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  • #146922
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Oh noooo!!! QATAR WHAT DID YOU DO!?!?!

    Counterfeiter. :DDD

     

    He usually seems pretty nice until he kicks into villain mode for any reason,

    So he’s a fun person to write, then!

    It’s not my favorite by Dickens but it was cool and the characters were really interesting! What’s your favorite thing about it?

    Ooh, what is your favorite by Dickens? Do tell! My favorite part was Sydney Carton. And I also really loved how he portrayed both sides of the French Revolution. You sympathized with the peasants but hated their deeds, and despised the aristocracy, but couldn’t help feeling a little sorry for them, too. Did you like Sydney? I’m always anxious to hear others’ opinions of that character.

    He fell in love first but he also saw that it would never work out so he’s just been suffering in silence about it

    🙁 poor fellow. I hope they get together in the end. That does sound fascinating to write, and very fun. These two think they’re being so opaque, and everybody else is just like “Eh, they’re in love.” XD

    Pretty soon I get to write a triangle: Quin loves Anika, but she’s being hard to catch, and Anika’s friend Natalya is hopelessly in love with Quin, but knows there’s no chance for her, so she’s being a terrible jerk to Quin.

     

     

     

    Don't cry for me, for I go where music is born ~J.S. Bach

    #146923
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    Hmmm…very interesting, the gigantic quotes at the top of the page. I can’t say I don’t like it, though.  Is that what happens when you play around with quoting someone, lol.

    Don't cry for me, for I go where music is born ~J.S. Bach

    #146956
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @emily-waldorf

    Counterfeiter. :DDD

    Oh, good. I thought it was murder. Oh, wait, wrong reaction. *clears throat* *shocked gasp* Qatar, how could you??

    So he’s a fun person to write, then!

    Extremely!! Writing him is an excercise in writing subtext since he seldom actually comes out with anything villianous obviously.

    Ooh, what is your favorite by Dickens? Do tell! My favorite part was Sydney Carton. And I also really loved how he portrayed both sides of the French Revolution. You sympathized with the peasants but hated their deeds, and despised the aristocracy, but couldn’t help feeling a little sorry for them, too. Did you like Sydney? I’m always anxious to hear others’ opinions of that character.

    Yeah! It was a while since I read it but I remember him as really interesting!

    Absolutely Great Expecations! I loved that book! The plot, the characters, the writing, I loved all of it! (Except maybe all the tangents XD)

    poor fellow. I hope they get together in the end. That does sound fascinating to write, and very fun. These two think they’re being so opaque, and everybody else is just like “Eh, they’re in love.” XD

    Exactly XD Anyone takes one look and goes “When’s the wedding” XD

    Pretty soon I get to write a triangle: Quin loves Anika, but she’s being hard to catch, and Anika’s friend Natalya is hopelessly in love with Quin, but knows there’s no chance for her, so she’s being a terrible jerk to Quin.

    Oohh, that’s delightfully complicated!! I’d love to see how that turns out!

     

     

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #147076
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    Oh, good. I thought it was murder. Oh, wait, wrong reaction. *clears throat* *shocked gasp* Qatar, how could you??

    Oh dear, no! Qatar wouldn’t do that. It does get me thinking though…

    Absolutely Great Expecations! I loved that book! The plot, the characters, the writing, I loved all of it! (Except maybe all the tangents XD)

    That’s what I would have guessed! I want to read that one soon, but I have to work through some other books, and I thought I’d better give Dickens a break. Have you read Jane Eyre or The Scarlet Letter?

    Oohh, that’s delightfully complicated!! I’d love to see how that turns out!

    Ha! It oughta be good! Do you have any triangles in your writings?

    Don't cry for me, for I go where music is born ~J.S. Bach

    #147090
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @emily-waldorf

    Oh dear, no! Qatar wouldn’t do that. It does get me thinking though…

    I was just thinking because perhaps possibly some of… a friend’s characters might have done that XD

    That’s what I would have guessed! I want to read that one soon, but I have to work through some other books, and I thought I’d better give Dickens a break. Have you read Jane Eyre or The Scarlet Letter?

    Ehhh, no and no XD I want to though!

    Ha! It oughta be good! Do you have any triangles in your writings?

    Actually not really. Liorah is briefly attracted to another character and Ferran internally dies but that’s very brief and that’s before she likes Ferran.

