anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm kind of new to planning out my writing, My story needs conflict and I'm not quite sure how to go about structuring a plan, If you have any tips or ideas I would much appreciate it. Thank You xx

Hello there!

I’m normally not much of a plotter, but I’m giving it a try on my current project. I’m using Tara Ison’s Story Maps method and it seems to be working out so far!

You can also try out 1000storyidea’s zigzag method, in which your characters keep moving closer and father from success. 

I use Scrivener for my writing, so I’m able to organize chapters based on the different steps in the Story Maps structure. This helps remind me where in my arc I’m supposed to be.

Here is a super pro-tip! Break down the plot of a novel you’ve recently read. As a class assignment, I had to break down the plot of a novel using the Story Maps format.

It took a fair amount of time and ended up as 2 pages of describing the novel’s plot, but it really, really helped me understand plot on a deeper level!

I made a Word doc version of my breakdown so you can see what I mean. I analyzed Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and there ARE spoilers! (Click here to download

At the end of the day, the main takeaway is that you need to make things difficult for your character. Keep throwing things in their way that push them farther away from their goal. Sometimes it’s a case of “one step forward, two steps back”… and that struggle is what builds conflict.

As another general rule of thumb, it’s good to start stacking up problems to build up the tension. Meaning, don’t introduce a problem in chapter 1, only to solve it in chapter 2. Instead, let that problem simmer for multiple chapters, all the while you keep introducing new problems that build up and really put on the pressure.


Okay guys

I don’t remember a lot from the show, mainly because I couldn’t see much of the show, but there was some funny things

Paul took off his jacket in the church scene and was like ‘I don’t know why I took my jacket off’ then tried looking for a reason to put it back on but it just didn’t come so he had to awkwardly put it back on. Then say stage door he was like 'yeah that might not stay. I’m probably gonna get into trouble’.

When Paul says 'scroopius’, Alex full on shouted 'SCROOPIUS?’ And then walked out of Hermione’s office.

Jack North did a leg up on the stairs?!

Alex did a really loud 'MWAHAHAHA’ after the 'maybe this room will mine soon enough’

Martin does a really good Station Master.

As I said, I didn’t have a good view but I loved it regardless. As it was Stuart’s last official show as Harry, we were all a bit emotional and there was a lot of tears.

anonymous asked:

I'm thinking of starting a YouTube channel kinda like the videos Amy has posted but I'm worried bc idrk how to edit? Very well? - cc

Just go for it !! If you don’t make some mistakes how are you gonna learn to do better? Do YouTube for the fun and joy of it and try not to worry about quality of stuff bc you’ll improve with time bud :-)) just do the best you can manage for now 😊

anonymous asked:

You're so supportive 💕 what do you edit your videos with?? - cc

I use windows movie maker ! It was just something that was already on my desktop computer but there’s always free video editors online :-)

this is a  recolor of the city living inspired top in my summer palette. I hope you enjoy this very small post. Remember to credit me if you use my colors and tag me if you use my recolors; I want to see what you guys make!

  • 12 colors
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  • female — teen to elder. 
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  • mesh is here.
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hello! so i’m somewhere with my work,,,kinda. Yanno, like i said before, i still don’t really know where i’m at and my blog will be a lil bit everywhere but thankyou for sticking with me. I reached 2000 followers, thankyou all so so so so much <3 i needed a gift to part of my thanks- so these cute undies are a thing now! and real talk the preview took a while. regardless, please forgive me for my allovertheplace-ness and feel free to drop me a message anytime as i’m still about. 

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an array of sweet frilled treats:

new mesh. suitable for all genders ❤

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first, can you tell I changed the font? and second: I quickly recolored this last night and it’s been sitting on my desktop, so I made the thumbnails while I’m skipping class and here we go! Tag me if you use my recolors so I can see them on other sims! 

  • 12 colors.
  • bgc.
  • female — teen to elder.
  • mesh is here.
  • restricted for random & color tagged.
  • custom thumbnail.

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