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anonymous asked:

how do you do it? start a fic and continue writing it until completion? do you have resources on how to write an introduction, because i'm at a traffic light :( i have ideas, i just don't have the thoughts of how to organise everything so it actually forms a story. so i wanted some advice from you as you're one of my fav iwaoi/AO3 writers :(

Hey anon! 

Starting a fic and finishing it - especially if it is a long fic - is definitely not an easy feat. Don’t feel bad at all that it’s been a bit of a struggle! I’m no expert by any means, but here are a few things that I do when I get a fic idea that help me finish things that I start.

When I first get an idea, more likely than not, I’ll yell to someone about it! (Haha, you know who you are ;D) It doesn’t need to be totally fleshed out, but I find that talking to someone about an idea helps give it a little bit more.. substance. Not only that, but telling someone the details helps me see which areas of the plot are weak or strong, and often times whoever I am bouncing ideas off will have a different perspective on ideas. So if I’m not sure if a certain event works, they can help with that. Also, this just gets someone excited about the idea, and that is so great for motivation! I can’t even explain how much that motivates me to want to write. Having someone else tell me they like the idea, can’t wait to see it in writing - it’s great.

As for the actual writing, introductions are also my weak point. A lot of the time, I write an introduction last. Don’t be afraid to just jump into the story! Write the first parts that you are inspired to write. If that isn’t the introduction, then write the middle of the story. Once you have finished the rest of the story, then you can read it over and figure out if there’s any set-up that you feel that the story really needs. Show it to someone else if you have a friend that can look it over, so that they can tell you if there are any parts that are confusing or that they felt was missing. I find this so valuable because a lot of the time, I can’t always tell, because the entire story is completed in my head - if that makes sense? So I fill in the blanks, but someone else wouldn’t. Actually, oftentimes, after just starting a story, I find that I don’t need a big introduction anyway. If anything a sentence or two introducing what is happening is enough.

If you’re having trouble organizing, try starting with writing down all of your ideas. On paper, in a Google doc, wherever - just get them written down, and then you can look at what you have in sequence and see if it makes a whole cohesive plot. I rely a lot on others here, because I pretty much always just yell at my friend and she yells back if it makes sense or tells me if something is missing or it doesn’t make sense. But if you work better solo, just see if there are any holes in your plot. Mark those spots, and see if you can bridge your ideas together. It might be helpful to sort into scenes, or chapters. If the idea is long, having multiple chapters to write can be great because you can post small bits at a time and get some response from people.

But, with this remember that the first few chapters of a multi-chapter fic aren’t going to get very many hits. This is true even for well-established authors - don’t let this discourage you! I find once you get to 3 or 4 chapters, more people will click on it and it’s still much easier than trying to sit down and write 20k+ words without actually getting feedback.

Most importantly, though? You have to like the idea. It’s so, so hard to motivate yourself to write if you don’t like it - so make sure it’s exactly the way that you want it to be. Don’t change it if someone doesn’t like it (someone always doesn’t), don’t change it if someone offers suggestions you don’t like. Stick with your idea, and write it because you like it. Yes, you’ll get comments, and talking to friends is motivating - but I love my writing a lot more when I’m writing it because it’s an idea that I’m in love with. 

One last thing - don’t forget to take breaks! If it just isn’t working and you’re getting frustrated, take a step back. Go watch something, listen to music, take a walk, just get a break. It’s important to be disciplined, but don’t try to force it if it isn’t working. Listen to what your body is telling you.

Sorry this is a bit of a mess - hopefully it helped some! Good luck! <3

All The Luck You Need! *Sebastian Stan x Reader*

Originally posted by lowkeysebastianstan

Summary: My close friend @juliagolia87 is currently stressing - despite she shouldn’t be - over a test she has to do for her work! Decided, who better than to lift her spirits than Seb Stan? 


“It went terrible, I know it did, I can feel how terrible I did.” You rant to your boyfriend over the phone, him humming in agreement whenever needed as you just ranted on and on about your test you just took, despite the fact you studied all weekend plus a week for it.

Sebastian is quiet throughout your rant, not saying a word unless needed till eventually you’re tired from your own voice; he imagines you’re now lying on the bed. Face down, completely done with everything, how you usually get when something goes wrong. He wants to chuckle because he’s most definitely right but he refrains against it.

“Y/N?” He asks making sure you’re still there, you hum is muffled but he can still hear it. “You didn’t do terribly; I know you didn’t since my own girlfriend blocked my number for an entire week so she wouldn’t be distracted when studying!” He chuckled at the truth behind his words.

It was torture not talking to you as he filmed in Atlanta, he actually to pass the time, hung out with Tom Holland for the day. Not that it was necessarily bad, it was just pretty boring when the only company he could have was with a minor, which now he thought it about it sounded a bit like he was grooming the kid.

