Julianne

  • I love everything about this. I tend to overthink all the little ways I can pack hidden meanings into my stories so God is the focus. This just leaves me feeling overwhelmed because nothing I come up with seems to honor God as much as I feel it should. Then my story sits there untouched for a while until it’s something I dread thinking…[Read more]

  • @kate hats off to you. Wow!

    I got 3,105 in my fiction stories. I didn’t have time all week, so I had to get all my fiction writing done in one sitting. Whew! Honestly, I could have gotten a lot more if I didn’t check the word count every other sentence 😂

  • Oh, man. If this included school papers I’d really help the numbers. Time to start working on my stories!

  • @daeus-lamb

    If an author does it adequately, the way a character speaks tells the reader a lot about them. From the Unabomber’s Manifesto, the FBI was able to (correctly) assume that he was from Chicago. Not only can speaking style tell you where the character is from, but also their age, health, education… Because of these factors, I don’t…[Read more]

  • @noahlitle I tried to reply to your comments that you made. I really like this story so far! I’ll be thinking through it while I do my homework.

  • Julianne replied to the topic Backstory in the forum Announcements 1 year, 8 months ago

    @r-j-karas thanks! I’m not sure if I should be worried that both of my plots ended up being semi-dark. I swear I’m a happy person haha

  • Julianne replied to the topic Backstory in the forum Announcements 1 year, 8 months ago

    Here are some of the first ones that popped in my head:

    Orphan spends his whole life fighting against the kingdom because he was told the King murdered his mother. Learns that the king is his father.

    A young girl has been imprisoned in a tower her whole life. She finally escapes into the village and notices dark paintings of wilted flowers and…[Read more]

  • @r-m-archer oh wow! I love that! 🙂

    It was a really tough choice, but I’m gonna have to go with @noahlitle

    Both of the stories were so fun to read, though!

  • Julianne replied to the topic Backstory in the forum Announcements 1 year, 8 months ago

    I absolutely love what @daeus-lamb said. Backstories can be a very powerful part of your plot. And what @samuel said about timing. I think Sanderson also does an amazing job with that. He adds little hints and comments throughout his story that keeps you wondering. When he finally reveals the backstory it’s like reading the next book in a series…[Read more]

  • @jessi-rae @elizabeth @brooka3 yay INTP’s! I’m an INTP-T. I’m surprised there’s this many of us on here.

    Most of the stereotypes are pretty spot on for me. For instance, I’m a huge procrastinator. I have a 3 page paper about Cicero and St. Augustine’s view of foreknowledge due tomorrow. I’ve only written the introduction. Oh, I also have an…[Read more]

  • Ooh! I’ve been trying to find ways to be more active on here. This is perfect timing!

    I’ve never written urban fantasy before. It honestly sounds really fun! Another idea to allow creativity is making it a type of alternate universe. That way we’d steer clear of used fantasy beings since this is supposed to be as creative as we can make it. Or…[Read more]

  • Julianne replied to the topic Guilt in the forum Announcements 1 year, 8 months ago

    @kate also, I forgot to congratulate you on your new sibling. That is SO exciting! I’m the youngest in my family so that’s a foreign feeling to me. I can’t even imagine it, honestly.

  • Julianne replied to the topic Guilt in the forum Announcements 1 year, 8 months ago

    @kate Ahh! I love the Stormlight Archive! I just read it over the summer and I’m still on Oathbringer. You made such a good point about Shallan. I completely agree. Shallan is one of my favorites, but I still questioned a lot of her decisions.

    @Daeus-lamb I’m actually an INTP 🙂 My best friend is an INFJ though. What personality type are you?

  • Julianne replied to the topic Guilt in the forum Announcements 1 year, 9 months ago

    The first character that came to mind was Edmund from Narnia. In the first book, he falls in with the White Witch and betrays his siblings. Edmund becomes cranky and selfish. Later on, Edmund is saved from the White Witch and feels horrible. He comes clean to his siblings, asks for forgiveness, and Edmund grows a lot as a person because of it. I’m…[Read more]

  • Hahaha I love the title of this thread xD

    1. Tea! I love tea! but only if it’s super fruity. I don’t have time for mild tea.
    2. I started narrating stories to my family before I could write. I would force them to record them in a blue composition notebook. They’re absolutely awful stories, but I find them amusing to read through on rainy days.
    3.…[Read more]

  • Oooooh! I love personality things! I also absolutely love your article! You have such a nice flow to your blog writing. It sounds friendly and comfortable 🙂

    Okay, so now to answer the questions…

    I write because I want to help enlighten and inspire the future generations. Some of the most important lessons I’ve learned have been through a…[Read more]

  • I’m going to try my best to be more active! Life is honestly the craziest its ever been, but I need to keep writing as a priority regardless. Also, I really love all of the ideas you mentioned. That was one very productive meeting.

  • @daeus-lamb I definitely agree!

    For me, one of the advantages of writing a child character is the pure fun of it. Children are all so different that there’s so much you can do. You can go wild with their imagination, or have them come up with simple solutions to huge problems. They’re funny, endearing, and typically take up the ‘sweetheart’ role…[Read more]

  • I think you can balance the innocence and sin nature by making it all simple. Sometimes I read stories where the 5-year-old somehow decides to murder a ton of people, or is majorly depressed. While it’s a possibility, it’s just extremely rare. Maybe they accidentally drop a cat off their deck and it dies, but they wouldn’t do it on purpose. They…[Read more]

  • @raemarie Sure! As long as it doesn’t violate any community guidelines. Either way, I’ll see you at church! My family won’t get back in town until mid-August, so it’ll be a couple weeks.

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