    And then there’s the absolute chaos that is Aydin’s relationship with Chantara. Like… it’s not healthy, it really isn’t. It’s dramatic though XD

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #147091
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    I was just thinking because perhaps possibly some of… a friend’s characters might have done that XD

    lol. I couldn’t possibly know who you mean, lol. Seriously, though. I was having trouble with the first quarter of my WIP, and something you said got me thinking, and I might have a change coming (and a huge rewrite, but if it’s better, who cares?)

     

    Ehhh, no and no XD I want to though!

    Do! They’re good. 🙂

     

    Actually not really. Liorah is briefly attracted to another character and Ferran internally dies but that’s very brief and that’s before she likes Ferran. And then there’s the absolute chaos that is Aydin’s relationship with Chantara. Like… it’s not healthy, it really isn’t. It’s dramatic though XD

    Poor Farran…that sounds marvelous! How long has he liked Liorah?

    Oof…Aydin in a relationship with anyone sounds a little rough at the moment…might be good for him in the long run.

    How many book(s) have you written?

    Don't cry for me, for I go where music is born ~J.S. Bach

    #147335
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @emily-waldorf

    Seriously, though. I was having trouble with the first quarter of my WIP, and something you said got me thinking, and I might have a change coming (and a huge rewrite, but if it’s better, who cares?)

    OOoh, that’s cool! Big rewrites are scary but worth it!

    Poor Farran…that sounds marvelous! How long has he liked Liorah?

    Tbh I have no idea. They’ve been friends for years but I don’t know exactly when he fell in love.

    Oof…Aydin in a relationship with anyone sounds a little rough at the moment…might be good for him in the long run.

    It’s actually the opposite XD That relationship is already over at this point, and it messed him up rather a lot. Though he does get another one in future (A healthy one for once). (That wasn’t the plan it’s just emerged as I was writing XD)

    How many book(s) have you written?

    Lemme see, two and a half. Though, I completely rewrote book 1 from scratch so I don’t know if that counts as three and a half XD

    I’m working on Liorah’s story, which is a trilogy. I’m halfway with the third book and revising the others.

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #147336
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    Hey Noah!

    How is life? School keeping you busy as well? Weather cleared up any? 🙂

    How is writing? Did you get that one character figured out?

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #147359
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    School keeping you busy as well?

    Take a guess. 🙃

    Life is going pretty well though. Trying to keep my new year’s schedule, and mange my time properly. You back in school or still at home thanks to your government?

    The weather is somewhat better, but I’m ready for spring and summer. Come to think of it, I was ready for spring after a week of winter.

    How is writing? Did you get that one character figured out?

    I’ve had to cut back my amount of words per day to 2k-3k, but my pace is still going pretty well. You?

    I like the character a good deal better now, but he and one of the main characters are very similar in personality, so I’m having trouble distinguishing his character voice. I’ll see what I can do with revision, but betas will have to tell me their thoughts before I do much else with him.

    #147377
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    Life is going pretty well though. Trying to keep my new year’s schedule, and mange my time properly. You back in school or still at home thanks to your government?

    Well, I’m homeschooled so nothing has changed there XD

    But it did slacken up a little again. HEMA resumed, which is awesome. Also I have my first tournament tonight, which is both terrifying and very exciting. It’s a really minor tournament, just the club and just for learning, but it still makes me a bit nervous XD I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m going to get my rear kicked multiple times, it’ll be great XD

    The weather is somewhat better, but I’m ready for spring and summer. Come to think of it, I was ready for spring after a week of winter.

    Oh, absolutely same. I cannot stand winter, I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun or the last time I wasn’t cold. If I could I would simply hibernate throughout winter.

    I’ve had to cut back my amount of words per day to 2k-3k, but my pace is still going pretty well. You?

    That’s still unbelievably fast, especially to write as consistently as you do!

    Well I hit a rough spot last week and didn’t hit my word count once. I wrote something everyday so that’s something! I think I’m past it now (?) My pace isn’t as high as I’d like, but I’m still going and I’ll get there.

    One factor may be is that I’m now in the part right before the midpoint, which is a section I loathe writing. The initial excitement of the project has worn off and I haven’t yet hit the midpoint, after which things start getting more exciting.

    I’m also having trouble balancing external plot and internal conflict. I have a lot of internal conflict which is great but I’m struggling to get enough external plot to duct-tape it together.

    However, I’m pretty close to the outline still and I’m happy with how it’s going!

