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Joy Calle Martinez

  • @ashley-tegart

    ConvertKit is a good newsletter service you might like! I’ve personally decided to go with MailChimp, but I have a few friends who use ConvertKit for their newsletters, and it works great for them.

    I personally enjoy it when bloggers share short stories through newsletters. You could always have that as a little bonus at the end…[Read more]

  • @rose-colored-fancy

    I couldn’t have said it better! He knew what He was doing when He hid that knowledge 🙂

    Yup!

    Thank you! I’m really happy with how my profile picture turned out! I just love the general aesthetic of it!

    It looks AWESOME!

    And the quote is a snippet of song from my WIP! I only have a few lines so far:

    ““With the sunshine, shadows…

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  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    Ooh, I was actually considering doing something like that for one of my WIPs. (One POV in first person and the others in third.) As a general rule, though, I like it better when a book has a consistent POV, because otherwise it can be jarring, so I decided that’s what I’d rather stick with in my own writing.

    I read a novel recently where one of…[Read more]

  • @rose-colored-fancy

    I’m actually surprised how much Seventh-day Adventism and Messianic Judaism line up! It’s more than I thought!

    Same here! I definitely think that Adventists share many more beliefs with Messianics than we do with other denominations.

    Exactly, odd how easily people forget those two verses XD I think it’s because we want some…

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  • @rose-colored-fancy

    I’ll hop in and join – I really want to start outlining The Apostle’s Sister book series. I’ll set a 10k goal for my outlines!

  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    True!
    Personally, I like it best when authors use third-person for multiple POVs (if there are more than two POVs in the story). Having 6 POVs all in first person gets super confusing super fast, unless the author is incredibly skilled in making their voices distinctive. Even so, it can still get confusing to keep track of all the different…[Read more]

    • Les Miserables sounds so interesting! I’ll have to read it soon!

      One time when i read a series with differing POVs, there were a few in first-person, one in first-person present-tense, and then two more in third person. It was interesting, but not my favorite.

      I totally have a weakness for redemption arcs… for awhile, it was so easy to just…[Read more]

    • Ooh, I was actually considering doing something like that for one of my WIPs. (One POV in first person and the others in third.) As a general rule, though, I like it better when a book has a consistent POV, because otherwise it can be jarring, so I decided that’s what I’d rather stick with in my own writing.

      I read a novel recently where one of…[Read more]

  • @rose-colored-fancy

    I’m curious, you mentioned before that you do believe in heaven, but not in immortality after the resurrection. So do you believe everyone except the saints will become mortal again after being resurrected? So everyone will die twice, but the second death is eternal? Sorry if I’m misunderstanding, I’ve never heard about this…

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  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    Thank you!!
    I’m doing third person because I kind of feel like it fits better with the genre – also because in general, I prefer writing in third person by far. It just comes more natural to me, I guess!
    Cool! Which raises a question… do you think there should be a limit to how many POVs a writer includes? I think it definitely depends on…[Read more]

  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    I’m going to have multiple POVs! Each of the three books is named after a character (first book named after Temira, Paul’s sister; the second after Naamah, a woman who endured persecution from Paul in his pre-conversion days; and the third after Seth, Paul’s adopted nephew). In each book, though, there will be other POVs besides the one from the…[Read more]

  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    Yup, I sure do! XD
    Yeah, I’m taking a bit of a hiatus from my Biblical fiction for now because I actually decided to expand my novel into a trilogy. Right now I’m kind of mulling over what that will look like and imagining titles for the books… so when I finish the novella, I’ll probably start outlining book one of the trilogy.
    Those are great…[Read more]

  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    You’re welcome! Yeah, I bet. XD
    Ah yes, so the novella is focusing on themes of justice and injustice, crime and punishment, judgment and mercy, and where compassion and love enter into all that. The main question I’m exploring is “Is an act of violence ever permissible if it is done to protect and save someone else?” I’ve just been thinking…[Read more]

  • @imwritehere1920

    Thanks!

    @scoutfinch190 has mentioned that book to me before. It sounds interesting!

  • @rose-colored-fancy

    It’s the celebration mentioned in Esther 9:17-19 and 9:27. It celebrates the day that the Jews were not massacred. (Odd how often that happens, it’s the exact reason behind Chanuka too XD)
    It usually includes reading the book of Esther, giving charity, giving gifts, and celebrating in general.

    We personally don’t celebra…

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  • @imwritehere1920

    Hi, Lily! 🙂

    I write Biblical fiction with a YA audience in mind. It’s what I want to do because I’ve observed that many teens don’t want to read the Bible because they find it boring – which is honestly understandable! I believe that by crafting Biblical fiction that is riveting and exciting while proclaiming deep truths, I can…[Read more]

  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    Wow! It definitely sounds like you’ve been busy. (I mean, getting engaged and then married… wow. XD) I’m so happy for you – that’s really exciting! But I bet it took some getting used to, for sure. Congratulations to you and your new husband!
    I’m working on a novella for NaNo. Not sure if it will expand into a novel or not… maybe a longer…[Read more]

  • Joy Calle Martinez posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    It’s going okay! May expand it into a trilogy, actually. Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?

