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  1. RiverNymph

    Naming Dillema

    Hi there! I just joined this forum because I'm planning to write a book and this seems like a great place to get feedback! Anyway, I'm not sure how to explain this well so bear with me. Okay so I don't really know much about my story yet other than the fact it will be about orcs in a positive...
  2. Mari More

    Looking for Someone who can Create Illustrations for my Book

    My book is new and has less than chapters as of now. I am looking for someone who can draw still arts of characters and certain locations/places that is necessary in the story. For characters, I have references but I can't put those references together to create the person because I don't have...
  3. S.T. Ockenner

    Vivid Description Of Your Characters

    Here is a thread to put vivid descriptions of your characters whenever you may wish. I will give an example: He was an attractive, middle aged man with umber skin framed by green tipped curls. His mustache was rather absurdly bushy, yet also rather well groomed. His hair reached past his...
  4. T

    Every cool new character in my story wears a cloak

    This. I don't know anymore.... I had a fantasy story in mind for quite some time and am now at the stage of thinking about my characters individual looks and such things (I might be over thinking everything but I really like being organized in my character descriptions and designs. I can't help...
  5. D

    How to avoid revealing too much character history?

    How do you show a character has a problem on their mind without going into excessive detail? In my case this 'problem' is a sub-plot which will tie into the main plot at the end. It's vital to the plot and character but I don't want it revealed completely but my POV character has it on his mind...
  6. ChibiMango-Flooferz

    Your character's development history?

    How did you come up with your characters? How far have they changed from the original concept? One of my side characters, Limes, is a character I've had since 2015. Her creation is a bit of an embarassing story. On Deviantart, there's a trend of creating fictional races with guidelines for...
  7. Limes Original Design

    Limes Original Design

    OOF Limes' original design
  8. D

    Need some help with my main character?

    I'm looking for personality traits and fears that might steam from a person whose sibling was favored above them. I have jealousy, hatred and envy. I also have "no feeling good enough" as a fear. I want these emotions to be directed towards the sibling receiving the favoritism not the one giving...
  9. Dragons Breath and Fairy dust

    Dragons Breath and Fairy dust

    Short stories set in the world of my book "Descendants of Magic", the tale of how the veil between the human world and Faerie land split and the chaos that followed, when Faerie became a part of Washington DC. It mostly explores a pre veil split Faerie land and the wonderful and terrible things...
  10. martinH

    The "new" Death

    Hi everyone, I am looking for a bit of advice and a focused discussion, as I am in the state of deep analysis at the moment. So, I apologize in advance for a lengthy explanation. For some time I have been thinking about writing a comedic fantasy story, as I am a big Terry Pratchett fan. I am a...
  11. D

    Trouble creating an opponent

    I am struggling to come up with an opponent for one of my characters. I know that a good opponent shows the weaknesses in the protagonist, that they and the protagonist should be fighting over the same goal, etc. I've read endless advice about creating opponents. But I just can't seem to get...