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Contemporary Fiction Writers

What Is YOUR Story About?

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  • #114119
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    @melodyjoy Your new story sounds amazing! How are you going to make Chloe deal with her struggles? I love writing the emotional side of characters. I can hardly wait to hear more about your story.😄

    Not all who wander are lost.

    #114120
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    Here are a couple of my characters from Mapleton. I have a whole town (literally) of characters, but I’ll just touch on the main ones.😉

    Julia Johns: Julia is usually around 14 (her age fluctuates sometimes depending on the story😆), she has frizzy brown hair, lots of freckles, and a spunky, lively, emotional personality. She loves talking on the phone to her friends, cheer-leading, and having fun. I don’t really have a “plot” because everything in Mapleton is winsomely normal.

    Jackson Johns: Jack is 9. He’s freckled, fun-loving, and mischievous, but with a soft heart. He’s loosely based off my younger brother and his friend, and both boys love Jack’s character.😄 He likes video games, Dude Perfect, the high-school football team, and his family.

    James Alberts: James is the neighbour boy, and Jack’s best friend. He’s 14, easy-going, and very pain tolerant (which is a good thing, because he tends to take the brunt of Julia’s spunk). He has blond hair with a natural cow-lick in the front. He spends most of his time at the John’s, to a point where Mrs. Johns gets worried when he’s not there.😁

    I have a lot of other characters, but I’ll just briefly state a few. There’s Saralee (Julia’s best friend), and Brian (who loves the three little aliens in Toy Story and art), Jimmy (who thinks he’s so cool), Shaunda (who loves gymnastics, but is horrible at it), Ivy (a really sweet girl with a really weird brother), and the Casey’s (a.k.a. the Ram Fam😆 Libby [who, at this moment, is running around in the Character Castle] is their 4th kid).

    Oh yes, AND the most amazing Mrs. Morrison. Who, as Jack says, is everyone’s grandma. She keeps a yappy dog, walks into people’s houses at her leisure, and bakes the best chocolate chip cookies in the world.

    Not all who wander are lost.

    #114121
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @arindown Very good question! See, there’s more than one gang in Heather Flights (it gets very crowded) and they all run different types of illegal businesses or what-not (casinos, money laundering, making ripoffs, etc, etc, etc honestly depends on who you are) and the regular residents who have the disease are afraid of the mafia. What happened was after the outbreak of the virus in Heather Flights no one was allowed to leave, so in return the government kind of lets the gangs do what they want while keeping an eye closed. If the mafia permits the drug dealers to sell on their turf, then there will probably be a lot of buyers, and thus, the dealers would be making money that could have gone into the mafia’s pocket. So the economy would go down. Also, if everyone got semi-cured, then the government officials might crack down harder on Heather Flights since they don’t have to worry about disease spreading anymore. And since the mafia were the main sponsors of the experiments, if they permit the selling then they would be more closely entwined with the entire project, which was illegal in the very beginning.

    This all closely ties in to Micah’s motivation. The disease outbreak began when he was a teenager in Chinatown, thus leading to some of the pre-existing gangs to fight with Chinatown, as well as racism and bullying towards his brother, Ethan. His mother got shot whilst in town. Someone proposed a project and Micah thought that he might as well fund it , but the easiest way to earn enough money was illegal activities. And that’s how everything got started. 🙂

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #114122
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @arindown That sounds like an awesome neighborhood, would live in ten out of ten. Would it be in any way similar to Ray Bradbury’s Green Town series? (I think it’s called Green Town…not sure)

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #114133
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    @arindown

    Haha, thanks! Ricky isn’t in it much, he’s just a mental reminder for Marrill throughout the book!

    Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!

    #114150
    Mel
    @melodyjoy

    @arindown

    Hello!

    So, I’m still working on some details but after the car accident (and before too) she is kinda like one of those people who acts like God isn’t really there but she’s a Christian. You probably know what I mean. I’m going to make her really “fight” against God for a while after the car accident, then finally “turn” to Him when she realizes that she can’t do it on her own. Like I said, there’s some details I gotta work out LOL. 🙂

    Thanks for asking!

    MEL

    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth!

    #114152
    Mel
    @melodyjoy

    @beth20 @devastate-lasting @arindown @emberynus-the-dragonslayer @eden-anderson @emma-starr @wolverinerm @chalice

    Everybody!

    I’ve finished the first half of chapter 1 of my story. I’ll post it as another topic and tag ya’lls in it.

    Please, comment and give tips. I wanna make sure it sounds good before I get to far into the writing. (I’m sure you know what I mean lol) :)Thanks

    MELODY

    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth!

    #114165
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    @melodyjoy

    Awesome can’t wait to read it!

    Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!

    #114193
    Eden Anderson
    @eden-anderson

    @emma-starr Absolutely! I’ll let you know. 😊 Thanks for offering!

    Aw, really?! I took piano lessons when I was younger but I quit after about a year and never took it up again. I kind of wish I would have kept going…

    Currently, I don’t play any instruments, but I’m hoping to learn the guitar! And I’d really, really, really love to play the bagpipes but that is most likely a dream that shall never come into existence. 😛

    Haha, I see that you have been fully introduced to the chaotic thought-life of writers! 😂 It’s crazy writing a book, but also incredibly amazing! YOU GOT THIS, girl!!!


    @arindown
    Great idea! Thanks for suggesting that. 😃 No, I don’t mind at all…this thread is for everybody to share their thoughts and stories!


