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Writers' Corner / Re: What do you call a group of dragons?
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:14:29 AM »
I've written about Dragons and I think this is also pondered in the Eragon books.
I like Thunder (the sound of their collective wings) or Cloud of dragons.. Sounds good, doesn't refer to any other animal and seem impressive.

There is no real answer to that. In my opinion keeping it all balanced is more important and to make sure you have something interesting to share.

When I left my home country I left all my books at my parents storage. 8 moving boxes full. I miss them, I miss the look of the series next to each other, the possibility to just start reading a random book. Me and my GF have books here, but it's a meager collection compared to what I have in the Netherlands.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:24:27 PM »
I started reading The name of the Wind 2 days ago. Now on page 390 and will finish it tonight. I was told it was good, but sometimes I'm headstrong and simply feel like not reading something.. I feel sad I waited so long to start, cause I'm ripping through the book like a warm knife through butter

Well.. Wasted perhaps is a big word.. But the time I spend thinking about rules, mechanisms and other parts of my world, could be spend writing and developing my skill. I'm still a starting and I think my focus should be on the development of the craft, but that's for everyone different. But in most cases, building a world will not help you learn how to tell a story

I always build worlds with the necessary boundaries in mind. But I will not elaborate on it. Two reasons:

1. I don't want to restrict myself in my creativity too much, so not having everything spelled out and in chains means I can change where needed and allow myself some more room to maneuver in.2
2. Worldbuilding is time consuming and often is more of a problem in starting to write and hampering my progress more than anything else. I can spend days, maybe weeks on building a world, where 90% of the things I decided and came up with are NOT RELEVANT to my story. It's simply a waste of time. If my world needs more information, elaboration or exploration, that will happen when my story shows the necessity.

I have an idea, but I am unsure whether I'll be able to shape it well.
Just gonna give it a try I guess..

For the last weeks I've been struggling to find a good idea in this sense.
I came up with something now and hope I'll manage to write and polish it in a week.
Fingers crossed to see whether I can do my idea justice :D

Never thought of something of the like, but I feel ideas bubbling up.
Might participate this time :)

[DEC 2016] Dragons / Re: [DEC 2016] Dragons - Critique Thread
« on: February 21, 2017, 08:27:34 AM »
Thank you Lanko!

After so many re-reads, I still missed a lot of the issues that you showed me.
Thanks a lot for the effort and will definitely go over another round of editing next time.


Writers' Corner / Re: Writers - Empathy and Lack Thereof
« on: February 10, 2017, 10:12:25 AM »
I can emphatize with people and their situations.
I generally choose to do not.. I believe we are all our own Skippers on our own ship and other than your basic environment, your life is the direct result of your own choices. Empathy invites people to blame their situations on other factors than their own choices.

Yes, some things  are unfair, some things suck.. But that's life and it is how you deal with that which defines you.
I get really annoyed from people who put themselves in a victim position, as for me, this is putting the responsibility for your own choices, in other peoples hands..

Anyway.. I'm a empathic person, I can understand and feel how you'd feel. I do not feel that this is what I am supposed todo and think pampering people is wrong.

Fantasy Resources / Re: Draclyn:Born of blood
« on: February 06, 2017, 08:37:46 AM »
I suggest you write a small synopsis of your story.
I see no reason why to just give someone money without an excerpt or even a summary.

[DEC 2016] Dragons / Re: [DEC 2016] Dragons - Critique Thread
« on: February 06, 2017, 08:30:02 AM »
Thanks @LightRunner

I found it hard to keep the story within 1500 words and think I might have butchered a bit too much trying to get the words to fit. I'll definitely make sure to keep this in mind <3

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What did you read in January?
« on: February 02, 2017, 09:20:20 AM »
I didn't have much time this month.
Read The Bromeliad and Going postal, both by Terry Pratchett.

[DEC 2016] Dragons / Re: [DEC 2016] Dragons - Critique Thread
« on: February 02, 2017, 09:18:47 AM »
Would love to receive any kind of feedback on
Hunt - Roelor

Focus for me nowadays is mostly style and the story telling.
Did I have weird sentences, anything that was unclear, annoying and ofcourse, what could be improved in the story telling aspect. Especially as this was my second story in 1st POV I'm very interested in opinions.

Thanks guys <3

Willing to critique. feel very unqualified for the job, but willing to put in the effort.

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