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    Sticky: I just wrote a reply and it didn't post....

    I just wrote a reply and it didn't post. Wonderful.

    Uhh basically, I took a break to do fanfiction for a change of pace. My main project was losing momentum and I didn't really know where I wanted...
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    Sticky: Yeah it's not really about the medium you're...

    Yeah it's not really about the medium you're using to write so much as just setting aside time. I tend to write when I need a break from schoolwork and life stress. But how I write...that depends...
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    Oh, I completely forgot to post when I finished!...

    Oh, I completely forgot to post when I finished! My bad.

    I really like it. Parts were confusing, and the pacing was a bit off? Not sure how to describe it, but stuff just happened, one after the...
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    A little busy these days because I'm a student,...

    A little busy these days because I'm a student, but I'll check it out for sure!
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    Names for a Fantasy

    Okay, first things first, quick summary: MC (Mae) finds this dude (Ryok) on a mountain, and turns out he's half-human/half-dragon. Well, dragons were hunted to extinction about 10 years ago, so she...
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    Sticky: Me! Or, I'm planning to. Still not sure which...

    Me! Or, I'm planning to. Still not sure which story I'm going to work on yet; I have way too many of them. Eep!
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    Sticky: Yeah I'm a fantasy person, leaning toward high...

    Yeah I'm a fantasy person, leaning toward high fantasy. Adventure and spirits and demons and magic. Not necessarily all at the same time, but they all have one of those. The thing I'm working on now...
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    Sticky: I have Scrivener! Definitely helpful to keep...

    I have Scrivener! Definitely helpful to keep things organized. I used it for some projects, but right now I don't have a concrete plan for what I'm writing so I'm just using Word haha. But when I...
  9. Um okay so first things first: I'm assuming the...

    Um okay so first things first: I'm assuming the "tilted up eyes" trait you described comes from the Vietnamese part, right? Or inspired by "Asian" eyes. I think you're thinking of hooded or monolid...
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    Sticky: If anyone's interested, the story I wrote last...

    If anyone's interested, the story I wrote last November is starting to go online! I didn't ask for help here for this particular story, but I did browse Nameberry for inspiration quite a few times. I...
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    @alchemicallypurplefairy Yours gave me a lot of...

    @alchemicallypurplefairy Yours gave me a lot of inspiration, too! This is great, this is great.

    All my characters so far now have names! Thank you to both of you!
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    @nooshi Oo thank you that's perfect! I can...

    @nooshi Oo thank you that's perfect! I can already see a few I like and a few I can tweak. Thanks so much!
    @renrose Glad to be of help? Haha I just picked and chose what I thought was needed since...
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    The Language of Strangers

    Genre of Story: Fantasy Adventure

    Time Period/Location: Two countries: Vineland, a dominant nation divided in half by a mountain range, rainforest on one side and desert on the other; and Fulsur,...
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    I think your first name looks unique without...

    I think your first name looks unique without being hard to say, but I'm guessing you want to change your surname? Harika Bantu would be a way to "simplify" it without changing much. Or out of the...
  15. One character I became drawn to recently is named...

    One character I became drawn to recently is named Sonam Tashi. She was originally part of my cast for a novel I was writing, but halfway through I suddenly realized that she'd make a great main...
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    Alexander: a dark, rich blue Tiriro: yellow,...

    Alexander: a dark, rich blue
    Tiriro: yellow, something saturated
    Oskar: warm orange
    Lara: purple with a reddish tint (orchid)
  17. I assume you're setting this around now, based on...

    I assume you're setting this around now, based on the names. They're overall very modern. Looking at Sheridan and Ji-Eun in particular.

    I think in Japan the -ko names are becoming rather...
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    Maybe take out the "what happened" part and just...

    Maybe take out the "what happened" part and just put that in the plot or something? Then it could work for fantasy/sci-fi/etc as well. And it's good for post-apocalyptic as it is. No need to be so...
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    It's one of the stickies on the writer's forum...

    It's one of the stickies on the writer's forum main page ^^ It's the "how to get the best help" one. The forms outline the kinds of information that are helpful to determine how your character might...
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    Ahaha I actually love that. Rebels with a sense...

    Ahaha I actually love that. Rebels with a sense of humor. Maybe minus the tophat, and rather than a tomato, with something more like a...grenade or whatever, if it's a violent movement. But if it's a...
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    See, the reason she said more info is needed is...

    See, the reason she said more info is needed is because that's too little to go on to make useful suggestions. The use of the mockingjay as a symbol for the rebellion is drawn from the world and...
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    I had a character named Sela once and pronounced...

    I had a character named Sela once and pronounced it SEH-lah.
  23. I think any name can be used as a title, provided...

    I think any name can be used as a title, provided it fits the story to do so. Unique names work because, obviously, they stand out and set the novel apart. But common names can work too, for...
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    Sticky: I've been using that Mary Sue litmus test for a...

    I've been using that Mary Sue litmus test for a while now! The questions don't always apply, but looking at all of them makes me really think about my character critically, which even without the...
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    Sticky: Not to brag, but I reached 50,000 on the 18th! ^^...

    Not to brag, but I reached 50,000 on the 18th! ^^ But I've hardly written a thing since hahaha. My story will probably be 70-80,000 words when finished, so I still have a ways to go. But even if I...
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