plot generators

You bored, or feeling artsy but don’t have any inspiration...!?

Do you need to distract yourself? Or are you simply bored? 

Well, let’s fix that shit right now~

Here are some great websites to make the time pass.


First off, here are some 100% free art programs!; 

  • Photoshop CS2 - (Windows, not sure about Mac.)
  • FireAlpaca - (Windows and Mac)
  • Medibang Paint Pro- (windows and Mac)
  • Sketchbook Copic Edition - (Windows and Mac)
  • GIMP - (Windows) (Mac)
  • Paint tool SAI [cracked]  - (Windows) (Mac)
  • Paint tool SAI 2 beta - (tumblr post on said program)
  • iPaint - (Mac)
  • Paintbrush - (Mac)
  • Pencil - (Windows, Mac)
  • Paint.NET - (Windows)
  • Seashore [still in development, ver 0.5] - (Mac)
  • ChocoFlop - (Mac)
  • Inkscape - (Mac and Windows)
  • ArtRage [Demo] - (Mac and Windows)
  • OpenCanvas 1.1[must pay for 2.0] - (Windows, not sure about Mac.)
  • MyPaint - (Windows)
  • Krita - (Windows)
  • Vectorian [Supports Animation] - (Windows)
  • Pixia[Japanese, some English versions] - (Windows)
  • Asperite - (Windows)
  • Chasys Draw IES - (Windows)
  • SmoothDraw - (Windows)
  • TwistedBrush Open Studio - (Windows)
  • BOUNS - CTRL+Paint [Great for teaching all kinds of stuff, like how to use digital programs.]


Alrighty, but maybe you don’t want to download software to draw, free or not. That’s just too much time, and let’s face it, you’re already bored. Well, I’ve got you covered peoples, here are some free browser paint/drawing programs!;

  • Pixlr.com-a browser photoeditor, and can be used for drawing!
  • Psykopaint
  • QueekyPaint
  • PaintOnline- ((also has some random free browser games on site too!))


Sooo, maybe You just don’t feel like drawing…understandable, you beasts-here’s a BUNCH of other websites to calm and/or stretch those brain muscles!;

  • create pixel art
  • Awesome photo editor and art program, all free…!
  • Totally free transparent textures
  • make a cute chibi
  • draw some cool generative art
  • be a graffiti creator
  • create a picassohead (you don’t need to be a picasso to do so)
  • paint online
  • another awsome site to create pixel art on
  • and another one
  • create your own mandala
  • or color one
  • create an avatar
  • or you can try creating your own superhero
  • here you can interact with organisms in different environments to see how to music changes
  • here’s a website that translates the time into hexidecimal colours,
  • Here is a website where you can travel along a 3D line into the infinite unkown
  • here is a website where you can listen to rain with or without music
  • Need a model in a certain pose for drawing? here
  • Want to build your own planet
  • here is a website where you can create your own galaxies
  • make your own pattern (very useful if you need a new background)
  • create next hit comic
  • make a city which looks like something from 90′s games
  • draw a mandala like design
  • jig saw puzzles
  • more jig saw puzzles to solve
  • create a stunning HTML5 animation - no coding!
  • make a movie
  • create and dress up dolls
  • play a piano
  • you can also play a guitar
  • create sounds
  • another sound creator
  • create a logo
  • design your dream home
  • sketch rooms
  • explore fashion trends and create your own sets
  • build a website
  • try this app for building a website
  • Or maybe start learning how to code!
  • design your own t-shirt or a beanie or sweatpants and order them
  • design your own phone case
  • pretend to be a graphic designer with this cool online tool
  • Make your own Glitch art
  • Here’s another glitch art maker
  • And another!
  • Holy hell, here’s a third!
  • make an image look like it was created by a commodore 64
  • freaking cool text generator!
  • Easy to use word processor
  • Make up really cool patterns or run your photos through it :)
  • Write an essay on anything with no hassle
  • Wanna see how something you write would look like if it was on JacksFilms YGS((Your Grammar Sucks videos on YouTube))?
  • Make pictures out of text
  • ASCII word generator
  • Need an idea for some fanart-here :D
  • mario
  • cubefield
  • sleep calculator
    essay typer
  • rice questions
  • maths 
  • artsy-fartsy pretty thing
  • quotes
  • survive nature
  • rain
  • tumblr music
  • calming rain
  • themes
  • backgrounds [x] 
  • loads of references


Still haven’t found something that would float your  proverbial boat? 

