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  2. I wrote words! words to add: 931 words (written on the 25th)
  3. Jedi Knight Muse

    Hi guys!

    Hi and welcome to the forum! Ooh, your dragon-based world sounds cool. 😄 Yay, I'm glad you have time to join now! 😄 I hope you'll enjoy it here. You should totally check out the word count challenge we're doing - it's a six month long challenge, but we're doing sign ups for each individual month so that if you didn't get to participate in the previous month you'll still be able to participate. We're also allowing participants to count any words written for both sessions of Camp NaNo. This post has more info. Let us know if you have any questions, and feel free to join us on Discord if you'd like!
  4. Kate Rose

    Hi guys!

    Basics Name/Penname: Kate Rose, though my usernames are usually some sort of variation of CactusKate. Age: 23 State/country: California, USA. Education: Biology/biochem major with interests in bioethics, genetics, and tech! Hobbies and Favorites What are your hobbies? Obviously writing and reading. Big animal lover - I have 4 cats, 2 dogs, and really want to get some farm animals soon. I love all kinds of rock and indie music. I love biology and computer science and hope to one day have a career that combines both, though I've got a lot of schooling left to do. I also play a lot of video games, currently been enjoying World of Warcraft, Slay the Spire, and replaying The Witcher 3. When I'm not writing my own stuff, I still sometimes do a bit of roleplaying but it can be hard for me to find the time. What is/are your favorite book(s) and authors? Growing up, my favorites were the Harry Potter and Redwall series. Now, I definitely have less specific favorites but I never get tired of reading VE Schwab and Brandon Sanderson. Victor Hugo, Jane Austen, and Daphne du Maurier are my favorite classical writers. What is/are your favorite movie(s) and TV show(s)? I love a ton of movies and television but my current favorite movies include Carol, Arrival, The Lion King, and Lilo & Stitch. As for tv, I love Killing Eve, the two Avatar series, Big Little Lies, and Stranger Things. Writing How long have you been writing? Since I could, honestly. Around the second grade. What was the first story you wrote that you remember? (Is it finished, and has anyone read it?) I wrote my first story in the second grade and it was called Jimmy and the Attack of the Killer French Fries. I was a special child. Tell us a little about your current work in progress. How's it going? My current main project definitely straddles the line between scifi and fantasy but it's going well. It's kind of a mashup murder mystery set in a world far advanced beyond our own, though with many of the same hangups. I also keep going back to a dragon-based fantasy world. I'm trying to do Camp NaNo this April to work on both, so that should be fun. Have you participated in NaNoWriMo? If so, how has your experience been? I've participated for many years but I have never actually finished, mainly because November is traditionally a very busy month for me. Worldsmyths How did you find out about Worldsmyths? NaNoWriMo forums. What made you decide to join? I've seen the site before and it always seems lovely, and I finally have time to join! What do you hope to gain from Worldsmyths? Mainly looking for new friends who also enjoy fantasy and to hopefully become a better, more regular writer myself.
  5. Yesterday
  6. I wrote words!New Total: 10,001 words
  7. I wrote words! new total: 10 027 words (Reached this total on Sunday 24th.)
  8. Don't think I'm going to make my March goal, so set me up for another 15k. I'm not going to raise it until I can make that number.
  9. Jedi Knight Muse

    Hi Everyone!

    Hi and welcome to the forum, @victoriabelle! I love Gilmore Girls! I didn't get into it until it was in reruns on what was previously known as ABC Family and then Freeform, but I've seen all of the seasons multiple times (except for the four season one, I've only seen that one once). Glad you found us! Let us know if you have any questions. I saw that you're joining in on the word count challenge (yay!) - our current monthly writing challenge for March is here, if you're interested in submitting anything. 🙂 You can either write something brand new or if you have something written that fits the prompt you can submit that.
  10. I'd like to put forth a scenario for character building. Imagine your character is at a wishing well (or whatever might work for your world if you have a need to make it match). They have one wish with the following limitations: No wishing for more wishes. (This is generally a given; but if someone can, as an aside, point to a story where this works, I'm interested in how it's implemented.) No wishes that alter time. (Time travel is a pain.) No wishes that directly alters another living, sentient being. (eg. Forced thoughts/emotions, resurrection, transformation, death, illness, healing, relocation, etc.) No wishes for a specific object. (You could wish for a pot of gold, but not THAT pot of gold which happens to belong to Bob.) Wishes that are so cryptic or measureless that granting them would be hard to interpret/perceive (what all does 'powerful' entail? what does 'world peace' actually look like?) are problematic at best. * A note about the granting of the actual wish. This is not a case of the literal or jackass genie trope. Generally the wish, while not necessarily benevolent, will be of some benefit to the wisher, though perhaps not the benefit the wisher was anticipating. * Bearing the above in mind, answer the following, either in point form, or in 'story' mode if that suits you better and the capacity to have a wish fulfilled would work in your character's world. What does your character wish for? You can list both the 'exact words' used in the wish and the mental picture of what they think they are wishing for. How is this wish actually granted? Is the granted wish exactly what your character had in mind? Why, or why not? Once your character has their wish, does it have the anticipated results? Why, or why not? Does this one wish solve the (or a) main conflict for your character? Looking back, does your character regret the wish? Would the character have made a different wish? Ideally this should give you an idea of how your character thinks and what they desire, and if what they THINK they desire is actually what they DO desire. This also helps take a look at the construct of wish granting in fiction as a general sense. Feel free to do this for multiple characters throughout, though only one per post preferably. Also, go ahead and ask any clarification questions here; I don't consider it clutter. (I only mention this because sometimes the original posters don't mention whether or not they want questions on the thread itself.)
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  12. victoriabelle

    Hi Everyone!

