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Bookworm's Corner / Re: What books are on your to-read list for 2017?
« on: June 25, 2017, 04:44:07 PM »
I think Trudi Canavan's Millenium's Rule trilogy is due a final book this year. (Although, I have to admit I'm not in a rush to read it. I loved her other works, but this trilogy has disappointed me. But will still read it to find out what happens.)

21st September :) I like MR but I prefer her older trilogies more. It feels like as she is growing in technique as an author she is losing something with her characters. I have no favourite character in this trilogy, though Izare was awesome. Valhan is intriguing, but they can't seem to hold a candle to BMT and AotF characters. Part of it might be because I read them as a teen, but i love them so much more. TST is her worst trilogy for me. I don't think she should have made it at all.

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The Fantasy Genre / Re: Fantasy writing cliches
« on: June 24, 2017, 04:07:11 AM »
Have you found yourself relating to any female characters, or really liking any of them? It must be hard to get into a book when characters remind you of people irl.

As for SFC I do have two which are strong but hopefully aren't so much a SFC. They are strong because their lives have dictated the need to be strong to survive. One suffered a lot of abuse and ostracisation leading to depression and is continually being ostracised in her current life. So she's built an armour around herself basically. The other was trained into being harsh and ruthless and is the one picked for the hard choices, she will follow whatever her father says. Hers is more of a survival as they are living in the forest trying not to be killed by other demons around which could be anywhere.

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Machiavellian is the one Kate put up today, so we can do that one too. Aka Littlefinger esque characters :P

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Absent-minded professor
Angry black woman
Anti-Hero
Artist
Bad boy
Beast
Boss
Boy next door
Caregiver
Cat lady
Chosen One
Clown/Joker
Conscience
Contender
Creator
Criminal
Crone
Cynic
Damsel in distress
Dark Lord/Lady
Do-er/Achiever
Drunken Sailor
Eccentric Mentor
Elderly martial arts master
Enabler
Everyman
Evil Overlord
Explorer
Father
Femme Fatale
Flamboyant/Show Off
Fool
Fool for Love
Girly Girl
Girl next door
God or Goddess
Grande dame - a flamboyant woman, prone to extravagant and eccentric fashion; usually a stereotype of an elderly high society socialite
Guy’s Guy - masculine in an exaggerated way, rugged, tough, fearful of weakness, adventurous and aggressive
Hero
Hotshot
Idealist
Imposter/Pretender
Innocent
Investigator - Withdrawn, Intense, Cerebral, Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated, Can become obsessed/highly focused on a goal.
Irresponsible - avoids commitment, dedicated to the moment, to his freedom, fears being chained down to a schedule
Jock
King
Knight-errant
Know-It-All
Loner
Loser
Lover/Love Interest
Loyalist
Mad scientist
Manipulator
Matriarch/Mother
Mentor
Messiah
Moneybags
Mother's boy
Narcissist
Nemesis
Nerd
Observer
Orphan
Outlaw
Paragon
Patriarch
Peacemaker
Prince/Princess
Psychopath
Queen
Rage-Filled
Rebel
Redshirt
Robot
Ruler
Scapegoat
Scaredy Cat
Shapeshifer
Sidekick
Superhero
Supersoldier
Swashbuckler/Pirate
Tomboy
Tortured Artist
Town Drunk
Tragic Hero
Trickster
Troubled Teen
Turncoat
Warrior Hero
Wicked Stepmother
Wild One
Wise Old Man
Wizard/Psychic
Woman’s Man - loves women above all else, women love him and are drawn to his inspirational, passionate qualities, smooth talker motivated by love and belonging yet may have trouble committing
Victim
Villain

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You just have to be careful with that place... once you go in you never come back... it's just like wikipedia :P

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Announcements / Re: Worldsmyths birthday fun thread!
« on: June 15, 2017, 05:49:54 AM »
One more day to enter :)

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Wikipedia has a good list of archetypes, as do a few different websites. I went looking for some ages ago. I can compile a list if you like. I am enjoying those posts and think it would be good to do here too because there are so many that can apply. And we can discuss what is good/bad about the archetype, and even talk about our characters in their archetypes.

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The Fantasy Genre / Re: Fantasy - it doesn't have to be medieval
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:30:16 AM »
I know of a few series which have excellent worlds that aren't medieval, and one which is extremely rich in it's worldbuilding.

Michelle Paver - The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness (a 7 book series), it's most familiar by the first book Wolf Brother. She is the author with the rich worldbuilding, and did extensive research into the areas which she wrote about, even down to really small things like the food and materials used in clothing. Her series is more of a historical fantasy, but it almost feels like it could be so real. I really adore this series. It's about a boy who has been separate from nearly everybody his whole life finding his way and fighting against the evils of the land who turn on him, when they realise what he is. 

Trudi Canavan - Every book she has written. They all have their own worlds and one series switches to multiple worlds, all feeling real and yet fantastical. Lots of magic involved in her works. Personally I love the world of Ithania best, as each area is both familiar and different, and goes along perfect with her created people, including mermaid-esque people and flying people.

Jay Kristoff - Nevernight. I wrote a review on here about it, I really love this book so much. It does have that slight medieval flair, as in you can imagine it being around those times but it is never written in a medieval time. If that makes sense. I suppose it is hard to break away from the medieval cliche when as soon as you mention armour and swords your mind immediately goes there. But it's about a girl who is on a revenge path.

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Introductions / Re: Saying Hello
« on: June 10, 2017, 06:08:54 AM »
HI and welcome :) hope you enjoy it here!

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Fanfic got me back into writing, and I found it a great gateway to writing my own things. I used fanfic to build up my own characters in a setting I was aware of and I think it really helped with my characterisation. I think so long as you aren't making money on it, it's ok.

If people do fanfic of my own work, I'll be fine with it. It shows the reader was that passionate about my writing that they wanted it to continue. I can't see how that's a bad thing! I don't know if I'd read them though, as seeing my characters act OOC might be weird. I'm not sure I'd like that. But it'd be interesting.

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Writing Games / Re: WIP Wednesday!
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:33:43 AM »
10th page? Think you should have chosen smaller. I haven't got 10 pages of my wip atm. So instead I have picked a line from my second chapter

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My father walked in front with Celeste trailing so close she could be his shadow.

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Announcements / Re: Worldsmyths birthday fun thread!
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:30:35 AM »
Woah! Some good answers there ;) updated the leaderboard. Hope it was a bit of a challenge :)

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Announcements / Re: Worldsmyths birthday fun thread!
« on: June 07, 2017, 06:57:03 PM »
So close with Kevins' name! A couple of wrong answers, will add your total to the leaderboard now

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First Time / Re: Intro
« on: June 02, 2017, 06:09:10 PM »
Hi :) welcome to the site, hopefully you'll register and share with us about your WIP, it sounds cool :)

I also hope we can help you finish it! Or give you the motivation to do so

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Introductions / Re: Hiya All!
« on: June 02, 2017, 06:00:03 PM »
Hi and welcome :) hope you have fun here!

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