Then try these out!:

  • watch a documentary
  • learn to code
  • do something yourself
  • workout with the help of this great youtube channels
  • learn things
  • play pokemon or zelda or other awesome old school games
  • waste your time on miniclip
  • play games at additing games
  • or try games at agame
  • calm your thoughts
  • the quiet place
  • it will be okay
  • vent or listen to someone
  • pour out your soul
  • explore the sky
  • look at art from around the world
  • virtually visit museum of iraq
  • explore world with arounder
  • create a music playlist
  • list through rare books
  • scroll useful science website
  • create sand art
  • brain games
  • try out tastekid and discover new favorite band or movie or book
  • interactive 3D anatomy
  • random street view
  • post a secret
  • create a family tree
  • find our what’s the difference between x and y
  • help scientists and become volunteer researcher
  • create your own font
  • read a classic short story
  • In the mood to read, but not sure exactly what book to go for?
  • scribble on maps
  • listen to letters
  • play with acrobots
  • listen to podcasts
  • make a bucket list
  • Ever want to see the most truly useless websites in creation?
  • Prank a friend with this blue screen of death!
  • Zone out watching the colors drip down
  • Sprite generator!
  • Face Generator/Creator!


Even More stuffs;

  • Wanna make a custom minecraft skin?
  • Well then these’ll work!
  • This one too~
  • Wanna make a custom error pop up?
  • Or a custom blue screen? 
  • WELP, what about making some ASCII art?
  • Here ya go!
  • And another one~
  • WAIT-last one…
  • OH, and here’s a HTML to image converter!..You’re gonna need that!
  • How about a pixel text bubble generator
  • Here’s a photoediting website that’s free and pretty awesome to mess with!

Ok, maybe none of these peeked your interest. 

Maybe you’ve been wanting to create an o.c, but never really knew how to start, or you just enjoy making O.C’s.

This  part of this list is specifically for OCs and Oc building. It can also apply to developing RP characters~


Gemsona stuffs;

  • Just a straight up character gemsona creator
  • Here’s another
  • Not sure what gem to go with, or where? 
  • OR maybe your unsure about more than just that?

Credit to http://spacetravels.tumblr.com/post/78602010683/so-you-want-to-make-an-oc-a-masterpost-of-ways For the majority of links here!

 ((I added a couple of links! In the appearance, details, and the whole of item names section, and the Gemsona area-((above))! 

As well as the couple of Transformers/Southpark character builder links, and Undertale/TMNT below..

Basically every link I made bold I added, because I am complete fandom trash…

..Seriously, Go check her wonderful blog out~!!!

How to Write Better OCs:

  • basic tips on how to make your oc even better
  • tragic backstory? learn how to write one/make yours great
  • writing specific characters
  • a wordier, great guide on how to develop your character
  • kick out those vague descriptions and make them AWESOME

Character Development:

  • how to actually make an OC
  • Q&A (to develop characters)
  • more Q&As
  • giving your character a backstory
  • how to write an attractive character

Need an Appearance idea?

  • Humanoid generator? check
  • Here’s another one
  • and maybe if you didn’t like those this’ll work
  • Need Monsterpeople?
  • Well, then here ya’ go
  • Maybe you need Cats?

Diversity;

  • adding more racial diversity
  • avoiding tokenism, AKA, how to add diversity to your cast not just because you “need” it
  • writing sexuality and gender expression(doesnt include non binary, if you have a good ref to that, please add on!)
  • masterpost on writing more diversity into your story
  • cultures of the world
  • guides to drawing different ethnicities(not just a great art reference, but also really helpful in appearance descriptions!)


Mary Sue/Gary Stu;

  • Test to see if your character is a Sue
  • Explains subdivisions of Sues/Stus
  • Powerful Characters Don’t Have to Be Sues


Villains;

  • villain generator
  • need an evil sounding name for your evil character? bam
  • villain archetypes
  • what’s your villain’s motive for being a villain?


