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Re: How much did you write today? Hello, i'm new here  :)

I read a lot about writing before and even wrote during some time, but not seriously. That changed about 2-3 months ago and i'm writing everyday (in 30 days i only missed 3 days).

Today i wrote 2.031 words.

October 16, 2015, 03:00:09 AM
Re: How much did you write today? 2.121.

Written in about 1 hour. But the idea appeared during the day, and whenever i could i kept thinking about it over and over so i wouldn't forget until i could write it down. During this time, more stuff appeared and when writing more details came. Really awesome when that happens.

October 22, 2015, 04:36:31 AM
Re: How much did you write today? 3.224

Nice sunday.

October 25, 2015, 11:20:44 PM
Re: How much did you write today? 4.069

Awesome day. Moved a very important part of the plot, which happens with actions from various characters.

October 30, 2015, 02:16:18 AM
Re: Why do Swords Always Feature in Fantasy? My protagonist uses a bow. Not only she is terrible in hand-to-hand, but also panics.

Her antagonist uses a sword, looted from defeated/raided enemies, precisely because of the "show of prestige" it brings. 

The setting they live is like Old Norse, harsh, difficult to eat. Swords are very rare, expensive, difficult to make.

October 31, 2015, 02:12:07 AM
Re: Why do Swords Always Feature in Fantasy? I'm playing another run of Medieval 2:Total War and the most common and available troops use spears. Pretty much get a wooden stick and then add a sharp iron point on it and you are done. Cheap and good against cavalry too.

Sword users take some time to unlock. And the best ones are the most expensive troops, even more than some of the cavalry units. Also, their "availability" is much lower than the other troops. While a city/castle can have even 10 stacks of spearmen for you to queue, feudal knights (heavy amor + sword) by the same time will have like 2-3.

In Rome 2: Total War some sword units can take up to 2, sometimes even 3 turns to muster. By the time you complete 3 stacks of these guys, you could build 9 of spearmen/axemen. But depending how you fight, it's possible to win with the 3 stacks of swordsmen, so...

October 31, 2015, 05:43:33 PM
Re: Why do Swords Always Feature in Fantasy? Excalibur, Muramana, Durandal (i thought of Fire Emblem, but it was actually "real") and... wow...i could only name three.

November 01, 2015, 04:40:53 PM
Re: Can someone help me with naming a sword? Mostly these have to do with the red color:

Vermilion (i think this one is pretty cool! but vermilion is actually light red)
Carmesi (spanish for crimson)





Dragon's Tooth
Dragon's/Phoenix Tear
Scarlet/Crimson Tear
Firekey, Bloodkey, Firelock (=p)
Fire Heart (or Fireheart?)

You mentioned shining brighter the more enemies around... maybe something that gets out of control like Blaze, Blood Boil, Dragon Fury/Rage, Wildfire (=p), Burning Agony, Fire/Blood/Crimson Harvester, Sunburst, Hellfire, Fire/Blood/Crimson Eater, etc

November 01, 2015, 05:31:57 PM
Re: How much did you write today? 1.205 yesterday and 1.564 today.

Didn't beat a single daily goal of NaNo so far, but hey, i've been writing constantly for the past 3 months, 2 of them with a 2k average.

November 04, 2015, 05:59:45 AM
Re: Creating outstanding characters It's late and maybe i will need to complement it later, but here goes my two cents:

An outstanding character needs support to truly shine.

Take Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Gandalf, Indiana Jones, the Godfather, Neo, among others.

They are iconic characters, but were also in iconic stories, had iconic settings, dialogues, actions, twists, mannerisms and situations.

I think you need the outstanding combination of these elements to rise a character to "good" or even "great" to truly "outstanding".

November 05, 2015, 04:54:48 AM