True. XD Someone really ought to fix that.
Totally. It has a load of potential and the aesthetic is just plain cool XD
Ooooh. That sounds very nice.
It’s so good! And I love the new characters that get introduced. Among others, her son Jake actually gets a personality and is there for the majority of the book, which is really fun. And…[Read more]
Hmm, this was a very interesting read. Just to make sure I understood it correctly, I’m going to summarize your statement as “The term magic as used to describe special abilities in an alternate world is overused and often deceptive as it can be confused with real magic.”
Hard agree on that one. Personally, I have often decided not…[Read more]
I knew it! I loved that book. The sequel was good, too, but not as good as the first one, imo. I haven’t gotten the chance to read the rest of the series.
LOL, Victorian Fantasy doesn’t leave you many options, unless you include steampunk XD
I’m currently on the third book, and I do like it better than the second, it has a bit more v…[Read more]
I was planning on joining NaNoWriMo this year, but I changed my mind and I’m not planning on it anymore do to some different life stuff I need to focus on.
That’s alright, I totally understand. Life gets in the way of writing sometimes 🙁
But in answer to your un-asked question, haha, the next Crazy Writing Week is in the beginning of…
Hi Olivia! Thanks for replying! 🙂
I couldn’t help noticing the title and thinking “sounds like it should be from the Mysterious Benedict Society”, and voila! you mentioned it yourself! xD Those books are so good.
LOL, yes! I love those books and the titling is hilarious!
One of the things I enjoy the most about that POV is how the MC (o…
I hoped it was dark enough that Liorah couldn’t see me blushing. Why had I helped her up? What else should I have done? I didn’t like this at all. Why couldn’t things be different?
“Let’s get out of here,” Liorah said, rather brusquely.
She was mad, of course, she was mad. Was she? Was I supposed to apologize?
(Me: Someone help them,…[Read more]
LOL I was almost disappointed when I saw “Sahar” 1st Person cos Acyn was so good and I didn’t know how you could top that and then I started reading it and that was SO FUNNY!!!! *(btw he’s obviously wearing the mask cos it’s 2021, being made fun of for being a good citizen, shame for shame :P)*
LOL, when they’re apart, Sa…[Read more]
Greetings fellow scriveners!
Excuse me for the “Mysterious Benedict Society”-esque title, it was the most fitting. XD
As some of you know, and the rest are to find out, I’ve been planning a new project. It’s a fantasy set in an alternate Edwardian/Rococo timeline, and it involves pirates, spies, and seamstresses. (And several other interesting…[Read more]
Same, it’s always been a dream of mine so you can imagine how delighted I was 🙂 I totally recommend looking into it, it’s really awesome.
Merphy is easily one of my favorites. Her Dear Author series was awesome, I actually took a bunch of notes from it.
LOL, so did I! It was very fun and helpful!
Oh, you don’t need to beta read, but I’m at least gonna try to convince you to read it once I publish it.
Once published I’ll definitely read it 🙂
Totally random quest…
LOL, I knew you were going to ask about it XD
“Medieval hand-to-hand and sword stuff” is more officially referred to as HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) I recently found a HEMA club nearby and joined because… swords!! Obviously!!
HEMA is a martial art that is essentially a reconstruction of medieval techniques, based on…[Read more]
Hi Brian, I’m very happy to see you again 🙂 Feel free to read along, glad to have you!
It’s awesome that you have a Messianic character in your book! I have never in my entire life encountered one, and precious few Jewish characters, and it’s amazing to see it represented 🙂
Also, I notice that you refer to Jesus a…[Read more]
You must, and now I shall tout her praises all the more.
Thank you 🙂
LOL, btw she ALSO wrote 15412 words in a week AND finished her first draft AND is revising her first book WHILE drafting the second book in that series WHILE plotting the third WHILE drawing gorgeous art AND learning medieval hand-to-hand and…
Cool! I actually have heard of Messianic Jews. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but aren’t you guys kind of similar to the New Testament Jewish Christians? The ones that didn’t abandon the Law of Moses when they believed in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I think Paul and Peter are prime examples of Jewish Christians, as they still obser…
In other words, I always feel like I’m showing it through behavior, and then reinforcing it through introspection. Thoughts?
Honestly, that’s how I do it, and I think that’s how you should do it. Very often, a character’s behavior only gives you a part of the story, and the narration gives you the rest.
If you only have beha…[Read more]
My sincere apologies for not responding sooner! Got caught up with other things and also had no motivation to respond when I saw all the emails in my inbox…LOL!! But I’m here and existing now.
Don’t worry about it! I know the feeling XD
Oh…my…XD I feel the pressing need to be concerned…and yet I also don’t. XD
I actually wrote an entire schpeel and then accidentally deleted it XD But it’s actually exactly what @r-m-archer said, except she said it far better and clearer than I did. Character’s reactions, and how their reactions change, is the best way to show internal conflict.
It’s especially good if you can have two similar…[Read more]
Ooh, I think most writers have struggled with this at one time or another. (I know I have XD)
I’ve often found myself writing a single sentence over and over, and staring blankly at the screen, trying to remember the exact right word. And then writing becomes outright painful XD
Just remember, you’re not trying to write…[Read more]
It was so awesome to read y’all’s thoughts on that!
Also, I totally second your opinion about the Mysterious Benedict Society! It was epic!
I see a bunch of people have already recommended some Brandon Sanderson, mainly Mistborn, but he also wrote a Sci-fi series that I really enjoyed! Skyward hits all those points, with a plot that is both galaxy-wide but close enough that every single character matters, awesome, original, intricate worldbuilding that’s detailed…[Read more]
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