Post by ScintillaMyntan on Mar 27, 2022 12:51:27 GMT -6
Ever had dreams about your own fiction? When you get them, do they take place in-universe or are you writing the story? Are you yourself or one of the characters?
I had a very meaningful one this week. There's a character in my unwritten novel whom the protagonist seeks out for answers. Just as I've been craving an answer to a question in my life, I dreamed I wanted a key from this character — but I wasn't going to ask yet because it wouldn't be a good plot if he just gave it to me unconditionally! Likewise, multiple people in my life have advised me to let go of this question for now and not prematurely force a solution. I like that my brain used my own symbolism.
Yes! I used to have dreams about my epic fantasy characters all the time. Curiously enough, the dreams usually involved the side characters, but they were always IN character, doing what they normally would do, personalities intact. But the dreams took place in weird settings, not the ones I imagined for the scenes at all. For example, one dream had these characters interacting in the far frozen north with glaciers and ice caps. There's no such thing in the novels' scenes. So random and bizarre.
Honestly, it bothers me that I haven't dreamed about the characters in the novel I'm currently writing. I makes me worry that there's still a barrier between me and them, that they haven't yet made it down into my DNA or something, that I'm not puzzling over them enough in my subconscious. Maybe that's why the writing is going so slowly?
Post by HDSimplicityy on Mar 29, 2022 23:30:19 GMT -6
Kinda. Ill daydream waaayyy too much about my book. Scenes over and over and over again. At night when Im attempting to sleep away insomnia that I might have? No. My imagination is triggered when its in an awakened state. Im no other character but who I have been writing.
pelwrath: Watched a video where it was said that first time authors shouldn’t have a cliffhanger but a complete story as their first book. www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8yrMo6k/
Nov 22, 2023 0:42:55 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Unless you're Patrick Rothfuss or any of the dozens of other fantasy series authors...
Nov 22, 2023 9:03:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: Do we have a thread/list of members with published books, links to them and any SM platforms we are members of?
Nov 22, 2023 9:31:01 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Rothfuss!! Why, if I ever get my hands on that man, I'll make Annie Wilkes look like a bad chiropractor
Nov 22, 2023 15:36:22 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone except him LOL
Nov 22, 2023 15:37:17 GMT -6
pelwrath: Okay, looked the gentleman up and lightning did indeed hit the same tree twice.
Nov 22, 2023 18:37:24 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well my 100 word submission is posted.
Nov 23, 2023 19:14:31 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Well, if lightning don't hit the third time, I'm tossing those first two novels into the bin cuz they're useless without the ending. Caulder Melhaire - I'll hand you the sledgehammer...
Nov 27, 2023 12:17:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: I exist in the writing world! My first 2 star review, posted in boasting thread.
Nov 27, 2023 12:41:03 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh man, good job taking it in stride.
Nov 27, 2023 19:37:05 GMT -6
pelwrath: Only way to take it and I’ve had practice here as well.
Nov 27, 2023 21:26:07 GMT -6
pelwrath: another 100 word story posted.
Nov 29, 2023 10:02:02 GMT -6
pelwrath: Oh, did it on my phone.
Nov 29, 2023 10:33:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Desperately brainstorming "snowfall" before my niece comes over for the weekend...
Dec 1, 2023 10:24:29 GMT -6
pelwrath: Excellent submission Mazzula
Dec 2, 2023 17:57:14 GMT -6
Mazulla: Thank you, Pel! Really like yours as well.
Dec 3, 2023 12:17:28 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Dang it, I didn't get my snowfall entry written in time. Ugh, what an exhausting weekend. Either my niece's costume project seriously wore me out, or I was fighting off a germ. Maybe both?
Dec 5, 2023 13:51:47 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Dagnabit, but I forgot to update the dang thing! Two days in a row I set a reminder and both days got distracted by recruiters
Dec 5, 2023 14:51:47 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Welp. Lucky y'all, we're just gonna extend snowfall by one more rest of the week
Dec 5, 2023 14:52:11 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: Congrats to Ala and Scintilla for finishing NaNoWriMo!
Dec 5, 2023 21:39:11 GMT -6