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  • Michelle Rose posted an update in the group Fantasy Writers 4 months ago

    *Walks in* Mind if one more joins the group? 🙂

    @rose-colored-fancy That is such a good question! I love animal sidekicks too, coming of age, and enemy turned to friend.

    • Hi Michelle Rose! I’m Lily! Welcome to the Fantasy Writers forum. What’s your favorite fantasy book?

      • Whoops! Forgot to tag ya! @michelle

      • @imwritehere1920 Hi! Hmm that’s a tough one XD Right now I would have to say may favorite is The Eyes Of The Dragon. (but then again, my favorite book changes from week to week lol) What are some of your favs? Also I’m a little lost, what do we do on this forum? other than talk fantasy:)

    • @michelle

      Ooo, I’ve never heard of The Eyes of the Dragon. Sound fascinating. What’s it about?

      I really like The False Prince series (J. Nielsen), Ranger’s Apprentice (the earlier books) and Medallion (D.L. Watkins.)

      No problem! Actually, though I signed up for the Fantasy forum, I mostly jump over to the General Writing so…. I’m not…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 How much time do you have? lol It is a YA fantasy novel. Whatever story you could possibly want is in Eyes of the Dragon. It has a dragon, an evil sorcerer, and two princes. The oldest one prince Peter who is the rightful king gets wrongfully accused for the murder of his father the king, gets imprisoned. And the other prince,…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      I have some time! *haha* Wow, that sounds cool! I’m not a fan of horror (never had the stomach for that stuff.) I think I read the ‘Tell-tale Heart’ by Poe in highschool literature. I say ‘I think’ because I don’t remember it. When my younger sister read it, she told me about it (and my mom said I also read it.) It sounded…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Yes do try it! it is not bloody or scary. it reads like a children’s fairy tale. Honestly I couldn’t even believe Stephen King could write something like that lolXD

        Oh girl I’m reading the book right now as we speak(just started reading it once you told me about it)

        I’m going to try to traditional publish it first and see how…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Oh that’s cool that your sister is publishing too! Does she do children’s or YA (and is she seeking traditional publishing?)

      *high fives ya back!*
      Right now, I’m writing mostly animal tales or fairytale retellings for kids (although I hope to branch out into ‘sci-fi’ or contemporary/mystery). We’ll see how it goes. I post a lot of…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 *Pulls up a new tab* Okay I’m checking out your website;) I would love to beta read your book when its ready! I love reading others work:) Freddy is a bear, and very proud of it haha. I cant stand music when I write. It has to be dead silent for me lol. But in my free time I listen to all kinds of music. Lately I have been…[Read more]

    • Awesome! I look forward to reading your work.
      *pulls up a new tab too*

      Oh yeah, that’d be great! I’m thinking of maybe posting the first chapter on the forum to see what other people say. We’ll see how this editing goes first 🙂

      Aww, I love teddy bears! I have one from when I was two. Her nickname is ‘Juicy’. Yeah, it’s a long story how…[Read more]

    • Right, so feel free to shoot me a message in the blog’s contact form and I’ll send you my email for the story (yikes, I can be so forgetful sometimes XD)

      • @imwritehere1920 *bursts into room* Oh my gosh!!!! girl I love your website XD it is so kid friendly, and I love the comics:) it looks like something out of a kids book. Looks like you have a new follower:) I read the about us page. You two are sisters am I right? you both are sooo pretty! and you both sound so fun! *claps* Which one are you? Lily…[Read more]

    • @michelle
      *squeels with excitement!*
      Aww thanks Michelle!! You’re so sweet!! Ah, don’t worry about it! *realizes I forgot to do the same* lol.
      So, I’m Lily, and yes we’re both sisters from an inter-racial family. I’m the oldest at home right now (I have three older sibs who decided to get married *haha*). I have five siblings in total and I’m…[Read more]

      • Whoops, meant to say ‘public-schooled’. Haha! I love a funny typo!

      • @imwritehere1920 *claps hands in delight* I love it! I think inter-racial families are so cool and special:) Me and my sister are adopted from Guatemala, so we are sort of an inter-racial family also:) I just love seeing families like that, it makes me happy. I am 19 years old, but I will be 20 this August!!! (I am so scared lol I don’t want to…[Read more]

    • *runs and gives you big hug!* Yes!! Fellow adoptee and homeschooler!!!

      Wow, Guatemala? That’s amazing. If you don’t mind me asking another question, how old were you guys when you were adopted? My biological parents came from some Asian country, but I was born in the U.S. and adopted shortly after.

      Yes, we can be little old ladies writing…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 *gives big hug back* Homeschooled adoptees unite!!
        I was adopted when I was 18 months old. I would have been home earlier but things are kinda slow down there(at least that is what I’ve heard lol) You can ask me anything you want:) I don’t mind at all. What about you? How old were you when you were adopted? “Some asian country”😂…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Here here! Adoption is such a wonderful blessing!

