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The test is really accurate- apparently I'm an INFP-T XDD

 

But I can see how that would serve well for building characters! :D (Being honest I thought the messages said "for binding characters" and I was like "What?" Until I re-read XDD)

 

I like your new pfp by the way, Flitt! :3

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Yep, very XD (what does that one mean? XD)

 

XDDD yea, I've done it for two of my characters already and it's pretty good.

 

Ty :) I can't see it yet XD

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16 personality tests are good as a starting point. But I wouldn't use it as the only character building resource. Or use it as the starting point for every character (or most characters). You'd be limiting your cast of characters and their potential. There are more than sixteen personality types out there. Plus the types were created by people who had no experience in psychology or anything related to it. Carl Jung, who created the original personality classification, even referred to it as a "parlor game." There's more information about this HERE. Just felt I should caution you. I agree it's good as a starting point!

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Yes, agreed. I'm just using it to take snippets of personalities from XD ty for the link! :D

 

There's loads out there. Reedsy blog is alright for finding out things, and ofc watching ppl XD

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Thank you! These will certainly come in useful! :D

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Scholastic Scope Writing Contest!

I'm entering a writing contest, and these are the outlines I came up with for the first two prompts. I ended up going with the third, but here are my 'bloopers'!

 

 

1. For the record, I voted against exploring the Forbidden Tunnel of Doom.

--But when my littlest sister wants something, she gets it. And when she wants you to climb down into the darkest, creepiest, most bat-infested hole in town to get her favorite doll that she somehow dropped in, you find yourself halfway down the shaft with no memory of how you got there.

 I think I was pushed.

-Intro

-Gets down there

-Disturbs creepy creature

-tries to get up but sister won't let him

-finally grabs doll and starts climbing up just in time

-slimy pincer-foot reaches for him

-trying to sleep that night

-next time she's on her own

-maybe

 

2. My house collapsing into a sinkhole wasn’t even the worst part of my day.

--it was pretty bad and all, but quite frankly I was a bit busy running for my life. Turns out that fire is hot, dragons are heavy, and both are great at causing collateral damage.

-going to work

-late so took shortcut

-Literally trips and falls over nest

-Cracks an egg

-mama dragon MAD

-chases him home

-lands on house and collapses it

-kitchen girl stabs dragon with knife

-What to do with the nest?


 

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Good luck!

Where did you find this contest?

 

Those are good! Poor dragon... XD

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Oh my gosh Ness :'D 

 

I love the 2nd one, it feels so familiar XDD

 

Good luck in the contest! <3

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-I did some poking around about The False Prince and found this!
-Yes, the prompt sounded pretty sarcastic to me XD so I had fun coming up with the response

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Wrote this for a oneshots book on another site, so thought I'd share it here :)

 

 

Plot idea from generator.

Character 1: A xenobiologist, who can be absent-minded. 
Character 2: A mutant, who tends to get tongue-tied. 
It's an apocalyptic story about what it means to be human. It kicks off inside a dream with a failed mission. 
Earth has already died once in this story.
A parallel universe will play a big role in the plot.

This is based on The Long Earth (amazing book series)

 

You gaze at the dusty, burned remains of the land that was once the western end of Wales. You can remember how it used to be; wet, green, cloudy and sometimes blanketed with fog. Now all you could see was the blackened charcoal of long dead trees and the charred rocks that used to be a hill.
     You wander through this desolation, the dry air scratching at the back of your throat and an itch nagging in the back of your mind. You know there was something you should be doing, something important, but you can't remember what it was. 
     You jerk your head up at a sudden sound, your eyes wide. Was there someone, or something, there?
     ‘Y/N?’ A voice calls softly, somewhere off to your left. ‘Y/N?’

     You stumbled towards the noise, your boots crunching through broken and burned gravel. 
     ‘Y/N?’

    You clambered up a slope, hands becoming raw from the sharp stoned ground. You knew the voice calling you, but somehow you couldn't figure out who it was. You tried to call back, yet your voice, which was usually strong, would not come forth.

     ‘Y/N? We're about to Step over to the Datum. Do you want to come and see?’
     With a silent cry you slipped and fell, the gravel beneath you vanishing into a dark void. A scream jammed in your throat, choking you as you flailed your arms desperately. This felt like every nightmare you'd had, falling, endlessly falling.

