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  • Daughter of Stone
    Daughter of Stone
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    by SofiaF
  • Fox (Winner of The Sin Eater's Daughter Writing Competition)
    Fox (Winner of The...
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    by SofiaF
  • The Thread Bearer
    The Thread Bearer
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  • Our Planet
    Our Planet
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  • SofiaF
    2 years agoReply
    I thought my love for this would stop at the title - which is so cute, especially because I'm from the UK and love me some Early grey - but then I kept reading and fell in love. You're really good with details and creating atmosphere - keep writing! My only CC, and this is a small one, would be to incorporate a bit more punctuation into your writing. You can use semi colons to keep topics together, so that the reader can take a natural pause but not lose the subject and dashes. Dashes are my fave for emphasis in places. But that's it!
    Earl Grey at the End of the World
    Earl Grey at the...
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    A very strange thing I am writing. A short story which I estimate will end up being half an hour-ish in length. Just a heads up, in chapter three, the double dashes are the closest I could get to those...
  • SofiaF

    mumbled "Concepts"

    2 years agoReply
    Really want to write a pirate story - there aren't many around!

    Does anyone know of any good swashbuckling stories?
    YamiBaki
    2 years ago
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    I know what you mean, it's hard to find a good pirate story. If you do decide to write one, I wouldn't mind reading it. :)
    SofiaF
    2 years ago
    I'm glad you agree - might have to! They do say you should write the stories you want to read after all
    YamiBaki
    2 years ago
    Yup! And I'm glad some people go with that saying, there are so many talented writers out there and I love reading what they write. I support your decision to write a pirate story, will it be romance or comedy? :3
  • SofiaF

    mumbled "Critique Partner (#CP)"

    2 years agoReply
    Hi everyone,

    I know we all love writing and reading each other's stories - but is anyone finished with a manuscript and at the stage where they feel they need extra eyes?

    I wondered what the deal was with Critique partners on here - do you ever exchange emails and chapters and provide feedback?

    If so, I'd love to sync up and share this task with someone!

    We can exchange emails and maybe first few chapters and take it from there?

    Thanks everyone!
    Lavern L.C.
    2 years ago
    I am not really working on anything serious right now, but I would be more than happy to look over anything that you have, and then you could look over the next think that I write.... My e-mail is lavern2002@gmail.com :-)
  • SofiaF

    mumbled "Struggling with corny confessions of love"

    2 years agoReply
    Hi everyone on Movella,

    Writing the final scene for my YA book The Fox and my male MC tells the heroine that he loves her.
    She doesn't believe it, because of all the difficult things she's been through in her life.
    But he tells her why.

    Is this paragraph too cheesy?
    Your input/thoughts would be greatly appreciated as these kind of scenes are not my forte...

    “I know you think your soul is beyond saving, but this is what makes you beautiful to me. You care enough about what you’ve done to punish yourself over and over again. And still, after all you’ve suffered, you’re brave, and you’re honourable. In spite of what you’ve done, I love you for what you are - what your circumstances did not destroy.”

    Thanks in advance!!
    Eve Smallman
    2 years ago
    Hmmm, I'm kind of not a fan of the fact he only mentions what her struggles have made her, not like little things about her (like how she fiddles with her hair when she's excited or something) :). You do have a nice writing style though!
    SofiaF
    2 years ago
    Hi @[Enya Sanders☕️] thats a very good point that I didn't even consider - definitely adding that in! Thanks so much :)
  • SofiaF

    mumbled "Damn, this is so true!"

    2 years agoReply
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    Editing my first manuscript of 'The Fox' and this is basically how I spend most of my time...

    It's so hard to self-edit

    Anyone have any tips?
    Chloe McCormick
    2 years ago
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    I know the feel D:

    I haven't ever managed to self edit a full novel yet and my family & friends are expecting buy my first novel by the end of the summer hahaha xD like that'll happen

    All I can say is force yourself. It won't edit on its own =D
    ~Invisible~
    2 years ago
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    I HATE EDITING MY WORK BECAUSE I READ IT OVER A THOUSAND TIMES AND IT ALL SOUNDS BORING AND UUUUGGGHHHHH
    SofiaF
    2 years ago
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    Ugh you totally understand my pain! Pressure is so annoying, I mean, I wanna make something of writing but going back and finding out what you wrote makes no sense is totally demoralising

    Keep at it guys! You can do it though :)
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