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Writers' Lounge - For All Games!

CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
My friend @friendsfan367 suggested, " i think it would be cool to have like a writer lounge where new writers like me could chat with old writers like you. opps i meant experinced."

So, here we have it! The Writers' Lounge, where new writers can chat with old writers like me!

This is a place to talk about all aspects of your writing! Every Simming and writing question is welcome, and everyone is invited to chime in with writerly suggestions, responses, jokes, feedback, gripes, comments, and conundrums.

Even though we're located in the Sims 4 area, writers of stories involving all Sims games are welcome!

We have people who write stories using Sims 2, Sims 3, and Sims 4 games--and everyone is appreciated and included!

You'll find that we're really welcoming, and we're really cool, and this thread is totally awesome. And we have a few common sense guidelines to help keep it that way. (We've learned from experience! :wink: )
  1. Treat each other with kindness, acceptance, appreciation, and respect.
  2. Follow the EA Forum Guidelines.
  3. Remember that this is a public forum, meaning that anybody anywhere with Internet access can read what you write. If you're a youngster, don't write anything you wouldn't want your mom to read. If you're an adult, don't write anything you wouldn't want your kid or niece or nephew to read.

Please don't feel bad if we pop in for gentle reminders if things get really OT or if we start to veer from the forum guidelines. We still love you!

I'll keep the coffee and tea pots full--you bring your favorite mug, and let's kick back and chat about writing!

Daily Conversations

Join us for daily conversations! We've got themed conversations Monday - Sunday. Of course, you can talk about other things, too! But if you're looking for a specific topic, swing by and join us!

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Writer/Reader Community Threads
You might also enjoy these threads: Freezer Bunny Book Club | Short Story Writing Challenges

How Do I Get Started Writing?
If you have questions about writing SimLit, please see the following guide, written and compiled by @JulyVee94.
A Quick Guide to SimLit

Are You Listed?
If you write SimLit, be sure to get your work listed with the Stories and Legacies Index, created, maintained, and updated by Librarian Extraordinaire, @mastressalita !

How do you get listed? Just pop on over to the Stories and Legacies Index blog and fill out the handy-dandy submission form!

Note: If you're already listed and you need to revise or update your listing, you can use the same form to make your amendment!

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Directory of Active Members
Here's a listing of the blogs/threads of the regulars here. If you'd like to have your blog or thread listed here, please let @friendsfan367 or me (CathyTea) know. I'm kinda busy, so it might take me a little while to get you listed, but I definitely will list your story here, if you request it! And... Happy Reading! :smiley:

Note: Some of these stories may contain adult subject matter. Please read at your discretion.