Relationships;

  • character perceptions(What your character thinks of themselves and what others think of them)
  • how to write strong relationships between two characters
  • 8 ways to write better characters and develop their relationships with others
  • OCxLove Interest Handbook
  • develop your couple with good ol’ Q&A!
  • how to write realistic relationships
  • how to write relatives for your characters(this is more OC related to a canon character, but will help in writing family members in general)


ARCHETYPES;

  • 12 common archetypes
  • 8 archetypes for male/female characters
  • female archetypes (goes pretty indepth from two main categories)
  • a list of archetypes


NAMES;

  • how to name your character
  • random name generator
  • most common surnames
  • surnames by ethnicity


APPEARANCE;

  • tips for better design
  • basic appearance generator
  • pinterest board for character design (includes NSFW and images of skeletons/exposed muscle (?) so tread carefully!)
  • clothing ref masterpost
  • Clothing generator
  • Another clothing generator
  • More clothing generator
  • Aaaand even more
  • Steam punk clothing
  • Char Style preference
  • Dress Generator


OTHER DETAILS;

  • give your character better powers
  • a list of professions
  • proactive vs reactive characters
  • positive and negative traits
  • interest generator
  • skills generator
  • motivation generator
  • 123 ideas for character flaws
  • list of phobias
  • Oh shit someone died
  • Backgrounds and stuff? yep
  • Quirks
  • Personality. you need that shit
  • Need something fandom related?
  • City generator hell yeah
  • location? got ya
  • World-building?
  • make your own god damn laws
  • Landscape.


Need Item names?;

  • Fantasy/sci-fi/etc. medicine names
  • Stuff to make things more interesting.Weapons, clothes, treasures… whatever your characters need.
  • Item & Artifact Generators



Other story stuffs!

  • Genre, Plot, & Story Prompt Generators
  • How did your characters meet?
  • Fanfic plots. you bet your ass!



WAIT!…if none of that worked, then maybe you want to make a SouthPark style character?

  • Here!
  • Well, this one’s nice too~
  • And another..
  • Aaaand another!


What about Transformers Characters?;

  • Here’s a Transformers name generator~
  • And a Character builder!


UNDERTALE STUFFS GUYS;

  • Undertale character speech box creator!
  • Want inspiration for an Undertale Oc?
  • OR a super Edgy Undertale Theory generator?
  • Maybe you just want to read some funny Sans Puns!


TMNT STUFFS;

  • How about a TMNT creator?
  • Or a TMNT meme generator..


If any of the links have any issues for whatever reason, HERE’S THE LINK TO THE SAME LIST I COPIED TO MY DA ACCOUNT JUST IN CASE;

http://ladyevel.deviantart.com/journal/Mega-List-for-Boredom-and-Inspiration-577571203

i want to make a list of movies/books/etc where a major plot point is “mom helps daughter kill a man who hurt her, or at the very least helps her hide the body” but in general that is never what the actual plot is about, so it’s huge spoilers, which is ACTUALLY KINDA WEIRD now that i am thinking about it. with dad movies it’s the whole plot of the things, SOMEONE HURT HIS DAUGHTER AND NOW THEY’RE GONNA PAY

but i read a book once that was entirely about a girl going back to her hometown after twenty years and trying to reconcile with her mother after The Incident. then they finally reveal 80% of the way through the book that The Incident was that protag thought she’d killed her date rapist and had been scared to come back because she’d somehow made it twenty years without consequences, but actually she’d only seriously injured her date rapist. protag’s mom had found the guy while looking for her wayward daughter, realized what happened, and ran him over with her truck and buried the body under her garden. she never said anything because of Mom Code.

there was no indication at any point prior to this that this was a book about a murder. it was a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a woman entering her middle years learning to better understand her mother. that just happened to include covering up a murder. protag thought her mom was just an obsessive gardener.

anonymous asked:

explain homestuck

one day a CS major with some photoshop skills decided he wanted to make a silly user-submitted command comic about some asshole kid walking around his house, which would explode into some Plot Shit, generally following the model of a previous work, Problem Sleuth (which ran for a year and concluded itself cleanly, i.e., had an actual Beginning, Middle, and End)

anyway, then The Internet Teens picked it up and suddenly this guy’s audience was no longer CS nerds looking for shitty CS jokes and ridiculous plot shit, but teens looking for Feels and Gays

anyway the two things got combined and seven years and 7,958 pages later with probably approaching close to an hour of animation and ~4-5 hours of flash games spread throughout, we are left with an animation reflecting on just how many times the same characters have fucking died.

it was supposed to consist of seven acts.

the following is the current act structure:

