Is anyone interested in collaborating on a story?
June 15, 2020 at 1:07 pm #114927
I don’t know who’d be interested, so I won’t tag anyone… but whoever wants to do it, welcome!
Ok, so I’m going to try to be as concise as possible.🤞
Anyone who is interested can create a list of things they’d love to read/write about, and post it on this thread. You can make up your dream character, setting, etc. and we’ll figure out how to put the ideas together (e.g. make multiple kingdoms and write from multiple POVs). You can also post quotes and pictures, if you want. For example, my sister, my friend, and I wrote this book about three girls (each of us made and developed one of them) who were sent to Earth from another world to escape the evil guy who wanted them for their powers. Plot twist: the evil guy was actually one of the girls–Olivia’s– father. It sounds cheesy (and it is😉) but it was fun to write. (We started it in 2016 and got to chapter 16!! My record!😂) So if anyone is interested, I think this’ll be really fun!
I think we should come up with the main plot first, but you can post any ideas. I’ll go first, I guess.
*one hour later…*
-some sort of competition that brings the kingdoms together
-a secret project
-maybe many planets
-and a character with this quote as their motto:
These are just ideas–it’s completely fine if you don’t like them. Hope this’ll spark some creativity! I’m excited to see what y’all come up with!!😃
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 15, 2020 at 1:34 pm #114931
Hey Ella. Sign me up. This sounds fun!
Just an idea…but we could do like a warrior competition (in like an arena or something) between kingdoms, and the winners would get special privileges (Hunger Games-ish idea. I’ve never actually read the books, or watched the movie, but…😊). We could make it so that you just have to defeat your opponent, but not kill them.
The villain could be a wizard or something that figured out how to use special powers to make them win the games unfairly.
All the characters, who would originally have to defeat each-other, could have to team up to save everyone.
I don’t know…😄
Not all those who wander are lost.June 15, 2020 at 1:59 pm #114934
Hi! I love your idea! Yeah, what if the villain chooses one person (possibly unbeknownst to them) and uses them as a puppet? Maybe there can be a series of games that test each person’s virtue or something like that. What should the games be for? Like, what is the goal?
One more thing, me and you (and whoever else wants to join) can each start developing a character. When we’re ready, we can write chapters in succession from their POVs. Sound good?
One more thing…😄 What is the naming style for each kingdom? We could do “Elven” sounding names or names based off real-life (or older) cultures. Or just normal or futuristic. What do you think?
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 15, 2020 at 3:38 pm #114942
Okayyy…maybe there could be like a universal council, and each “world” gets like a certain amount of representatives (sorta like states in the US), so the warriors have to battle to see which kingdoms in each world get to send representatives?
If we used that idea, then the villain could be bigger…the take-over-the-universe type. Maybe.😉
The character things sounds great. I can hardly wait to come up with mine. I’m thinking I should do something different than I normally do this time.
I like the quote you put up on your second post.😊
Maybe we should take a culture we know, and then twist the name to make our own? Also, what time is it? Are we thinking midivil, or…steampunk/US Civil War Era would be neat. Or futuristic?
Not all those who wander are lost.June 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm #114970
Send representatives to whom or for what? Sorry, meesa’s dum-dum brain doesn’t understand.😜
Do you want a male or female character? Female for me, definitely.
Oh, can you tag some people who you think might be interested, please? You’ve been on here much longer than me.😊
Yeah, I like the idea of twisting the name. What culture do you choose? I think maybe African or Greco/Roman.
Well, what are you thinking by ‘civil war/steampunk’ era? I mean, how would that work? 🤔 I think futuristic is overused (haha!), so maybe medieval, if we decide against steampunk. Actually, I think it would fit better if we did steampunk/civil war OR multiple worlds (planets, or not? I’m thinking no…). Don’t you think that it wouldn’t really fit if we put both into the same story. But maybe I just don’t have enough “scope for the imagination”. 😋
Sorry if I’m super opinionated! 😂 I’m just loving this so much, ha!!
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm #114992
K…so the representatives would get to represent their country, and have a say about the world-wide/universal laws. So they would have to train to know about politics and stuff, as well as athletic games.
If they didn’t win the games, then their country wouldn’t have a say in laws and rules or anything. It be kinda like before the Revolutionary War, where England got to make all the taxes and stuff, and the American’s didn’t have any say in it at all, even though it was affecting them.
Sound like a half decent idea?
If you have a girl, I’ll do a boy, I guess.😉 I really don’t mind. I’ve already come up with some stuff for him.
Ohhh…maybe I’ll do like a twist on the Indian (India) culture…except that my character is going to be black. It’s all fantasy, right? So I don’t really have to worry about being too accurate?
So for Civil War/Steampunk we could have like steam trains, horses, and hoop-skirts, but also do a little bit of futuristic, like laser guns, and portals between worlds and stuff. Do you think that would be fun? And we could do several worlds, either from one giant galaxy, or from several different ones…or we could just do kingdoms from the same planet. Why don’t you choose?😊
Not all those who wander are lost.June 16, 2020 at 6:55 pm #114999
Okay, thanks, that makes more sense. 😁
Yes, that’s a great idea! How many countries/planets should we have? I’m thinking if no one else joins, we should each do like two countries (maybe even people) each. Agreed?
What age were you thinking for the characters? I’m open to anything, but it seems like it would make more sense if we had older characters, because kids couldn’t really compete in games fairly, you know?