Acarb90 - Metro - A City Story
AdamsEve1231 - Kassiopeia Fullbright Story Series | A Life of Whimsy: An ISBI TS4 Challenge] | Colt Family Traitacy | From Riverview, With Love | Other Stories | Simblr | Darkness May Dream
AkramA - Castellon Legacy
aroseinbloom - A Rose In Bloom Sims
Arrowleaf - The Landon Legacy
AuroraLockwod - The Family Black
BBQPenguinWings Trish - A Penguin's Adventure in Simming
CathyTea - CathyTea's SimLit Anthology
cecerose0208 - Dreams & Drama Blog on Wordpress/
CharmingMaruska - Truly Curly's Disney Legacy
CitizenErased - Ashes to Ashes | Dust to Dust *Completed | Paranormal Neighborhood
cshaner - Simfluence: Where Sims Influence the Story
cully_c - Short Stories | Simmillionaire | Wonder Child
Darra84 - My Incredible Adventure in the Sims 4 World
DeiraShadeweaver - The Shadowden (Tumblr) | Deira Plays Sims (Wordpress)
DreamsInPixels - Requiem
EiraRose - Song of the Nightingale
Emma-LeeXOXO - Disney Legacy
eric_the_sims_man - SimLit by Eric the Sims Man
eXokamikaze - ninjapigsims
fabtiffsim - The Ojas Tribe
friendsfan367 - friendsfan36
iheartdinosx3 - The Belle Legacy
ilovebunnys65 - The Watergates
InfraGreen - Eight Cicadas
JellySimwich - Life Is
Jes2G - Jes2G Stories
JoieWilder - The Thoreau Legacy | Building Us and The More the Wilder
JulyVee - Julyvee's Sims Stories | Vee is for Vortex
Kurdaneva - The Red Hourglass
LegacySims2017 - Legacy Sims
lisabee2 - Simsational
lovesstorms - Lovesstorms Stories
Lynwood - Gieke Legacy | Wishing Upon a Star 2.0 | Operation: Pollinate Newcrest!
Madame Lee - Charming Disney Legacy | Disney Sims Neighborhood
Maladi777 - The Heffner Legacy
mastressalita - Sim Stories
MedleyMisty - In the Valley of the Sun
Meggles - MeggSims
MrsRacooney - Daughters of the Warrioress
msbeckycat - Love: The Lindsey Legacy
MunterBacon - Ironbound and My Life as a Zombie
ninaumi - The Umi Legacy | Wacky Lyles OWBC
OJenn - Memoirs | Memoir Me Thread
orangeplumbob - Second Chances
peatock - Velasco Legacy
Pegasus - makplays
pickledsimmer - The Heller Legacy
pronterus - Undead with Benefits
ra3rei - Raerei's Fortress
Rainydayz179 - Rainy Dayz Gamez | Keeping Up With the Joneses
rednenemom - The Racket-Rotter Chronicles
RipuAncestor - The Fey of Life
RoryGilmore34 - Legacies of the Sims
RosemaryMariee - Noble Doubt and Other Stories
SimmerSteffie - Priest Legacy
Simslover163 - Sims Nation, Sims World, All Things Sims
Sonniejj - Fiore Legacy Challenge
Sourocha - The Life of the Majolentes
SpixieSim = Spixie's Sim Stories
SubtleSimming - An Unclean Slate
SunnyShay - Hella Good | Love Shot
SummerFalls - SummerFalls Stories
supernatural103 - Isaac Sisters
swcheppes - Sim-ply Awesome
sweetnightingale = Forever In Time | Another World | Colors of Loving | As Tears Go By | Sweet Nightingale's Sims
TaraIris94 - Bachelorette Legacy
ThePlumbob - The Bloomer Legacy
TheoriesofHappiness - The Humble Legacy
Thymeless - Can You Hear the Violins? | Centauri Legacy
Twiggy - Twiggy's Sims Adventures
UniquePuggle - Wallingsford Historical Legacy
VanityHigh - VanityHigh Sim Stories
Wasting_Night - SimSacious Magazine
xJojox - Fine Lines
xMike_BX - Murder Valley Sims


Birthday Registry
If your name is not on this list, and you'd like to be included (so that you can sample some of SummerFalls' awesome happiness birthday cupcakes on YOUR birthday), please PM CathyTea

January 4th - cully_c
January 7th - Sterretjeee
January 10th - Arrowleaf
January 12th - sweetnightingale
January 13th - Rainydays179
January 15th - likeamusic15 and Lynnwood
January 21st - putacece4lyfe
January 26th - Jes2G
January 27th - eXokamikaze
January 31st - Pinkslinky

February 4th - Sennie and The Sims!
February 5th - sabreene
February 6th - bbqpenguinwings
February 7th - MidnightAura
February 10th - Penguinwa101
February 11th - summerfalls
February 16th - Leeuska1
February 17th - KitDragonFlight
Februay 20th - Sourocha
February 27th - Ezina

March 5th - Munterbacon
March 12th - Swcheppes
March 14th - sunnyshay
March 17th - mastressalita
March 20th - DreamsInPixels
March 21st - ra3rei
March 22nd - aroseinbloom
March 31st - OJenn

April 6th - roseinblack69 and Spottydog714
April 10th - CharmingMaruska and chocis
April 19th - InfraGreen , Blamsart , and TheGeekGamez
April 23rd - Maladi777 and Thymeless
April 26th - rednenemon
April 27th - Twiggy and PurplishSimEater
April 29th - BlackRain95

May 3rd - Lizzie1234
May 12th - Pegasus143
May 16th - iheartdinosx3
May 18th - peatock
May 19th - Erin

