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Plot / Re: Hated plots
« on: October 15, 2017, 04:49:03 AM »
but as soon as True Neutral bans romances I'm up a creek without my proverbial paddle. 

Me too :D haha I can't help but have some romances.

I have older protags too, my MC is in her 30s :)

Introductions / Re: Storm of Thieves
« on: October 13, 2017, 03:04:37 AM »
Hi and welcome :)

I hope you enjoy it here!

Plot / Re: Hated plots
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:14:10 PM »
As an aside, am I the only one who goes through these kinds of topics and compares what people are complaining about to what I've written?
Yes, I compare all the time :P I'm like damn they won't like my novel

Plots that involve following many different people around as they are all doing different things in different places.  (Although, I suppose technically this is a structural/pov thingy, not a plot thingy.)

... And bam. You won't like my novel :P a multi-POV tragedy *flail*
(Do you mean multi-POV btw?)

Plot / Hated plots
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:29:56 PM »
This one will be more for ones read, but I'd like to know about plots or sub-plots which you have hated. What didn't work for you, or really rub you the wrong way? Why didn't you like them? If they were a plot of yours, did you ditch it? Rework it? Tell me :D

I think my first 'novel' idea would fall under this, I wrote it as a teen. Looking back it was a mess. A mary-sue, cliches, weird names... Hell it's actually still floating around the internet somewhere... :o

As for one I've read, a book series where one of the antagonists from the previous series (set a few years back) ends up as the protag's love interest. Me and friend both agree that NOPE!
 Big Red X :P wrong wrong just wrong. It felt so out of character and so weird. However in my opinion that series left much desired :/

Plot / Favourite plots
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:24:09 PM »
I'd like to know about your favourite plots, from sub-plots to random plot ideas in the shower. Even ones in books you've read. Tell me all about your favourite plots. Why do you like it? Did it catch you by surprise? If it's one you have thought of, did you go ahead with it? Did it turn your story into something else or send it on a tangent?

Resources & Research / Re: Jay's Fairy Guide
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:06:23 AM »
This is so awesome!

World Building / Re: What exactly makes your religions unique?
« on: October 08, 2017, 04:56:23 AM »
@SecretRock if you'd like a suggestion of a book series I suggest Trudi Canavan's Age of Five Trilogy (the first one is called Priestess of the White). There was also a huge god war pre-series which leaves them with five left, which one character says is some of the worst who survived.

Introductions / Re: LShelby says Hi
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:23:35 AM »
I haven't figured out what these are and how they work yet. 

You'll find all the challenges in this forum:

Each month we do a month long writing challenge, all the rules for that challenge are all in the thread and most of it is the same every month, like max word count :)
Currently this is the challenge running:
We have a temporary forum for submissions (or google doc link) while our super duper librarium is being coded from scratch. You don't have to submit it here, but if you do this is the forum for it:

Then, once the challenge is over we have a voting thread where you read all the submissions and vote for the one you think is the best. The one running for last month's is here for example:

And then winners get their own thread and graphic (which can be put in your signature as you maybe have seen in others) in our hall of fame here:

Hope that explains it :D

Introductions / Re: LShelby says Hi
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:33:11 PM »
I shall read it tomorrow as it's nearly 12am here :)  hope you get chance to have a look at mine and enjoy :) looking forward to yours

Introductions / Re: LShelby says Hi
« on: October 04, 2017, 04:07:43 PM »
Why not do an exchange, I read yours, and you read mine?  Would you prefer a link to a fantasy adventure short that almost sold, or to a science fiction mystery-ish thingy that actually did sell?

Fantasy please :) though they both sound good :D

Here is a link to Dangerous:

Introductions / Re: Good Morning from NZ
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:01:47 PM »
They may mean the NaNo forums or Nano prep :D October is prep month :)

Introductions / Re: Good Morning from NZ
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:58:31 PM »
Hi and welcome :D

Escape from NaNo? Is such a thing possible?! I thought it was like a weed which once taken root comes back no matter what and sucks the life out of you :P

Introductions / Re: LShelby says Hi
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:56:33 PM »
  It would be kind of cool if when people welcomed me they said a teensy bit about what they write.  (If not, I assume I'll get through all the intro threads eventually.)

I tend to go for elemental magic, though my most recent short story was science-fantasy and did feature a smidge of 'normal' magic. Consciousness head hopping and one instance of world travelling :D I also write in first :) (I can link you to the short story if you'd like a read)

Introductions / Re: Ahoy! ouo)/
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:24:30 PM »
Arrr matey ;)

There are lots of people here at various stages of being published (I recently have had a short story published online) so feel free to ask us all whatever you'd like to know. A few of us are also on some of the writing groups over on facebook which also has lots of this sort of information :)

I hope you enjoy it here :D

P.S don't worry about reviving old threads or creating a bazillion new ones, create and chat away :)

Introductions / Re: LShelby says Hi
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:19:43 PM »
Hi and welcome :D and don't worry about the social life thing :P I am sure we are all the same :P

You sound like you are definitely well on your way with your writing!

Hope you enjoy it here :) also don't be afraid to start whatever thread or revive old ones

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