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  • @katie02  Ooh, you could do a lot with this! 😂 How about a feisty grandma that stubbornly does all the housework around the house even though she’s got arthritis and the family begs her not to?  Or maybe one with dementia that sometimes wanders off and the family finds her trying to flirt with the townspeople, much to their embarrassment.  Or a Gr…[Read more]

  • Hi @katie02,

    What if the grandmother is knitting something unusual?  That could break a stereotype.

    Here’s an example:  What if she knits burial shrouds for the local funeral parlor.  She uses her skill to give people a certain dignity in death.  Say she knits an ornate face covering that softens the impact of their deathly repose.

    A ste…[Read more]

  • @katie02

    Hi!

    I’m not sure what type of grandma you’re going for, but I was thinking if you wanted to make her unusual you could just take whatever stereotype you feel like you keep leaning towards and flip it so she’s the exact opposite, if that makes sense.  Also, something else that I’ve found to be super helpful for my characters is using re…[Read more]

  • Hi everyone,

    I don’t know if this has already been made as a topic, but I didn’t feel like searching that hard XD.  Anyway, I’ve been doing this for some of my characters and I thought it was pretty fun.  And since I really like hearing about other people’s characters, I’m making it a sort of game. What you do: Just post a list of songs that…[Read more]

  • @katie02 that sounds really really cool (like a book I’d want to read)!  In my opinion, that sounds fine.  If I was reading it I doubt I’d question why there’s multiple people with different issues in the same family, especially since there’s a purpose for all of it anyway.  Alternatively, you could make it so they were more distantly related to…[Read more]

  • @katie02 I also love making my side characters really complex!  Sometimes I want to write scenes from their point of view, and bet that would probably help me make my scenes more dynamic too.

    For your question, I’m no expert on writing or anything, but as a reader I feel like it would be fine as long as you can make it convincingly plausible.  I…[Read more]

  • Lona replied to the topic Hello everyone! in the forum Introduce Yourself 3 years ago

    @katie02

    Favorite historical time period? Yikes! That’s hard. Perhaps Reformation times and the World Wars. Really all of history. I love finding out little bits of God’s amazing providence in stories that are not well known. History is so fascinating!

    Ooh, yes the Reformation is very interesting! The World Wars are bit too intense for me, tho…[Read more]

  • @katie02

    Yay, I’m so glad my suggestion helped! 🙂 And yes, I would definitely want to keep reading! (I’ve read a lot of books from that time period too, so I can totally relate with it becoming your style 😉 ) I saw that you mentioned The Hidden Hand in your introduction thread. It’s one of my favorites too! Your book so far reminds me a lot of…[Read more]

  • @katie02

    Whew! That’s a lot. XD

    I’m planning on my next one to be at least 50,000 and my WIP is 20,000 at the moment. I didn’t really have a goal for that one so idk what it’ll end up being. Good luck!

  • @katie02

    I read the chapter of your story, but since I’m not on that group it won’t let me reply, so I’ll tell you my opinion here.

    I really, really liked it! You’re characters were awesome, and the chapter itself is very intriguing. I would not change it if I were you 😉

  • <p style=”text-align: left;”>@katie02</p>
    Hi Katie!! I’m Erynne and I’m a younger teen. Welcome to Story Embers!

    I have the same problem with writing, lol. I really have to control how many stories I write at a time. I only have one WIP but I am plotting out another. I told myself that I wasn’t allowed to start another story until I got this one…[Read more]

  • @katie02

    Thank you for sharing your work! I know it takes a lot of courage sometimes. 🙂 I really enjoyed this snippet! Great job with the characters …and the mysterious happenings. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fry are so entertaining. XD So here are the few thoughts I had:

    First off, this story reads like it was written in the 1800s. Have you read a lot…[Read more]

  • @katie02 Hello Katie and welcome to SE! I’m Claire, and I have the feeling we’re the same age. (if your username has anything to do with your birthday 😉 ) Anyways, I can totally relate to the “starting too many stories” thing. I’m the same as you… and I have a serious WIP that I’m telling myself I WILL finish, lol. It’s a futuristic dystopian…[Read more]

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