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R.M. Archer

  • @storysmith

    That’s frustrating. I wish I could help more, but I’m not sure where else to look. :/

  • @storysmith You’re welcome! I use World Anvil a good deal. Less, recently, since I tend to focus on worldbuilding in waves and this has been an ebbing season as far as that goes, but it’s definitely my favorite worldbuilding tool.

    Have you looked up World Anvil’s official guides, on their blog and YouTube channel? It’s always looked like they go…[Read more]

  • @erynne

    *glances at all the goals I failed last year* My original list disagrees… *glances over at accomplishments from last year* But I guess you’re not wrong, either. XD Thanks!

  • My most important goals for this year are:

    -Publish my novel

    -Finish 2 drafts of the non-fiction book I’m working on

    -Work with more editing clients

    -Read 100 books

    -Learn to balance my schedule and the different kinds of projects I work on, lol.

    Some of the biggest things I accomplished last year were:

    -Guest posting for Kingdom…[Read more]

  • Fanfiction is actually how I got started writing! I don’t have any published fanfic, and most of my fanfic tends to cross elements from other books with worlds of my own, lol, but I’ve definitely found fanfiction to be a great tool (and fun to write)!

    What stories are you thinking to write fanfiction for?

  • I have a blog post that talks about several map-making options. I hand-draw most of mine, but I’ve also used Inkarnate a couple of times (it’s not my favorite, either).

  • Both can have their uses, but as a general rule I think herbal remedies work better with our bodies since they’re natural and God-made. Modern medicines are more prone to clog up various processing routes in our bodies. But it depends on the medicine and how (and how frequently) it’s used. I definitely make use of both.

    Looking at modern…[Read more]

  • @erynne

    King Leck in the Graceling Realm series (which I would only recommend with caveats for content, unfortunately XP) is great because he’s actually intimidating. He’s a genuine threat to the protagonist. Plus he’s just scary. It’s freaky what he finds fascinating. He’s definitely a psychopath. So he’s well-done and easy to hate because he’s…[Read more]

  • R.M. Archer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    *remembers that rewriting the signup page was one of the items on my to-do list* Uh… just a second… *runs to fix it and comes back* Yes, of course you can sign up! (Assuming SE doesn’t eat the link.) https://mailchi.mp/250056c6b412/2m3ce14mv3
    I’d had a few people sign up for the paid course! I’m not the greatest at marketing (that’s my next…[Read more]

  • *nods* I can certainly appreciate that. And it may be worth mentioning that I’ve never personally included a (real-world) swear word in any of my books. That one example I used of the “baloney” alternative was the only time it’s even crossed my mind for my own work, and it’s literally been sitting there with “baloney” marked as a placeholder for…[Read more]

  • Exactly. (Aside from maybe the “should never be used,” but I think that’s a given based on the thread as a whole. XD) The Bible is not “clean,” and nothing in Scripture specifies “curse words” as the language being referred to in those passages. (Which I don’t say to count curse words out of that category, but to ditto that the category likely…[Read more]

  • Eh. Depends on the day. Today’s been pretty good, aside from the fact that most of my brain cells have been dead all evening.

    I agree with phrases like “so-and-so cursed,” or (as discussed earlier) fantasy world-specific curses. In the vast majority of situations, I’d say those are plenty sufficient. The only situation I’ve ever come across…[Read more]

  • I do agree with that. And like I said earlier, I don’t support using curse words out of laziness. They should always be intentional and well-prayed-over.

  • I enjoy hearing others’ thoughts on the end times and contributing the occasional opinion here or there, but it’s not something I know a whole lot about. Free will I could debate forever, but we’ve already got that going in another thread. XD And baptism I can argue from both sides, as far as paedobaptism vs. credobaptism, because I grew up…[Read more]

  • Hm. I hadn’t thought of applying that verse here, but that makes sense.

  • Nope, all good. 🙂

    This is true. And if a store owner/employee wants to be really pushy about it, I’ll either put one on or leave (sometimes both; I wore a mask to my library for a year because it was the rule and a number of the librarians are elderly, but after a year of keeping my distance and barely interacting with anyone anyway due to a…[Read more]

  • Maybe, but it could just be the normal glitches with the forums. Especially if you included any links.

    (After the first paragraph, this is heavily influenced by the fact that I’m American, and it occurred to me partway through writing that this isn’t necessarily an all-American forum, so it might not apply to everyone.)

    So an interesting…[Read more]

  • Re: Cussing in books

    I generally gauge the use of coarse language by Ephesians 4:29,

    Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

    This precludes cusswords 99% of the time, because it’s extremely rare that they’re useful for edification. However, I do think that…[Read more]

  • R.M. Archer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    @erynne If I were in public school I’d get kicked out because of what I believe on those subjects. XD
    Awesome! I hope it works for you! 🙂
    Currently, I use mine to send blog updates (oh, which means I need to get one out for today’s post) and some writing updates, plus any new resources I create for my blog’s writing resource library or preview…[Read more]

  • R.M. Archer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    @erynne Ooh, a fellow Calvinist! Hi! (I wouldn’t have been disappointed if it were, honestly. XD I enjoy theological discussions, at least.)
    Sure! I’ve found MailChimp pretty simple to use for a simple beginning list. Recently I’ve been trying to create more sub-lists and more complicated email sequences, and that’s been harder to work through.…[Read more]

    • Haha, same. I tell people that if I were in public school I wouldn’t have any friends because I enjoy discussing those subjects more than the latest tv shows or whatever. XD
      Anyhow, thanks for responding! I don’t plan on getting 2,000 subscribers (or anything close to that) so I think I’ll try it out! What exactly is your newsletter for? Also,…[Read more]

    • @erynne If I were in public school I’d get kicked out because of what I believe on those subjects. XD
      Awesome! I hope it works for you! 🙂
      Currently, I use mine to send blog updates (oh, which means I need to get one out for today’s post) and some writing updates, plus any new resources I create for my blog’s writing resource library or preview…[Read more]

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