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March 22, 2021 at 8:45 pm #126508
@beth20 Awesome! I like the story idea. 🙂
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienMarch 21, 2021 at 3:34 pm #126426
I left some comments on your outline. About plot and such. 🙂
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 23, 2021 at 8:37 pm #125220
I definitely will, thanks!
True enough. But I don’t have a lot of writing time now as it is, so I’ll just check it out later.
Haha, I get it! Sometimes that’s happened to me as well, but it still is funny. 😛
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 18, 2021 at 8:48 pm #124959
I checked out your blog and I like it. 🙂 I think I forgot to follow it, but I’ll do it next time I read more. Haha, ya I’ll just start when it works best for me and when I know my parents will be fine with it. Though I don’t think they’ll care.
Okay, glad I can at least guess what it is. xD Lol. I’ve never really thought about self publishing, really, just doing it with a publishing company. So though I don’t know right now what I’ll do if I want to publish, I could see myself just doing traditional. I haven’t done the mindset course, especially since I’m not anywhere near publishing and I know it 😉 😛 but maybe I’ll check that out sometime.
All good! I totally didn’t think that it could be confusing to you, but I totally get where you’re coming from. Haha. Definitely laugh out loud!
xD 😀 That’s hilarious that we both were like “what is going on?” Nothing more confusing when neither party knows what’s happening! Lol!!!!
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 15, 2021 at 12:43 pm #124875
Lol, I was confused about a few messages you said you were seeing a theme so I read some previous messages and figured it out! *dies laughing yet again* Man, I’ve died like three times in a row now. You’d think I wouldn’t be able to type if it were really true. 😉 Lol
Before when we were talking about blurbs, I said I’d get mine for you to read, but I wasn’t sure where it was. Then I asked if you saw a theme yet. 😛 You replied that you did, but I’d already forgotten what we had been talking about before, so I was rather confused and so were you. xD But there we have it, all cleared up.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 15, 2021 at 12:36 pm #124874
Thank you! I’m going to check it out right after I finish replying to this. 🙂 Cool! I’ll definitely tell you if I start one, but I’m not totally sure when that will be. But hopefully sooner in the next year than later. I haven’t asked my parents about it, but I think they’d be fine with it, though I still need to tell them about it before I just start. 😛 😀 That’s super cool that you’re already seeing benefits. 🙂 Good for you!
Haha, I have to admit that I’m not even exactly sure what indie or traditional is. 😉 Is traditional just publishing with a publishing company? Lol, I really don’t know hardly anything about publishing, even though me friend just got published a year ago. xD This goes to show how much I have yet to learn…
xD xD xD xD We are both so confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *dies laughing at our confusion* At least it’s not just me though!!! I think you read my message wrong. xD Lol! I meant that my friend makes screen savers of people’s personal stories. So like I can get one done of my story, and other people can get them done of their own stories. Not other people’s. xD I am so sorry for the confusion! I meant to say that I am going to have her do a screen saver for me, but when I was explaining what she does, I used the word ‘you’ as an example. You know how when people are explaining something and they say “so when you walk down this one street in town…” they really mean themselves, but they still use the word “you.” Do you understand me now? xD *continues laughing as she explains the whole thing*
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 12, 2021 at 8:05 pm #124826
Haha, all good! I’m late as well. xD
Ya, I agree. I like knowing enough to be hooked, but not so there are no secrets in the book when I actually read it.
Oh, yay! Can you give me the name of your blog or a link or something? I’m excited to check it out! I’m considering starting one of my own in the next year or something, because it’s good to make a platform if I want to publish, which I am working towards now. It’s a hard process, but fun, since I love the writing part. 😉 🙂
My friend is certainly talented! She offered to make screen savers with a picture of a character from your story, and a line from the story, so I might ask her to do one for me.
Lol, what theme are you seeing? 😉 You mean in my story?
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm #124667
Thank you. *bows with a flourish* And I’m glad I could be of help, however small. 🙂
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm #124666
I’m pretty good at memorizing things, but it would take me a while with something as long as my synopses, so I’ll just keep it handy in case someone ever asks about it. Which they inevitably will. 😉 I suppose we are a writing community, so…
Haha, it’s true, people are very different when it comes to reading about a book and how much they want to know. I don’t mind knowing quite a bit, but what drives me nuts is when it’s something like, just say, a romance, and they give it away on the back who is going to end up together at the end. You know what I mean? Generally it doesn’t take me long to figure out who’s going to end up with who in a romance anyway, but it’s just annoying for me sometimes to have it all spelled out on the back. Lol
Oh, you have a blog? (Lol, I guess I knew that, since I’ve seen you on Alabama’s, and it says when people have their own blogs. Haha.) Mind if I read it?
