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    Advent Day 3: Love Character

    Mondays are for character during Advent season. Your challenge today is to tell us a little about a character, but the character has to relate in some way to one or both of the prompts below. Your response should just be a comment on this event, unless you end up writing a piece of flash fiction and want to put it in the Library. In that case, tag it with "advent day 3" so I can find it. There's no hard deadline, though of course the goal is to get it done December 3rd. Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Now, here are your prompts: AND/OR
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    Advent Day 7: Joy (Writer's Choice)

    Fridays during Advent season are Writer's Choice! We'll give you a prompt or two, and you decide what to do with it: write some fic, tell us about a related character or worldbuilding aspect, describe a plot idea it brings to mind -- whatever you want! If you write fic, share it in the library and tag it with 'advent day 7' so I can find it. Otherwise, feel free to leave it as a comment here! Like the other advent events, there's no hard deadline on this. Try to get it done December 7th, but if you need to do it early or late -- well, better to participate than not! Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Here are your prompts today: AND/OR
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    Subverting Fantasy Tropes

    I've noticed that in your writing! I like the way your male and female characters are multi-faceted and the women are often very strong, but not in that went-too-far sort of way that has become common where you're trying so hard to make a Strong Female Character (tm) that she's not allowed to be feminine, or alternatively she's still hyper-sexualized and her strength is surface level only.
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    Word Prompts (1 -5)

    They're just supposed to get the creative juices flowing! So if you look at this and get an idea to write something, and then go on and write it, mission accomplished. Even if you don't end up actually using any of the words, really!
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    Advent Day 4: Love Tradition

    Tuesdays are for Traditions and Celebrations! Tell us a little about a tradition or celebration centering around childbirth in your world. Just like our other advent challenges, there's no hard deadline, although the goal is to complete this December 4th. Post your responses as comments on this event, unless you get inspired into writing a flash fic that you want to put in the Library! In that case, tag it with "advent day 4" so I can find it. Keep track of all the Advent challenges here!
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    Advent Day 6: Love Mythos

    Thursdays are for World Mythos. For today's challenge, tell us about a god in your world (or the myth of one) that relates to love in some way. Alternatively, you may invent a god to go with the picture below! Try to get this complete December 6th, but if you can't, feel free to submit it early or late as needed! Post your response here, unless you feel inspired to write a flash fic piece and post it in the Library; in that case, tag it with "advent day 6" so I can find it. Keep track of all the Advent challenges here!
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    Advent Day 6: Love Mythos

    This is actually super fitting, a deeper read on healing.
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    Advent Day 5: Love Plot

    It's a Plot Wednesday during our Advent Calendar Challenge! Plot is a trickier one, so we'll make it a bit more open-ended with two choices, each involving conflict in a loving relationship. Complete this December 5th if you can, but if you can't do it on time, don't let that stop you if you still want to try! Comment here with your responses, or if you feel inspired to write a flash fic piece, post it in the library with the tag "advent day 5" so I can find it. Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Here are your two prompts. Tell us about the hardest conflict faced by two of your characters who love each other. (Doesn't have to be romantic love.) OR Invent a conflict these two will have to face:
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    Advent Day 5: Love Plot

    I'm not sure anymore if I'll write this story, but something that's been rattling around in my head for years is this idea of star-crossed lovers: Aerlun and Damien meet in slavery and fall in love, and end up organizing a successful slave revolt. Aerlun becomes the leader of the newly formed government, but doesn't handle the power well and goes a bit mad in his quest for vengeance. Damien ends up feeling that he can't allow Aerlun to continue on this path, even if it means he has to kill him, which he eventually does -- but not before Aerlun makes a deal with a god to control his reincarnation in such a way that he'll come back with memories and power fully intact so that he can continue his mission. When Damien eventually discovers this, he makes a deal with a spirit wraith to welcome the spirit wraith into his body if the spirit wraith will help him follow Aerlun once he reincarnates. We end up following the star-crossed lovers through three incarnations before Damien is finally successful at essentially talking Aerlun down. So... after the initial honeymoon period, pretty much their entire relationship is excruciating conflict.
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    Advent Day 4: Love Tradition

    I hadn't previously developed any traditions to do with childbirth for my world, but I can think of a couple logical ones based on other aspects of my world. For one thing, in Josuld Auramancy is viewed religiously, so it would be natural for new babes to have their aura read by a skilled Auramancer. A fresh soul with no previous lives would be extremely rare and simultaneously celebrated and, to some degree, feared for; a lot would go into warding for the child's future, trying to ease their path and grant them wisdom as they make decisions in their future. In historical Somnion before magic was lost, people were born either as a Senset (a wellspring of magic) or an Eshen (a conduit of magic), so it would be natural to test a newborn babe to see which one they were. Depending on the era, location, and social class, it was often a sad thing if the baby was a Senset, because they were often treated as second class citizens or worse. Every Eshen sought out their sheerbond Senset, the one person with whom they could bond perfectly and perform magic at the highest level, and in most cases a sheerbond pairing was the strongest legal claim you could have on someone. Eshen were entitled to take their sheerbond Sensets with them wherever they wanted, so Sensets were often ripped away from their families. If a mother gave birth to a Senset, her neighbors might treat it almost like a funeral, bringing her condolences and food, etc.
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    Advent Day 11: Joy Tradition

