January 28, 2020 at 11:57 am #104624Katthewriter@katthewriter
Hi guys! I don’t really know how we’re supposed to do this but i guess I’ll introduce myself?
Anyway, Im Kat. I have started more stories then i have finished, have bery many characters and theme songs, and loves to make my characters go through pain *coughs* i mean character development! XD
I love photography, art, and am an extreme horse nerd. I plan to in the future open a place where i rescue horses and pair them up with at risk kids, teaching them horsemanship.
Excited to meet all of you! =)January 28, 2020 at 2:24 pm #104643WolverineRM@wolverinerm
@katthewriter Hey!! Ahh yes, character development. 😢 I LOVE horses too and wow, that is an amazing goal.
Well, I’ve already met some of y’all here but I’ll share my bio again for the ones I haven’t…besides I’m really bad at introducing myself and so this is easier…
Kassie Angle is a teenaged Christian author, cowgirl, therapy dog trainer, stereotypical INFJ, and Army girl to the core. Her first love, i.e. debut novel, O to be Like Thee, swept her unsuspectedly into the world of indie authors. She tries to use her stories to fill the silences in literature, helping more people understand the world of the Army and showing how God heals the broken-hearted. You can find her and more of her writing at SoldierGirlStories.com.
So I write pretty niched contemporary—soldier stories—and I read mostly historical. 😆 (I do love contemporary, though. It’s a weird relationship.) So what kind of stories do y’all write? Everybody wanna introduce their WIP?
Mine is called Stop the Rain; it’s the story of a soldier with severe PTSD and his journey from joining the Army through his deployment to…well, finding healing in the end. (And ya know there may be horses involved in that…)
Should I tag everyone currently in this group so we can all introduce ourselves? Yes? No? Okay…
I ask where he got these crazy ideas anyway
He just smiles and says, it’s the way that I was raisedJanuary 28, 2020 at 2:44 pm #104646Alabama Rose@bama-rose
@wolverinerm Thanks for tagging me! 🙂
Ooh, soldier stories. That sounds really cool! Congratulations on publishing!
Lol, yeah, I have the same relationship with historical fiction. I love reading it but don’t really know if I could write it. But contemporary is really fun. For some reason, I haven’t been interested in fantasy, which feels weird because it seems like that’s what most people write on SE.
@katthewriter Hi! I’m not really sure how these groups work, but it’s a pretty cool idea. 🙂 Wow, your dream with the horses sounds so awesome! I hope that works out for you!!
Here’s my bio:
Alabama Rose is a fifteen-year-old writer living with her family in northwestern Ontario. She’s always had a special place in her heart for the foster children that come into her home, and she hopes to raise awareness through her writing. The Bruised Dream is her first novel.
My WIP is about fostering and Canada and stuff. 🙂 It’s kind of connected to my first story (The Bruised Dream) but not a sequel (yet, lol).
Nice to meet you guys!
Courage, dear heart ~ AslanJanuary 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm #104648Katthewriter@katthewriterJanuary 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm #104662
Hi guys!! I think I’ve already kinda met all three of you, but I’ll introduce myself. U-hem
I’m 15 and have been writing stories for about as long as I can remember. I have one finished (not published though) and am working on gazillions more. My favorite Genres are Mystery and Allegory. I also love writing and reading poetry (esp. OLD poetry).
I’m home schooled and my favorite subject is History or Geometry.
When I’m not reading or writing (which is rare) I like to make walking sticks, blacksmith, crochet, shoot archery and guns, cook, and (my favorite thing to do) listen to LOTS AND LOTS of music! (I’ve dabbled in art, but I don’t think I’m very good) I am also a Junior archery and rifle coach for the Grant County KY 4-H shooting sports
I’m a hopeless people addict, and am always searching for an inspiration to write. Even though I already have WAAAAAAAY too many WIPs. I’m also hopelessly sarcastic.
You can't live for long living for nothing- Hector GriffinJanuary 28, 2020 at 6:27 pm #104663Taylor Clogston@taylorclogston
I’m Taylor! When I’m not writing, I’m cooking or playing D&D or war games at my friendly local gaming store. I’m a very wide reader, and I love engaging critically with the media I consume. Not in an “I’m better than you because I think about the things I read” way so much as in an “I obnoxiously make whatever argument I feel like from the text to fulfill my infinite, frantic thirst for control” kind of way.
I used to read mostly fantasy, but these days I read a lot of literary fiction and magical realism, all of which I guess falls vaguely under the umbrella of “contemporary.” The only contemporary story I’ve written is my entry for the past SE contest, which I’d like to workshop with you all and resubmit for regular publication on SE. It’s called Which You Have Ordained, and it’s about a teenage boy dealing with the death of his younger brother, being the only person alive who knew his dead brother’s secret and so feeling like he’s the only one in the world who really knew why his brother died.
@wolverinerm I didn’t realize “soldier stories” was a genre (outside of American Sniper, I guess) but it’s really cool that you’re writing them! I know there’s a ton of ex-military (or current-military) indie authors who write military scifi and stuff like that, but having spent my early childhood on an Air Force base and having a ton of ex-military friends, I would muuuch rather read stories about the people and not just tech and the warfare. Is your title a CCR reference?
