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Fantasy: February 15, 2023 Issue [#11811]

 This week: Persistence or Steadfastness
  Edited by: Prosperous Snow
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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
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About This Newsletter

Persistence or steadfastness is important in achieving any goal. Sometimes we or our characters are confronted with apparently immovable roadblocks to the goal. There are, at least, five ways to deal with these roadblocks.

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How do your characters deal with apparently immovable roadblocks to their quest? Do they tend to push or hack at the roadblock until it disintegrates or their weapons are destroyed? Do they pull back and consult together on the best way to go over, under, or around it?

The way your characters respond to a roadblock standing in the way of their quest reveals their personalities. Some will stubbornly hack at the roadblock, like knights hacking at the legs of a Golem until they break their swords or the Golem disintegrates. Other characters will pull back and consider other solutions to the problem. Some may even kneel in prayer and ask for divine assistance in solving the problem.

Each of these solutions reveals a character's persistence in continuing their journey. Each individual has a different way of showing persistence or steadfastness. Some people insist on moving forward through an immovable roadblock. Other people will find a way to circumvent the roadblock without giving up the goal.

Which of these is the best solution. That depends on the individual's personality and past experiences. It also depends on the roadblock confronting them in the quest to achieve their goal. You have to know your character to decide which solution will eventually let them succeed in their journey or quest.

Editor's Picks

 The Transnian Contract  (13+)
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 The Inventor and the Flood  (E)
Steampunk story.
#2288359 by Igor Skoglund

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Mirror  (13+)
A Scottish daughter of Poseidon goes to sea? (I think I've lost the plot.) For the Cramp.
#2289336 by Wickedfugitive

 Dumbledore's Discovery - Proud to win!  (ASR)
After his famous thesis on the uses of Dragon's blood, Dumbledore turns his attention ...
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 Time for a Change  (18+)
A sickness has taken over the planet of Jooflin. Only Time Travel can save them now.
#2289375 by PureSciFi

Just a World Away  (E)
Right time, wrong place.
#1941292 by Jatog the Green

The Exodus Arks  (13+)
The wormhole offers an escape for the church from the rise of the AntiChrist
#2264440 by LightinMind

Moon Material  (E)
What really happened when the Luna 9 space craft landed on the moon.
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Ask & Answer

GaelicQueen writes: Never used one of my phobias in a story. However, walking into an unseen spider web makes me an instant Ninja. I sometimes have the feeling of a spider crawling up my leg. The one nightmare I had was not spider related, but was stress induced - it involved being in an elevator going from the 20th floor to the first floor, during the descent it started to tumble within the elevator shaft.

Beholden writes: I have written several stories either inspired by or containing incidents from dreams. At least one of them was the result of a childhood dream that I still remember seventy years later. Others are the result of remembering a dream in the morning and realising that I could use them to generate short stories. It's like trying to get a campfire started without matches - any spark will do!

Detective writes: I've had a few dreams that have inspired stories. I try to keep a notebook and pen by my bed to write stuff down, so I don't forget but I'm not always successful. Some of those dream inspired stories are WIPs.

BIG BAD WOLF 34 on June 3 writes: I've used a few dreams to write stuff. Tried doing a contest once - it did okay, for a while.

brom21 writes: Like many people, I believe some dreams have special meaning. I recall one where there was a glowing blue pyramid over a pool of water that was associated with a mysterious book. I wish I could have remembered more. It was quite surreal. I also still think God speaks through dreams even today on a side note. Pretty cool, I think. lol. I appreciate the NL!

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