  1. Act 1
  2. Act 2
  3. Act 3
  4. Intermission 1
  5. Act 4
  6. Act 5 Act 1
  7. Act 5 Act 2
  8. EOA5 (once upon a time, people thought this 13-minute animation was the climax)
  9. Intermission 2
  10. Act 6 Act 1
  11. Act 6 Intermission 1
  12. Act 6 Act 2
  13. Act 6 Intermission 2
  14. Act 6 Act 3
  15. Act 6 Intermission 3
  16. Act 6 Act 4
  17. Act 6 Intermission 4
  18. Act 6 Act 5 Act 1
  19. Act 6 Act 5 Act 2
  20. Act 6 Act 5 Act 1: Again
  21. Act 6 Intermission 5
  22. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 1
  23. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 2
  24. Act 6 Intermission 5 INTERFISHIN
  25. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 3
  26. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 4
  27. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 5
  28. Act 6 Intermission 5 Intermission 6
  29. Act 6 Act 6 Act 1: Homosuck
  30. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1
  31. Act 6 Act 6 Act 2
  32. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 2
  33. Act 6 Act 6 Act 3: GAME OVER
  34. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 3 (psyche the ride never ends)
  35. Act 6 Act 6 Act 4
  36. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 4
  37. Act 6 Act 6 Act 5
  38. Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 5

essentially, all you need to know about homestuck is this: if someone tells you it’s a cohesive unit they’re lying, and if someone tells you it’s ending, they’re also lying

anonymous asked:

i'm in love with your story and i've been wanting to make one of my own but don't know how to get started, both story wise and gameplay wise. any tips?

Sandy’s Masterpost for writing a Sim Story!  ✍

I’m so glad you like my story! But I know how it feels not knowing where to start when it comes to writing, it’s so frustrating. So, below I’ve put together a bunch of helpful links that I’ve either used in the past or believe will be useful to you, and any other aspiring storytellers! 

🌸 Inspiration: 

🌸 Planning:

🌸 Plot Developement:

🌸 Character Development:

🌸 Dialogue:

🍁 Pose List Rec:

🍁Lot List Rec:

🍁 Mod List Rec:

🍁 Tutorials:

🍁 Reshade:

❄️ Character Page Rec: (for your blog)

❄️Editing:

❄️ Some Stories/Legacies that Inspire Me:

This is everything I could think of nonny! I am by no means a great, or even a particularly good storyteller, but I sincerely hope this post helps you, and others, get started! If you ever want to chat more, come off anon and we can talk story ideas! And that applies to all of y’all! 💖

But Why Does No One Talk About Pining Shiro?

I have a bone to pick with the Sheith fandom. Everywhere in this fandom I see Keith freaking out about Shiro, which I will admit is completely canon. But you know what else is canon?

Shiro’s bias for Keith.

I know that it’s seems subtle, but it’s not at the same time. I rewatched Voltron Season 1 and 2 before Season 3 because I noticed that I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to Shiro the first time around. A lot of his lines are pretty generic-leader-type, but during me rewatch, I noticed that his character cues weren’t. So, without further ado, here begins my long meta post about how Shiro is pining after Keith.

Keep reading

I worked to put together a collection of random generators to help with writing projects. I tried to cover a lot of genres, and included generators to help with character creation and development, plot development, and world building. There are also quite a few name generators on the list as well as a few general resources that I thought could be useful, but didn’t quite fit into the other categories.

Also note that if something is in a particular category, it doesn’t mean it can only work with that category. The story ideas and the world building categories overlap quite a bit.

Keep reading

WRITER LIFE

  • Tips on Getting Started
  • Why the Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing
  • 7 Tips to Become a Better Writer from Stephen King
  • Why Writers Must Read
  • 4 Ways To Have Confidence in Your Writing
  • Improve Your Paras
  • How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer
  • How’s My Driving?
  • Writing Lessons
  • Improve Your Writing Habits Now
  • 10 Writing Tips
  • Advice for Young Writers
  • Speed Up Your Writing
  • 5 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Writing
  • How to be Confident in Your Writing
  • Breaking Writing Habits
  • Writing Better Than You Normally Do
  • How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers

Inspiration and Writer’s Block

  • 31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
  • Tips for Dealing with Writer’s Block
  • Free Association, Active Imagination, Twilight Imaging
  • Writing Inspiration, or Sex on a Bicycle
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Busting Your Writing Rut
  • Solve Your Problems Simply by Saying Them Out Loud
  • On Habits

MUSIC

  • Coffitivity
  • August Ambience
  • Rainy Mood
  • Forest Mood
  • Simplynoise
  • Soundrown
  • Iserenity
  • Nature Sound Player
  • Mynoise
  • Music For Writers

SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Research Organization

  • A.Nnotate
  • Bubbl.Us 
  • Evernote
  • Freemind
  • The Literary Machine
  • Xmind
  • Mindmeister
  • Zoho Creator
  • Storyboard Template
  • Scrivener
  • Zotero
  • New Novelist
  • Realtimeboard

Family Trees

  • Family Echo
  • Genealogy
  • Legacy Family Tree Maker
  • Family Tree Builder
  • Xy Family Tree

Editing

  • Paper Rater
  • Autocrit
  • Pro Writing Aid
  • Cliche Finder
  • Editminion
  • Grammarly 

Writing 

  • Open Office
  • Calligra
  • Script Frenzy
  • Abiword
  • My Writing Nook
  • Zohodocs
  • Atlantis Nova
  • Jdarkroom
  • Lit Lift
  • Zenwriter
  • Ywriter5
  • Jarte
  • Storybook
  • Hiveword
  • Bighugelabs
  • Q10
  • Writer’s Cafe
  • Treepad Lite
  • Now Novel
  • Google Docs

Timeline Makers

  • Time Toast
  • Interactive Timeline
  • Preceden
  • Tiki Toki
  • Time Glider
  • Timeline Maker
  • My Timeline
  • Timeline Js
  • Timeline Generator 
  • X Timeline
  • Our Story
  • Dipity
  • Meograph

FORUMS, BOARDS, COMMUNITIES 

  • Fictionpress (Fanfiction.Net’s Original Fic Counterpart)
  • Figment 
  • Wattpad
  • Archive Of Our Own (Mainly Fanfic)
  • Bbc English Literature Message Board
  • Scribophile
  • Writer’s Cafe
  • Writing Community: Writer’s Workshop
  • Book Country
  • Greatwriting
  • Flickspin
  • Writing.Com

WRITING BLOGS

  • The Creative Penn
  • Jeff Goins
  • Write To Done
  • Writer Unboxed
  • The Writers Alley
  • Writer’s Digest

RESEARCH 

Culture

  • Culinary Post 1: Foraging And Food Sourcing.
  • Indian Names And Their Meanings
  • Update: Culutral Appropriation Do’s And Don’ts
  • Geography Post 1: Rational Impacts.
  • Geography Post 2: Cartography (Part 1)
  • Muslim Names And Meanings
  • Geography Post 2: Cartography (Part 2)
  • Primary Sources On Ancient Civilizations
  • Other Cultures
  • Clothing, Fashion And Art Post 1: Styles And Materials.
  • Clothing, Fashion And Art Post 2: Textile Technology.
  • Culinary Post 2: Food Cultures
  • Additional Information Post 3: Divination And Fortune-Telling.

Terminology

  • Fashion Terminology
  • Victorian Dialogue
  • 20’s Slang
  • Glossary of partner dance terms
  • English Slang
  • Ballet Terms

Mental Illness

  • Mental Illness
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Kleptomania
  • Psychiatric Hospital
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder

Crime

  • Mob Mentality
  • How Street Gangs Work
  • Street Gang Dynamics
  • Black Market Information

Survival

  • Limits Of The Human Body
  • Basic Wilderness Survival Guide
  • How To Build A Shelter
  • 5 Basic Survival Skills
  • Basic Survival Medicine: Wounds
  • How To Pick A Lock
  • Life After a Heart Attack
  • How To Make A Fire
  • Information On Burns
  • How To Find Water In The Wild

Self-Defence And Fighting

  • Fighting And Self Defence
  • Fighting Scenes
  • Problems With Fighting Scenes
  • Every Type Of Fight Scene
  • Fantasy Battle Scenes

Death

  • Stages Of Decomposition
  • Realistic Death Scenes
  • Death Scenes
  • How Bodies Decompose
  • How to escape after being buried alive in a coffin.
  • What Happens When A Person Dies
  • What Happens When You Kill A Man With An Erection

Body Language

  • Body Language Cheat Sheet
  • Importance Of Body Language
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Body Language Of Flirting
  • Tips For Writers: Body Language
  • Flirting 101
  • Body Language: Mirroring

GENERATORS 

Names

  • Us Census Name Generator
  • Fake Name Generator
  • Random Name Generator
  • Quick Name Generator
  • Fantasy Name Generator
  • Random Rpg Name Generator
  • Fictional Characters Name Generator
  • Character Name Generator For Creative Writers

Plots

  • Quick Story Idea Generator
  • Short Story Starter
  • Plot Scenario Generator
  • Script Frenzy’s Plot Machine
  • Quick Story Generator
  • Dramatic Scenes
  • Plot Bank
  • Science Fiction Plot Generator
  • Random Plot Generator
  • Step-By-Step Story Plot Generator
  • Story Spinner
  • Story Kitchen

Prompts

  • Creativity Portal Prompts
  • Prompt Generator Lists
  • Creative Writing Prompts
  • Story Starting Sentences
  • Masterpost Of Writing Execrises
  • Writers Block?

