What kind(s) of poetry do you write?

    #96884

    Hope McClellan
    @hope-mcclellan

      @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

      I have heard of both of those artists! I know it’s sort of an “oldie”, but I love Chris Tomlin’s ‘I Will Follow’. And Austin French’s ‘Born Again’ is amazing! I’ve only heard the two songs of his they’ve had rotating on the radio, but I would love to look into him some. So far I really enjoy his style.

      That’s neat! I play a little bit of piano, and I think the violin is beautiful. I also love the flute and harp.

      There's always a story brewing.

      #96885

      Hope McClellan
      @hope-mcclellan

        @josiah

        Ooh, your book sounds neat! I would definitely be interested in reading it if ever you publish it. πŸ™‚ And thank you for all of the recommendations!

        There's always a story brewing.

        #96901

        Josiah DeGraaf
        @josiah

        @hope-mcclellan You’re quite welcome!

        Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.com

        #96917

        Emberynus The Dragonslayer
        @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

        @hope-mcclellan

        ‘I will Follow’ is actually one of my favorite Chris Tomlin songs. We have like his first album so yeah πŸ˜†

        Yep! Born again is a good one!

        You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

        #96982

        Hope McClellan
        @hope-mcclellan

          @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

          That’s neat! Hey, just curious, what kind of stuff do you like to write?

          There's always a story brewing.

          #97053

          Emberynus The Dragonslayer
          @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

          @hope-mcclellan I don’t write anything that isn’t Christian. Mostly I write Contemporary. Some Historical Fiction. I like to write Romance/Mystery, Allegory, and stuff like that

          You can't live for long living for nothing-Hector Griffin

          #97065

          Hope McClellan
          @hope-mcclellan

            @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

            That’s neat! Do you have something you’re currently working on? Or do you have a favorite story you’ve done in the past? What’s it/they about?

            There's always a story brewing.

            #97069

            Leon Fleming
            @w-o-holmes

            @hope-mcclellan

            Have you applied for a guild yet? Not like you’d get in anytime soon. They usually – from what I’ve heard – let the people in at the beginning of the/a month(s).

            #97107

            Hope McClellan
            @hope-mcclellan

              @w-o-holmes

              No I have not applied for a guild. I just started a full-time job, so I’m not sure I have the time commitment to be able to regularly interact and post. Juggling teenage life, writing, and work is enough for the time being. ^_^ Maybe once I get into a regular pattern and have some more free time I can reconsider joining a guild.

              Although, maybe you could give me some more insight as to what it’s like to be part of a guild? All I know is what I’ve read from the emails. I’m not entirely sure how much commitment is needed and, well, anything detailed about what takes place in the guilds vs. the forum. Any information would be helpful, honestly!

              There's always a story brewing.

              #97109

              Leon Fleming
              @w-o-holmes

              @hope-mcclellan

              Alright. Uhm, let’s see. So each guild is basically like the Inklings. You receive encouragement, get critiques and other stuff. Uhh, you can go to where you are looking at all the guilds and pick any guild. Then scroll down to the thing that says HOW TO JOIN A GUILD (click it and scroll down to the sub-section titled HOW THE GUILDS WORK) and stuff will come up telling about what happens within them and things like that. It’s pretty tight-nit, as they say, and discussions usually pop up. There’s also usually a weekly theme discussion. Plus other things. It’ll help you grow as a writer and give you ideas, skills (not like Napoleon[actually, why not?]), and other things to better equip you as a writer and future author (of hopeful standards). Umm, I’m pretty sure that you have to participate at least once a week. Any questions?

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