*Walks in, takes off hoodie, and sits down in comfy chair by the lit hearth*
*Puts in one earbud, presses play on music, and begins reading patiently*
I swear, this whole thread is just a giant list of pop-culture references.
I’m all for it.
. . .
*Chokes upon seeing half alive mentioned* yeeeeEEEESSSS!
See also: TOP. (Just like Sock said.)
*Zips in and out for one second*
I was gonna try and think of something profound to say, but got distracted by @anne_the_noob14 s Mandolorian status.
This is the way.
. . .
Where am I again?
@jennythefaun I think this story is great too. I hope you can keep it going!
@naiya-dyani Based on my own experience, there’s a strong chance the character is given to sharp extremes–of depression and happiness, selfishness and selflessness, openness and isolation–that they probably aren’t even fully aware of. But like Trall said, it also depends on the specific character.
Yes! The Stormlight series is terrific period, and all the characters are done terrifically.
I might as well just recommend Elantris while here, because one of the main characters, Sarene, is also a great female character who avoids both cliches of D.I.D. and D.O.D. and is instead extensively conplex and…[Read more]
@deeprun Mmm, I think you may be right! A blended mixture certainly sounds more interesting than either extreme.
Also, Brandon Sanderson wrote my favorite (non-Bible) book of all time, Elantris. His work is absolutely amazing.
@ericawordsmith Enneagram. Personality test just like MBTI, and just as good imo. Nailed me just as much, at least (4w5 + INFP ftw). Also… Sleeping at Last made an album about, which is now one of my favorite albums of all time, so. XD
I’m trying to pursue it this way, haha!
And I see. Very interesting. Hope it goes well for you. 🙂
@ericawordsmith …and a Four. :’D
Mmm, probably. Might need to do that then. I’ve really just been winging it in my mind–like always, heh–and it’s worked out so far. I think. XD
Define “normal” singing; and why can’t you sing that way–if you don’t mind me asking.
@ericawordsmith Piano would be great, especially since most of my songs have slower, sadder energies to them. Guitar (and drums!) are also classic foundations. But I have no training or skill in any instrumental area, so I just hope I can find and learn some online program–and/or friends who might be willing to contribute. XD
And very true–the…[Read more]
I’m not big on genre, whether listening or writing. 😀
I just… write it, as it comes. Naturally. And hope it works out. “Write with a rhythm, sing with a tune.”
And that’s awesome! You have the part I lack the most–the gift of singing. XD
I think critique groups would be great, and give the guild a good purpose. However, there’s just one problem…
I don’t have the time to critique long chapters/stories, and I feel like most everyone else doesn’t have much either–hence it being so silent here.
So is there a way we could do critique trades–whether in pairs or in groups–on a…[Read more]
@deeprun I actually just finished a book that is a great recommendation and answer to this.
Suggestion of the moment: Skyward/Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
First of all… these books are drop-dead amazing. ESPECIALLY Skyward. Both tell their stories expertly (’cause it’s Sanderson), but Skyward has a better story to tell, imo.
The main…[Read more]
Overall, I think you did really well! My favorite is probably #2, though #4 gets my honorable mention. I think 2, 3, and 6 are all fine as they are, but:
Maybe put “Tonight” at the end of 1
Maybe use a semi-colon instead of a period for the middle of 4
Maybe replace “too” with ‘also’ in 5
And maybe try “One tomb had been left…[Read more]
@ericawordsmith OH boy… XD
All I do anymore is songwriting. I’ve finished one album so far, and I’m working on my second! I also wrote one separately–so I guess it’s a single? I’m still looking at ways to try and make them real songs, though.
I think our quiet, tired little town has fallen to the back of most of our minds–probably for many good reasons, too, unfortunately. It’s not that we don’t want it; it’s that too much else in life has us wrapped up and focused on it.
@ericawordsmith It’s great, isn’t it?
To quote Starlord:
“How the heck is this
dudethread still alive?”
@ericawordsmith Haha, nice. Maybe I should bring it back…
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