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Jedi Knight Muse

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  1. I tried adding you both and it gave me an error message -_-
  2. 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).
  3. 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. 🙂
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. I could have sworn I remembered seeing an intro from you, but maybe not. XD Either way, welcome to the forum, and yes, it's totally still okay!
  7. THANK YOU for responding to this, Tang! Honestly, I can't imagine trying to turn this challenge into a year 'round challenge - six months was hard enough for Penguin and I to do and keep on top of. It's way too much work, and II, at least, definitely got burnt out a bit by having to keep track of the word counts, and it got confusing A LOT of the time. I think if Worldsmyths was designed to focus on that kind of challenge, that would be totally different - there's a forum I know of that does a year 'round version of it called WriYear, and it's specifically designed for it. I don't even know if it still exists or not. Taking the pressure off of us is definitely one of the reasons we want to try 1. three months instead of six months 2. having it self-moderated. I'm not sure how much of a disaster letting it be self-moderated might be, but honestly after this year's challenge...it's worth it to see if it works out. I liked the idea of doing six months because it kind of made us unique from Camp NaNo, but...honestly, I think it's worth it to try three months instead of six.
  8. October Writing Challenge Prompt: A character stumbles upon the corpse of a mythical creature that's said not to exist OR Share a piece of world building that you've developed. Deadline: Thursday, October 31st by 11:59 PM GMT-5 Word count: 5,000 words max Submissions: To submit to the challenge, please submit to the library, under the "flash plus" category. Please make sure to use the tag "monthly writing challenge" where it asks for a tag in the form, and to copy and paste the text of the story, rather than upload the file. You're welcome to write and submit something brand new for the challenge or use something old/from your current WIP as long as it fits the challenge prompt. If you have any questions, please send @Jedi Knight Muse or @Penguinball a PM. Please reply to this post with the link to your library submission. A character stumbles upon the corpse of a mythical creature that's said not to exist
  9. We have three submissions for the September challenge! When voting, keep in mind the important elements of a story - character development, plot, world building, etc. Do not vote for yourself. If you vote, please consider taking a few minutes to also give some general feedback/a review to those who've participated in the challenge and especially whomever you vote for. If you participated in the challenge, please also consider giving some feedback to each of your fellow participants! As a reminder, here are the prompts that were given The voting will close on Tuesday, October 8th by 11:59 PM EST, unless a clear winner is determined before then. Here are the submissions! GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!
  10. What are the biggest tips you'd like to give to other participants of NaNoWriMo? I'm not really the best person to be giving tons of advice when it comes to NaNo, but these are some of the things that I've learned in the last year, with and without NaNo. Don't be afraid to skip around Seriously, this is something that I learned really helps me, and I'm someone who usually can't NOT write linearly. If I get to a chapter where I just don't have a good grasp on how I want it to go, I'll skip to the next one where I DO know how I want it to go. Don't be afraid to write in filler names/words/whatever Words are words no matter what they are during NaNo. Don't be afraid to write something ridiculous in the place of a name or whatever it might be, even if you end up writing BOB, or INSERT SOMETHING HERE. Those are still words that are being counted toward your word count, and the NaNo validator won't know any different! It's okay to need and take a break Life happens. You have work, school, families, social lives, etc. As much as we all enjoy writing, sometimes those things have to be put first. Don't stress out over losing a day or a few hours or whatever Reward yourself! Buy yourself some candy. Buy a new book to read each day after you've gotten your daily goal written. Rewards are good way to encourage yourself to keep going! Get those 1,667 words a day minimum written if you can, but don't stress about writing every single day. Try not to overthink things! Easier said than done, especially coming from me, queen of overthinking. If you feel yourself getting stuck, try to take a step back and think about what you're trying to accomplish with the scene that you're working on. Don't be afraid to ask for brainstorming help! If you're stuck on something, feel free to either post here in our brainstorming forum or in the brainstorming channel on the Discord server!
