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  1. This is definitely a valid concern, and something we have already discussed as being a potential issue. However, we honestly don't have much in the way of an alternative. If the activity is naturally shifting over onto Discord anyway, the forum is basically otherwise useless due to no longer being used and generating activity. While we generally don't like to strictly police the channels in our server, if things get to be too off topic in a specific channel, we do remind people to move conversations to the appropriate channels if necessary. As far as giving each other feedback is concerned (assuming that's what you're talking about, is feedback for our writing), people have already been using one of the channels to share Google doc links and it's worked well enough. We're always open to suggestions for possible alternatives that make sense for us, especially since we're not planning to put this into effect until January, but right now this seems to be the best choice for us. There are also plenty of other writing groups that are specifically only on Discord that are very successful. I've said this in the past - members are the beating heart of a forum. Without them generating activity, the forum dies. Unfortunately, there's just not much of a point in trying to pump life back into it, which is something we've tried to do a lot in the past already. Instead, we can take advantage of the fact that the Discord server is still providing an active community. We really feel that this is the best option for us.
  2. That's a totally understandable feeling to have! We'd be happy to have you back on the server. 🙂
  3. Members, With the end of the year approaching, the staff members and I have been discussing making some changes regarding the forum and the Discord server. The forum has existed for almost four years now, and from the start we've seen a lot of dips and spikes in activity, mostly due to the fact that forums just aren't as popular as they used to be. There's not a whole lot that we can do about that. However, what we can do is accept the fact that the forum will never be as busy as it once was, and take advantage of what we have with Discord. For those of you who've been around for the last four years, you know that this is something that we've discussed in the past, and at the time we decided against it. Since then, not a lot has changed as far as forum activity goes, and in order to keep the community running, we need to make a big change. We are now seriously considering completely shifting everything onto Discord and no longer actively use the forum. The forum would be turned into an archive, and all of our activity would be on Discord. We would continue to offer writing challenges and the opportunity for giving each other feedback on writing, through the use of Google docs. If we decided to do this, it likely would not go into effect until January 2020. Making this change would mean the potential for a more active community. It would also mean having everything in one place, rather than trying to balance everything out between both the server and forum. We would also be condensing some of the channels and adding others, and making any necessary updates to the rules. We would like to give everyone enough time to acclimate to the idea, in addition to also giving us honest, constructive feedback regarding making this change, so we invite you to give us your feedback. Whether you have been a member of the community since the beginning or only a few days, we encourage you to provide feedback and express and potential concerns you may have regarding this decision. Please respond to this post by this Saturday, November 23rd, with your feedback. Thank you, The Worldsmyths Staff
  4. Hi and welcome, @Rogue! 🙂 NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It's a writing challenge that takes place every year in November. The website is http://nanowrimo.org The goal is to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1st and November 30th. A lot of people (including myself) choose to be "rebels" and just continue to write whatever they're currently working on when November starts and only count the words written during November, or they use NaNo to write new drafts of a previously written story. We have a lot of people who participate it in it every year, so we like to see how many of our members do so. 🙂 You'll see a lot of talk about it in the server right now, since there's a lot of us participating. Let us know if you have any questions!
  5. Share your favorite lines and quotes that you've written during NaNo! Please only share 3-5 paragraphs at a time.
  6. This post is for sharing your word counts for the first week of NaNo. We'll have a separate post for the following weeks. Please only share your word counts in this thread!
  7. @KaeAlexandria made a Google doc for NaNo buddies, if people who haven't already done so want to add themselves to it! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Eb6QNWujLERMneObSBlTFj5q1N1NSoW4oIkURdDYk2w/edit?usp=sharing
  8. It'll be a long time before I'm even close to looking for beta readers again (I need to get through writing this next draft and then edit the dang thing), but I'll definitely let you know when I am! I'll more than likely put a chapter or two up in the library. I already have two chapters up there but there's a lot I'm going to be changing about them.
  9. Welcome again, @Mirrasae! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. 🙂 Maybe at some point in the future we can discuss the possibility of trading chapters for beta reading or something.
  10. Welcome to the forum! Buffy, Charmed and Gilmore Girls are three of my favorite TV shows, too.
  11. I tried adding you both and it gave me an error message -_-
  12. Welcome @Nyx! I was at a friend's house last night and her friend (and my semi-mutual friend) that was there mentioned Good Omens and said that the show is really good. I haven't read the book, but I've heard of it and it does sound like a good show, so I might end up checking it out. I know this feeling/frustration ooooh so well! XD We do have a section of the forum for brainstorming, but you have to reach 15 posts on the forum before you'll be able to actually use it to make any posts, but in the meantime you're welcome to use the brainstorming channel on Discord to get some brainstorming help. One of the things I do when I have a vague idea is I go through my idea journals that I keep and write down the stuff that sticks out to me that would possibly work for the story. Or I go to the NaNo forums or a few other forums I know of and see what I can find for ideas there. Something else that might help you (it doesn't necessarily always help me but that's because I am a chronic over-thinker XD) is to just free write and write a scene or something where you kind of discovery write and figure things out that way. I just looked up your instagram and your art is not crappy! XD It's way better than anything I can draw...which amounts to stick figures, lol. Anyway, we're happy to have you here, and I hope we can help you do some brainstorming for your NaNo! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. We have monthly writing challenges, and also do our own mini version of NaNo (sort of) in March (the last two years it was a six month challenge but I think next year we're going to do three months).
  13. Welcome to the forum, @AJ Hunter! The way you're approaching world building (basically) is an interesting, cool way of doing it, making a point of only focusing on the creatures, rather than every single being on the face of the planet. I sort of do something similar, I really only focus on world building the stuff that's important to the story, and a lot of it is stuff that I discover as I write. Anyway, welcome to the forum! Let us know if you have any questions, and I look forward to interacting with you both here and on Discord. 🙂
  14. Lol, you know what I just realized? I was confusing you in my brain with @DragonGate, that's why I thought you had already introduced yourself. XD My bad!
  15. Welcome to the forum, @dinasaur! World building and research can definitely be a daunting task, I 1,000% feel you there. I'm still working at slowly world building for mine and I feel like I barely have anything for it. We have quite a few people who are long time veterans of NaNo, including myself. I've participated since like 2007 and last year was the first year I got to 25k (before I got burnt out). But I still do it every year. XD We'll be doing some virtual write ins in the Discord server, which I know you've already joined, and word wars and things like that throughout November. Let us know if you have any questions!
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