      Ooo, you’re first guess was so close!! Actually, my birth parents were from Laos (right next to Vietnam).
      Technically, right after I was born, God place me directly into the family He wanted me to be in. But due to the ‘adoption’ system, things got…erm shuffled around quite a bit…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 How cool!!! you have Laos in you:) *takes cake and cuts it in half to share it with you* I love making friends that are adopted also!!
        Methusaleh? *opens new tab to look him up* I never heard of him before, I need to look into this man and learn his secret XD
        I always thought it would be cool to have your birthday near…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      *thanks you for the cake*
      Alrighty!! I’m back!! So sorry for disappearing. I came onto the forum, answered someone else’s question, then tried to reply to you. Something went wrong and the reply didn’t go through. Then my chromebook went on the fritz and refused to cooperate. Don’t know why it wasn’t working, though when I checked…[Read more]

      • Yes!! It finally went through!! Chromebook is back in business *ahem* Erm, just ignore my celebrations over here *grins*

      • @imwritehere1920 LILY!!!!!!!!!!! *gives hug* 🤗 technology is not always our friend haha I’m glad to have you back. *grabs plate of cookies, and eats them, while stomach grows slowly fat*
        Oh *laughs* people in the bible days lived a long time, as for learning their secrets…. we might never know.
        A Christmas tradition we do every year is to go…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      *thanks you for the cookies too* 🙂
      We used to have an artificial tree that we’d assemble each year (actually, it was a lot of fun putting it together; we’d do it while listening to music) and decorate it with our favorite ornaments (we’d get to pick a new one each year). Unfortunately, we lost it when we moved (just before the…[Read more]

    • @michelle
      *returns from the mounds of story editing and dusts myself off*
      Hey! Thanks for the link! I’ll definitely check out your story!

      And as for Christmas trees, I wish I could say we trekked into the snow-laden mountains, axes over our shoulder, and found the perfect tree, cut it down, and took it home where we drank hot cocoa.…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Yeah, cutting down your own tree makes a better story to tell people😂, until people ask you questions you don’t know how to answer lol
        What writing project are you working on? *gives puppy dog eyes* yesssss the editing part is long and hard, but it’s worth it in the end😀
        Preach!!! I dont write on my phone, I dont have the pat…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      So, I’m working on my middle-grade short story. It’s about a girl who’s mother is an apothecary. When city officials destroy their practice and separate them, the girl must find a way to survive. I’m almost through with edits *grimaces*. The first few rounds of editing are actually fun as you get to experiment with new ideas to make…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Wow!!! Your story sounds so cool💙 like I said, i would love to beta read your book when its ready😀
        *wipes tears away* I love stories that tug at the heart strings, it takes stories to a whole new level.
        Calico Critters? aren’t those the little animal figures that you can collect, and you can buy houses and sets for them? If so…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      *passes tissues* I know, right?!

      Ooo *slams palm onto forehead* I forgot to ask you how your Fourth of July went! (what did you do?) My family just stayed home (’cause of the heat… and I actually forgot…*oops*) We watched the movie Catching Faith. It was okay; I honestly felt it could be deeper. What’s your least favorite…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Same here, me and my family stayed home and barbecued, had dessert and watched fireworks (we can see them from our house!!😀) actually, we heard fireworks starting up before the 4t😅
        Yeah sometimes you watch movies that wernt as good as you thought they would be. That happen on my birthday last year. I picked out a Christian…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      We moved to the country awhile back, but when we lived in the city, we’d often hear neighbor ‘practicing’ with fireworks before the fourth too; or they’d do it late into the night when all other fireworks were supposed to be over. Of course we don’t need sleep! XD)

      Hmm, I haven’t seen The Man Who Invented Christmas, though I’ve heard…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Yeah Sleep is over rated XD How cool! What is it like living in the country? Do you have a lot of land? I live in the city (very close to the ocean might I add)
        Yasss *speaks into megaphone* Movie makers! Lily has a great idea for a movie, she is waiting by the phone!
        I know right!? It seems like so long ago, Toy’s R us,…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Hey! How’s it going? Let’s see, it’s pretty quiet out in the country. We have about an acre of land. Ooo, you live near the ocean? That’s cool! What’s it like? Do you go often? What’s your favorite part of visiting the beach? We used to have family that lived along the coast (it was a great excuse to go to the beach lol)

      Oh man,…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 We actually moved here last April. During the high time of covid. I love our new house💙 being close to the beach is great. Sometimes, late at night you can smell the ocean sea breeze! I love walking down the oceanside pire it is so gorgeous. I love seeing the ocean waves and the salty sea air. What was your favorite part of the…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      My favorite part of the beach is collecting the shells or rocks. Yeah, we have a box full of them XD But it so hard to pass them by! So many cool shapes and colors. I love the delicate feel of the shells and sand dollars; and one time we found a whale-shaped rock! Walking through the waves was fun. Oh, and can’t forget visiting…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 *laughs* Oh, I do want to see them XD didn’t you have a little story about the beach on you and your sister’s website?
        As for the Barbies and the princess.
        Me and my sister pretend that they were all in the same world. And they would have adventures together. We would even swap their clothing back and forth:) *laughs* honestly, I…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Ah, I think it was a comic strip about the beach. Interestingly enough, I haven’t really done a story set along the beach. I mostly lean toward forests!