  • @scoutfinch190 Hi! Glad to see you here on SE.

    • It’s good to see you too! How’s your book going?

      • It’s going okay! May expand it into a trilogy, actually. Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?

      • How cool! My WIP is lagging, and I need to organize my ideas.
        I didn’t think of joining NaNoWriMo this year… but now you mention it, I’m kinda tempted!
        I actually have had a pretty crazy year, so I’ve also been a sporadic on SE and KP. My friend moved back from out of state, and he promptly became my boyfriend and I graduated High School the…[Read more]

      • Wow! It definitely sounds like you’ve been busy. (I mean, getting engaged and then married… wow. XD) I’m so happy for you – that’s really exciting! But I bet it took some getting used to, for sure. Congratulations to you and your new husband!
        I’m working on a novella for NaNo. Not sure if it will expand into a novel or not… maybe a longer…[Read more]

      • Thank you! It all felt pretty natural, but yes, it certainly is an adjustment.
        How interesting! What themes are you thinking of exploring?

      • You’re welcome! Yeah, I bet. XD
        Ah yes, so the novella is focusing on themes of justice and injustice, crime and punishment, judgment and mercy, and where compassion and love enter into all that. The main question I’m exploring is “Is an act of violence ever permissible if it is done to protect and save someone else?” I’ve just been thinking…[Read more]

    • That’s so interesting! Sounds like you have your work cut out for you! Are you taking a break from your historical fiction in Bible times (is it called Biblical fiction?)
      I think one of the themes I will be exploring in my WIP is reconciliation and forgiveness (my WIP is a continuation of my short story Ice).

      • Yup, I sure do! XD
        Yeah, I’m taking a bit of a hiatus from my Biblical fiction for now because I actually decided to expand my novel into a trilogy. Right now I’m kind of mulling over what that will look like and imagining titles for the books… so when I finish the novella, I’ll probably start outlining book one of the trilogy.
        Those are great…[Read more]

    • How cool! Those themes are some of my favorites, too 🙂 . Will you have one POV or multiple?
      Yes, it’s the one about Fabian and his brother Jake. I also hope to have Marian and a couple new characters to be introduced later play a big part in it, but I still have very little clue of what happens next. besides reconciliation happening, with a…[Read more]

      • I’m going to have multiple POVs! Each of the three books is named after a character (first book named after Temira, Paul’s sister; the second after Naamah, a woman who endured persecution from Paul in his pre-conversion days; and the third after Seth, Paul’s adopted nephew). In each book, though, there will be other POVs besides the one from the…[Read more]

    • That’s awesome! What style of narrative are you doing? (Like first person or third person?)

      Your trilogy sounds so interesting btw!

      I have multiple POVs in my WIP, I think about four at the moment, i may pare it down to three.
      Thank you! I’ve definitely had a weakness for themes of reconciliation for nearly all the time I’ve been into writing.
      I…[Read more]

      • Thank you!!
        I’m doing third person because I kind of feel like it fits better with the genre – also because in general, I prefer writing in third person by far. It just comes more natural to me, I guess!
        Cool! Which raises a question… do you think there should be a limit to how many POVs a writer includes? I think it definitely depends on…[Read more]

      • I’d agree with you. I’m guessing that the amount of POV’s needed is what works best with the story, that being pretty much the most hard-and fast rule.
        if there was a detective that had to listen to multiple recaps of the same event that drastically changed each time, or something that had many different POVs with only part fo the story, then…[Read more]

    • True!
      Personally, I like it best when authors use third-person for multiple POVs (if there are more than two POVs in the story). Having 6 POVs all in first person gets super confusing super fast, unless the author is incredibly skilled in making their voices distinctive. Even so, it can still get confusing to keep track of all the different…[Read more]

      • Les Miserables sounds so interesting! I’ll have to read it soon!

        One time when i read a series with differing POVs, there were a few in first-person, one in first-person present-tense, and then two more in third person. It was interesting, but not my favorite.

        I totally have a weakness for redemption arcs… for awhile, it was so easy to just…[Read more]

      • Ooh, I was actually considering doing something like that for one of my WIPs. (One POV in first person and the others in third.) As a general rule, though, I like it better when a book has a consistent POV, because otherwise it can be jarring, so I decided that’s what I’d rather stick with in my own writing.

        I read a novel recently where one of…[Read more]

    • Having one POV in first and the others in third I I think would work well if the first-person narrator was describing the other two POVs along with his own, but I’m not sure how else that would really make sense besides the author trying to push the envelope.

      I know! I love redemption arcs, but, alas, justice also exists. In fact, I’m wondering…[Read more]

      • Agreed. I think having one consistent type of POV probably keeps things simpler for both the author and reader. XD

        *perks up* An outlaw character arc? That already sounds so good… but yeah, I can see how it would be tough!

        Oh, yeesh! Yeah, I think the manipulative villains are the scariest because they’re the ones you’re most likely to meet in…[Read more]

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