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  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @writergirl101  @a_nna

    So true!  World building (and making up your own rules) is a lot of fun.  And it really lets you explore certain themes that is harder to capture in other genres.

    Anna Friend wrote: @imwritehere192 Why do you write fantasy?

    I write fantasy, because it was the first genre that I fell in love with (Narnia, the Squire’s Ta…[Read more]

  • Arindown replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Oh do! I really like it, and I think (my opinion) that Harold Keith did the everything really well. It definitely deserved the Newberry Medal.

    @imwritehere1920

    Hmmm…I think I write fantasy because of books that I’ve read that have changed my prospective on the world and the Bible (Wingfeather Saga for example). Good fantasy, I…[Read more]

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @arindown  @rusted-knight  @melodyjoy  @a_nna  @writergirl101  (and anyone else who wants to answer

    One more question (at least for now)

    Why do you write fantasy?  What first drew you to this genre or inspired you  write it?

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Anna Friend wrote: I find that I can get the perfect balance of inner character and external descriptions with third person, and I have more room to add more perspective characters.

    Cool.  It’s the opposite for me.  I used to write third person, but found that some of my stories needed first person viewpoint instead.

    As for Little Lord F…[Read more]

  • Arindown replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @imwritehere1920

    He says no (he didn’t tell me that personally, he told everyone😄). He did come out with Wingfeather Tales where he explores other places in his world along with other writers, and he also wrote Pembric’s Creaturpedia with illustrations by Aeden (his son). Have you seen the short-film he produced?

    @a_nna

    No? I haven’t read…[Read more]

  • Mel replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    The book I always come back to read: Someone Named Eva. (fictional)

    It’s about this girl who was not a jew but looked like a German who was taken during WW2 and put in this camp. (There’s a name for them, starts with an L. I can’t remember… something like Lenesborn ) The camp was intended to practically turn her into a German girl to…[Read more]

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    I forgot to ask you what the premise for Little Lord Fauntleroy was (I haven’t read it yet)

    As for my favorite movie… I can’t decide.  I think the scene where Anne is clinging to the bridge’s post is my favorite.  Then Gilbert comes blithely along, rowing his little boat XD (I have only seen the movies and haven’t read the books *…[Read more]

  • Arindown replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @imwritehere1920

    Hmmm…the one about Ben was probably my first “book,” even though I’ve been telling stories since I was really small.

    Frodo in LoTR is probably my favorite. They do him really well in the movies. Also, Wilber in Charlotte’s Web.

    @a_nna Yes! Anne of Green Gables is the best!

    @melodyjoy Your old stories sound really f…[Read more]

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Anna Friend wrote:  Correction, @imwritehere1920 mentioned Anne first, but that’s directed at both of you ^.^

    No problem!  And Megan Follows is the best!  (Also, no one does Rachel Lynn like Patricia Hamilton!)

    I wish you best of luck with Wonder and all your WIPs.  So, do you like writing in third person better?

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @melodyjoy

    melodyjoy wrote:  I love going through my notebooks (I HAVE TONS!!!)

    I hear ya girl!  I probably have waaay too many notebooks than is healthy for me 😉

    So sorry you lost one of your notebooks!!  Maybe it will turn up again?  And that is cool that your dreams sparked ideas for stories (I jotted down a couple from my own dreams, but…[Read more]

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @writergirl101

    writergirl101 wrote: Can you remember you first story? If so, please elaborate…

    Well, according to my mom, I was making up stories with my dolls and stuffed animals when I was like 2-3 yr. old?  So I really don’t remember any of that XD  But I do remember writing a story about a horse named Thunder.  Probably was between 5-7 yr.…[Read more]

  • Mel replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Great question!

    I wrote a lot as a kid. Tons of random stories. I never got very far with them. Sometimes not even a chapter. I love going through my notebooks (I HAVE TONS!!!) and reading all my “beginnings” of stories… haha

    Here’s a couple of titles (or not haha) with small explanations:

    The Secret Cave and the Magic Stone: LOL. I…[Read more]

  • Ella replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Amen!  Wise words.  I definitely agree.

  • Ella replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @imwritehere1920

    You know what, I have no clue if he did or not–I never finished it! 😆  I don’t think I was cruel enough to have anything bad happen to him, though. 😂

    Fonts are just so fun! 😛  And it’s the best seeing your name on the cover page, even if it’s not published.  It makes you feel so good about yourself! 😝

    Can you remember you fi…[Read more]

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Thanks so much for asking the question on why we write, Anna.  I really enjoyed hearing everyone’s stories.  It was very encouraging. (btw, my name is Lily)

    @a_nna wrote: “When do you think your stories shifted from the little fluff-fantasies we write as children into something a bit more serious, or at least more planned?”

    I’d say it s…[Read more]

  • Arindown replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna @writergirl101 @imwritehere1920

    This looks really cool. Ya’ll have such cute first stories.😂

    I first started writing because I liked it. When I got older I wrote because I needed it. Now, I write because it’s part of me.

    One of my favorite things (if favorite things are possible) about God is how creative He is. His art (nature) and His…[Read more]

  • Ella replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Yes, I was so excited to show people my story! 😂

    I think I was in the 8-10 range when I started plotting my ideas.  That never worked out well, but I at least tried to incorporate themes. 😊

    What about you?

    @imwritehere1920

    Same to you! 😉

    You should run for the presidency–lower the taxes and the people will love you!! 😜

    The Te…[Read more]

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Amen, amen, and AMEN, sister!!

    Sometimes I lose sight of the end goal too.  But keep praying and reading His Word to guide you! (It’s something that I’m working on this summer 🙂

    Here’s something my mom told me: she said glorifying God doesn’t just mean writing explicitly Christian stories (Something Josiah DeGraaf wrote about; have you…[Read more]

  • Ella replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @imwritehere1920, @a_nna

    Y’all, that was so elegant! 😄  Mine was short but from the heart. 😉

    The first story I can remember was three chapters long, with huge kindergarten handwriting.  It was called  The Teres of the Man… 😐  *face palm*  I was so proud of it,  and it included illustrations!! 😃

    I think fiction impacts me more than other…[Read more]

  • imwritehere1920 replied to the topic Why do you write? in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 years ago

    @a_nna

    Hi Anna.

    I write, because I literally can’t stop the stories that run through my head.  I’ve always carried them with me; they are a part of me, like breathing.  When I learned to write, I started jotting them down in little pamphlets my mom would staple together (though, as a six/seven year old, I ended up making more pictures than w…[Read more]

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