 

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     ‘Y/N! Are you alright?’
     You gasped and snapped your eyes open, your hearing ringing and your head fuzzy. A face swam into your blurry vision, concern edged into its lined skin, and you laughed shakily. A dream, the falling had only been a dream.
     ‘Bad dream?’ The person the face belonged to sat back, his joints cracking. 
     You nodded, struggling out from the blanket that had tied itself around you. The forty ish man watched you with blue eyes from beneath grey, bushy eyebrows, a frown on his thin lips. ‘It was just a dream,’ you said, smiling at him to show him everything was ok.
     ‘Hmm,’ he replied, his mind already wandering away.
     You sighed and sat on the sofa you had been taking a nap on before you rolled off. You were used to him drifting off like this. Ever since he had picked you up from the burning Datum Earth and whisked you away in a stolen Twain, you had watched him as he drifted away into whatever dreamland he disappeared to. A couple of times you had had to take over the steering before he crashed the the airship, not entirely knowing what you were doing but still managing to keep it on course. Being a xenobiologist, he had (eventually) created a humanoid creature, a kind of mutant, that now steered the ship. You hadn't agreed with this action at the time, but there was nothing you could do.

     Since that time you had been travelling through the Long Earth, Stepping from parallel world to parallel world, seeing the sights that were to be seen and avoiding official Twains. Once you had had to make a pit stop at a small farming encampment on Earth West 75,048 because a fan had packed up. The people had been kind and welcoming, even keeping Chade's, the xenobiologist's, airship as hidden as possible. You never knew when the Officials could appear.
     Then you had heard that the Datum, the home Earth, had been consumed by fire, and you and Chade had rushed back the way you'd come. It had taken a month to get to Earth West 1, due to the airship being an older make and therefore slower, and anxiety had been building all that time.
     Now you were finally here. Just one Step away.
     You stood and made your way to the cabin, where the controls for the Twain were, leaving Chade kneeling on the floor. You slipped in through the door and greeted T1, the short humanoid mutant who could almost be a story book goblin if it weren't for the fact he was wearing a smart waistcoat and khaki shorts.
     The xenobiologist came in after you. ‘Ready, Y/N? T1?’
     You and T1 nodded, you slightly nervously. The mutant flicked a switch so that a light on the control panel lit from red to green. The green, forest encrusted view outside of the airship blurred and and changed, shifting to a dull, smoky sky. You peered down at the land below and your heart skipped. The ground was dark with ash and small fires still burned here and there, flickering brightly in the dusky light. It looked just like your dream, even smelled like the scent you could faintly remember from it.
     Tears crept to your eyes, but you blinked them back quickly. Chade and T1 weren't crying, so why should you?
     But they came, eventually, to all of you. Silent tears tracked down cheeks at the sight of your home Earth, all burned like a log in a fireplace. None of you could believe it, even though it was right there in front of you, blistering away.
     Your home.
     Gone.

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That was amazing Flitt! It kept me in till the end! (And I have a VERY short attention span XD) Soooooooo, I am writing a novel, I've never done one before, I have always been working on short stories so idk how this will turn out. Any tips will be greatly appreciated! Really, I NEED tips, pleaaaaase!

                            Title: The Red Servant

                           General Plot: Someone who finds a dragon irl, has been a HUGE fan of httyd so knows how to care for the dragon but ends up becoming famous and wears a red mask, no one can know her identity, this novel is like her diary.

                                 Intro/Prologue(extremely rough rough draft!):  Everybody has struggles, not everybody have the same struggles. I'm torn, between a life in the sky's and my real life on the ground. The struggle to be free, or to be limited but feel safe. When people ask me how it feels to fly, nothing compares to it. My home is in the sky, but my family is on the ground. Welcome to my story.

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Ty :3

 

Oooo, that sounds great! It's told in the form of a diary?

1. Something I've found very helpful is writing out a plot/very rough draft. I try to write it all THEN start writing the story properly. It helps to spot mistakes, loopholes or anything that just doesn't fit.

2. Do you roleplay with your main character? It really helps to build their character and the way they speak.

3. Ask your characters questions, or see if someone else will. Like roleplaying, it builds character.

4. Try using a mix of common and uncommon words. It makes it even more interesting!

 

How long are your short stories usually? 

