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August 12, 2019 at 7:18 pm #95010
I love the idea could get my writer brain working!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*June 6, 2019 at 9:56 pm #90963
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*June 6, 2019 at 9:17 pm #90960
absolutely… I am hoping for this story to be kind of the start of getting my stuff published and out there so yeah I wanna refine it a lot.
What are your technical/grammatical comments??
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*May 22, 2019 at 5:59 pm #90163
Forgive me if I did not tag you I just pulled tags of a recent post cause I can’t remember half your guys’ tags…
So I have a first draft of the story I had aforementioned to yall and I’m looking for beta readers. I’ll share a link in here and pls feel free to comment, make grammar suggestions, fix spelling. I would love to know what you all think… I want to give you a spill on the book and how I changed it from what I was planning but I shall just let you all read!
ps thanks for all your help and pls comment and make suggestions as much as you like! I would love to hear what you think!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*May 7, 2019 at 8:34 pm #88942
*waves to all the people here I haven’t talked to in months!*
What’s up with you guys what his fic you been writing/ reading etc…
Also, have any of you ever been to a reenactment and if so for what time period??? I am hoping to go to the River Through Time Reenactment in Coldwater Mi later this month and I am so excited especially since it is my first reenactment ever.
For all of you praying for me through my college ventures. I have finished both my dual enrollment courses for this semester with an A. Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement!!! I am now looking for a job to eventually go towards future college classes and bemoaning the fact that I decided to push myself back a year so I can take more college classes I mean totally worth it but Whhhhyyyyyyy! Still trying to figure out paying for college though and where the heck I wanna go see pls keep praying about that and thanks again. You guys are the best!
and now that I’m done with all that school on to writing and guys can I just say
*squeals* I love story plotting like if I am good at nothing else in writing I think I can come up with pretty interesting story ideas. I sat down to work on a story after my mom bugging me for days and the story I had is at least pushed to the back burner cause I love this new one so much !!!!!!!
So it is about Indenture servants!! Okay, I knew next to nothing about this before taking my history class and I was fascinated! The story is about a white girl who comes over with her family as indentured servants and a black guy (Theo-Theodore) previous slave who ran away and convinced an indentured servant collector he was a free man and boarded the ship with him the next morning. So it is basically about what indentured servitude was like. The girl loses her little sister and her parents both get sick so they can no longer work. She becomes her family’s only chance to get land (since their indenture gave a certain amount of land for each specific worker. In the end, she does manage to get it despite all obstacles. Also, the girl and her family are Christian and the guy is not. At the end he gets saved but when his contract ends his boss figures out a way to sell him as a slave and right before he goes up to the platform to be sold he tells the girl “I am finally free!”
Okay, I know super vague but please let me know what you think! I should mention this story has a ten-page limit! I need ideas historical accuracy checkers and everything you guys or girls can throw at me!!!!
Thanks for all your Help
*my kinda pen name* History’s Pen
please share what you think I don’t know your tags
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 30, 2019 at 8:14 pm #75176
((okay this is a character I know will be in my next book but not really sure what the story will be. She is still pretty underdeveloped and a few things might change about her along the way. And can I say this is an Awesome exercise!!!))
Age: about 15-19 (I’m not entirely sure yet, basically she is a young woman)
Pertinent info: Is slightly unsure of herself. Very small frame and is from a poor family.
Looks: Reddish brownish hair and slight frame.
Clarissa: I shiver, wrapping my cloak around me and tugging at my to short sleeves I scootch down into my seat. The doors swing open and I glance over my shoulder to see a tall man dressed in the oddest clothes. Mother was right “the world’s a strange place.” I should probably stop staring but something about him transfixes me and I can’t look away.
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*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm #72539
That’s funny I tend to write a little more dramatic than I talk in real life but my Sis says she can almost always tell when I wrote something. Except for the weird story, I started writing the other day that sounded like hunger games styles (futuristic catastrophe stories) and was totally like that because I had no ideas and was subconsciously copying the style.
Plus I think Ugly villains would be too stereotypical and then I began to talk myself in a circle and end up keeping the character descriptions the way I had them plus that’s already part of their identity in my mind. And I couldn’t imagine writing a Cyrano de Bergerac again, that requires a fine line and I don’t have that skill! So here I remain with my good looking(at least from my view) characters all parading around!!
