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
mom interrupted our morning plotting when she came to clean our cage 👿
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’)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
*sings* pLanNiNg fOr a BoOk iS sO fUckIng dIffIcuLt.
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
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
but if I stop outlining I’ll have to actually start writing
and I can’t do THAT
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
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.