      We didn’t have any more Barbie dolls when we got our Disney dolls; and for a long time we only had Flynn Rider. Poor guy. Whenever our dollies had a ball, he had to escort each and…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Poor Flynn!💙 he is a saint😇
        Yeah Thomas is a fan favorite, the older models have a magnet on the front to you can connect them together. Oh yes of course I got the Thomas toy😀 fun fact! When I was little my parents had a rule. That we must put our hands on the car in the parking lot after grocery shopping. So we used to call the…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Aww, that’s so cute that you named the car Thomas! We kinda call ours ‘Betsy’. Why? Umm, not sure how it got started. The nickname sorta stuck 😄

      That’s so sweet that your mom got you both Ariel dolls! No not at all, I love a good family story!

      Hmm, but technically Duck did keep the little ones out of the potato salad… by eating…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Just between you and me, I thought Steve was so handsome when I watched it lol What was your favorite part in Blues Clues?
        Yeah, the animation is cringy looking back on it
        Me and my family watched all of them lol. My favorite of all was Rapunzel! I loved Hobbie the rabbit, he was so funny:) It threw you back hard girl lol I do…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      I’M BACK!!! *whew*

      Yes, I did get your message! It almost got lost in my inbox; and then just after I found it and clicked the link my computer ‘fritzed’ and I had to quit (who knew computers could be so fickle and such *lol*)

      Aww, I loved Steve (and Joe) too! Steve kinda reminded me of my older brother who talked quietly just like…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 You have an older brother?!? I’m shook. I gotta ask again lol How many siblings do you have and what are their names??
        Fun fact I like tea better than coffee XD my favorite tea had to be chamomile, its so relaxing and great to sip on:) What is your favorite tea Lily? or do you like coffee better:)
        I have never heard of that song…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      So I have five siblings in all (two brothers, three sisters.) How many siblings do you have?

      Ooo, tea. I like mint tea when it’s hot. But for ice tea, I’d say it’s a toss up between the dragon fruit tea refresher at Starbucks, or Tazo’s peach tea (fun fact: when we took road trips, sometimes we’d get drinks for lunch, and Tazo’s…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 I have 1 sister we are 4 months apart
        My birthday comes first lol

        Believe it or not… I’ve never had coffee *covers ears so I dont hear your screams* I am tempted to try Starbucks, especially their unicorn drink XD
        My top three toppings… hmm I must go with pepperoni, olives, and cheese (plain cheese)
        Oh by the way what is…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Don’t worry, I don’t really scream… wastes necessary lung power sometimes 😊 But a unicorn drink? Does it come with sparkles? It sounds really interesting. Anyway, that’s okay. I was older when I first started drinking coffee. I tried a bit when I was little, hated the taste (the ice cream version was better but still…) Now, I…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Haha, no problem. Sometimes my emails end up in spam at random. Not sure why *shrugs*

      Okay, on Goodreads, just click ‘add friend’ next to my profile; then I’ll add your name to the group (honestly, I’m so new to this… so we’ll see how this works XD)

      Awesome! We had some brownies last week. My sisters and I got baptized by our…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Hi Lily! *gives hug*
        Okay I finally got into my Goodreads account. I sent you a friend request but it says its pending. I guess you have to approve 🙂 I’m new to this too! so we will learn it together.
        Yesssss! Brownies are the best:) Have you ever put anything different in your brownies? like m&ms or chocolate chips:)
        That’s…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Hi! I just approved the friendship and sent an invite to the group (I think you have to approve that too). Yes, we’ll learn together!

      I think with one brownie mix it already came with chocolate chunks in it. Another time, before we switched over to eating more healthy, we used to use caramel in our brownies for Christmas. I…[Read more]

      • @imwritehere1920 Hi Lily *gives you big hug* I’m so sorry I didn’t write you back sooner. Things have been crazy around here😅 Okay where did we leave off. Yesssss I’ve seen Heartland I loved that show!! What season are you on? (There are a lot) it is a pretty slow show, but you really get to know the characters:)
        I’ve heard of the high school…[Read more]

    • *hugs you back*
      No problem! Really, I understand how busy life can get.

      Awesome! Who’s your favorite Heartland character? I think we’re on season 10. It’s so cool to see the different sports that horses are in (aside from racing and jumping!)
      I know, right?! There are so many seasons, and it looks like they’re going to keep at it.

      Oh man,…[Read more]

    • @michelle

      Oops! Forgot the tag *haha* *ahem*

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