“It’s like everything I studied for had left me, Seb!” You whined rolling onto your back, “I was blank and I didn’t know anything, I bullshitted everything, I’ve failed. I’m gonna end up jobless, no friends or family because everyone has disowned me, I’ll become homeless and have to eat at soup kitchens!” He laughed at your over-dramatic but slightly serious behaviour.

Sebastian sighed gently, “well, as if, I’d let that happen! Listen, you answered all the questions to the best of your capabilities. I believe you did really well, if you didn’t, well then you didn’t but it’s not gonna be the end of the world. It will never be like that cause you have people that care, that will look after you, if it does go to shit. Which it won’t because you’re smart, intelligent and beautiful.”

“What do my looks have to do with my test?”

“Nothing, I just wanted to remind you that you’re beautiful, that’s all.” You blush at his comment, even over the phone and miles away, he still managed to make you blush and smile like some schoolgirl. “What I am saying is, Y/N. That no matter what, I’ll still love you, whatever result you get doesn’t affect my love for you; remember that!”

You sighed softly and nodded, despite the fact he can’t see you. “I know I’m just super nervous and worried, Seb this is a big deal. I can’t fail!” You sat up with an exhale, “wish you were here with me, I’d be a lot calmer with you around.” You admit, he hummed in agreement but not answering, and then you hear the door open. “Seb, someone has opened the front door!” You tell him.

“Probably, should go see who it is, may be a really nice surprise.”

You frown still holding the phone to your ear and peek around the door, you slowly walk down the hallway and see Sebastian grinning at you, he hangs up the phone and you do the same before running into his arms. He picks you up and kisses your cheek lightly, laughing as you cling to him desperately for his comfort and warmth.

You missed him. He knew how to calm you down just by being with you, he didn’t have to say or do anything but be near you for you to feel, comforted and safe.

“We’re gonna get take away, put on a cheesy rom-com and forget about your test for the rest of the evening, okay?” He mutters into your neck, you didn’t respond knowing better than to argue with Sebastian on this, you pulled away to look at him grinning from ear to ear. “I got two days off, worse come to worse; you’ll come with me to set!”

“I love you,” you tell him sincerely, trying to convey your gratitude for having him in your life, he just smiled and shrugged. “No, I mean it. I really do love you, a lot.”

“I love you too, always.” He pulls you in for a gentle and sweet kiss, still holding you off of the ground, perks of him working out for months prior for Bucky Barnes. He pulls away, resting you gently on the floor, still holding onto you.

You sighed gently, pecking his lips once before pulling him to the sofa where you cuddled into him, just sitting in silence because right now… all you needed was him. 

“Listen, you did fantastically. All that studying is bound to pay off, everyone was sending good vibes, I’d surprised if you did fail.” He tells you gently, holding you close to his chest, you sighed lightly. “Plus, you had me, Sebastian Stan believing in you… that’s like, all the luck you need.” 

(The ending I lost it but I do hope this brings a smile to Julia, know that even though, I am not Sebastian or Chris, that I do believe in you! I hope you got mine and my churches good luck prayers on Saturday, I know you can do this, I have full confidence in your capabilities to ace this. Love you, always.  And if you don’t, that doesn’t affect our friendship, I love you through all your fails and highs because that’s the service you give to me.- Ro)

"Swan Lake" One Shot for superwholockidancer
Author: human-impala-with-sam-and-dean

Original Imagine Link:  Imagine Dean coming to see you perform in Swan Lake as the Russian Princess for your first solo ever, during your last year of ballet as a senior, and giving you a hug, telling you how proud he is.

Warnings: None

Word count: 1858

Fic:

Monday

The flier was creased and crumpled from you throwing it in your backpack after dance practice as you headed towards the usual meeting spot for one of the guys to pick you up in the Impala and head back the bunker for the night. You tried to smooth it back out and studied the pictures, shaking a little with excitement every time your eyes rested on you, poised on point in your costume with arms spread gracefully over your head. It had really been the most perfect timing for the picture and you still had a hard time believing you’d finally gotten a solo after so many years.

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3/9/15

Good morning!!

⬆️And people I’ve never met💗 Do you ever have that feeling? The “I have no idea how this is going to work out, but I know it’s going to be good” feeling? I’m feeling that right now.

Grateful for the busy week ahead. This Thursday is the International Balboa Lindy Fest here in Houston (what are the odds?) I plan to find local Lindy Hopper willing to take me on. Ha! Good luck🍀 Saturday is the Mighty Mud Dash and Sunday I’m headed to Utah. I’ve never been to Utah before. Hmmm… Busy girl💃

Hope your Monday is SPECTACULAR!

Stay warm✨
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anonymous asked:

Hey, Dyrus. My girlfriend and I need some advice. Currently we're in Bronze 5. We would like to know what two lanes should we main to carry along with two preferred champions for those lanes and why those champions. Thank you so much for your time and keep up the good work. Best of luck this Saturday and Sunday. We hope TSM wins!

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