Thank you! I love it so much!!! 🙂 Another young writer friend made it for me, and I love watching it while I’m writing (or supposed to be). 😉 She sort of used my blurb, but she changed it quite a bit when she made the trailer, so that’s not technically my blurb. I’ll try to find it (seeing a theme here yet?!?!?) and show it to you.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm #124626
Yes, you should! It’s a really awesome place. 🙂
That’s a good idea. I should keep my Synopses and stuff in a place I can access it easily so I don’t have to go searching every time someone asks me about my story. Haha, it would be pretty handy. Ya, I would be impressed as well. 😉
That’s always nice when you finally write a good blurb that makes sense and isn’t forever long. Haha. I think mine is just rather confusing because I wrote it in a more dramatic way, with short sentences that would fit better in a movie-trailer sort of thing, but for my story. Do you know what I mean? But if whoever read my blurb also read my synopses, it would probably make sense.
Here’s the link to a video about my story with the blurb.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 5, 2021 at 1:50 pm #124623
I’d lose interest and sympathy in a protagonist if he keeps making bad decision time after time. But a huge factor would be how bad the decisions are, and how often he makes them. Say there’s something he needs to choose between, and he makes the obviously bad choice and then keeps doing that repeatedly, I’d get tired of him pretty quickly. I think it would be better if he makes bad decisions sometimes, but it would just get old if they are super obvious and he still chooses the wrong thing. So I suppose just make the options not quite so distinctly bad/good, so that the reader feels more sympathy even if he does choose the wrong thing. Did that help any? Sorta just became a ramble, but hopefully that helped. 😛
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 5, 2021 at 1:44 pm #124622
I’ve never heard of that one, though I’ve only heard of a few of the main, well known curriculums.
Ya, I love Sonlight, and the reading is like the best part of it! All of my siblings and I learned to love reading relatively young because of all the awesome books they give us to read, and it just makes school more enjoyable. And it’s not like we’re just reading chapter books all the time for school, so we learn things too. 😉 Haha, that’s what some people think of when I say we use that. Lol
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm #124543
Ya, sorry for the misunderstanding. Haha, that happens with me some. Lol. Ya, you should definitely check it out, even if you don’t join! They have this thing called the Crazy Writing Week where there are two teams who race to see how many words they can write in one week and how much time it takes, and whichever team has the most words and time wins. It’s a lot of fun, and free for anyone who wants to join, so you should totally try it out! They only have it three times a year, and the first one was just in January, but you can join for the one in May, if you want! All you have to do is join from May 11 to 15, and then it starts on the 16th, I think. Then it runs for a week and it’s a ton of fun to see which team is ahead at the end of the day. (A new score is put out every day.)
Well, I don’t really tell that many people around me about my WIP, because my family sort of knows already (though it’s sorta a secret from my parents because this story is for them), and my friends also know about it. But when people on Story Embers or the Young Writers Workshop ask about it, I just copy and paste it from my profile or somewhere else that I have it. I definitely don’t have it memorized! xD Though that would be pretty cool!
Ya, blurbs are hard. Mine is close-ish to the story, like it has all the right elements and stuff, but because it’s so short, if I told that to people instead of my synapses, they’d be so confused! 😛 🙂
Aww, thanks! So many people have thought it’s cool, and it’s really encouraging. 🙂 If I post anything from it on here for feedback, editing, or just for fun, I’ll make sure to tag you!
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienFebruary 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm #124542
That’s great! What curriculum do you use? We use Sonlight.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienJanuary 30, 2021 at 10:07 pm #124457
Justin is an introverted, contemplative, eleven-year-old growing up in the best place imaginable: Heaven. But not everything is as picture perfect as people think. Yes, he has great friends and even walks and talks with Jesus, but there’s one thing he longs for with all his heart. He wants to meet his parents and sister, who still live on Earth. So when Jesus gives him the opportunity to return to Earth for a time and meet his biological family, he jumps at the chance. But when he meets his twin sister and the two become fast friends, he can’t stand the thought of ever leaving her behind again. Will he learn to surrender his loved ones and himself to God, or risk losing his sister instead?
It’s not perfect, but it’s still nice to have to share with other people.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien