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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-03-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Emrys
I agree with EdwardG. Everyone has multiple...

I agree with EdwardG. Everyone has multiple facets to them, and those facets are what make them real people. When writing a story, you are trying to populate it with real people, because that is what...
Forum: Prompts & Challenges 10-02-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By Emrys
Challenge #49 - Colors of Emotion

He wore a white shirt. He had blue eyes, brown hair softly curling just below his collar, and a shirt as white as new snow, as white as blank paper. Or, were his eyes green? We walked across the...
Forum: Free Writing 10-02-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,588
Posted By Emrys
I'm sorry, but Jesus asked his followers to do a...

I'm sorry, but Jesus asked his followers to do a whole lot of things that were unseemly and against the scripture that people had at the time. In fact, he asked people to do things that were so...
Forum: The Library 10-02-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,411
Posted By Emrys
Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C Wrede is a...

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C Wrede is a story about a princess who revolts against the traditional princess image and volunteers to work for a dragon. It's actually the start of a very good...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-02-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Emrys
I very rarely worry about genre when I'm writing...

I very rarely worry about genre when I'm writing first drafts, because it seems to do little except stifle me. On the other hand, I think that by the time I'm ready to edit something, I generally...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-02-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Emrys
I try to keep from doing that, unless I'm writing...

I try to keep from doing that, unless I'm writing a story about middle-schoolers, or the kind of comedy in which it is acceptable for adults to act like middle-schoolers. I suppose that it goes along...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-02-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By Emrys
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers...

"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-02-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,544
Posted By Emrys
I write because it makes me feel more alive. I...

I write because it makes me feel more alive.
I write to create life.
I write because when I was a child, the only friends I had were the books that I read, and I want to carry on the legacy of the...
Forum: Character Clinics 10-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,769
Posted By Emrys
Hi Amanda. What do you look like? ...

Hi Amanda.

What do you look like?

What happened to everyone else in your family?
Forum: Fiction 10-01-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By Emrys
Good start here. It's short and to the point and...

Good start here. It's short and to the point and grabs my attention.



Two things on this one. First, the detail of her sweeping the floor has a really nice flow two it. Second, I feel like the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Emrys
I personally find diagramming my plots to be...

I personally find diagramming my plots to be quite helpful, but I usually don't do so until I have a lot of material already written. I think that, especially if you are writing in a non-linear...
Forum: Introductions 10-01-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Emrys
Hello.

These always make me feel like it's the first day of school. Never did like the first day of school much...

Be that as it may, I'm Emrys, and I'm very happy to be joining the forum. I haven't...
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