NOVELS

  • Getting A Story Idea
  • Start Your Novel Already!
  • Planning The Book
  • Plotting The Book
  • Outlining Your Novel
  • Why First Chapters Matter
  • Your Novel Blueprint
  • Outline Your Novel In 30 Minutes
  • How To Write A Novel
  • How To Increase Your Daily Word Count From 2k To 10k
  • Writing First Paragraph
  • Writing Chapter One
  • Writing Chapter Two
  • When To End Chapters
  • Chapter Length
  • Book Length
  • Formatting a Manuscript
  • Series Vs. Standalones
  • Writing a Blurb

 ROMANCE

Sex

  • Things Smut Writers Should Know
  • Write a Blowjob/Prepping for Smut
  • How to Write a Sex Scene
  • A Smut Guide
  • Domination and Submission
  • Smut - The Bare Bones
  • 3 Secrets to Writing Sex
  • Smut Guide: For Beginners
  • Writing Love Scenes
  • Casual Sex
  • 20 Tips to Writing Love Scenes
  • Making Love
  • A Guide to Language in Smut
  • Lesbian Smut
  • How to: Write a First Time Sex Scene Romantically
  • On Love And Sex
  • Tips on Writing Sex Scenes
  •  Smut (For Virgins)
  • All That Sex!

Kissing

  • Kissing
  • Writing Out the First Kiss
  • How to Write a Kissing Scene: Valentine Edition
  • How to: Write a Kiss (2)
  • Different Types of Kisses
  • How to Write a Kiss?

WORLD BUILDING

  • Eplans 
  • Planet Maker 
  • Timeanddate 
  • Roomsketcher 
  • Average Weather Settings
  • Apocalypses
  • World Building 101
  • Bringing Settings To Life
  • Creating A Believable World
  • Mapping A Fictional World
  • Mapping Your World
  • Religion In Setting
  • Fractal World Generator 
  • Creating A City From Scratch

PLOT

  • 25 Ways To Plot, Plan, And Prep Your Story
  • Creating A Compelling Plot
  • Plot and Conflict
  • How To: Write A Quality Plot
  • What is Conflict?
  • Plot vs. Exposition
  • Components Of Your Plot Page
  • The Elements of Plot Developmen
  • The Snowflake Method
  • Your Plot, Step by Step
  • Basics Of Writing A Plot
  • How To: Create A Plot Outline In 8 Steps
  • Writing a Plot Your Own Way
  • Writing Up A Plot
  • Guide To Plotting
  • The Top Ten Plotting Problems
  • How To: Write A Plot In 12 Steps
  • Eight Unique Plot Ideas
  • Adding Conflict to Your Scenes
  • Beginning And End, But No Middle!

CHARACTERS

How To

  • Backstories
  • Writing An Attractive Character
  • Effective Supporting Characters
  • Minor Characters
  • Creating Believable Characters
  • A Flirtatious Character
  • How to write Disabled Characters
  • Writing A Character Who Has Lost Someone Important
  • Writing A Bitchy Character
  • Character Under The Influence Of Marijuana
  • Writing Rich Characters
  • Make Your Characters Better
  • Pansexual Character
  • Writing Rebellious Characters
  • Writing A Character Based On Yourself
  • Eccentric Intelectual Character
  • Writing Vampires
  • An Indifferent Character
  • Writing A Character Who Self-Harms
  • Character With Night Terrors
  • Writing Child Characters
  • British Character
  • Make Your Character Special
  • Ballerina
  • Writing Convincing Male Characters
  • Writing A Drunk Character
  • Friends With Benefits Relationship
  • Writing Popular Characters
  • Writing A Character With Memory Loss
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Rebecca's Guide to Starting Star Trek

Holy Representation, Batman! You may have just heard that Star Trek Discovery is happening and it has a black woman as the lead, and Asian woman as the captain, and a confirmed interracial/interspecies gay couple, and you’re gunna watch!

