@arindownActive 5 hours, 2 minutes ago
My favorite title for a book is Andrew Peterson’s Monster in the Hollows. It’s an ingenious title because of the storyline, and because there are several monsters in the story and all the plot twists that suddenly leave you second-guessing who “the monster” really is.
Another one is Cobwebs and Cables, by Hesba Stretton. The actual story has n…[Read more]
Arindown (Gracie) replied to the topic Anyone in the mood to critique someone? I gotta little story! in the forum General Writing Discussions 3 days, 3 hours ago
I don’t have anything to say, except wow.
Good job. I can almost feel the fire burning in the hearts of those men and women. May they never be forgotten.🤧
Would you rather stay 10 forever or have very bad bones?
Erik: Being 10 forever would be awesome…kids always have more fun.
Laurel: You’re practically ten anyway, Erik. At least, you act like it. *pushes him out of kitchen*
New Question: Would you rather have magical powers, or be close to someone who did?
Considering that some of my men have long hair…🤣 I can see Laurel (my MC’s mom) doing hair flips when she was younger.
Who would be the most likely to get a <b>tattoo? </b>
My MC probably wouldn’t have too much of a problem with it, although his sisters might be kinda horrified.😄
I haven’t made much money on shoes…I’ve mostly done it for friends so far.
Babysitting is fun. How’s the weather there?
I live up north, so our snow is finally gone.😆
I love this. I feel like it’s something we all struggle with (my MC is a super moody introvert, so…😬😆).
My advice would be to pick something that Eliana struggles with…maybe missing out on life while she’s sick, or feeling like “nobody understands,” or being frustrated with God for allowing it. We can all relate to inward struggles…[Read more]
Arindown (Gracie) replied to the topic A RP of the disciples after the Death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. in the forum Fantasy Writers 5 days, 8 hours ago
@crazywriter This is a cool idea.😄 I love digging into the story of the Bible.
Have you seen The Chosen TV series? If not, you should (*shamelessly advertising, because it’s amazing*🤩).
@melancholicwriter All of those are really good advice.
I was going to say something, but then I realized that I don’t have a method for coming up with names…I just make them up. *shrugs* (Or I ask my siblings for ideas😆)
Don’t stress about coming up with the perfect name the first time. Sometimes it will take weeks or even months. I had a…[Read more]
Haha, it might be a bit hard to explain, but I’ll try.😄
Go to EDIT PROFILE (it’s up in the right corner for me). When you get to your profile, you’ll probably have to click another button that says PROFILE. It will bring you to a place where you can change your name, say where you’re from, etc. One of the options is FORUM…[Read more]
This is a good question…I get so annoyed when I think a character is a human, only to find out they’re a parrot.😄
Erynne has some good ideas, but I might add a few. Depending on how your story works, you could remind readers of animal-ness by making them have different accents or cultures.
I think something I would do most would be…[Read more]
Honestly, I’ve asked myself the same question about books I used to love. Some of the characters feel so flat, like cardboard cutouts. I don’t think you’re over-dissecting the story, you’re probably just suffering from the same thing as me, called “growing up.”😁
As for avoiding it in your writing…Abbie Emmons (she’s on YouTube)…[Read more]
Can you remind me what a flat character arc is again?😆 I feel like I have an opinion on this, but I can’t remember enough specifics to know.
@beth20 My novel is mostly about a wizard who hates wizardry, but has to use it to save the world.😆
For the shoes, I just take plain canvas sneakers and paint (mostly butterflies so far) on them. It’s really fun.
So you’re planning to move? That’s a big transition.
What have you been up to?
This is a good idea.
I think that most of what we try to hide is our pride, and I find that our culture (I’m guilty of this also) covers it up behind “Identity,” and “Expressing ourselves,” and “Being valued.”
If I can justify my wrong actions because someone else mis-treated me, or because they don’t “value” me, it’s…[Read more]
@skylarynn Those religions sound fascinating.🤩 I am so bad at coming up with different belief systems for fantasy…mostly because I’ve never tried, and because I struggle with relating to characters who have Christ-less worldviews. It feels so empty.
Hey yourself! I’m great. Been working on my fantasy novel, and doing custom shoes for people.😁
How are you?
@skylarynn Wow. That world-building…🤩 I love it.
How do you work out having all those different religions? I haven’t really messed around with other religions too much. I think at this point I really have something like Old Testament Judaism and then Atheism, but yours sound really cool.
Hey there! Nice to see you again.
@kb-writer I have several characters that might work, but I’m wondering how much I’m expected to participate? I don’t spend a ton of time on SE.😁
I can’t say that I can recommend stories that would fall under the “Romance” category (I don’t read a lot of that), but I have read some stories with really amazing romance.
Well-known ones that I use for my own reference are Anne of Green Gables (Book 3: Anne of the Island), Little Women, and Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith. I’ve…[Read more]
@joelle-stone I love yours! Are you going to explain more of your story, or just leave us gushing over the pictures?😉
@zee I really like the idea for your story! I like plots that deal with life after marriage, and it sounds really interesting.
Yeah, I definitely have the problem of finding people who look like my characters.😂 I find that…[Read more]
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