@waterlily Yeah, you can kind of imagine how that town got its name. 🙂 I made a couple of variations like Hestunk and Shestounk, but I liked Shestunk best. (I make so many, and I eliminate and delete until I have a small enough list to post here. 🙂 )
I wonder who it was, exactly, that stunk so badly they gave the town a name like that?
@waterlily OOOH!!! She’s going to be a great Kirlas! I think the name goes perfectly with the character.
Can I please, please read it – or at least some of it – when it’s done? *smiles coaxingly*
@waterlily Have you ever seen the 1940 version of Pride and Prejudice? I love Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in the main roles, and Melville Cooper as Mr. Collins is hilarious! (They changed a lot of things from the book, though, including moving it to the 1860s.)
Hey, everyone! Look what I have here! I made up some place names!
Even worse than character names for me are place names, but here are a few I created out of words smashed together and turned inside out.
@waterlily Showing them in a “murkier” way might definitely help! I didn’t even think about changing the feel of it by taking advantage of the visual medium I’ll be using.
@livgiordano I think it is a good idea to have them shorter.. It would feel more natural 🙂 Love to hear your opinions on it from someone who enjoys it. Also glad that most…[Read more]
@itisastarrynight Please do use them, and please do tell us if you do! 🙂
@waterlily I love Kirlas! She sounds like a strong but sweet girl. I’ve been imagining her with brown hair and green eyes, but is that totally different from how she will be in – um – unreal life? 🙂 Let me know a teeny bit about your story, because I feel like a mo…[Read more]
I’ve had this same problem before. There are a couple ways to handle it. You can just do flashbacks, which can definitely work if you do them well. But if you don’t like flashbacks, there are a couple other ways. @waterlily mentioned one way – having memories triggered by his surroundings, and just remembering her in his thoughts. You mentioned…[Read more]
@waterlily 😀 Yeah. That sounds like a pretty neat idea.
The seawyrms sound quite interesting, too. The crests confused me at first, but I realized you could do something like having a way in the story to manipulate pigments in their scales and cause certain colors to bleed through, and to make the crest, the colors are manipulated in a certain…[Read more]
@waterlily That’s great! Which ones do you like best? I want to know if anyone has the same favorites as I do.
(I actually held back on my favorite of favorites. I am going to try to use it in one of my own stories, because I love it so much.) 🙂
@waterlily This does sound like a neat concept! The only thing that doesn’t quite make sense to me is how the seawyrms could have her family crest marked on them? Am I just misunderstanding? Of course, when you go to write this you can definitely explain in better detail. XD
@seekjustice Talk about a gruesome topic…
What about firing squads? Or… Locking someone in a room and sucking out all the oxygen? Or… I got nothing… Not the kind of thing I mull over. XD 😉
@waterlily If you’ve subscribed to Kingdom Pen, you will receive KP’s free resources. There’s a worksheet there that will work you through the concepts that basically everyone said above 🙂
@waterlily Cool! I’m definitely going to have to check them out now.
@SeekJustice for the most part, the things that were kind of mature in the book weren’t really in the TV series, so that was nice. If you’re wanting to watch it. 🙂
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