    @devastate-lasting
    Oh, wow, your characters sound super interesting and multi-layered! I love it! And that premise. IS. SO. FASCINATING. 😮 Your world seems very dynamic and vivid! That’s awesome and I applaud you because I’m terrible at world building. 😆


    @melodyjoy
    You’re welcome. 🙂 Thanks for joining!

    Thank you! That’s really sweet! ❤️

    You’re own story sounds really good! There’s definitely potential there for a powerful message!


    @arindown
    Aw, your cast sounds so fun! I’m rooting for Mrs. Morrison already. 😂

     

     

    My Characters:

    Josh: guitarist, late twenties, dark blue eyes, dark hair, adores his wife, sad, hardly smiles, ex-optimist, struggling through guilt and grief, drives an old, beat up truck that he’s had since he was seventeen,

    Elise: artist, light green eyes, brown hair, cheerful but broken, loves old people, funny, tries to be strong for others, dying from cancer, sees beauty all around her,

     

     

    "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    #114206
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @eden-anderson Ahhh thank you! Truthfully I don’t think much of world-building because I don’t use the setting as much as I should haha…

    Your characters sound so sweet! I’d love to know more about your story!

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #114326
    WolverineRM
    @wolverinerm

    @arindown, and @everybody

    Ahhh, thanks for this!! And wow, I love reading about everybody’s characters!! This is such a fun thread…

    Okay, I have kind of a big cast of characters without realizing it, so I’ll just touch on my four most important…

    Harley Keane: my POV character. He’s 18, slightly shorter than average, baby-faced with blue-green eyes and unruly brown hair. He’s an ISTP, shy and playfully sarcastic, feels everything deeper than he lets on. Reckless and flighty, if you ask Nigel. 😝 Obviously, if you read about my story earlier in this thread, he’s really struggling with PTSD, and his world is kind of all in pieces… but he’s gonna be okay. 💙

    Nigel Manning: Harley’s best friend. He’s 19, blond hair and brown eyes, built a little taller and broader than Harley. ENFJ to the core, caretaker and defender by nature, slightly bossy. 😉 He’s a chaplain’s bodyguard in the Army and it’s exactly what he wants to do, even though Harley thinks he should’ve been a SEAL sniper.

    Dallas Rhys: Harley and Nigel’s sergeant. He’s 25, dark hair, dark eyes, built like a tank, never raises his voice. His own kind of intimidating, fiercely protective of his guys, never lets anyone get close to his heart. Doesn’t always come across very understanding, and he knows it—but he’s got more going on than anyone realizes…

    Keith Hayes: *all the heart eyes* Picture your Army vet, Texas rancher, can-still-take-on-the-bad-guys-any-day type guy, and you have Keith. He’s a Vietnam vet who also has PTSD, but he’s doing really good. He raises rodeo stock, and his horses are his pride and joy—especially Rebel and Turner, a blue-eyed paint mare and a jet-black gelding. He also has a blue heeler who’s kind of his service dog, and his family is the best. And yeah, he’s pretty important to the story. 😍

    I ask where he got these crazy ideas anyway
    He just smiles and says, it’s the way that I was raised

    #114345
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    @wolverinerm

    Wow! Your characters seem so…real. They’re thought out (much better than most of mine😄) and I almost feel like I could actually meet them sometime in some airport or something.😂

    Keith especially sounds fun. Horses, and a Blue Heeler.😍 That’s my type.😂

    And Harley sounds great too. I have a main character who is also a ISTP…he’s definitely a ISTP-A. I don’t know what Harley is. Enan is very assertive though, and not very shy.😆 It’s great how two people can have the same personality, but be so different, and even opposite in some ways.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Not all who wander are lost.

    #114548
    WolverineRM
    @wolverinerm

    @arindown Awww, thank you!! In all fairness the book’s in the editing stage so I’ve had a while to develop them… which I kind of love doing with all my heart. 😝 And YES, Har is hands-down an ISTP-T. He can definitely be assertive, but yeah, he’s shy. 🙃 Plus, his PTSD contributes to that side of his personality. 😉

    I ask where he got these crazy ideas anyway
    He just smiles and says, it’s the way that I was raised

    #114551
    Eden Anderson
    @eden-anderson

    @devastate-lasting Thanks! Oh, well I’ll see what I can do…😛

     

    "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    #114564
    Emberynus The Dragonslayer
    @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    @arindown

    WOW! This took me a really long time! Sorry about that.

    Okay I’ll tell you about Jordan Vickery and Crystal Meyers

    Jordan Vickery: (usually goes by Vick)  He is 17 rather tall and well built with straight shoulders and strong muscles. He has very dark brown, really curly hair and dark brown eyes. His face has a sardonic, melancholy expression. He is a city kid with a dark past and a lot of deep hurt in his heart. In personality he is most of the time quiet. When he does speak it’s usually some sarcastic comment (for a while, until he meets Crystal 😉 )  He is an internal person most of the time and if you try to pry into what he’s feeling, he will very likely blow up in your face. He’s very determined and perseverant. He now lives with his very abusive stepfather.

    Crystal Meyers: She is 16 slightly taller than average for a girl. She has light brown hair that goes down just past her shoulders and sapphire blue eyes. She has a bright cheery face and a very joyful and peaceful personality. She comes from a Christian family with two brothers and one sister. She is Jordan’s love interest.

     

    If you have any questions feel free to ask 🙂

     

     

     

    Sold souls and dead promises

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