@taylorclogstonActive 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sorry, I wasn’t very clear.
I’m not talking about literal man vs nature in the sense of being stuck on a mountain with a bear trying to eat you. I was trying to suggest you look at the structure and thematic implications of man vs nature and man vs God.
Man vs nature tends to involve a human trying to prove he’s worthy to exist in a brutal,…[Read more]
First, I just realized I have no idea what the Dystopian spread of genres has looked like over the past decade. I grew out of the YA-focused part of the genre a couple years after the Hunger Games series ended.
Looking through Amazon tells me it probably hasn’t changed terribly much, though.
So, what I’m wanting is fresh plot ide…
Azgaar’s map tool is pretty great as a free option. I had great results with a certain tool (ugh, I can’t figure out which one it was) for a DnD campaign: https://imgur.com/a/fGBUDS3.
What are you trying to do that Inkarnate isn’t working for?
I published my book! Ebook available now, other formats available in future when I can get to them.
Thank you to @this-is-not-an-alien for beta reading!
This ended up as my final blurb:
Planet Dirt: Remnant of an exile world, ground down by governmental and megacorp warring.
The Accident a generation ago erased what its inhabitants had not…
I have the same problem =P I was writing an article with a very particular word count the other day, and I eventually realized I had to cut my favorite paragraph, despite it being snappy and punchy, because it did little more than introduce a concept the audience was already familiar with.
Regarding Medium, I’m very new and don’t have…[Read more]
Thank you! I spent New Year’s Eve with a splitting headache, but the next day was pretty nice. I hope the new year is treating you well too :-}
Good job defeating recaptcha, lol. Glad you liked the article! Hopefully if you felt attacked that means it sparked a writing idea =P
Though I completed it later than I’d have liked, I finished an article about what step to take after finishing a NaNoWriMo draft. It talks about iterative rewriting and the value of achieving “good enough” instead of fixating on perfectionism.
I recently got a job writing articles about anime, and this is my first try applying the training…[Read more]
Hey, thanks for reaching out on here.
What you’re describing between your two posts here might be a health issue, so I strongly suggest talking to a doctor about your frustrations with these thoughts, if you can. You’re describing a couple big symptoms of ADHD, though that of course by no means says that you definitely have ADHD.…[Read more]
@josiah No worries! Thank you for restoring it :-}
@erynne Thank you for the topic invite!
I really like the article by @r-m-archer , and it brought to mind that there is a distinction between antagonists opposing the protagonist and outright villains. I’m going to talk about villains, but I’m assuming they’re also antagonists.
Lucifer from DC comics, specifically Sandman by Neil Gaiman and Hellb…[Read more]
@allertingthbs A very good question, mine brother.
I think there are a couple reasons.
Fantasy (at least in constructed world) allows you to go crazy in your worldbuilding. You don’t even need to assume physics work the same way as in our world, if you don’t want to! You can create magic systems and fantastical races without worrying about the…[Read more]
@josiah I once more beg you to check the spam filter for one of my long, link-filled posts =P
@imwritehere1920 I can’t believe I neglected the most important topics in this thread.
Re cereal as soup: Depending on your definition, a soup may need to be boiled or simmered, even if it’s served cold. However, chilled cucumber soup is a major exception that no one would reject calling soup. In many cuisines, soup relies on the concept of broth…[Read more]
At this point I remembered that SE published an entire excellent series that relates exactly so this issue. For anyone who hasn’t read the Tricky Subjects series, I highly recommend it.
@noah-cochran Hey Noah! I’m doing well, and hope you are also.
R rated does not mean scary or wicked, it means that one is imbuing themselves with explicit violence, sexual language, or sexual content.
Everyone’s going to mean slightly different things regarding their definition of this, especially when talking about books rather than films, since…[Read more]
“It does not explicitly describe strong language, sexual assault, fornication, nakedness, or even murder.”
It actually does describe R-rated things in some detail, including several of these. I’m not going to reference them for obvious reasons, but have you actually read all the Old Testament?
@erynne Well thank you, lol. I take that as a compliment.
“I left out a ton of info above … There’s just a pot happening”
Yeah, that’s fair. I doubt I have an accurate idea of what your story is just based on what you’ve shared.
Assuming I’m in the right ballpark with your story as a thriller, you’re probably going to need an individual human v…[Read more]
@erynne Hey, thanks for sharing the book idea! Sounds like the basis for a fun and intense thriller. The main point of feedback I have is that thrillers like this generally resolve in one book and don’t extend into a whole series, unless you’re specifically writing a trilogy for a youngish YA audience where you focus on a giant set piece in each…[Read more]
Hi Joshua! Thanks for sharing your worldbuilding. As you said, you’ve clearly put a lot of thought into this. I definitely see the Brando Sando influence. I have a couple reactions to your description:
- The planet has two creators, but one of them was secretly God? Were there a race of superhumans/angels/demigods/whatever, and two…
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