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by Lorie
June 4th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Suggestions about characters
Replies: 3
Views: 19799

Re: Suggestions about characters

I agree with AnimaDictio - what did you character care about to begin with who could now be in danger? A sibling? A place? An old man she used to give food to every day? Who was she close to? This is what comes from knowing your characters and their history - I suspect you may need to flesh out your...
by Lorie
June 4th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How have politics impacted your writing?
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: How have politics impacted your writing?

Politics have seeped somewhat into my current WIP. I mean, the book is all about politics - politics among families, rulers and kingdoms, etc. (it's a YA fantasy). My basic plot hasn't changed but the struggles have become more acute, the disruption more tangible. Although I do make it a point to no...
by Lorie
June 3rd, 2017, 2:08 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 606
Views: 133459

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi everyone, I came on board to post a page for critique but then thought perhaps, instead of diving in, I should get to know everyone first. I have 2 books in the pipeline: one is the very difficult fantasy I have pursued for the past 4 years through myriad life changes - in 2014 I launched a major...
by Lorie
December 8th, 2009, 9:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 51
Views: 7779

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I'm with the out-of-misters and with the belief that you trust in your creativity and imagination and somehow things will come together. I just had a marvelous revelation last night on my current WIP and if I had outlined in advance that never would have happened. The absolute BEST, though, is when ...