I would love to see it though I’m not always great with prompts. The only I did that Hope sent so far was the screaming one and I didn’t even technically do it right. But it was sooo much fun!!!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 18, 2019 at 9:25 pm #72531
What an interesting topic. (and a really great way to get to know you guys better ya know someone’s writing tells volumes about them 😉 )
Okay as far as writing Habits…
I always, always listen to music if I can or feel super distracted and honestly I prefer music with words really it’s almost less distracting than music without words. I have to have a comfortable, but not too comfortable seat😉, and I usually try and seclude myself so I can dive deep in the story with a clear brain. (I get distracted easily when I first start writing)
My writing quirks I too have a problem with parents for a reason I can’t quite pin. They are very often dead or gone. My main characters tend to have some quality I wished I had, though, I think that’s pretty common. Oh and also I can’t write about ugly characters, I don’t care if they are the villain or old etc…
I too come up with my ideas when it is silent and I’m just thinking though if I’m not writing it is so hard sometimes. I really need a short story idea about now!!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 18, 2019 at 8:41 pm #72519
Yay, I felt accomplished just getting Reserve Grand in a contest with about 50 stories, but that sounds like a pretty big contest!!! I really hope you do well. I’ll keep it in my prayers!!!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 18, 2019 at 8:37 pm #72518
Wow!!! GO MADDIE!!!!!
I kinda felt that way finishing first drafts but I’ve never completely finished editing before, kudos to you!!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm #72512
Thanks, you guys !!!
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 17, 2019 at 7:40 pm #72311
@hgm_barnes18 @kari-karast @i-david @maddiejay
Hey, guys sorry I’ve not really been active this year my college classes just started up and I’ve been trying to spend a little less time online besides my school. I might be a little less active during this spring semester but I think I’ll be able to pop on here once or twice a week and still proofread and such!! as far as new year resolutions or whatever I’m trying to do fewer goals and live in the present but I do have a few things I hope to accomplish.
I want to read through the bible again chronologically, do a basic edit on my almost novel novella 😉 and write a great short story for our local fair. also, someone encouraged me to do a word focus this year and I picked Seeking with Faith.
~For we walk by faith not by sight~
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 11, 2019 at 11:28 am #70995
Yes, I do agree that you have to be very careful about whether you’re doing something God wants you to or following your “passion”. But I’m not sure you have to have a divine revelation for God to be guiding you somewhere. Which Proverbs speak too like 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy paths. Also Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path f thy feet and let all thy ways be established. Really I think the point is to seek God in everything and he will direct you and you really have to consider why you are doing something or have a conviction. As far as God calling me to teach I’m not really sure if this is where he wants for me to go yet, but I think I should at least study this year. I was really hesitant about the whole thing and then when I mentioned it to my mom everything just fell in place. So I’m going to do some classes now and go from there. So that’s my thoughts on being called etc… What do you want to do for a living?? and do you feel called to it??
So what you said is probably more true of J’s. Though at times I don’t feel like they look at someone else’s perspective at all because they are already sure theirs is right. I’m glad you agree with me. To clarify though I definitely think you should stay as close to the speed limit as you can.😉 seriously Please don’t speed!!!
You got to start somewhere with friendships. Do you know what types these girls are?? I’ve heard of all the N types INTJ’s have the strongest need for their friends to be other N’s. Oh and as far as conversations being in awkward… I’ve found half of what makes something awkward is you feeling awkward or thinking it’s awkward. And of course being to subconscious which could be more common in certain types. Online you don’t have to look someone in the eye and most people find that (looking someone in the eye) intimidating. Hey as far as mind reading who’s to say we can’t online though yeah it is much harder. F’s don’t really mind read their just more sensitive to your emotion and such.
Ok No, I’m not a T. I just had a few older sisters and even the one directly under me is like that and it kinda disgusted me /drove me nuts and I never quite grew out of that opinion. Plus my mom thinks I should be like that and whenever someone has a mold for my personality or a way they think my personality should be I kinda push against it without thinking. But it really is what I said before. Oh, and by the way, F’s can think logically too though maybe not as often or in the same way as a T. (I’m not taking sides.) Oh, online is in real life it’s just more disconnected than face to face. There’s more than one way to view this XD
I don’t know that I have a particular person I like getting to open up the most unless it’s someone harder because I feel like I overcame a bigger challenge. What did you think I’d say??
IDK… I’ve always found human behavior extremely interesting. (why did you think I was having this conversation ) Ok yeah so I did want to do Psychotherapy just no one ever uses that word and so I’ve kinda reverted to the other. Plus when I was a kid and wanted to do it I didn’t actually know that word so… I know those are all lame excuses.
But what is so intriguing about it is… I Love listening to people(unlike what some people say about extroverts.) I’ve always been the person who everybody told everything and thoroughly enjoyed it. To me understanding human behavior and helping people overcome stuff in their life trauma loss etc… helping people heal relationships and so much more. Really it just sounds so gratifying and would really be helping others. You ever heard of Dr. Henry Cloud and Jhon Townsend both Christian psychologist who write amazing books and are very inspiring. You should really check them out. I’ve only read one or two of their books but really want to read more. They really reminded me why I wanted to a Psychologist/ psychotherapist!!!! What is your opinion on such careers and studying Human behavior??