 

Also, if you want to use this thread for character questions and roleplay, then go ahead! :)

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 Thanks for the tips! I'll definitly make sure to get more intune with my character. My short stories average about 3-5 chapters a book. Any other tips or tricks anyone else has will be very helpful! I'll also make sure to update you guys with the story on this thread! Oh and yeah the form of the novel is its a diary

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That's quite a good length to practice with :) it sounds great!

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Ahh I wish I could have dumped some of my ideas here but I have this horrible habit of starting like 102863 stories and then getting a new idea and moving on... which is why I've only completed one story really. I did start a HTTYD kinda one whatever but it's like the Origin of the Furies. Basically it's the beginning of the Night fury/ light fury like before they were different species and they are all just "furies" so many different colors and stuff... I DId get a bit carried away with the characters and their issues and kinda forgot about the main plot line XD. It will all work out in the end (or WiLl iT?)

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That sounds great! And same with the ideas XD (sure it will XD)

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Fear not, for I will revive this dead thread!!! (Maybe)
As ambassador of the writers thread-yes I have just made myself ambassador- I approve the story about the genealogy of the furies!!! XD (seriously tho that's a good idea) in your story are there different species of furies other than night and light? Like maybe a cotton candy fury? (Excuse that comment but I'm extremely hungry and tired) XD

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XD I thought about that and never completely decided whether to make different species- now I think I might...but basically a big war comes and they split groups, eventually changing them into subspecies. Hmmmm cOttOn cAnDy fury you say? How about WatErmelOn GrApe BaNaNa Furies? imagine the color on those O.o For a super- stick - to -cannon type of person, THAT would be some change 

also... would the Sand Wraith be a fury descendant? HmM

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A Sandy does look like a Fury so it could be.. Or it could have evolved to look like one so it wouldn't be preyed upon as much.

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Ooh that sounds interesting... 

Im thinking about continuing the story and like posting it on forum instead of hiding it in my docs XD 

we'Ll see

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hMmm, how about a mango fury which-plot twist- turns out to be the sand wraith?? InTerEstING indeed...

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interesting indeed indeed.... but the real question is- do dragons know what mangos are? hMM

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HmM, now we're asking the real questions XD    

I am extremely curious about your book tho, is it possible that humans cause the war or is it just a dragon setting? Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe when/if your ready you can provide us with a sample of it??

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Humans... *stirs plot soup* they could add to the story nicely! So far its been an only dragon setting but that just sounds strange considering the world is full of dragon hunters XD. And yes... a sample is a good idea.

Once I fix up the part I’ve written I’ll make a thread to put it in. It will motivate me to write instead of sleeping all summer (which is still my plan)

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Humans...and mangos!  *throws mangos in plot soup* 

And this will also motivate me to finish my never ending novel which just unexpectadly became a novel series! XD

(although sleeping does sound like a good plan) I shall return to this thread whenever I have writers block or lost my plot! 

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I've made my return to this underrated thread, I'm here to ask for some help with a name for fanfiction I'm writing

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Oooooh, what's it about?

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It's a next generation story about a franchise I like *not httyd*, in it the kids parents go missing due to a new threat and it's up to them to save their parents along with returning peace to the kingdoms. And I don't wanna go with the whole *insert franchise name here*: Next generation as a name :3

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Ooooo, um, I'm not the best with titles, but I'll give it a shot.

 

Returning Legends.

From Then to Now.

Lost Chapters/Tales.

 

UMMM, can't think of any more

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Oohh returning legends I like that! Or maybe new legends? I like the legend part a lot :3

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New Legends sounds good!

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^New Legends sounds awesome!

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I'm absolutly horrible at titles so I'm just going to agree with new legends! It's a really great title

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I'm working on story about my

I'm working on story about my OC. give me feedback. the prologue is below.

It had all happened because of a shipwreck. We had set off in the early morning, just north of our destination. We were a small crew, on a small boat. We had set out to try and prove that there is more to the world that we know. You see, we lived on the southernmost island in the known world. My parents had been studying, and they believed that there was more to the world. They had heard of a place called Berk, where they tamed dragons. We had all set sail, and the voyage was going peacefully, until we got caught in a rip current. My parents yelled at me to get below deck, but  I didn’t want to listen. One of the crew members pulled my below deck, and told me to stay there until I was told to come out. His name was Alvin. He was a kind man who believed in what my parents were doing. The rip current pulled us towards some sort of island made of ice.While the current pulled us towards the island, icicles started falling on our ship, pounding down from the sky. We got closer and closer to a cave, too close to be able to escape. When we neared the cave, whatever icicles that were falling on us caused a cave in. Huge waves crashed over the ship, filling it with water. Sheets of ice came falling down, breaking everything to pieces. Everyone that wasn’t below decks was killed. I was the only survivor. I swam the short distance to shore and layed there,breathing hard, glad that I had escaped the horror that had just happened. And that is how I, an eight year old, was stranded on a strange island in the middle of nowhere. 