    The only unplanned development was that two of my characters ended up falling in love. Whoops. It happened completely by accident, I was just writing them and then it struck me that they shouldn’t be describing each other like that.

    However, they have great chemistry and are generally compatible and I did consider it, so it’s fairly easy to shift.

    I’m very close to 50k, which is much further than I thought I’d be by now.

    So, writing has been eventful XD

    I like the character a good deal better now, but he and one of the main characters are very similar in personality, so I’m having trouble distinguishing his character voice. I’ll see what I can do with revision, but betas will have to tell me their thoughts before I do much else with him.

    Oh, that happens a lot to me too! Yeah, sometimes you just have to leave a problem for future-you XD

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #147382
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Well, I’m homeschooled so nothing has changed there XD

    Ah. I was/am also homeschooled, I’m just taking some advanced classes in a career placement high school.

    But it did slacken up a little again. HEMA resumed, which is awesome. Also I have my first tournament tonight, which is both terrifying and very exciting. It’s a really minor tournament, just the club and just for learning, but it still makes me a bit nervous XD I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m going to get my rear kicked multiple times, it’ll be great

    Sounds like great fun! Even the rear getting kicked part. 🙂

    One factor may be is that I’m now in the part right before the midpoint, which is a section I loathe writing. The initial excitement of the project has worn off and I haven’t yet hit the midpoint, after which things start getting more exciting.

    I can empathize, and yet my WIP’s mindpoint is located closer to the 75% mark than the 50% mark, so we’ll see how that goes. xD

    I’m also having trouble balancing external plot and internal conflict. I have a lot of internal conflict which is great but I’m struggling to get enough external plot to duct-tape it together.

    I know what you mean, it is a struggle. But I really enjoy meshing the internal conflict with the main plot, and having different characters’ flaw and lies clash with each other and the plot.

    However, I’m pretty close to the outline still and I’m happy with how it’s going!

    I invented a few chapters out of the blue, but I’m sticking pretty close. xD

    The only unplanned development was that two of my characters ended up falling in love. Whoops. It happened completely by accident, I was just writing them and then it struck me that they shouldn’t be describing each other like that.

    Well we know what was in your mind for them while you were writing, even if it was just the subconscious. 🙂

    I’m very close to 50k, which is much further than I thought I’d be by now.

    Nice. When do you plan to finish the book?

    #147413
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    Ah. I was/am also homeschooled, I’m just taking some advanced classes in a career placement high school.

    That’s cool! I’m taking exams at the end of every year so I get a high-school diploma end of next schoolyear! If I… yaknow… pass. XD

    Sounds like great fun! Even the rear getting kicked part.

    It was awesome! I had a great time! I had three matches and spectacularly lost all three because a. I’ve never done this before and b. everyone I was matched against was wayyy more experienced. But I actually managed to score four points! (Including a head-hit for two points which I’m very proud of) Everyone went easy on me XD

    Fun fact, an actual fight is not like training and one is still very apt to click into “What am I supposed to do???” even though you theoretically know what to do. (I did. Every time. XD)

    But I managed not to get injured, which is a big plus XD

    I can empathize, and yet my WIP’s mindpoint is located closer to the 75% mark than the 50% mark, so we’ll see how that goes. xD

    Ooof, yikes XD I know you’ll manage it but that does not sound fun XD

    I know what you mean, it is a struggle. But I really enjoy meshing the internal conflict with the main plot, and having different characters’ flaw and lies clash with each other and the plot.

    Oh, absolutely! The character arcs and internal conflict is my favorite part, but usually, and especially this time, my external plot is kind of flimsy, it’s just what’s needed to get the character arcs complete. I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing XD Could be either.

    I invented a few chapters out of the blue, but I’m sticking pretty close. xD

    Oh, same, that always happens XD And I might end up splitting up most of my chapters because they average about 5000 to 6000 words every time. The longer I write the longer my chapters get, which I guess is a good thing since I tended to skim over events and tell too much.

    Well we know what was in your mind for them while you were writing, even if it was just the subconscious.

    Yes, unfortunately XD I was in denial for a good long time but now there’s no avoiding it. I think it’ll be kind of a background plot though. Just starting a romance instead of a full romance arc.

    There were reasons I don’t want them to get romantically involved, but I’m going to have to work around that XD

    Nice. When do you plan to finish the book?

    Well, the planning was end of March, but that was assuming the book was 100k long. I’m almost 50k in and I still have four or five chapters to the midpoint. So, that would mean it might end up being closer to 150k so I’ll either have to write faster or assume my planning will be slightly slower. It’s not a big issue, but I wanted to get it out of the way before exams.