Perhaps you want to start Star Trek now, but shit, there’s 13 movies, seven separate tv shows, all ranging somewhere between 3-7 seasons of 45 min episodes, plus there’s all those comics and novels.

First of all, if you don’t want to do anything other than Discovery, THAT IS 1701% OK. DO NOT LET GATE KEEPING BULLSHIT KEEP YOU FROM ENJOYING THINGS.

But if you do want to start, here’s my recommendations. Other people may have their opinions, but here’s mine.

Start with the movies, sorta. It’s much easier to get through all the movies than all the seasons. But, I say sorta, because don’t actually watch Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The first movie is just, well, it’s not great, and there isn’t enough plot to justify sitting through it. One day, for kicks and giggles, go back and watch, but for now, leave it alone.

What you’re gunna do is replace the first Star Trek movie with a few episodes of The Original Series (TOS).

You’re gunna do:

Space Speed (Season 1, ep 22)

City on the Edge of Forever (season 1, ep 28)

Amok Time (Season 2, ep 1)

Journey to Babel (Season 2, ep 10)

If you wanna toss one out to get to the movies faster, City on the Edge of Forever isn’t like, super plot important, but it’s generally considered one of the best episodes of all the series, and I think it’s really good for understanding characterization.

THEN START THE MOVIES

You’re gunna watch 2-6, and then I’d recommend pausing. You can just keep going, but I’m gunna suggest a few The Next Generation (TNG) episodes first before you move onto movies 7-10.

Q Who (Season 2, ep 16)

Best of Both Worlds part 1&2 (Season 3, ep 26, Season 4, ep 1)

Chain of Command part 1&2 (Season 6, ep 10-11)

The last one is similar to The City on The Edge of Forever. I think one more is best for understanding the characters moving forward, and this is a great ep for that, also it does my favorite Star Trek thing, which is discuss reverent political issues (use of torture in this case) while also getting you acquainted with the Cardassians, who will be around more in Deep Space Nine (DS9). But if you’re eager to get back to the movies, go ahead with the rest of the movies.

Movies 7-10 are all with the TNG cast, and then 11-13 are all the alternate Kelvin timeline (AOS).

Woo! At this point, you should feel much more aquatinted with this universe.

Now if you still want to watch more of the TV series, honestly, this may be controversial, but you can just watch whichever one strikes your fancy. The stories usually hold on their own, and one crew my be more interesting to you than another.

The Original Series and The Animated Series are the same crew, just one is animated.

From having watched the movies, you should have already met The Next Generation crew and should be able to tell if you want to see more of their adventures.

Deep Space Nine is not actually about a ship, but rather a base. This is the first time the captain was not a white man. Benjamin Cisco is played by Avery Brooks, a black man. Also, his first officer is a Bajoran (an alien) woman. This one also had the closest to the occasional LGBT+ rep with Jadzia Dax, an alien that is gender fluid and changes gender based on their host. It’s not perfect, but it’s at least not the regular cisgender heteronormative character we’re used to. Both Worf and O'Brein from TNG are in this series.

Voyager is about a ship that gets put 75 years away from Federation space and is about their adventures on their journey home. This features the first female captain, played by Kate Mulgrew from Orange is the New Black. It also has a Native American first officer, and a black Vulcan (not the first ever seen, but the first one as a main character), a half Klingon/human woman as the engineer, and later on in season 4, a former Borg assimilated woman. There’s even more than I’ve mentioned here actually, diversity wise. Other than Discovery, this is easily their most multicultural Bridge.

Enterprise is a prequel series that follows the crew of the Enterprise 100 years before Kirk took command. It’s, much less diverse to be honest. There’s a lot I like about it, and tbh I’m always a little Gay for T'Pol (Vulcan Sub-commander) but there’s a lot of white dudes, so if you’re looking for diversity, this…. may not be your jam.


Later, I’ll do a follow up post that has abridged recommendations for each series, because if I’m being totally honest, there’s really some episodes you can skip.

For now, this is my starting point for everyone.

ENJOY!

In An Instant: Part Ten (END)

Summary: A romantic comedy about what happens when love literally falls through your window.

Characters: Bucky Barnes x Reader, Ash (aka me), Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Tony Stark

Warnings: Language, general gross cuteness, some angst, bad writing, bad storylines, possible cheating, but mostly major fluff and feels

Word Count: 1.6K

A/N: I’m finally wrapping up this series. It didn’t quite go the way I had anticipated but I enjoyed it. Thank you to all of you extremely patient people who followed along with me. I’d love to hear what you thought of the series as a whole and what I should/shouldn’t do in future series. I love you all. Special thanks to my babe, @sebbytrash, for reading through this for me. I love you.