    Basics Name/Penname: Victoria Age: 30 State/country: UK Education: Self learner Hobbies and Favorites What are your hobbies? Gardening, photography, blogging and of course writing. I love being creative. What is/are your favorite book(s) and authors? So many, right now I'm loving Val McDermid's Karen Pirie novels (I love mysteries) I also love books written by Sophie Kinsella, Miranda Dickinson and Ali McNamara. What is/are your favorite movie(s) and TV show(s)? Two of my favourite TV shows are Rizzoli & Isles and Gilmore Girls. Writing How long have you been writing? For years, on and off. What was the first story you wrote that you remember? (Is it finished, and has anyone read it?) The first short story I wrote in recent years was about my pet budgerigar at the time. No one except for perhaps my parents has read it though (unless I did share it on a very old blog I can't actually remember now!) Tell us a little about your favorite character to write about. Marissa, the main character in my current WIP. Tell us a little about a fantasy world you've created. The main character visited an island that was only accessible because of her ancestors, she basically went on a boat trip and ended up stuck there until they worked out the history. Tell us a little about your current work in progress. How's it going? The work in progress is the story I mentioned in the last questions answer. Have you participated in NaNoWriMo? If so, how has your experience been? I have, and failed - multiple times! I did get to 25k once though and last year I completed my goal of 10k words for Camp NaNoWriMo. Worldsmyths How did you find out about Worldsmyths? Twitter What made you decide to join? The challenges, I love writing challenges. What do you hope to gain from Worldsmyths? To be part of a supportive writing community.
  13. Sorry, I've been plagued by a couple of health issues this month which have put me back a little... will see where I am for April after taking stock next week...
  14. I wrote words! new total: 9665 words (This is actually yesterday's March 23rd total.)
  15. Pinchofmagic

    Quitting a book

    I so agree with this. There is something so psychologically draining to be forced to read something one's brain is fighting against. Also a book-chucker here, lol! It seems like the snobbery has lifted a bit though, these last 20-30 years. When I was younger, like in the 90's, romance novels were considered really trashy and the lowest form of books where I live, and now romances are actually subject for a university-course here. Maybe it's just me, but it feels a lot more accepted to like whatever, and to stand proud whatever someone else says. Also, the opposite, that it's okay to say one doesn't like something, no matter how popular it is. :)
  16. I wrote words!words to add: 580 words
  17. Mynoris

    Quitting a book

    I've chucked books across the room that made me angry (yes, I know, not the most mature response, but Kant made me cross), and the only time I've finished a book I didn't want to finish was because the school made me. I never felt obligated to finish a book I didn't enjoy. I read to enjoy it, not because I had this idea that all books are good for all people, or that I have to read a certain number of classics to be considered cultured or educated, which some literary people insist upon.
  18. Mynoris

    Hello All

    Eyyyyy! Another Canadian. And in BC no less. I've lived in BC my whole life and I rarely run into other people online from here. Makes us seem as 'backwater' as the stereotype suggests. 😛 Anyhow, I'm sorry to hear about your grade 3 teacher. Mine was the exact opposite. She told me I should keep writing, and even years later (before I left for Jr. High) she'd ask me if I was still writing. I'll always remember her for that. Welcome to the group!
  19. Jedi Knight Muse

    Hello All

    Hi and welcome to the forum! This is such an awesome story! I don't blame your mom for decking the teacher in the face, good for her! Your story and world sound awesome, too! Definitely seems like it's up my alley. 😄 Ooh, I'm glad the tweets have helped to lure someone here! 😄 Let us know if you have any questions or anything!
  20. Do you mean 50 or 55k? 55k wasn't technically an option (which I just noticed- I did it in increments of 5 but I somehow managed to skip 55k...55k isn't usually a number that people choose for goals in these kinds of things, I don't think, so I think I just defaulted to 50k in my brain. I'm happy to add 55k to the list, just let me know if you definitely want 50 or 55k as your goal. XD Added everyone who's replied so far.
  21. Penguinball

    Hello All

    Canada Represent! There are so few of us 🙂 I'm living in Alberta right now, glad to see a lot of the snow has melted, but I hear we might be getting more. Your world sounds very interesting! I get kind of fairy tale myth vibes from it.
  22. Penguinball

    Quitting a book

    I used to finish reading, even if I hated it, but I just don't have time for that anymore. I stopped reading ASOIAF for example, just not my style of writing. And as soon as a character does something really stupid, or a problem arises that could be solved with 5 seconds of communication... you've lost 90% of my reader goodwill. One more mistake and I'm OUT.
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