Can I just say guys, you are doing awesomely here. O-o
I think I may spend all of tomorrow afternoon just going through these and collaborating some more things together and then responding to this stellar thread.
Also, I’m thinking that we may end up using some of our world building to have our own mini Parimi Alca tournaments? As in,…[Read more]
Daeus has put up the calendar of Guild Wars for us to see, so please check it out! Note that it starts when I tell you.…[Read more]
Well Parimis, it is time to say goodbye to a few of our members.
Some of our noble friends have decided that they would like to step out, at least temporarily, and I figured I’d let you guys know. Whenever someone is removed, I will put a farewell comment here for them, and so you all know.
At the end of the week, more will probably be…[Read more]
Who has sat down to plot and then ended up with all of their ideas going splat onto the page and not making any sense to how a book needs to be structured? Me too. A few years ago, (yikes, crazy to think that it was only just over three years) I would just come up with the intro, the complication, the plot twist, the climax, and the conclusion.…[Read more]
Okay Parimis. This is an important post that we all need to look at. Please be sure to read it all the way through!
Our vision for the guilds is to form a tight-knit group of creators who encourage and inspire each other in their craft. As guildmasters, we’re trying to help build this spirit of camaraderie and we have lots of different o…[Read more]
Welcome to the Parimi team! It’s a pleasure to have you joining.
All Parimis: Yes, we’ve got some MORE guild members, but don’t worry! There’s a couple other developments coming up in a day or two (because it feels weird for me to make important…[Read more]
Hey all! As a couple of you probably have noticed, your guildmaster is currently off (on a skiing trip, of all things) and I have stepped in again as a substitute. 😛
Before leaving, she did give me this week’s lesson for you guys, so I’ll step out of the spotlight and hand it over to her.
Hello from your absent Guildmaster, Parimis! I hope…[Read more]
Don’t let the title scare you, I’m not totally leaving you! I’m just going to be away for a week starting…basically now. 🙁 My school is taking us on a ski trip so that we are out of the way of the poor year 12s who are sitting trial exams at the moment. As it is, I’ve asked @Jane-Maree to replace me while I’m gone again, so…[Read more]
Prologues. I figured I’d do a post on prologues as it is one of those things that a lot of people get confused on, and often they get confused on it regarding pacing and suspense. (Plus, y’know, @steward-of-the-pen may or may not have asked about them.)
So without any further ado, here is how you can use prologues in your story.
Use them when…[Read more]
I’ve noticed that a lot of people are just scattered about at the moment and I think it may well be holidays elsewhere in the world, (or some sort of event) and people are fairly busy. So this is just an invite to:
– Share ideas
– Share what you’ve learned
– Share any resources
– Catch up on anything you’ve missed out on
A letter has appeared, carried by a small steampunk dragon. It drops it into your hand, flies aboround you a few times and then turns back to its home land. Your gaze drops down to the envelope and you see that it is addressed to you. You open it, and it reads:
Us Guildmasters have been talking a bit lately, and decided that we…
One thing that I’ve just had playing on my mind is similar to what we we talking about back at Choice of Information. (something that was asked to be looked into more.) And the thing I’m thinking of? Description. Or more specifically, over description. Shockingly, it is one of the things that will either kill a scene’s tension, or…[Read more]
Goodness! Yep, guys, it looks like Avensbeck did it again! Awesome job though, really good job…[Read more]
One of the things that I gleaned out of the last lesson was that something I need to look at is when to release key information.
Often in writing, the character’s backstory is really important to the plot. Maybe the fact that Johnny spent seven years in prison is why he plans to betray the main character. Maybe Amy’s obsession…[Read more]
Okay guys! It looks like we are just about done! *gasps* I’ll be turning this in in about TWELVE hours. (Speaking in hours so that this makes sense internationally.) Any changes and/suggestions must be made by then!
Thanks everyone who has participated, and woot you guys are…[Read more]
After a few more little edits, we’ve gotten this draft just about done! All we need is to give the rest of you an opportunity to look at it and make any comments and suggestions that you can think of. I’ll be checking this fairly regularly to make sure that any ideas get checked out. Be sure to hop over to the doc and leave any…[Read more]
This week is a bit different again.
Our Annual Theme is Pacing and Suspense. And I’ve been doing a few little activities each week to help you get the hang of that. But today, I want to ask you what you want to know.
Just comment below regarding what you want to know about for Pacing and Suspense, or anything there that we…[Read more]
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