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Writing Games / Write a happy story in three words
« on: August 10, 2017, 04:45:31 AM »
This game is simple enough :) in only 3 words try and write a happy story!

Get it finished asap she says... I had a hard time with it and gave it more of a content edit than anything else... Will PM now.

Also if anyone else wants a gander, it's currently at 2.6k :)

Introductions / Re: Hi from Germany!
« on: August 08, 2017, 05:56:09 PM »
Welcome :)

Perhaps writing a flash piece in english would be a good challenge for you, and you can see how good your skills are :D

Out of all the worlds you have created, would you like to live in any of them?

Why or why not? :P are the lands too barren or full of dragons to survive? Would you fit in in your world?

I'm also curious if there are any fantasy worlds you would like to live in which may not be one you have made.

Please remember this section is open to guest posting, so feel free to share with your friends too!

Writing Discussion & Questions / Re: Bodily Functions in Writing
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:02:40 PM »
@Jedi Knight Muse : That definitely sounds like IBS to me - my friend has it which is why we can talk poop etc so easily as it comes up a lot. She takes peppermint tablets to help, so might be worth looking into :)

I didn't write it off as comedic, I just have 90% of my poo stories etc be comedic (or laughing at my own like when they vanish in the toilet [I'm not a child seriously] :D ). The ones I have read about have all been serious, and two have been kidnapping situations. One girl was chained up so had to scoot to the side as much as possible to do her business, and the other was a boy locked up in a room in the darkness. He ended up doing it in the corner.

I like that you've included the routine piss, it's a good detail :) 

Writing Discussion & Questions / Re: Bodily Functions in Writing
« on: July 28, 2017, 09:39:01 AM »
it's just not a polite topic of conversation, at least in most western countries. If you have to go and there's company, you politely excuse yourself and don't further discuss it. You just kind of pretend it didn't happen. If possible, you try to slip away and be discreet. There is definitely a taboo there.

Are you in the US by any chance? Cause I would say it's less so in the UK. Of course it also depends on your company and where you are... but like I was out with my mum the other day and she commented that every conversation seemed to go back to about shit :P I can also have random/comfortable talks with at least one friend about it too in a detailed way and others a bit less so.

But then on the other hand, I don't see normal functions embarrassing (and yet also can't poo in public cause I don't want people to hear :P ) and often joke about some things to both normalise it and to have a laugh. At the end of the day everyone pisses and shits.

The Fantasy Genre / The Matriarch Trope Discussion
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:12:55 AM »

The female leader of the family, whether it's blood family or not. Usually a strong woman, one who looks out for the family, or for the members. One of my favourite examples is Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones/A song of Ice and Fire.

This trope has a sub-trope too, the evil matriarch, and a good example of this can be wicked stepmothers. They don't have to be, obviously, and can be mothers who offer their children to bad or evil doings. For example (so I've read) Bellatrix from the Harry Potter Series says she would have offered her children to Voldemort if she had any. Another example can be Mom from Futurama.

Are there any matriarchs you like/hate? Do you have any in your series? And what do you think of the trope itself?

The Chatterbox / Re: I just cracked Journeyman rank
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:46:48 AM »
You'll probably be on the top ten posters now :P

Writing Discussion & Questions / Re: Bodily Functions in Writing
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:35:41 AM »
My favourite author does in at least three series of hers. Both pee and poo, and then one character also was on her period.

As for me, I have period mention (and will have flailing character in crampy pain later) in chapter 1, and it's the reason why she can't go snoop on bad guy, cause he is a demon and they can smell blood really well :P

I might have some small mention of going toilet later on too, I'm not purposely avoiding it.

The Fantasy Genre / Re: The Mentor Trope Discussion
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:30:17 AM »
I also love the fool as mentor.  I have a couple of these.  They act childishly, doing things like jumping up and down on beds, and spout a lot of what sounds like utter nonsense.  They love playing practical jokes and treat everything as a fun game, even when in danger.  But behind their childish babblings and affectations, they have great wisdom and intelligence which they impart in amusing ways to their proteges. 

This sounds so amazing! I can think of someone like that who is on the tip of my tongue but I can't think of their name... I get the feeling these sorts of characters turn up more often in visual media rather than text.

Tags, all the tags. Worldsmyths needs to come up when someone google searches a fantasy writer's forum etc. And I have no idea how to do any of that,

I have looked into it and the most I could get out of it was content. The more content up means google can obviously find more links in it. I don't know how to get it higher up when searching for fantasy forum though. (I have a wikia and without trying I managed to get it to the #1 spot when searching for [author] wiki. It's weird how it does it!)

Introductions / Re: Howdy Peeps
« on: July 26, 2017, 07:12:53 PM »
Hi and welcome :) hopefully this site can help with your motivation. We have a beta section so feel free to ask for some readers there, or post some to the (temp while our super duper librarium is being made) area for our writing and I'm sure you'll get some feedback there. Perhaps stick up chapter 1 first? :)

Perhaps some writing challenges or prompts can help motivate you too :)

So for our next question of the day let's talk writing spaces, the place where the magic happens :P

What is your writing space like? Is it ideal or a place you have to make do with, or perhaps you have many places where you write. Tell us about them :)

Remember this is guest reply friendly, so please share with your writer friends :)

Introductions / Re: The one who makes your predictive text go crazy!
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:06:30 PM »
Haha :D Mistress of Death is a title I have been given with good reason... Characters always seem to die in my writing :| I'm a full on character reaper. My avatar is a momonga <3 I wasn't sure what to put up in the beginning so I chose that one as it's my favourite momonga picture ever, and it's stuck. The acorn cap completely sells it for me :D

I have seen a character who gets bad nightmares after being in war thanks to religion, so sort of PTSD. She's not really a tough girl imo, though she is magically strong (which is enhanced by the gods) and she needs to be in order to be in the position she's in. (fuck me that sentence is butchered but my mind is mush and I ain't editing :P )

She does become tougher mentally though dealing with all the shit thrown at her. After all, trying to be killed will do that to you :P

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