Yes, that’s the beauty of fantasy! What other culture would make sense with the steampunk kinda thing? The British culture is already a part of India, but how do steam trains and hoop skirts fit with Rome? 😂 I’ll keep thinking about it. I’ve never tried steampunk, so this is gonna be fun…
Real quick, what’s your character’s name? Or, at least, what style did you choose? I wasn’t sure if I should make one up, or use a real name. Oh, since we’re doing steampunk, here’s a link to a name generator if we’re using real names:
Let’s just go with planets. I think it would be more fun (at least for me😜), and we could tailor it to our preferences without making sure every detail is ok with the other person. And with that, portals would make more sense.
Ok, I’m done. 😄
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm #115000
So…two characters each, in other words?
Indiar is my world, and Morris Leslie Deering (thanks for the name generator) is my character. He goes by M.L. (Kinda like Emil), though. Should I introduce him in First Person?
I don’t care if you make it up, or not. It shouldn’t matter. We don’t have to stick to any Steampunk stereotypes.😄
This is going to be fun.
Not all those who wander are lost.June 16, 2020 at 7:46 pm #115001
Omigoodness this sounds awesome!
I don’t know how much I’ll be able to help, because I have a project until the end of the month, but I have a little bit of input:
Maybe groups of planets are each at different levels of development? Like some are more primitive societies with some access to modern technology, like the portals and such, but rely more on traditional ways of living. And some others are supermodern city planets, with the latest and greatest technological advancements. And then some of them are stuck in between the two extremes.
This might cause conflict, because parts of the supermodern planets act superior to the primitive planets, and the in-between planets feel caught up and tangled in the middle of all of the bantering, and also the more primitive parts of the in-between planets get pushed back in the representative system because they don’t have the same weapons and training as the other gladiators do.
There could possibly be a lot of division in the universal council because the primitive planets want extremely different laws passed than the modern ones. Like they’ll want funds to keep their people from starving while the modern countries want money to spend on developing augmented reality video games.
Also, will the world have a magic system? If @arindown were thinking doing an Indian-based culture, maybe you could base the magic system on India’s religions? But I know that magic can be a sensitive subject, especially if it’s based off a pagan religion, and it’s also an inter-planet story with different cultures, so all that’ll have to be considered…
Anyway, those are just some suggestions, good luck writing!
What I know in my head and what I believe in my heart are two entirely different things.June 16, 2020 at 8:02 pm #115002
Also, please lemme know if I mistook any information.
What I know in my head and what I believe in my heart are two entirely different things.June 16, 2020 at 9:18 pm #115003
Yeah, that’s what I thought, but if @winter_rose might do it, then we don’t have to. Also, my friend just joined and she might be interested, too.
Nice! Glad you found it useful. I’ll let you know about my character when I have her name. 🙂
Hmm, how should we do this… M.L. isn’t easy to write in third person, but if we’re doing multiple POVs, then it might be confusing to write in first person. Oh, wait–in Allegiant (divergent series), Tris and Tobias are the POVs and they’re written in first person, so we can make it work. 😉 And another idea is to use different fonts for each POV. (My sister read a book like that.)
Yes, this is going to be awesome!!
I love that idea! Good thinking!!
You don’t have to, since you have a different project going on, but you’re welcome to join. It would be fun to have more people. If you’re up for it, though, do you want to make a character and their world? (Like I said, no problem if you can’t. 🙂 )
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 16, 2020 at 9:44 pm #115007
Real quick, my character’s in a high society based off of Rome. If we’re aren’t making all the planets steampunk, that is. Do you like the name Aida? I might change my mind, but I like this one right now.
And if y’all can come up with any names for the competition, shout out.
Ooo, there should be a revolt against my MC’s home planet…maybe.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 17, 2020 at 5:12 pm #115024
Here’s a link for a planet name, if you haven’t already come up with one: https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/planet_names.php
You could use Indiar as a planet name, but I think it sounds more like a country. WDYT?
Oh, does the name Veturia Galena sound enough like an arrogant Roman princess? Or do you like the name Tullia Galena better?
Ok, one more thought. What if we have (for each planet) multiple countries with different cultures based off of real ones. Or am I thinking to big? This could turn into a Tolkien-type thing: it’s going to take almost 2 decades! 🤣 Idk, maybe?
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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 17, 2020 at 6:16 pm #115029
I might not be able to fully join, but I spend most of my free time here anyways. So I won’t be able to write (much), but I would really like to help with brainstorming and worldbuilding and character/plot development.
Btw, Aida is a pretty name, and I think using the Roman culture base is a good idea.
I do have a lightly developed character/ her world. If I could catch up with writing her perspective up at some point, maybe I could add her in…
(Veturia Galena definitely sounds more exquisite and exotic, possibly higher class than Tullia, which is pretty, but softer and calmer sounding.
I like the idea of countries based off of real cultures. Which or how many countries were you thinking of doing? And a Tolkein-type thing can’t be all bad. The more the merrier, right?)
What I know in my head and what I believe in my heart are two entirely different things.June 17, 2020 at 6:42 pm #115032
Hi! Yes, of course you could add your character in! I don’t think the characters are going to be super involved with each other in the beginning (or, at least for now), so go ahead!
Ok, I was thinking Veturia, but I just wanted y’all’s opinions first.
However many you want. I was thinking of doing three (Roman, Greek, and African), but you can do more or less, depending on how much time you have. 😊 Also, if the character isn’t very involved with the said country, then you don’t need to develop it that much. I’m just thinking for authenticity’s sake…😉
Oh, I love the idea of developing and perfecting for a long time, but I wasn’t sure what y’all thought. 😄
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