I love it. The forums are easy to navigate. The rules — common sense. The people — published and unpublished writers who are serious about writing or at least WANT to be. (Because, of course, you NEED to pay to join).
This is a continuation of this. So, If you haven’t lapped up that entry, please do so now.
Hunger Games is a Story with so many things going on at once it’s almost mind numbing. You know the feeling you get when someone you love caresses the same two-inch area on your body for five minutes straight. Yes. Just imagine that feeling all over, all inside your body and brain and everywhere. And turn the sensation amplification up to 9,000!
That’s what entering the world of Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games is like.
But once you get in and the numb feeling gets normalized. It’s so simple to understand, easy to follow, and fun to experience. (Never thought I’d say this about a dystopian novel.)
Yes, reading this series (or listening to it on audio format) is fun. Fun. FUN!
I have recently been exposed to people who have a hard time with this series because of the massive “killing issue” that is ever-present within the story. Yes, it’s there. It’s a dystopian society. But I think what they are really afraid of is the parallels with our society. Yes, the society depicted within the series is very EXTREME. However, our society is ever-growing in such extremes which makes it even more compelling of a read.
People are afraid for their financial futures. In the Hunger Games, there IS NO financial system. It’s ruled on fear, pain and death. Hence, the annual games to remind them all of this. Where will America be in the future. Maybe it will be Panem. Maybe not. But this story’s landscape does awaken the mind to such future possibilities.
Yes, It’s fiction. But it’s crazy scary possible. Don’t you think?
So I went to a game that my cousin played in a bit… Anyone hear of Lacrosse? It’s like fishing and football mashed together. I hardly understand how they have so much equipment on their bodies when field-hockey has none and looks more dangerous… Anyway, so I was watching my cousin play goalkeeper. He’s not an athlete. But that’s OK! I am basing this character … Loosely on him.
This is a writers community that is exclusive. Meaning you have to pay to join. I think that’s the best way to go if you ask me. I was in scribophile for a while a while back but you could join that for free if you want. Then get kudos to do things around the site. It’s a great system. But It doesn’t ring true for me in what I need as a writer. Plus you could pay for scribophile but it’s twice as much as bksp.org so… we’ll see…
I’ll let you know what I think of it after my trial 5 days 🙂
I’m switching things up. I recently have flopped around ideas about what story to write and which to focus on. I’m struggling with focus now. So, HERE IS MY THOUGHT!
You will see a form to the right so type-type-type and click-click-click your choice or just randomly pick one while singing the ABC’s or E-knee-me-knee-my-knee-mo!
(And for some reason my knee is feeling funny.)
So, I am developing my character of protagonistic proportions. He’s going to be 13 years old. He’s going to be approximately 5′ with dirty blonde/light brown hair and light blue eyes. A birdlike face, that is kind of cone shaped with a small button nose at the apex and flat, nonprotruding cheekbones that are neither speckled with freckles or clear.
So far that’s what I’ve got… Leave some love…
Been writing a redo of my past… More specifically my romantic past.
It’s going to stay between one Beta reader and myself for now.
With the eventual finish … I may or may not decide to publish it for the world under a special pen name.
But this is what I’ve been up to. Every other story including the blog novel have been placed on the back burner for now.
This is also a selfish project. It is to be a way of closure of giving up a certain dream…. or an opportunity to take a chance on something new and shiny.
So basically I’m putting this out there because things have shifted. Plus, I felt like sharing!!!
Anyone starting or finishing a new goal!? Comment!!!!