  11. I'm (more than) a bit late posting this, but our six month word count challenge ended on August 31st! You can see the final results of the challenge here Together we wrote 223,904 words in August! Togethe, we wrote 3,798,319 words total from March 1st to August 31st On average, we wrote 20,643 words per day from March 1st to August 31st Congratulations to everyone who participated! We have a short and sweet survey here that we would greatly appreciate getting some responses to regarding the challenge! You can find our September writing challenge here! A lot of us are busy prepping for NaNoWriMo! Our NaNo forum is located here, where you can find some fun discussion topics, or feel free to start your own. Also, feel free to join us in our Discord server! We'll be having some word wars throughout November for NaNo (though anyone who isn't participating in NaNo is welcome to join in)!
  12. This question was suggested by @TwistedRiver! What do you do when the logic of your story falls apart? Tear your hair out, ignore it and have nightmares about it, or fix it, somehow?
  13. This is always a fun thread to read about. Tell us about your cast of characters! Alana Crell - human, early twenties. Alana lives in Sarithia, a region where magic has been banned. She, herself, has magic that she only barely understands. When she sets out to find the fairies to try and save her sick older brother, she discovers that she’s being pursued by a dark fairy who wishes to use her to fulfill a prophecy and conquer all of the fae kingdoms. She is loyal, friendly, and a bit stubborn. Derric/Ivar - fairy, over 300 years old. As Derric, he is a member of the summer court, and is assigned to help teach Alana and help her hone her magic. In reality, he is much more, and not without his secrets. Harrow - half fairy, half human. Harrow is probably in his 40s or 50’s in human years, and is a sort of mercenary/rogue ranger of sorts, mainly living in the forest off of the land. He keeps things close to the vest, and has secrets of his own. He’s protective of Alana, who he sort of takes under his wing. Kassel - fairy. Kassel is a fairy scout, trying to live up to the expectations not only of her family but especially the court. Caulen Crell - human. Alana’s older brother.
  14. Describe your fantasy novel in 20 words or less! Um…let’s see. To save her people, a girl with magic must fulfill a prophecy while being pursued by a dark fairy queen. EXACTLY twenty words!
  15. Welcome to the forum, Rachel!
  16. Updated! I had to resize your image so that it would actually fit in our affiliate space but it's all set!
  17. Welcome to the forum @Fisch! Let us know if you have any questions or anything. 🙂
  18. THIRD grade?! No wonder you have a phobia of it. That's waaay too early for that movie...did they actually let you watch the sex scene?! Anyway...yay more Buffy fans! Also more Graceling fans! ❤️ Your story with Mar sounds awesome! 😄 and I agree with Penguin, you should totally join in on NaNo this year! Let us know if you have any questions about the site or anything!
  19. Eeee, another Whedon fan! ❤️ I love Buffy. I still need to watch the Angel spin-off all the way through (it was on Netflix but they took it down before I even finished the first season). I LOVE FIREFLY! I actually just ordered some Firefly car/laptop decals from Amazon and they'll be here tomorrow, haha. XD We have quite a few fans of Buffy/Firefly/Ange on here! Also Game of Thrones. Your idea from last November sounds pretty fun! Looking forward to getting to know you! 🙂 If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
  20. Welcome, @matcha! Glad that Google led you to us! 🙂 Let us know if you have any questions about anything, and feel free to join us in Discord if you're up for some chatting!
  21. Welcome to the forum! Yay for more Star Wars fans! 😄 Your book sounds pretty cool, and Gavriil sounds like such a fun character to write! Let us know if you have any questions or anything about the forum/Discord!
  22. I mean, if I were going to take a random guess, I'd say Lilith from Supernatural? XD Your projects sound pretty cool! XD Welcome to the forum!
  23. I added you back! Yeah, I hope they keep fixing things sooner rather than later. My profile still says I've only participated once...I haven't looked lately to see if there are any feedback threads regarding that issue, though. My projects are also a mess. I don't know if it would be worth it to try and fix it manually or not, 'cause maybe it'll reset itself once they do the relaunch that's rumored to be happening next week? Ooor maybe it's something I should ask them about. We'll see.
  24. I'm being a rebel and voted for my obvious choice 😛