June 5th - cshaner
June 6th - CitizenErased14
June 20th - madamelee
June 24th - Anemone7
June 25th -xJojox
June 29th - SimsLover163

July 3rd - ilovebunnys65
July 7th - kurdaneva
July 8th - remi_narrow
July 10th - Rorygilmore34
July 12th - JoieWilder
July22nd - NerdToTheXtreme
July 23rd - CathyTea

August 2nd - NoaLyn
August 17th - friendsfan367
August 23rd - ny275
August 29th - Lisabee2

September 16th - Pronterus
September 19th - lovesstorms
September 22nd - BruNCC93 and ElenaBoleyn
September 23rd - orangeplumbob
September 28th - VanityHigh
Sept 29th - Anua92

October 2nd - SilverDaybreak
October 7th - ThePlumbob
October 11th - cecerose0208
October 24th - BabyDollAnne
October 25th - DebraF63
October 26th - Meggles
October 28th - Derubelle
October 29th - Skyfri-Himmel
October 31st - Marialein

November 2nd - Stitchluver
November 3rd - JordanNicolleJJ
November 4th - LegacySims2017
November 14th - eric_the_sims_man
November 15th - haylz18
November 26th - SubtleSimming

December 3rd - pixalqueen
December 4th - simlady36
December 7th - Julyvee94
December 9th - AdamsEve1231
December 17th - AuroraLockwood, MedleyMisty, and Acarb90
December 25th - MrsRacooney
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Comments

  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    edited May 2015
    brings doughnuts.
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    bring doughnuts.

    You'll have to bring the donuts. I'll bring blueberries! :)
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    bring doughnuts.

    You'll have to bring the donuts. I'll bring blueberries! :)

    lol. i was excited my idea was up so i missed the s fixed now. i think.
  • SummerFallsSummerFalls Posts: 6,413 Member
    I'll bring the cupcakes!
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    edited May 2015
    So, I think we have so far established these tips for writers, new and old:
    1. have fresh cofffee or tea (I prefer organic, shade-grown, fair-trade, but some writers say, "anything will do.")
    2. have donuts.
    3. have fresh blueberries (again, I prefer organic)
    4. have freshly made cupcakes (red-velvet is a favorite)

    And that just about sums up our advice for writers. So, really, that's about all you need to know! :)
  • MmdrgntobldrgnMmdrgntobldrgn Posts: 6,201 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    So, I think we have so far established these tips for writers, new and old:
    1. have fresh cofffee or tea (I prefer organic, shade-grown, fair-trade, but some writers say, "anything will do.")
    2. have donuts.
    3. have fresh blueberries (again, I prefer organic)
    4. have freshly made cupcakes (red-velvet is a favorite)

    And that just about sums up our advice for writers. So, really, that's about all you need to know! :)
    oh I don't know, 'bout that I think you forgot

    Have fun o:)
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    So, I think we have so far established these tips for writers, new and old:
    1. have fresh cofffee or tea (I prefer organic, shade-grown, fair-trade, but some writers say, "anything will do.")
    2. have donuts.
    3. have fresh blueberries (again, I prefer organic)
    4. have freshly made cupcakes (red-velvet is a favorite)

    And that just about sums up our advice for writers. So, really, that's about all you need to know! :)
    oh I don't know, 'bout that I think you forgot

    Have fun o:)

    Oh, yes! Fun is guaranteed with enough a) coffee, b) donuts, c) blueberries, and d) cupcakes, don't you think? :smiley:
  • Wasting_NightWasting_Night Posts: 809 Member
    This is a neat idea for a thread. Once we get the posts rolling I wonder if we can request a sticky for this?
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    I want to share this article that @lovesstorms shared on the "Don't Get Discouraged" thread--this is such useful information to help understand our cycles and ways of working: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-things-remember-you-love-highly-creative-person.html
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    edited May 2015
    i guess if i'm going to co found a writers lounge i should actually start writing. thank you everyone for stopping by . i told cathtea this morning that i wanted something like this. ilove her you put a idea in her head or completly confuse her and she runs with it. i confused her repeatedly because my first attempt at writing was random posts . that she made a summary of because i confused her .
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    bring doughnuts.