 

(it is suposed to be in past tense.)

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That's good! Very intriguing!

 

The only thing I can really see to improve on is:

Wordplay. Use some unusual words to capture the reader's attention.

Length. Little longer, perhaps? Though short can be intense.

 

Good work!

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Thanks for the feedback!

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Just made this a Facebook and Messenger group! :D

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that won't do me any good,

that won't do me any good, because i don't have facebook or messenger. if i get one of them, maybe i'll find it.

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Want me to make it a discord

Want me to make it a discord server too?

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I was actually going to make one XD I'll do it in a bit 

Thanks for the offer though :)

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do you have any tips for

do you have any tips for writing dialouge for Hiccup? 

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Maybe you can try getting more in tune with Hiccups character? You can rewatch the movies, tv series, and netflix series. You can also try picturing yourself in his shoes.  Also, I love your OC's story! I can't wait to read more of it, maybe try using more detail and it would be even better!

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Agreed

Agreed with what you said. 

Listen to how Hiccup speaks, too.

 

Also: shoe XD

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I agree to your agreement!

Thats just...I cant, I have no words....XD These are the only words I should say right now.... HICCUP FORGIVE ME!!!!!! I HAVE BETRAYED YOU BY FORGETTING THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU POSSESS! A STICKFOOT!!!!! XD 

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Thank you for the feedback! I think i am probably going to do more.

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I have decided to do more of my OC's story! the prolouge is supposed to be in itallics because I'm planning on making my OC have flashbacks, and that's how I'm going to write them.  Well, here is the new and improved prolouge! How do you like it?

It had all happened because of a shipwreck. We had set off in the early morning, just north of our destination. It was a cool, crisp morning. We were a small crew, on a small boat. We had set out to try to prove that there is more to the world that we know. You see, we lived on the southernmost island in the known world. My parents had been studying, and they believed that there was more to the world. They had heard of a place called Berk, where they tamed dragons. We had all set sail, and the voyage was going peacefully until we got caught in a rip current in the dead of night. By that point, we had been traveling for days and were running low on food. I woke to shouting and confusion, everyone trying to be optimistic. My parents yelled at me to get below deck, but I didn’t want to listen. One of the crew members pulled my below deck and told me to stay there until I was told to come out. His name was Alvin. He was a kind man who believed in what my parents were doing. The rip current pulled us towards some sort of island made of ice. As we got closer, it began to get colder. At least, that’s what I could tell from inside the ship. When we were nearing the island, still far enough away to turn around, icicles started falling out of nowhere. It felt as if they were attacking us, but they weren't. We got closer and closer to a cave, too close to be able to escape. When we neared the cave, whatever icicles that were falling on us caused a cave in. Huge waves crashed over the ship, filling it with water. It filled the cabins first, where I was. The water grasped at me, trying to pull me under. Sheets of ice came falling down, breaking everything to pieces. As I was struggling to stay aloft, a block of ice came crashing into the side of the boat, pushing it towards shore. A huge chunk of ice split the boat in two, letting me swim upwards. I swam towards shore, focused on only getting out and away from the water. Managing to grab onto an ice sheet floating towards shore, I hauled myself up onto of it, trying to hold on. It drifted towards shore, bringing me along with it. When I got to land, I realized that it wasn’t a beach and more of an icy cavern. When I was certain that I was not going to fall into the water, I called out softly “Mom? Dad? Where are you?” . When they didn’t respond, I began to worry. I got up and looked around for anyone or anything, hoping that there would be someone. When I found no one, the truth hit me hard. I was alone on this strange island. Everyone else on the boat had died. I was the only survivor.

(it is supposed to be in first person)

 

 

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This is good! Really good! :DD

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Do you think I should post it on the forums? If so, do you have any tips for how to organize those types of threads?