Usually it’s purple. But it can also be like this
Usually it’s purple. But it can also be like this
You know, I’m starting to believe we’re talking about two completely different things that simply happen to use similar terminology.
Did you draw that yourself? It looks nice!
I’m not sure what you’re asking me here. I meant if they used the exact description from the books then there would be trouble. As in copying it word for word.
EDIT @WRMK Yes, I thought the Lannister too, especially since their main “rival” is a black wolf on white background. I swear despite the similarities I’ve never watched a single episode of Game of Throne, and I’ve never read the books
You’re not missing much. I mean, the books are quite entertaining but they can be a bit of a slog to get through. And don’t worry, as I said (and others have said on here), Lions have been used a lot in heraldry and other images. That image was distinctive enough that I didn’t really think of either HP or ASOIAF. It’s also nicely done.
Note that I do not know the books; my point was that, if the word-for-word description would be “golden lion’s head on red background”, seeing the exact same wording in another book wouldn’t sound much like plagiarism. To me at least. It’d be just a descriptor, same way as “a white apartmemt building with five floors”.
Ah, I get what you mean now. I cannot remember how detailed the descriptions were in the books (it’s been a while since I read them) but I believe they had a little more than just ‘golden lion on a red background’ as it was detailing the crests for each house.
I’d be the same and wouldn’t make the connection that it’s the same text passage but it’s not us that a writer would need to worry about.
Hey guys, sorry I dropped off the face of the planet for a bit. I’ve been having a rough few months personally, and just as bad a time with my writing. The scene that’s giving me trouble is small and inconsequential to the overall plot, so its shouldn’t be stressing me out as much as it is, but I can’t seem to figure it out. I finally decided that I just need to cut the whole thing and start over which is discouraging because I’ve spent several weeks working on it. I know the chapter will be better off, but I’m having a hard time bring myself to cut it which is making it hard to want to work on my WIP.
I’m actually considering working on something different for a while to get some space from it, and come back after a week or so. On the one hand I feel like working on another project will get me excited about writing again, but on the other I could see myself shelving my current WIP for a lot longer than intended.
I keep a file where I store cut material like this, and I sometimes do come back to it and end up reusing the material later, or bits and pieces of it.
I suggest doing the same thing. Many authors do this, so you are not alone
It will be there waiting for you when you are ready, and you can focus on your current WiP that way.
I’ve been here as well, and the “time away” can balloon if you are not careful.
Hopefully, once you move this “cut” scene to your file of cut-but-kept material, your mind allows you to focus on moving forward.
I hope it gets better for you soon!
This is an unfortunate part of writing. I had cut over 60k words a couple months ago, so I feel your pain.
Doing this with the said cuts has helped me as I have had opportunities to reuse cut material in different ways.
A recommendation from someone trying to rekindle a project that started and almost finished near a decade ago. DON’T ERASE IT by depression. I have the 130k of the finished project that’s it.
All lore preparation to do code is GONE. I only have the game I used to beta testing back then.
I mean I am redone everything but still have all my material I think it was more than 400k back then could have helped me now.
Still I was able to finished a workable game to finish so I suppose that mean something.
Please take some time off to rest. And then, finish it to the best of your ability. All the best!
Same here. For now, @Cat-Toes, try to keep in mind that cutting is progress – not of the satisfying, word-count-boosting kind, but all the more important for that. Hang in there…
Lost around six thousand words of my WiP when transferring stuff from one computer to another, but hey, that’s just… starting with a new leaf… and beginning again… and… ah, who am I kidding. It’s going to take at least a few days to lessen this sensation of utter disappointment. It’s all gone now, lol.
So, taking a brief break from stuff for B:C this weekend to get SfAL up to where it should be and just came across this gem of a grammar check.
I had to google the word as I had never heard it or even seen it used in a sentence before. I honestly thought Microsoft Word was messing with me.
Figured I’d share for anyone else getting frustrated with edits and grammar.
There’s a bunch of irregular verbs. For example: fly, flew, had flown.
Lifelong grammar nerd here. I can confirm that “stridden” never, ever looks or feels correct even though it is.
Now I’m curious: do you have this feeling about every verb that conjugates like that, or just stridden?
No, I don’t have any problem at all with ridden or hidden or bidden or trodden, but stridden leaves me stricken.
@JBento I know but that verb is just irregular. I’ve seen other weird ones that make sense (or “sound” right) but stridden just doesn’t feel like a word to me.
@AletheiaKnights Yeah, I just decided to rearrange the sentence a little because it just looked so wrong to me.