*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm #70925
Very interesting topic!!! I may or may not have read the entire conversation post by post. (I get notifications anytime someone says something on this forum XD)
I did wanna say a few things if I may.
Clears throat* A passion job for one is a really loose and broad description. Doctors and even accountants can be very passionate about their work. I, for example, want to teach, and I’m very passionate about it!! It would not create a huge income for me and yeah there would be a lot of down days. I’ve heard many teachers say their job is one of the most gratifying and hard jobs cause you tend to judge yourselves on the kids’ progress and such. I also want to write though and I would happily do that for a living if I could but I picked another job that I’m passionate about and would provide a steady if not huge income and if my writing ever takes off So be it but if it never does I’ll have a steady job and an awesome hobby!! Which if I do say so myself is hugely therapeutic and relaxing. Even when I’m not really “inspired.” and as far as taking a passion job. I hope Pastors Missionaries and so on are at least as passionate as an actor.
The question is not really whether it’s a passion job but can I make a steady income or is this where God called me. As @ashira well stated God can call us to all sorts of things to make a difference and they may not be conventional or common at all! @ashira also doing something like that for a set amount of time to search it out is a really great idea and something I would highly recommend anyone do no matter their career path. Also James 1:5 which I’ll attach at the bottom. Not to say you lack wisdom but it is so important to always be checking our hearts and seeking God in everything we do every moment.
as far as personality types not saying it really matters but most tests ask the same question a bunch of different ways. I was doing the personality hackers with my mom the other day and it was interesting she how hesitant she got an answer a question when I asked it to her for the third time. I kinda have a theory that they may be testing how truthful you are and if you are truly ready to admit stuff about yourself. Which would tell you a lot about someone’s personality?
back to our personality conversation.
Why J’s annoy me. *Most of the ones I know kinda think they are better than other people and most frustratingly don’t think there is more than one side to stuff. I had an argument with one of my friends (who I’m 90% is a J) about if someone should be pulled over every time for driving 1 mile over the speed limit. Now you may see this differently but speed limits you are supposed to drive at but theirs also supposed to be a five-mile variance on either side. Plus speedometers aren’t always perfect or even working.XD (I’m not defending that) and the person could have an emergency. Not to say I don’t like them at all because I get along really well with my INFJ friends and don’t seem to run into those problems. But on the upside, I love how organized they are. My sister in law is an INFJ and her house always looks amazing! And my dad keeps us semi-organized and on time which is something a lot of big families have a lot of trouble with.
Yes, friends are a necessity!!! Actually, I love a challenge and stepping a little out of my comfort zone to start a conversation and make friends is my comfort zone. but I don’t naturally want to go say high to complete strangers like some people. My mom is like that though.
do I base my identity off of my friends? I guess probably a little more than I’d like. Though I don’t feel that I’m necessarily like them really. If my parents are upset about for something or I feel like got someone really upset(and they have a right to be) I can get pretty down on myself. But like Ashira said it’s really mostly with the people I’m close too. One of my ENFP friends makes me feel more like myself than anybody else. It’s weird but amazing!!
Ok as far as guys and types that seem shallow not saying their the same. I’ve always loved hanging out with guys and just having them as a friend. I wanted to be friends with more guys when I was little but they didn’t really want me to be in their group in my experience. I have five brothers though and I’m pretty close to all of them except for I’m not as close to the one that moved out when I was around 8. A lot of girls are disgusted and confused by guys but I guess after living with them my whole life and being who I am I just love the way they are. Though at times I do think it is kinda stupid. Interestingly enough though I was never one of those girls who had crush after crush I just think too logically for that to work and I don’t know I didn’t wanna ruin the awesome friend relationship I had with guys. Most of the ENTP’s I know are guys and I love debating stuff with them and they are usually ready to deep fast which is amazing. Plus most guys I know find it a lot easier to be honest with me and they understand respect better which is super important to me. Also, I love being active and I guys actually like doing a lot more active stuff than a lot of my girlfriends. Plus as a P I love exploring every different perspective and since guys think a little differently it intrigues me…
“Shallow seeming personalities” like you said… Breakthrough the outer layer everyone has something beneath their front. No matter how hard they try and hide it or act like they don’t. I’ve always loved doing that and wanted to do it with everybody especially the really withdrawn people. I wanted to be a psychologist for ages and still wouldn’t mind it if it weren’t for the math I don’t think I could get through, and the years and years of college…
Ok, what you said about INTJ’s was both what I meant and informative.You are actually broadening my INTJ knowledge quite a bit by just talking to me.
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*A passionate ENFP author, in training for Christ.*January 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm #70692