    You'll have to bring the donuts. I'll bring blueberries! :)

    this morning i said bring doughnuts. this afternoon i bought bluberrries. when my coffe finishes i'll try and figure out a story and wordpress.
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    i started a traditional legacy but as cathtea knows already the first time i tried it it didn't go well. so hopefully my founder lives beyond day 1.i did finish but that was with a lot of help and engouragement.
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    i started a traditional legacy but as cathtea knows already the first time i tried it it didn't go well. so hopefully my founder lives beyond day 1.i did finish but that was with a lot of help and engouragement.

    The cool thing about writing legacy stories is that sometimes the massive fails become the most exciting and interesting stories!
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    i started a traditional legacy but as cathtea knows already the first time i tried it it didn't go well. so hopefully my founder lives beyond day 1.i did finish but that was with a lot of help and engouragement.

    The cool thing about writing legacy stories is that sometimes the massive fails become the most exciting and interesting stories!

    at least now i know they can burn up in a stove fire. in real life just the food catches fire i think.i never heard of a realife story where the whole stove caught fire.
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    at least now i know they can burn up in a stove fire. in real life just the food catches fire i think.i never heard of a realife story where the whole stove caught fire.

    I think it happened the night my boyfriend and I met... pizza party... the pizza AND the oven caught on fire, but we didn't really notice, because we were talking and by the time we smelled smoke, the hosts had put it out!
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    i started a traditional legacy but as cathtea knows already the first time i tried it it didn't go well. so hopefully my founder lives beyond day 1.i did finish but that was with a lot of help and engouragement.

    The cool thing about writing legacy stories is that sometimes the massive fails become the most exciting and interesting stories!

    how many times have i started over lol. actually i messed up already so i need to start over i can't rember where the suitof armor is.
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    You know what's so cool about this thread? Since we started it, we can go nuts with as many off-topic posts as we want! Yay! We don't have to worry about boring others! It's a lounge, right? So if our conversation is boring to others, they can listen to the music instead of listening to us! :)
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    You know what's so cool about this thread? Since we started it, we can go nuts with as many off-topic posts as we want! Yay! We don't have to worry about boring others! It's a lounge, right? So if our conversation is boring to others, they can listen to the music instead of listening to us! :)

    no wonder we get along you think like me.
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    You know what's so cool about this thread? Since we started it, we can go nuts with as many off-topic posts as we want! Yay! We don't have to worry about boring others! It's a lounge, right? So if our conversation is boring to others, they can listen to the music instead of listening to us! :)

    no wonder we get along you think like me.

    I know, right? I never feel wilty-flower with you!
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    is there a armored suit or did i make that up. sorry for being on topic.
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 20,123 Member
    is there a armored suit or did i make that up. sorry for being on topic.

    Yes--there's the suit of armor! It's in Buy Mode in the Decorations, under sculptures. It costs a lot, so it's near the end of the list. I just stuck mine in the family inventory once I bought it.
  • dougsbaby12dougsbaby12 Posts: 894 Member
    *Comes in grabs a cup of coffee and sits down* Wow great thread great idea. This sounds like this is going to be a great thread. Actually it already is a great thread.
  • SummerFallsSummerFalls Posts: 6,413 Member
    *grabs a cup of coffee with a red-velvet cupcake and eats*
    If I may go off topic, I've finally completed my novel to-do list which literally is going to be my life saviour. I now feel so much more organised as to what I need to plan and go into! Planning is going to take a while, but hopefully I can finish planning by the end of this year! :D
  • dougsbaby12dougsbaby12 Posts: 894 Member
    *grabs a cup of coffee with a red-velvet cupcake and eats*
    If I may go off topic, I've finally completed my novel to-do list which literally is going to be my life saviour. I now feel so much more organised as to what I need to plan and go into! Planning is going to take a while, but hopefully I can finish planning by the end of this year! :D

    Yay!!! Way to go. Great job on getting organized and good luck on the planning.
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 16,590 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    is there a armored suit or did i make that up. sorry for being on topic.

    Yes--there's the suit of armor! It's in Buy Mode in the Decorations, under sculptures. It costs a lot, so it's near the end of the list. I just stuck mine in the family inventory once I bought it.

    i waited for you for so long i looked it up in the search feature.
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