Grace commented on the post, 3 Subtle Ways Fear Might Be Controlling Your Writing 3 months ago
Wow, this is what I needed to hear today. In particular, I think fear has kept me from submitting my pieces outside my comfort zone. Thanks for encouraging us!
Whoaa… this is so exciting. 😉
Personally, I feel like the first sentence could include a little bit of setting, like referencing the land that the story takes place in. Perhaps this could stand in place of “the world” which would help tie the reader’s mind down to a specific place. Also, it would keep the second “the world” from…[Read more]
@w-o-holmes Yep! Same… it feels like following the way that God has laid before us, whatever that might be.
Hobbiton feels very homey, and so I guess the picture + the quote also gives that kind of vibe.
@w-h-holmes I heard that Bombadil was featured in one panning shot of the landscape, but I have yet to find him. It sounds like the kind of thing the director would put in, though.
Yeah, we have similar food, as well as Northern Chinese food (mainly steamed dumplings) and a lot of Japanese influence (ramen, sushi, and bento boxes).
And the…[Read more]
@w-h-holmes Yeah, like any hobby that you pursue, you just keep getting better and better as you go along. I’m sure that your story worlds are enriched by the languages, too!
Apparently Tom Bombadil makes a few-second cameo in the films? But yeah, the books are huge so it’s really impossible to get every detail in, like the Scouring of the…[Read more]
I’m not sure there’s much for me to say, since I personally am pretty uninformed. But I think that in Christian fiction, mental disorders can come alongside spiritual issues, and perhaps a character struggles with both. I say this out of a struggle a few years ago when a period of irrational fears turned into a real soul-searching…[Read more]
@w-h-holmes Here’s the group chat, if you want to join!
*jaw drops* That’s a lot of languages. What fascinates you about making them? Because a lot of people admire Tolkien, but not everyone has the skills or… disposition, I guess, to imitate him in what he did.
A little introduction of myself: I’m seventeen, a Christian, and I live in Taiwan. I’m probably not going to pursue w…[Read more]
(Taiwan is another island region that regards itself as independent but is also officially part of China… but that is a story for another day).
As someone who hails from Taiwan, I’d say that we are independent, but not internationally recognized (because of pressure from China, a big world/economic power). So to kind of add to what y…[Read more]
Grace replied to the topic The Elements of an Eerie Antagonist – what makes a villain frightening? in the forum New Wessex Writing Discussions 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Yes, that scene with Bilbo…so scary. Arguably, though, it actually magnifies the power of Sauron (or maybe the ring) by showing how much of a hold the ring can have on people’s hearts.
One example of a villain that scared me was the Joker in The Dark Knight — the way he was always on top of things and one step ahead of the good g…[Read more]
@daeus-lamb Cool 🙂 FB and Hangouts both work for me — I’m excited to see how this is going to work out!
@anne-of-lothlorien Yes, it is 😀
And your first one is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
@seekjustice Yes, that’s Warcross 🙂
And your quote is from The Tale of Two Cities — I didn’t understand most of it back when I read it, but it still was touching (particularly the ending!!). I should find some time to reread it.
@kayla-skywriter *raises hand*
This sounds fun! Here we go, one quote per book:
I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope that I have made them right.
So really, children, mathematically, all of light is invisible.
Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.
For you, a thousand times over.
Can’t wait to see what happens!
@cassandraia Thank you! My plot is coming together, bit by bit. I have to find time and battle my own insecurities, but to be honest, once I get on the document and start typing, it’s really all about the story. Most of the debilitating thoughts come when I’m not writing 😛
Oooh, how was Realm Makers? Did you meet up with anyone from SE?
I like what we have so far! But like many other people said, I’m way out of my league here, so Imma sit back and watch y’all do your thing, and then come back during editing time 🙂
To summarize what’s been going on so far: Our MC has amnesia (TGA) and it is this fact that makes the audience initially believe that it was him that…[Read more]
@msqueen8 No problem! We need more truth-filled art in our world.
Oooh, YWW!! I get emails about it, but haven’t signed up because of the time commitment. Do you find it time-consuming? How do you feel about it versus Story Embers (or Kingdom Pen, if applicable)? 🙂
@daeus-lamb Hmm… this was always an interesting point for me because I generally felt like I didn’t have many ideas (only two short-ish novel ideas are floating around right now), whereas my best friend gets so so so many. But then reading this, I did realize that there are all sorts of things that inspire me, and that in general they have found…[Read more]
I was super encouraged by your story! It’s sincere and uplifting, a good reminder in the midst of a pretty twisted culture.
For me, it’s set to “view only”, so I just went ahead and listed places where I found grammar and punctuation errors. Corrections/issues are in italics:
“Clearly my older sister thought we were part of a s…[Read more]
@noodle-mum Well, in terms of not finishing things, there are a lot of us in the same boat 🙂
*looks at her WIP, which has been around for 3 1/2 years and hasn’t even gotten past the first plot point yet*
And as for Crysti… her personality is sort of like mine xD (For some reason, I can clearly define characters in my stories except for my…[Read more]
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