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Poem: "The Steamsmith" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "The Steamsmith"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 4th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>> it would be wonderful to have a 'shared folder' for world-building and brain-storming. <<

Yeah, if we could find a way to make that work conveniently. There are file-sharing options online but I tend to make them all crash. :P We could just pass stuff back and forth. I so need to collate some background material files for this project, as soon as it stops, um, fizzing wildly in my brain and foaming all over everywhere.

>>I wonder wheter it could work as a setting for 'mixed media': poetry and prose for instance, I have a few scenes in mind that might coalesce in something more, but the main elements of the setting should be firm for that to work (anything I might write will go by you before being made public, of course).<<

That would be cool. It's such a big setting, both in terms of global scope and social import. Some stories (whether prose or poetry) are really going to depend on precise scientific details or unique historical twists. Others may be more general or more personal. I am trying to figure out some of the major characteristics of the setting.

>>Yes that's how I 'sense' her too. Whatever gets the job done... <<

*nod* Maryam is pragmatic without being provincial.

>> It's interesting to compare the characters that came out from my involvement in your Poetry Fishbowls. <<

Oh yes, I love doing this! It has come up in various posts, dealing with gender or ethnicity or what-all else. I always have to laugh when someone says that a writer's characters are all just like the writer. Mine aren't even like each other.

>> The Origami Mage seems the most at ease in her culture and her role, she nudges and flows, tries to leave things better than she had found them but doesn't 'fight' openly. <<

Yes. She is a good fit for her culture. So are Shahana and Ari, for all their world is on the rocks right now.
marina_bonomi From: marina_bonomi Date: November 4th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>> We could just pass stuff back and forth. I so need to collate some background material files for this project,<<

That would be good, I already have a 'Maryam' folder on my PC (most empty now, but I think it will be bulging in no time).

>>as soon as it stops, um, fizzing wildly in my brain and foaming all over everywhere.<<

You too? :D , today I caught myself driving to the wrong place for a job appointment because my brain was in Maryam's London.

Do you have my email address?
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