@bama-rose I feel like writing fantasy is something a ton of guys—and, well, maybe “less social” girls?—get into at a young age, especially in Christian and homeschooling circles. I know that when I tried reading more contemporary stories as a homeschooled middle schooler, I felt lost because I had no contact with the outside world =P At least when I read Redwall or The Dark is Rising, I was immersed in something that I was intended to be a stranger to. I’m older now, and have a bit more life experience, and I find fantasy doesn’t grab me in the same way it used to. A few of my IRL writing friends and even a couple writing YouTubers I watch have gone through the same thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if a good number of the fantasy writers on SE move away from it as they grow older. You’re just ahead of the curve =P
"...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and MargaritaJanuary 28, 2020 at 9:57 pm #104683Eden Anderson@eden-anderson
I’m Eden and I’m pretty sure most of you guys know me. 😄 I’m the kid who loves hedgehogs and pizza and who thinks she can write but in reality knows very little. (that’s why I’m here, I suppose. 🙃)
I am currently working on a fantasy-action-adventure thingamajig, but my heart is really with contemporary fiction. Don’t ask me why, cuz I don’t know. 😂 I’ve just always loved it. (I dunno, I kind of swing somewhere between fantasy and contemporary. Depends on the day.)
@katthewriter Oh, wow, I love your idea about using rescue horses to help kids so much!! Such a great dream!
@wolverinerm Hey there! I don’t think I’ve met you on here yet, although I know you from the blogging world. 😀 Your WIP sounds absolutely amazing! Go you for tackling such a tough subject!
@bama-rose *hugs* 😍
@emberynus-the-dragonslayer I relate to the “way TOO MANY wips” problem. It’s stressful but at the same time, quite fun.
@taylorclogston Hi! It’s been awhile. 😀 Personally, I admire anybody who really thinks and considers the things that they read because I feel like lots of times, I read a book and *BOOM* I forget it. Unless, it really, really impacted me. It’s annoying…*glances around room* Somebody tell me I’m not the only one. 😂
(BTW aren’t this groups so cool? I think they hold lots of potential to be really awesome…)
"But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor DostoyevskyJanuary 29, 2020 at 10:09 am #104715
Yeah I know right?!!
You can't live for long living for nothing- Hector GriffinJanuary 29, 2020 at 11:47 am #104718Alabama Rose@bama-rose
Hey! Nice to have you. 😁 Oh cool, what’s your story about? (the one you finished)
Oh wow, that’s really interesting to hear! I’m glad I’m not too much of an oddball. XP Welcome to the group, btw!
Hi Eden!! I didn’t know you write contemporary. That’s awesome!
Courage, dear heart ~ AslanJanuary 29, 2020 at 12:06 pm #104720
It’s a fantasy allegory about two kids and a dragon.
You can't live for long living for nothing- Hector GriffinJanuary 29, 2020 at 5:17 pm #104754Dakota@dakota
Hello! My name is Amber, though I’ll go by Dakota around here.
I’m an 20-year-old home-school graduate from Northern Kentucky.
So far I’ve only written stories as a hobby (or for home-school assignments). Full time I write poetry. I imagine stories quite often but making them live on paper is difficult. The stories I have written are either short stories or just bit and pieces of larger works.
Other than writing, I love music, horses, nature, crafts, cooking and baking, and shooting sports. In our 4-H Shooting Sports Club, I am the the Assistant Coordinator.
And, in all I do and enjoy, I strive to do my best for the glory and honor of my Savior, Lord and Friend, Jesus Christ!
Nice to meet you all!
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.January 29, 2020 at 5:47 pm #104762Eden Anderson@eden-andersonJanuary 30, 2020 at 9:09 am #104803
My most current one is about a female detective.
You can't live for long living for nothing- Hector GriffinJanuary 30, 2020 at 2:11 pm #104834Dakota@dakotaJanuary 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm #104867WolverineRM@wolverinerm
@bama-rose Yeah, I’ve noticed that about fantasy here, so it’s kind of fun that now we can get the contemporary writers together. 😆 And ahhhh, I just love it that you’re writing about foster families!! Some of my brothers are adopted and there’s just not enough books about that.
@katthewriter Quarter horses, all the way, but I mostly ride Arabians ‘cause that’s what my friend has. 😉 Their gait’s a bit different though and I find QHs are easier for me to ride fast? Idk. 😆
Lol…probably not. 😆 I’ve had my dog since he was just a baby, but everything I try to do with other people’s pets goes awry somehow…
Whichever one’s your favorite!
@emberynus-the-dragonslayer Hey again!! 👋 Hey, history was my favorite too!…specifically, WWII or the War Between the States.
@taylorclogston Well, I have a bit of a hard time with short stories so I wasn’t much help…but that was good and so sad.
Yeahhh…like I said, it’s kind of niched but I think it’s a needed subject. Although, I’m not sure I’d put it in the same genre as American Sniper. 😉
Nope…it’s actually Rascal Flatts. 😆 (“I Won’t Let Go”)
Okay, that’s a good point about why we tend to not read contemporary.
@eden-anderson YES!! Hey! 👋 And aww, thank you…I hope it does it justice.
@dakota Hey again!! 😉
I ask where he got these crazy ideas anyway
He just smiles and says, it’s the way that I was raised
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