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #147433
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    I get a high-school diploma end of next schoolyear! If I… yaknow… pass.

    You’ll do fine. 🙂

    It was awesome! I had a great time! I had three matches and spectacularly lost all three because a. I’ve never done this before and b. everyone I was matched against was wayyy more experienced. But I actually managed to score four points! (Including a head-hit for two points which I’m very proud of) Everyone went easy on me XD

    *tries not to be jealous

    Hey, you lost spectacularly, that’s the important part. 🙃

    Fun fact, an actual fight is not like training and one is still very apt to click into “What am I supposed to do???” even though you theoretically know what to do. (I did. Every time.

    That’s not the first time I’ve heard that said. 🙂

    And I might end up splitting up most of my chapters because they average about 5000 to 6000 words every time.

    I know that feeling. After one of my chapters passed 10k words, I was like ‘yeah, I might have to shorten that a little.’ xD

    Just starting a romance instead of a full romance arc.

    From what I’ve found, most fantasy and action adventure books that use romance as minor plots do something like that. As long as it’s not abrupt and they ease into the relationship, I’m fine with it. Hard times or personal character arcs turning haters to lovers, or friends to lovers, I love in books, even if it’s not a full romance arc.

    Well, the planning was end of March, but that was assuming the book was 100k long. I’m almost 50k in and I still have four or five chapters to the midpoint. So, that would mean it might end up being closer to 150k so I’ll either have to write faster or assume my planning will be slightly slower. It’s not a big issue, but I wanted to get it out of the way before exams.

    That’s a good goal. Two more months of 1.5k-2k a day will about do it for you.

    #147443
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @noah-cochran

    You’ll do fine.

    It’s me against the horrors of physics and the horrors of physics are winning.

    *tries not to be jealous

    Hey, you lost spectacularly, that’s the important part.

    Oh, it was glorious I would have been dead ten times over. My dad filmed it so I now have visual evidence of myself getting stabbed in the throat so hard I literally spin 360 degrees like an old-fashioned cartoon which is everything I’ve ever wanted out of life

    That’s not the first time I’ve heard that said.

    Can confirm XD Also during my first fight I was so nervous I started laughing for no particular reason which was just objectively funny.

    I know that feeling. After one of my chapters passed 10k words, I was like ‘yeah, I might have to shorten that a little.’ xD

    Surprising how easily that happens XD

    From what I’ve found, most fantasy and action adventure books that use romance as minor plots do something like that. As long as it’s not abrupt and they ease into the relationship, I’m fine with it. Hard times or personal character arcs turning haters to lovers, or friends to lovers, I love in books, even if it’s not a full romance arc.

    Oh, same! I do have a romance arc that goes a bit slower and deeper, and then this one is more just the characters being attracted to each other and setting up potential for a future relationship off-screen.

    That’s a good goal. Two more months of 1.5k-2k a day will about do it for you.

    *Laughs in writer’s block just struck and I haven’t written anything productive in like two days*

    I ran into an issue where I don’t know how my characters would respond to something which ngl hasn’t happened in a really long time. It’s very frustrating.

    My main character’s arc is proving to be a lot harder to write than the side character’s POV. That’s practically writing itself. *glares at offending character who is stealing the spotlight*

     

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #147461
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @rose-colored-fancy

    It’s me against the horrors of physics and the horrors of physics are winning.

    Ah come on, it isn’t that bad, you can do it.

    My dad filmed it so I now have visual evidence of myself getting stabbed in the throat so hard I literally spin 360 degrees like an old-fashioned cartoon which is everything I’ve ever wanted out of life

    Now that’s what I’m talkin about. I love it.

    *Laughs in writer’s block just struck and I haven’t written anything productive in like two days*

    Write some trash just to get through it. That usually works for me. Though I may use that a little too often. xD

    I ran into an issue where I don’t know how my characters would respond to something which ngl hasn’t happened in a really long time. It’s very frustrating.

    I feel ya.

    I have no idea what the situation is, but having one’s characters react in totally different ways is always interesting.

    My main character’s arc is proving to be a lot harder to write than the side character’s POV. That’s practically writing itself. *glares at offending character who is stealing the spotlight*

    That exact thing happened to me on my WIP. I think (more like dearly hope) I got over it and fixed the main character’s POV, but we’ll just have to see.

     

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