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  • Mageheart
    Aug 28, 2018

    Happy birthday! <3

  • AvantCoffee HA! *cries*
    Feb 7, 2018

    Emberly Lol xD
    Feb 7, 2018

  • Me: I've gotten so much writing done today! I should celebrate!

    Also me: *has only written 30 words* >_>

  • #alphabetanswers

    Age: 16
    Biggest Fear: Dying before I get a chance to live.
    Current Time: 11:03 AM
    Drink You Last Had: Water
    Every Day Starts With: Chores
    Favorite Song: Honestly don't really have one right now, but... Fake It by Seether?
    Ghosts: Nah
    Hometown: In your basement probably
    In Love With: My characters. My characters are bae.
    Jealous Of: Not really anyone. I just do my own thing.
    Killed Anyone: Lots of times. I actually have someone to kill for a second time pretty soon in this 3rd draft.
    Last Time You Cried: Two days ago. 6 hours of sleep every night, school that lasts 8 hours, and no time to work on my book. Let's just say I couldn't take it anymore.
    Middle Name: Classified
    Number of Siblings: 3 other siblings. I'm the firstborn.
    One Wish: To be a published author.
    Last Person I Called: I don't call people.
    Question You Are Often Asked: Are you getting off that computer yet?
    Reason to Smile: My book.
    Song You Last Sang: Numb by Linkin Park
    Time You Woke Up: 9:30 AM
    Unlikeliest Thing You've Ever Done: Made friends
    Vacation Destination: The state where my family lives.
    Worst Habit: Staying up too damn late.
    X-rays: None
    Your Favorite Food: Cereal
    Zodiac Sign: Virgo

  • Just so you know, if you eat the chips as you pour them, it doesn't count towards your total number of chips.

    You're welcome.

    Bellarke HA! LOL. So true!!
    Jan 31, 2018

  • Me at 11 PM: Hey, I'm tired, I think I'll take an early night tonight!


    I finished that chapter.

  • Congrats on your first review star!

    Emberly Thanks!
    Jan 27, 2018

  • Congrats on getting your first review star!

    Emberly Thank you. ^_^
    Jan 27, 2018

  • TheBlueCat
    Jan 27, 2018

    Congrats on the first star! :D


    Emberly Thanks! ^_^
    Jan 27, 2018

  • Congratulations on already earning your first review star! That's great! And welcome to the site as well. :) It looks like you probably know how everything works now, but if you ever need any help navigating YWS feel free to reach out.


    Emberly Thank you!
    Jan 27, 2018

  • Today I learned that crying tears of joy is an actual thing. That's a nice feeling.

  • ChieTheWriter
    Jan 24, 2018

    Late welcome to YWS, fellow fantasy writer!

    Emberly Haha, thank you. ^_^
    Jan 24, 2018

    ChieTheWriter And thanks for the follow, btw.
    Jan 24, 2018

  • Use the word 'said'. It is invisible to the eye and doesn't distract the reader from what's being said. Words such as 'screamed', 'exclaimed', and 'replied' take a moment to process, whereas 'said' does not.

    You can definitely use the others words—in fact there are many situations where they would be better than using 'said'. Just use them sparingly and when it really matters to get across how something is being spoken.

    zaminami said is dead
    Jan 24, 2018

    Emberly Haha, no. If what your character is saying isn't strong enough without 'screamed' then it probably shouldn't be said at all. It's the same thing with exclamation points.
    Jan 24, 2018

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  • Welcome to YWS, Emberly! Love your name and your avatar :)

    Emberly Thank you! ^_^
    Jan 24, 2018

  • Why Writers Don't Have Real Life Friends

    The characters in our heads are better
    Outsiders think we're weird
    We're weird
    We sit in dark holes with snacks and coffee and don't talk to anyone
    We're too busy thinking about our books to notice you, sorry not sorry

The adjective should reinvent the noun.
— Leslie Norris