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June 7, 2020 at 1:17 pm #114453
@wisdomofprose IT’S A BEAUTIFUL WEBSITE! It’s really clean and aesthetic. 🙂 <3 I love it.
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogJune 4, 2020 at 1:07 pm #114347
@wisdomofprose Thanks so much for replying. :)) Poetic prose is //the best//
Aww, thank you SO much!!! Do you blog anywhere?
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogJune 4, 2020 at 1:05 pm #114346
@eden-anderson That’s so true. There are those days. 🙁
I think my favorite thing about writing is that I can bring glory to God through my self-expression.Â (Which, by the way, is so therapeutic!) And in doing so, I can give other people happier lives.
I would still write if no one read my work, but I would use it mainly as a sort of prayerful worship of God and a way to sort out my thoughts. Often I don’t know what I think until I write it down. Then I see it on paper and think ah…the little bud that was hiding in my head has bloomed.
How about you? 🙂
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 29, 2020 at 12:27 pm #114048
@eden-anderson ahhhh yesss thank you! I need support from fellow cookie-lovers!!!!!
*whispers* I have discovered how hard it is to write books. It is very hard.
*showers you with thank you cookies*
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 29, 2020 at 12:21 pm #114047
@eden-anderson Oh my goodness yess! Let me know if you ever need a //snippet reader// :)))
I play piano and sing as my main instruments. I just started ukulele, but that’s more of a for-fun side thing. 🙂 Do you play any instruments??
THANK YOU. *happy crying* That means a lot to me!! I’m a poet trying to write a story and that’s just very //stressful// sometimes. 😀 (but also so fun!!!)
the crazy thoughts going through my head as I write:***
who needs scenes with any action when you can just have scenes with characters alone brooding in an aesthetic setting?
why can’t the internal monologue just be the entire story?
telling is fine. showing is for YA writers with forgettable prose.
how do dialogue tags work hmmm yeah i’ve been doing them wrong this whole time
why is plotting so stressful
is this just flash fiction from my life experience with other characters as me?
how many scenes have I finished? twenty? twenty-five?
computer: 1 scene completed, not including random snippets for thirty.
my brain: LIES
***my subconscious is a crazy person and its sole purpose is to provide momentary entertainment and then be squashed with reality
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 28, 2020 at 5:54 pm #113987
@arindown. Thanks!! :)) This is actually my first story //ever// so I’m trying to make sure my plot is good etc. I’m a poet, so I’m trying not to get too caught up in description. XD
Thank you for the encouragement!!
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 28, 2020 at 2:10 pm #113972
My story is about a boy and a girl. 🙂 <3 (I’m hoping for dual first person pov, but we’ll see)
The boy: He’s working to overcome his grief from his grandmother’s recent death from cancer. His grandmother was an astronomer, and he loved stargazing with her and researching etc. Now he avoids astronomy altogether. His grandfather makes him go back to astronomy, so over the story, he is dealing with memories and gradually healing.
The girl: She has hearing loss and she’s come to be okay with that. However, she tries to hide it from people outside of her family because she doesn’t want to be pitied. She was pursuing a career in singing before her accident that caused the hearing loss. Now, she can’t hear well enough to pursue it and she’s learning to find something new to pursue.
Vibes: Stargazing, painting stars on the feeling, off-key humming when no one else is listening, sleepy sunlight, the sky, black hole theory, old journals, infectious loud laughter, nosy old ladies, cobwebbed corners of the mind, big curly hair to hide hearing aids, tea parties with a five-year-old, finding art in the night sky, piecing together shattered song.
I thought her death made me a void, an empty heart that needed to be filled.
But now I see that after she died, I was full of love. Full of unused love that was starving to be used. So desperate to be given away that it left me through the only way I would let it: in tiny saltwater tears tracing down my cheeks.
And that is how I heal.
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 28, 2020 at 1:47 pm #113971
@eden-anderson OH MY GOODNESS EDEN, I NEED THAT BOOK RIGHT NOWWWW
Ahhh I love that idea so much, I’m a musician and AGH that’s so sweet and such a great story idea.
I wanna read it!!!!!!
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 28, 2020 at 1:34 pm #113970May 22, 2020 at 2:52 pm #113486
@evelyn Oh no. XD I have no clue.
Wowwwww I can’t wait to read this!!! :)))
Sounds like Zeb is gonna crush my heart in the best way possible, I’m gonna be rooting for Charlie, I’ll fall in love with Alex, and I’ll be //entertained// by Walter. 😀
Your theme = <3 <3 <3 I’m drawn to books with those vibes.
Btw, my theme for my novel is overcoming grief when it changes you. (Also I just hit 5,000+ words!) 🙂
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 22, 2020 at 9:46 am #113444May 17, 2020 at 6:13 pm #112728
@evelyn No worries. 😀
Sounds fun!! 🙂
I know literally nothing about 51. I’ve seen you mention it a few time in your blog posts though.
Can I have some character vibes? A tiny plot premise? Idk what to ask haha
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 7, 2020 at 7:18 pm #111886May 6, 2020 at 4:06 pm #111760
@evelyn ahhh yayyyyy that makes me so happy *covers face*
Like…I’m in love with the ideas obviously, but IT’S SO AWESOME THAT YOU LOVE IT TOOOO. *happy dance*
Would you be willing to read little snippets sometime–maybe?
Spreading God's love until I can see seven billion smiles. 🙂 https://sevenbillionsmiles.home.blogMay 6, 2020 at 12:26 pm #111718
@evelyn It’s a mood. lol
Sure!! Here are some vibes for you. 🙂
Genre: Contemporary YA/with a romance subplot (it’s more of a self-discovery type of plot/overcoming the way grief covers your entire life like smoke and smothers joy)
Setting: Summer, NC Mountains, astronomy class/club thingy (with a bunch of old people in it) and ALSO Lucas and Flo (they’re 18 or 19…still figuring out timing here haha)
Flo just moved into town with her family for the summer.
Some Character Vibes:
Lucas (MC): Astronomy, stargazing, grieving the loss of his grandmother, painting stars on the ceiling, repairing his relationship with his grandfather, healing, finding joy again
Flo (Mentor/Love Interest): Iridescent, loud laughter, pinky promises, bad jokes, in love with details, looking deeper, hides her hearing loss, used to be a singer before her hearing loss, off-key humming when she thinks no one is listening
WHAT DO YOU THINK?? Would you want to read that???
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