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  • #writing advice#plotting#am writing #the plot is your soup #what you need to do is throw together all the ingredients first #:)
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  • man i kind of wanna do a number neighbors type plot?? one because text posts are easy to reply to, and two because i enjoy the thought of developing two characters and their relationship sorely by the use of text messages and some casual headcanon:ing on the side c’: like maybe one of the chars need to rant to someone and decides they wanna try this trend out, not expecting much to come out of it but surprise?? and they both become this sort of vent place/support to one another sobs who is gon sign up im waiting

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  • #Wem Mumbles#Wem answers #My planning process isn't something that is really working for me right now #I'm still trying to figure it out #Thank you for the ask! #Writing #writers of tumblr #writers on tumblr #writers #motivation for writers #writing advice#Plotting #I did just finish writing a very short thing #So don't judge me too harshly please #Hope this helps.
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  • mom interrupted our morning plotting when she came to clean our cage 👿

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  • It is horribly easy to write stereotypes. But remember that if you do write them, then not only are you in danger of misrepresenting humanity (just as you are not a stereotype, neither are other people), you are also in danger of bad plotting.

    Scarlett Thomas (in ‘Monkeys with Typewriters’)

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  • A bunch of AUs I’m 100% down for so let me know if you’re interested

    Vampire/pet AU - Being a kinky live in food source for a vampire who is rusty at the dating thing.

    Hellraiser AU - Opening the door to the labyrinth…

    Priest/demon AU - Being a slutty demon or the priest ready to be defiled, what’s better xD 

    Death Stranding AU - Stuck in an isolated bunker? Just the two of us? Whatever should we do? 

    Borderlands AU - Sexytimes on the Sanctuary spaceship? Why the hell not?

    Farcry AU: You want to fuck a peggie or a resistance member who’s pining for the Father, and can’t have him, here’s your chance.

    Fallout AU: Survivors stick together, right? Holding out in a camp while ghouls roam outside, maybe?

    Waylon generally likes to be the one getting used and abused and I’m entirely for some dubcon/noncon stuff, but he will also happily shove you down onto the bed and ride you if you’re a more passive person xD 

    If you wanna plot, message, but let me know if you’re interested xD

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    The Character-Driven Plot Wheel

    1. Emotions drive actions.

    Make your hero act on their deepfelt emotions. This not only adds meaning to their actions, but also helps communicate to readers your hero’s core emotional struggle.

    2. Actions trigger consequences.

    When your hero acts, give their actions consequences that affect the plot, themselves, and/or the surrounding characters. For example, driven by curiosity, maybe your hero opens Pandora’s box; maybe they act recklessly and someone dies; or maybe they stand up for what they believe in, but at great personal cost. Consequences raise the stakes and empower your hero with agency.

    3. Consequences compel change.

    Use the consequences of your hero’s actions to create a crucible of growth — challenges and situations that force them to take the next step on their character journey. That step may be forward, or backward, and it may be large or small; but something inside them changes.

    4. Change influences emotions.

    When a character goes through a change, even a small one, allow it to affect them emotionally. Maybe they feel increasingly frustrated or guilty. Maybe they’re afraid, having just taken another step closer to abandoning their old way of seeing the world. Or maybe they finally feel peace.

    Regardless of the form it takes, remember to reflect your hero’s change in their emotions. Then let their emotions drive action, to trigger consequences, which will compel further change.

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

    And there you have it! That’s how you write a character-driven plot.

    So what do you say?

    Give the wheel a spin.

    — — —

    Your stories are worth telling. For tips on how to craft meaning, build character-driven plots, and grow as a writer, follow my blog.

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  • Libras spying on drama while Cancers plot the seed and reap the harvest of what they have sown, off in disguise

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  • Almost reaching 500 followers, I give you the second BeanVlog. This was filmed before NaNo! 

    Hopefully I’ll be able to do a NaNo themed episode soon. 

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  • World Building Prompt #237

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    • Me: I think I need to change the pacing of this and I'm not sure what that will do to the plot
    • Brain: what do you mean?
    • Me: I think them leaving the mountain would make a better ending than midpoint
    • Brain: That would change a lot but we kinda hated the current ending so whateves
    • Me: It also frees me up to do more worldbuilding and character development, but I'm not sure what I should build or develop
    • Brain: Well let's get back to basics, what's your theme?
    • Me: Ableism sucks
    • Brain: ... Could have sworn it was more eloquent than that
    • Me: Uh... It was like 'your self worth is not defined by the things that society deems desirable/undesirable'
    • Me: also we need to develop rocky now that she's here, but she doesn't have the hang ups the others have
    • Brain: Then why don't you explore those hang ups through Rockys lack of understanding
    • Me: holy sh*t that's a legitimate good idea. I only started typing this up cause I was bored
    • Brain: when in doubt, talk to yourself
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  • it was work

    digging fetching carrying

    but I was young

    no matter what they pushed me to

    I did it

    I could see them hear them plotting

    but I would not could not tap out

    you want this moved where?

