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  • Wow, that’s pretty awesome! I’ll have to look into that book, what was it about? And yes, POV is vital, I use a character with a very solid moral compass but he’s also really really empathetic so for the entire first half I’m hoping everyone’ll feel like it’s a redemption arc except the villain doesn’t change, instead he uses that character’s p…[Read more]

  • “I understand both of your concerns.” The dragon shrugged “But I assure you, I cannot fit through that doorway.”
    No sooner said than contradicted, the mouth of the tunnel broke wide. Alessio looked at the hole and back at the dragon, a tiny smirk fighting his sober expression. Nobody had to read his mind to hear his thoughts. Next excuse? As quic…[Read more]

  • Lol this is gonna drive me crazy until the riddle’s solved! Thanks tho!

    A second is pitch black.
    Then the Bridge where we met. Dejame en paz, just stop…
    Rain was a bucket of slate, it was thick, heavy. Here and there though. Perdoname, Dios. Olvidalo, est nada. Thirteen, the Bridge acres across the island. You could see it all, que mas da? Me…[Read more]

  • Before anyone could answer the floor shimmers green, brighter and brighter as it inches to a large throne. The door behind them vanished and Meira jumped back.
    “What the blinker!?”
    The room expanded filling into a circular gold center where each of them stood. Meira gapped, instinctively thrusting her spear in front of her face, staring at her new…[Read more]

  • Meira woke up with something cold plastered against her cheek. Blinking as she shoved herself to her elbow rubbing her bandaged forehead, gnarled inky strands of hair obscuring her vision.
    “Blinky that’s a fracture! Ouch.” She ran her fingers into a dent in her cheek lined with hairline cracks from her fall, already oozing with a blue paste that’…[Read more]

  • (I’m so sorry! I remember we lost our old dog, Pepper, a couple years ago and dogs are family. *hugs tightly* I hope you get a new dog soon <3)

    “Any way I can,” Brendin said “Just tell me what you need.”
    I don’t know what I need. He’d spent so many years stifling his own needs to survive, he didn’t have any point of reference. There was no ‘t…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Castle in the forum Fantasy Writers 1 week, 1 day ago

    Oh is the passenger Karayan?
    I just meant ‘passenger’ gave me a very clear image of, yeah, an entity riding in his mind like that and I guess I wanted to know if that idea was how it really worked or there’s a story behind the name or it’s just me XD.
    (I also visualize words in a weird way like ‘kinda’ is orange but the ‘a’s red and the ‘i’s bl…[Read more]

  • Spear in hand, she crouches in the branches of a gnarled tree blue-green leaves tugging through her inky hair. It’s close, closer, still fuzzy but its shape is clear. Her hand tightens on the spear, waiting for the flat aerial fish to get just a little closer, its scales glittering blurrily with each wiggling flap of its fins. Meira flicks her h…[Read more]

  • Ikr! And that us/them syndrome just hits everything nowadays! Like teens vs adults, boys vs girls every aspect of personality vs every opposing aspect etc etc etc.

    So lol I can’t avoid controversy to save my soul like I be like ‘I’m just gonna write this thing’ and ‘oh look, I’m writing about a plague that’s rumored to be a terror-weapon…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Castle 2.0 in the forum Fantasy Writers 1 week, 2 days ago

    …sunlight?
    SUNLIGHT IT’S SUNLIGHT!!! Sunlight!!!!
    Ehem, erm, anyway just see myself out now until I have a proper post…
    Did I guess it right? It’s sunlight isn’t it?

  • Lol I was staring at the page like *five words mmm five words uh she’s…definitely…something…types ‘she is very’ pause like ‘how many words is that?’ Pause ‘assertive/sensitive’ me be like; nailed it. My brain be like :/ *

    Oi no problem! They’re not even really mine I just tweaked a character chart from a Writing Your Novel in 90 Days book…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Castle 2.0 in the forum Fantasy Writers 1 week, 4 days ago

    Ok so kissing it is I guess! *heeheehee this is gonna be soo bad. Rosario; what you think I’m your free entertainment now?! Me;… Rosario; choose your next words very wisely.*

    “I’m adopting them both, Rosy!” He chirped, being dragged back by the hood while still holding Riure’s and Silver’s hands. “Oh! What’s you name? I’m Ehud by the way. We’ve b…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Castle in the forum Fantasy Writers 1 week, 5 days ago

    Alright very useful distinction there 😂. Why’s it called ‘passenger’ btw, is it because of the clear mental image that evokes?

    Ooh interesting tangent! *interesting painful tangent cos we writers are so nice to our charact–gotta go before Alessio incinerates my computer! Alessio; trust me, no one wants to be one of your characters so all the…[Read more]

  • Thanks! (Gray characters really are, they’re so cool!) I feel like writing this’ll help me break out of my own preconceived notions of what stereotypes I should be.

    That would be a great story to work! I know I’ve been told before if I want a good job/college credit in the future I shouldn’t mention I’m Catholic and I know plenty of family me…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Art Exchange in the forum Art Discussions 2 weeks ago

    Lol the “strong female characters” just really grate when that’s all they’re there for. Thanks!

    Well idk if it’s “that obvious” or just my “freakishly almost scary accurate emotion thing” (loosely quote big sister). But reckless, independent, assertive characters are really fun and it’s great reading about Liorah.

    Oh yea first drafts and se…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Castle in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 weeks ago

    Naw, Brendin’s actually reacting to Alessio’s anxiety attack in pretty much the best–medically speaking–way. Consistent physical reassure, though often unwelcome at first, really helps someone during a panic attack or an anxiety attack, and speaking softly ensures he won’t be re-triggered by loud noises (although this is a more inconsist…[Read more]

  • Ok! Man this’ll be bad lol, I have no idea how they’ll react to each other since this’ll be before Meira has a reason to hate Connel 😈

    Anyway, Meira’s character description, I’ll probably get Connel’s tomorrow XD

    Character Name: Meira Kalyani
    Age; fifteen
    Occupation; hired servant at inn, trying very hard to be a brawler
    Family Members and Signi…[Read more]

  • “I can help you, if you want,” Brendin whispered. Alessio’s eyes drifted up to him, not quite hopefully. Can you make it go away? He knew Brendin couldn’t, he was stuck with his powers and with his own pain-warped mind. Stifling the thought, Alessio glanced down for a second at Brendin’s hands which were coated in small burns. His chest constrict…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic Character Castle in the forum Fantasy Writers 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hey that’s neat! Did he like it there? I’ve actually never really gone to a Catholic school, lol, although I did go to Sunday school when I was really little. I’m homeschooled.
    I hope you find a new pastor soon, I’m gonna pray for it!

    Oh goodness me too! I had to write a “God” journal to actually write in it cos I felt like I was wasting tim…[Read more]

  • Thanks!

    Thank you! IKR! He is just such a huggable character

    Well, I’m not sure I really designed them they just sorta fell out of my head. I think Ehud is my inner child and Rosario is the walls I put up to protect myself (and Alessio from the first character castle is my anxiety/depression) and mostly writing about them is my safe p…[Read more]

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