PenSword replied to the topic Moira needs to be a more developed character RP XD in the forum Character Development Corner 1 day, 4 hours ago
Do I need to introduce mine?
Thaddeus (last name currently went missing): 16, average height, thin, sandy hair he likes to flop over his eyes, introduces himself Philip to annoy his cousin, enjoys falconry. I don’t think I have much else on him.
PenSword replied to the topic Moira needs to be a more developed character RP XD in the forum Character Development Corner 4 days, 15 hours ago
I can have a character who’s hurt or not, I don’t mind either way. I’ll probably use a character who’s sort of a brat, unless anyone else has a problem with that.
PenSword replied to the topic Moira needs to be a more developed character RP XD in the forum Character Development Corner 1 week, 2 days ago
I’d be willing to try and help, if you don’t mind I probably will only get on every couple days or so.
Wow, so I died.
Christmas was Christmas. -shrug-
Glad to hear that you’re safe from the fires so far! I’ll be praying.
Apparently I fell off the face of the earth.
I did end up committing to doing NaNo this year. Very frustrated with the site updates that are making it almost impossible for me to use properly, especially in the realm of buddies, but I’ll get over it.
So far I have about 30k words.
*pokes in* So yeah, I’ve been fascinated with mental illness and health and all the facets of it for a while, so this discussion is pretty neat. I’ve read the thoughts on depression etc., and I have been diagnosed with a low grade depression myself (I’m not on medication or anything for it, though I got close once). If anyone wants to know about…[Read more]
I’m just still plugging along at four novels, and I recently started a short story because I have no impulse control. But I’m making it, so that’s a good thing.
My college classes started again this Monday, so just trying to get back into the swing of that.
I did the Go Teen Writer’s 100-for-100 challenge over the summer, and found out that apparently I wrote just shy of 150k (148k) in those months. For someone who just barely managed to write 100,000 words last year, that’s a huge deal for me.
PenSword replied to the topic Discribe your character with a quote, phrase, or aesthetic in the forum Characters 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Two: Piles of random assorted items she didn’t mean to steal, but accidentally did.
Raine: Purple hair and bloody fists.
Marcel: Tattoos and soft hugs.
Jason: Guns and blood.
Caroline: Road trips and pills.
Ronan: Swords and council meetings.
Jaiden: Smiles, snow and a town square.
Jaromir: Wolves and burn…[Read more]
I listen to a lot of music while I write. I’ve actually put together character playlists with songs I that remind me of my characters, and listen to those a lot. Movie soundtracks are also great, especially for getting mood and tone if that’s what I’m struggling with. “Mombasa” from the Inception soundtrack is my absolute favorite for action…[Read more]
It looks like you’ve got some good advice on developing characters, so unless you have any other questions on that I’m just going to leave that there.
I will say though, I would be careful about how you go about addressing how the character reveals their tragic backstory. Once you get into the characters head more I think you’ll be able to tell…[Read more]
The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War are both short reads, but packed with a lot of good information in them. There’s also a book called The South Was Right which includes first hand accounts of the war, from soldiers fighting in it. I also know a pastor in Georgia, John Weaver, who ha…[Read more]
I would say yeah, just do what you laid out to do. I’m currently in the middle of that process in one of my WIPs. I have the old draft laid out, but it’s just my base outline now to change/add/remove things as I progress through basically the same story, but hopefully a better journey getting there.
As far as feeling daunted, I…[Read more]
@j-a-penrose I think all of our first writings were terrible. But, hey, everyone has to start somewhere.
That sounds cool! What are some of your favorite soundtracks?
@noodle-mum Those all sound really neat!
I haven’t heard of them before. I’ll have to look them up.
@ashira I’m older than 20. 😛 My current genres are dystopian, mystery/thriller, fantasy, contemporary, and sort of modern fantasy.
Two is about a girl named Two who’s trying to find her past.
The Disappearance of Elizabeth Rixton is about a private investigator trying to find a girl who disappeared ten years prior.
Heir of Blood is about a kid…[Read more]
Hello fellow internet humans and writers.
I’m really bad at this sort of thing.
My pen name is Lee, and you’re welcome to call me that. I’ve been writing for what’s now half my life. I have ideas in pretty much every genre (except romance) though I can’t seem to ever finish anything. I’m getting better with that though, as long as I don’t get…[Read more]
As others have already said, researching the time period, culture, and everything surrounding the events is going to be vital. But honestly, that’s the case in my opinion with any historical fiction. The main difference between writing a story set during the Bible, and one set in say WWII, would likely be the appearance of real historical…[Read more]
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