    For Traditional Tuesday, tell us about a tradition or celebration that is considered a joyful time for a group of people in your world. If you write fic, share it in the library and tag it with 'advent day 11' so I can find it. Otherwise, feel free to leave it as a comment here! Like the other advent events, there's no hard deadline on this. Try to get it done December 11th, but if you need to do it early or late -- well, better to participate than not! Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Here is your image prompt today. If you can't think of anything from your own world to share, imagine this kid is at a celebration of some kind, and tell us about it!
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    Advent Day 9: Joy Magic

    Time for another Magic Sunday! Give us a bit of worldbuilding -- specifically revolving around magic of some kind -- relating to the prompt(s). If you write fic, share it in the library and tag it with 'advent day 9' so I can find it. Otherwise, feel free to leave it as a comment here! Like the other advent events, there's no hard deadline on this. Try to get it done December 9th, but if you need to do it early or late -- well, better to participate than not! Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Here are your prompts today: AND/OR
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    Advent Day 12: Joy Plot

    It's Wednesday, so it's time to work on plot! This can be a general idea for a plot, a plot twist, anything like that. (I got a little excited on prompts, forgive me, haha.) If you write fic, share it in the library and tag it with 'advent day 12' so I can find it. Otherwise, feel free to leave it as a comment here! Like the other advent events, there's no hard deadline on this. Try to get it done December 12th, but if you need to do it early or late -- well, better to participate than not! Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Here are today's prompts: AND/OR AND/OR
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    Advent Day 10: Joy Character

    It's Monday, so it's time to work on a bit of characterization. You can use the image prompt below directly, or more indirectly by describing a character's reaction to pregnancy (their own or someone else's). If you write fic, share it in the library and tag it with 'advent day 10' so I can find it. Otherwise, feel free to leave it as a comment here! Like the other advent events, there's no hard deadline on this. Try to get it done December 10th, but if you need to do it early or late -- well, better to participate than not! Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Here is your image prompt today:
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    Advent Day 8: Joy Flash Fic

    It's another Saturday, which means it's time for flash fic! Write a flash fic that fits today's prompt(s) and post it in the Library. Make sure to tag it with 'advent day 8' so I can find it 🙂 Like the other advent events, there's no hard deadline on this. Try to get it done December 8th, but if you need to do it early or late -- well, better to participate than not! Keep track of all the Advent challenges here! Here are your prompts today: AND/OR
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    Club Ideas

    We haven't had a book club in a while, and the Clubs section could work really well for organizing something like that! @Romancegirl suggested reading the first arc of Worm for the book club. At first glance it looks kind of like superhero fiction, but I'm sure she could tell us a bit more about that. We could also take other suggestions, and perhaps vote. Another club idea would be a writing workshop that specifically takes writing advice media like the Writing Excuses podcast or Brandon Sanderson's Writing About Dragons video lecture series and breaks them down for digesting together, pairing them with writing exercises perhaps. Is anyone interested in participating in something like one of these? Maybe not immediately, but perhaps after NaNo/the holidays?
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    Another Dumb Question

    Wah good work! I totally missed that, thanks!
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    World Anvil Links!

    Here's mine. I'm not sure how much this is for me, honestly - it seems kind of overwhelming, haha. But I'm trying to wade through it.
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    What are you currently reading [2018]?

    I keep agreeing to read books my husband recommends and only reading a little of them, but this time I'm determined to finish. He has me reading The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. The magic is really unique -- kind of hard to clearly picture at the moment for me, but I'm only a few chapters in. Definitely interesting! I tried reading his Night Angel books originally and didn't really like his writing style, but he seems to have improved some with this book.
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    Advent Day 4: Love Tradition

    The moon mark is a particularly cool dimension to this tradition!
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    Report Errors/Site Issues

    Let me know if it happens again, please, and I'll submit a ticket if so. I've gotten a couple weird blips, but I think they were due to the internet wonking out and making things load weird.
  22. My husband changed my avatar to a porg.... Guess I'll leave it for a little while

    1. Penguinball

      Penguinball

      I'm seeing no problems here 🙂

      NO WAIT.

      I see no porg-lems here!

    2. kherezae

      kherezae

      I'm sure he'd greatly appreciate your pun xD In fact I fixed it right away at the time, but yesterday he added "porg" into a bunch of words in my profile. My member title, for instance, said "master porgcrastinator"

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    Advent Day 2: Love Magic

    Sundays are for magic! Your prompt today is to tell us a little about a magic that interferes with the natural course of love, or a magic that is powered or influenced by love. This is a casual prompt and there's no need to write a story for it, although if it inspires you to write flash fic, by all means, do it! Post your responses as comments on this post. (If you do end up writing flash fiction, you may post that in the library and tag it with "advent day 2") Again there is no hard deadline on this, although the goal is to get it done on December 2nd! Keep track of all the Advent challenges here!
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    Howdy oh fellow writers

    Welcome! I didn't know Twitch was also used for writing streams; that's really cool! Your WIP sounds pretty awesome, too. I love that we get people from all around the world here. Hope we can be helpful in your writing journey!
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    Posting Title

    I'm not 100% sure all members can change that right now, but I did poke through the settings looking for it and I didn't see anything saying it isn't allowed. Assuming I'm not missing something, you should be able to go to edit profile. In the first block with your birthday and the Enable Status Updates toggle, there should be a blank next to "Member Title." That's what that is. If you can't change it let me know and I'll try to figure that out!
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