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  • #87142
    His Bard
    @his-bard

    Greetings.

    Those of you who are in the Young Writers Community may or may not know my tagline as ‘Master Bard’. I currently lead a critique group within the community’s Green Fellowship, and I periodically show up around the common editing and feedback space.

    As can be seen, my name is David Keener, and I am a self-proclaimed bard, as storyteller/poet figures were known in the British/Irish isles. Though I am not myself directly British, I do claim a strong Scottish ethnicity, and a deep love of all things Irish.

    I am previously home-schooled and a self-taught writer. I have been writing for the last ten of my almost 22 years, and though I have yet to complete any of my numerous projects, they are well on their way. These projects are primarily contemporary fiction, though I also write in historical fiction, sci-fi, and a smidge of fantasy.

    I type as an INTJ-T, enneagram 5. My favorite authors are C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Ted Dekker

    I look forward to collaborating with all of you on our individual journeys towards becoming better storytellers, and am always ready to share any knowledge I’ve absorbed over the course of my journey.

    My writing philosophy: |
    Scripture says the tongue is more powerful than a forest fire. I say the pen is even more powerful than the tongue, because spoken word can be forgotten, but written word lasts forever. As authors, we are some of the most powerful mortals on earth. We can build empires, wage wars, and destroy civilizations, and in real life, all through the words we write. My pen is my sword, and with it, I write God’s story.
    Authors are also the closest man could ever come to experiencing what it might feel like to be in God’s shoes. We create worlds, fill them with life, and make all things, good and bad, come together to accomplish our ultimate plan for our characters.

    Till I see you again,
    His Bard

    Spoken words are forgotten. Written word lasts forever. Writers are the most powerful mortals to exist.

    #87149
    Hedges
    @h-jones

    @his-bard Wow, first and foremost, I’m very impressed by your writing philosophy. It’s really cool that you took the time to actually come up with something like that!

    Secondly, WELCOME TO STORY EMBERS! I actually think I remember seeing you around on Young Writer’s Workshop because I spent a bit of my writing journey there. Not so much anymore, but it was fun while it lasted. 😀

    I can say the same for C. S. Lewis! I’ve also read one of Ted Dekker’s books—only one (A.D. 30) but from what I remember, I loved it!

    So… you have some WIPs, huh? What’s your favorite idea you have currently, if you have a favorite? 😀

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by Hedges.

    Married a blacksmith, and now frequently uses his knowledge for writing fantasy.

    #87151
    His Bard
    @his-bard

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Favorite project idea…I guess my most active project, The Arayoth Chronicles, can be considered my favorite. Its a complex series about a young orphan with an important heritage, an elite black ops sniper with a haunted past, and the almighty God that caused their paths to cross.

    Do you have any current projects?

    Spoken words are forgotten. Written word lasts forever. Writers are the most powerful mortals to exist.

    #87154
    Hedges
    @h-jones

    @his-bard Ohhhh, man, that sounds so cool!! A series, huh? Will their be multiple books? Have you written any yet?

    As for me, I actually do! My primary one is graphic novel about a teen mother of 17 doubling as a superhero. I’m really excited about it too bjvjgvgjfjgcjgcfncj

    Married a blacksmith, and now frequently uses his knowledge for writing fantasy.

    #87158
    His Bard
    @his-bard

    I’ve planned  for three separate trilogies that all tie together for a total of nine books. All of those books are started, and their stories are fully planned out, but none are finished yet.I have started to make great headway with the first book lately, so Lord willing, I’ll get it finished someday in the not too far away future, and if it starts selling well, I’ll already have a structured plan for writing as a full-time career.

     

    A teen mom/superhero is definitely something I’ve never read before, but it sounds like a scenario where things could get quite interesting. Have you put any of it up for critique/beta reading at any point?

    Spoken words are forgotten. Written word lasts forever. Writers are the most powerful mortals to exist.

    #87161
    The Fledgling Artist
    @the-fledgling-artist

    @his-bard Hello! It’s splendid to have you join our ranks here at SE. I look forward to bumping into you in the future! I can’t think of any original questions to ask, so I’ll leave it at that.

    "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

    #87192
    Hedges
    @h-jones

    @his-bard Ahh, that’s so cool! Nine books, that’s incredible. Man, it sounds super interesting and I’d love to read it when it comes out.

    Haha that’s what I’m hoping for. xD Sadly I have not, mostly because I don’t have it written yet 😂 After I iron out a few things, however, I plan to get started very soon!

    Married a blacksmith, and now frequently uses his knowledge for writing fantasy.

    #87404
    Veraza Winterknight
    @kari-karast

    @his-bard

    You’re on ydubs? Awesome!! I don’t think I’ve seen you around on there, but then again, I’m not in the editing/feedback space or the green fellowship.

    Your WIP sounds awesome!! And your writing philosophy is so cool!

    What’s your favorite book by Tolkien and fave book by Lewis?


    @h-Jones

    Waiiiit. You were on YWW for a while?? *cannot believe just how many people on SE are also or used to be on there*

    "You can dance with my henchman."

    #87414
    Liana J. Douglas
    @lianajdouglas

    @his-bard

    Hey, there! Welcome!

    Glances up at Veraza’s post 

    Yeah, there seems to be quite a lot of us YDubbers around these parts. Which… really makes sense. ‘Cause we’re writers. XD

    Artist. Actress. Fantasy Fiction. MBTI Nerd. Star Wars. Marvel Films. Piano. Jesus Freak.

    #87437
    Veraza Winterknight
    @kari-karast

    @lianajdouglas

    Yeah. XD It’s just, before I joined Ydubs I knew like 3 people on here were on or used to be on it. Now I know like 15.

    Also. I just realized. If we can convince Flynn to get SE since it’s free… you two could still stay in touch.

    "You can dance with my henchman."

    #87439
    Liana J. Douglas
    @lianajdouglas

    @kari-karast

    Gasp 

    Eyes widen

    I…

    I didn’t even think of that!!!

    Bashes head into the wall (And no ice packs, please)

    Blinks and then looks up

    Hands bacon

    Thank you so much, V. That’s absolutely brilliant.

    Hugs and then runs off to go figure stuff out

    Artist. Actress. Fantasy Fiction. MBTI Nerd. Star Wars. Marvel Films. Piano. Jesus Freak.

    #87441
    Veraza Winterknight
    @kari-karast

    @lianajdouglas

    *stares in shock* She… hugged me… she actually hugged me.

    Anyways. I’ll be praying it works out!

    "You can dance with my henchman."

    #87483
    His Bard
    @his-bard

    @kari-karast

    The Hobbit, and a tossup between The Magician’s Nephew and The Last Battle. The birth and death of Narnia are both pretty powerful.

    Spoken words are forgotten. Written word lasts forever. Writers are the most powerful mortals to exist.

    #87523
    Veraza Winterknight
    @kari-karast

    @his-bard

    Nice! What stands out to you about those? Why is the Hobbit your favorite?

    "You can dance with my henchman."

    #87534
    Taylor Clogston
    @taylorclogston

    @his-bard Have you read Till We Have Faces or The Children of Hûrin? Hobbit used to be my favorite Tolkien book until I read Hûrin.

    "...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

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