    & back to there?

    yeah ok I can do that

    & off I’d go

    sweating in the sun

    their idea was to find my break point

    the place where I’d give in give up out

    & I didn’t want to allow them

    any satisfaction

    I’d meet these bully boys every day

    in schools churches streets police stations

    they thought they had the secret code

    knowing some kids you could fuck with

    twist hurt & nobody would give a damn

    while our secret was to endure

    wait for them to get bored move on

    find easier meat

    & sure enough the boss man came over

    you finished fucking this fella around?

    he set them straight gave them

    the hard work to do

    neil benbow

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  • but if I stop outlining I’ll have to actually start writing 

    and I can’t do THAT

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  • Okeeeeeyyy … robbe wears green sweater and brown jacket the same clothes as the behind the scene picture and they going to berchem … and jens wants to see monkey faces like grafitti art or art idk … well euhm idk idfk

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  • I think i know what sander have …

    Well after searching on the internet … i bumpd into this —-> BORDERLINE … read and share what you think ..

    The 9 symptoms of BPD

    Fear of abandonment. People with BPD are often terrified of being abandoned or left alone. Even something as innocuous as a loved one arriving home late from work or going away for the weekend may trigger intense fear. This can prompt frantic efforts to keep the other person close. You may beg, cling, start fights, track your loved one’s movements, or even physically block the person from leaving. Unfortunately, this behavior tends to have the opposite effect—driving others away.

    Unstable relationships. People with BPD tend to have relationships that are intense and short-lived. You may fall in love quickly, believing that each new person is the one who will make you feel whole, only to be quickly disappointed. Your relationships either seem perfect or horrible, without any middle ground. Your lovers, friends, or family members may feel like they have emotional whiplash as a result of your rapid swings from idealization to devaluation, anger, and hate.

    Unclear or shifting self-image. When you have BPD, your sense of self is typically unstable. Sometimes you may feel good about yourself, but other times you hate yourself, or even view yourself as evil. You probably don’t have a clear idea of who you are or what you want in life. As a result, you may frequently change jobs, friends, lovers, religion, values, goals, or even sexual identity.

    Impulsive, self-destructive behaviors. If you have BPD, you may engage in harmful, sensation-seeking behaviors, especially when you’re upset. You may impulsively spend money you can’t afford, binge eat, drive recklessly, shoplift, engage in risky sex, or overdo it with drugs or alcohol. These risky behaviors may help you feel better in the moment, but they hurt you and those around you over the long-term.

    Self-harm. Suicidal behavior and deliberate self-harm is common in people with BPD. Suicidal behavior includes thinking about suicide, making suicidal gestures or threats, or actually carrying out a suicide attempt. Self-harm encompasses all other attempts to hurt yourself without suicidal intent. Common forms of self-harm include cutting and burning.

    Extreme emotional swings. Unstable emotions and moods are common with BPD. One moment, you may feel happy, and the next, despondent. Little things that other people brush off can send you into an emotional tailspin. These mood swings are intense, but they tend to pass fairly quickly (unlike the emotional swings of depression or bipolar disorder), usually lasting just a few minutes or hours.

    Chronic feelings of emptiness. People with BPD often talk about feeling empty, as if there’s a hole or a void inside them. At the extreme, you may feel as if you’re “nothing” or “nobody.” This feeling is uncomfortable, so you may try to fill the void with things like drugs, food, or sex. But nothing feels truly satisfying.

    Explosive anger. If you have BPD, you may struggle with intense anger and a short temper. You may also have trouble controlling yourself once the fuse is lit—yelling, throwing things, or becoming completely consumed by rage. It’s important to note that this anger isn’t always directed outwards. You may spend a lot of time feeling angry at yourself.

    Feeling suspicious or out of touch with reality. People with BPD often struggle with paranoia or suspicious thoughts about others’ motives. When under stress, you may even lose touch with reality—an experience known as dissociation. You may feel foggy, spaced out, or as if you’re outside your own body.

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