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Chapter 1 - LouellaLouella
The small ship that bore the Azarian girl home danced on the white waves of the Eastern Rockshore, her cream sails whistling softly in the morning breeze. It had been seven years since Louella Lovegard had seen her home. Her uncle had sent her away after the war. They said it was to help her learn of her Breyian heritage and she had believed them, as only a child of eight could. Now she knew. His pride could not bear to see a child of his blood in the hands of a Leavold, especially when the pain was still so raw.
She was a child of the east, a descendent of the Sea Goddess, a Lovegard. She came from a land where fish and horses and iron prospered, not the gold that littered the northern ground where the great Leavold family resided.
The sea spray wet her pale cheeks as she looked to the clear horizon laid out before her, her homeland growing before them.
"We shall make port within the hour, milady," the captain said behind her.
He was a stout man of forty years and smelt of the
Shape Shifter Story 0.1Chapter 1
When the blindfold finally came off, after three days of travelling on boat and two by bus, Ashley was in the middle of a crowd, deep within a dense forest. The two men that had brought her disappeared into the crowd only to stand around the edges with the others of their kinds.
They had found her down back alleyways, being slowly chased by a group of men. Before they kidnapped her they had rescued her. But now she was far from home, lost.
She looked around her to see four beautiful ladies stood behind the wooden stage covered with ancient words that she couldn't read, all with two other women standing beside them. They seemed ageless, like statues carved in marble forever watching the crowd.
The closest had thick black hair, tipped with gold, flying lose about her long face. She possessed the beautiful features of her African ancestors, with fierce dark eyes and full lips set proudly. The golden marks running down the sides of her face appeared to be that of thickly sewn tog
A Guide to Writing DialogueWhat is dialogue, exactly? The definition from Merriam-Webster’s dictionary was several lines long, so I shall summarize it in a short sentence for the sake of the readers; it’s the writing that illustrates conversations between two or more characters in a story. We read and hear it all around us, but creating it in your own work can be a challenge. However, if you find dialogue an obstacle in your writing, then don’t push the panic button. In this tutorial, you’ll find by analyzing what dialogue can do and how to use it, you can turn your greatest fear into your greatest ally in your story.
What dialogue is
Like I’ve asserted before, dialogue is basically what the characters are saying to each other. It can be found in multiple mediums such as books, movies, comics, video games, etc. We even engage in dialogue daily without even thinking. When you talk to your best friend, a co-worker, or even your dog, you create dialogue. It’s exchang
five.Five is the number of times you worry he’s stopped breathing, as the surgeons carve around his heart, twisting away the plaque ridden arteries, and pulling a vein out of his leg. Five is the number of heart wrenching hours you and your family were waiting in the hospital room, worried that your lives would crumble, that there would be five members of the family instead of six, that five days out of the week he would not come home for dinner, that five kisses from him would no longer be given to his wife and four children. Five was the amount of fingernails you bit off while watching people enter and exit the waiting room, and the amount of minutes your mother spent on the phone, explaining that something was wrong. Five is the critical difference between holding a father’s hand as your mother cries into his heart shaped pillow. The difference between rejoicing and smiling weakly because he’s okay or carrying your father’s American-flag-covered-casket and watchin
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