Greetings From A Far Away Land

Discussion in 'Greetings!' started by Minimire Galfindo, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Minimire Galfindo

    Minimire Galfindo New Member

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    Greetings everyone!

    I am Minimire Galfindo, but feel free to call me Minimire, Mini, or even Min. I am a writer and a reader. I write these genres the best: fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary and romance. And for reading, my favourite genres are: fantasy, sci-fi, romance, contemporary, and thriller.

    I'm currently writing a high fantasy novel with my friend from another country. This is really new and exciting for both of us as neither of us have worked with a co-writer before, let alone one from another country. There's still a lot for us to do, in fact, we are not even 50% done with our novel. We are currently working on the worldbuilding of our world and there is still so many gaps to fill out. And the fact that there is a 5 hour difference in timezone makes it harder for us to work together as we have lesser time together.

    But that does not stop us from pursuing our dreams of completing the novel and maybe one day I might share a little small scene from the book or some information of our world :)

    So I just realized I have not mentioned this but the reason I joined this site is to gain some new major fantasy fans as friends. Unfortunately none of my friends or classmates back at school are major readers or writers so it's really hard to talk about my hobbies with them and have them really understand how joyful and also frustrating at times writing can be.

    I really hope to meet some fantasy writers here as well, so that I can finally discuss about books and writing with someone other than my amazing writing partner XD Don't get me wrong, I love chatting with her and all but she has her own life as well and we don't talk every single day so it would be really nice to be able to talk to others who share the same passion as I do

    Alright I believe that is all for now, feel free to ask me any questions or shoot me a message :)
     
  2. Midnattblod

    Midnattblod Ranger of Shadow

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    welcome to this little corner of the internet :). it's always nice to see a fellow writer join. (maybe we might have a shot at that short story contest again). I hope you enjoy your time here though. I've found that in the time I've been here, I've made, what I would call, quite a few friendships. so yea.
     
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    Minimire Galfindo New Member

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    Arkonian Doyle Escapist

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    Welcome to you!;)
     
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    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    Welcome to the Abyss..
    ha there are many writers here and obviously everyone here loves fantasy novels / movies / games.
    You mentioned you are co-writing a novel with someone overseas? that is bold and intriguing at the same time.
    A 5 hour time difference would be difficult to communicate other than email or text. Hmm best of luck
    Always follow your dreams, that's my philosophy.
    Everyone here is friendly so don't be shy. I'm not a writer myself. I'm a graphic designer however I like to read and picture images in my head for new art so please give us a teaser ;)
     
  6. Minimire Galfindo

    Minimire Galfindo New Member

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    thank you :)

    haha thank you! yes it's definitely a new experience for both of us, and yes, we talk through whatsapp and the five hour difference can really be annoying sometimes, especially when i've got school, but we try to squeeze in whatever free time we have to write together. and we're doing the writing on google docs which is really great as i can just share the doc with her so that's how we both write together :) graphic designer wow! that's really cool! i have a friends who plan to take that course in poly. but what kind of designs do you do? if you don't mind, would you show some examples? and we have not actually started on the actual writing of the story yet, we're still working on the worldbuilding but i guess i can show you guys a small snippet from the descriptions of one of the elven races.

     
  7. Firiath

    Firiath Halfling barbarian

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    Welcome to TFF, Mini! That writing project does sound interesting, exciting even! Can't wait to hear more :D
     
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    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    Ah right. Yeah That would work quite well I guess. I just wonder what would happen if you disagree on certain aspects or plot lines.. but I guess that's part of the fun heh.
    NOOOO tell them to RUN AWAY! It sounds like an awesome job but it's horrible. Trust me! Every single graphic artist hates their job due to hectic deadlines, aresehole clients that don't understand things take time and people who simply dont pay for their goods. Plus you get all your mates (friends) asking for t-shirts or posters or banners etc.. etc.. all the time ugh.
    unfortunatley there isnt an awefull lot I can show you, due to people ripping it off the net and using it for themselves. Even a cheap pixelated version of a vector can be stolen these days. I generally these days make Signs, posters, banners, t-shirt prints, lightboxes, stickers, magnets, car/motorbike decals (car wrapping). For companies in Australia and overseas in some occasions. Pretty much anything you can think of digitally printed or screen printed. I did have a website once with some of my personal art on.. and found out that some night club in norway was using my art as their effing flyer background. Mind you, they did email me about it to ask for permission after they did it. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Kelmourne

    Kelmourne The Savage Hippy

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    Welcome to TFF Min! I think you are our second Singaporean.
     
  10. NilsHernadi1

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    Hello and welcome! greetings from another universe :D