Catch up here!  **My Masterlist  ** Inspiration Fund

When you awoke that Saturday afternoon, a mere three weeks since you met the life ruiner, Bucky Barnes, your heart literally hurt. Who were you to stop a wedding? You barely knew this guy. There was nothing you could do.

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Sum up of Homestuck fandom after [S] Cascade.

(2011) Homestuck as a general phenomenon was very active and developed at a very swift pace from the time it was published (2009) onwards, especially in 2012-2013, including and past the first years of the Homestuck Kickstarter Project, a.k.a Hiveswap.

Between 2009 and 2012, Homestuck as a webcomic was infamous for updating daily, constantly, multiple times a day, at all hours, for years. There was a remarkable cold calculated average that Homestuck updated 5.5 pages per day, dropping entire bundles of updates of character interaction and plot reveals frame by frame, posted as fast as Hussie could write it. Though it wasn’t immediately obvious, this pace was literally sleeplessly breakneck, Hussie allegedly didn’t do anything but live, breathe and dream Homestuck for at least four years straight. I’m serious when I say updates came at all hours. I would wake up 2am on a week night and idly check MSPA to see if there was a new update, sort of like a trained parrot. Then in five minutes I’d tab back over to the Homestuck tab and refresh, just in case. 

This lead to an phenomenon appropriately dubbed “upd8 culture,” which became the basis of the sheer evangelical furor people still associate with the Homestuck fandom. Quick history: MSPA fans originated and migrated over from the Penny Arcade forums, Reddit, and 4chan to nestle permanently within the bowels of 2011 - 2013 tumblr, and were best described from a distance as ‘zealous.’ Even remembering it now almost feels remembering a distant riot. If you didn’t cosplay, write up a detailed theory post, or scribble up a crazy level of appropriately detailed fanart within 10 or so minutes any given upd8, you were buried under the force of post overload and were officially late to the party. Even after years of this, fans had some idea of just how dedicated it came off of, which spurred on fandom and made Homestuck into the most meme filled in-joke community you could possibly imagine. 

What’s frustrating about describing Homestuck and Homestuck fandom is they both heavily affected each other and were both unique phenomenons within themselves, which makes actually trying to get across the atmosphere and of the early 2010s a really a wordy process. I could tell you Homestuck heyday updates regularly crashed tumblr servers, which became an actual funny fake rss way of seeing how much the plot progressed that day, or could have been because tumblr servers even in 2011-2013 were not very robustly programmed. I could tell you Homestuck dominated tumblr to the point it had a virulent hatedom of people who had never even read it and constantly saw it and never understood what was happening in it, and everyone else couldn’t stop themselves from chattering about it all the time. One thing that has to be noted is all this continual bickering and movement and development and competitive content production was honestly fun as hell. 

Popular fan theories had multiple fanfictions written on them just to better explain what might happen, and reoccurring fanart traits and fanfictions were constantly being corrected, updated, and replaced by a deluge of new information and characters to pore over every single detail with a fandom magnifying glass. Canon and fanon both directly pulled from each other, especially in the small details. I don’t know how many hyper ambitious fandom projects, games, animations, multi media fanstories were abandoned for new starts JUST because the information they were working off became too outdated. There were always running projects of painstaking collaboration of organizers, voice actors, programmers, artists, writers, etc. I think some fanventures are still doing that to this day, and back in 2012 there was the  exciting happenstance of the Homestuck Shipping Olympics, which was overwhelmed with applications for the years it ran.

As even a casual reader, you just read the upd8 and threw everything you had out there for scrutiny until it was kind of clear what could be scoured from the newest upd8, for your own rigorously interpreted and analyzed theory and making posts about it. What constant updates to canon meant in conjunction with Hussie’s oddly accurate tabs on fandom theory was you had to do whatever you were doing fast, or you would be outdated, wrong, inaccurate, or irrelevant at some undisclosed unspecific time, very soon. As the fandom grew bigger and younger Hussie seemed to shade more politic in his fandom communication, but it still always felt like an “open channel” call and response between fandom and comic, at every second.

Another aspect feeding upd8 culture was in the actual writing and content of Homestuck. One thing Homestuck didn’t lack for was constant barely solvable mystery. Part of my extreme willingness to take part in Homestuck fandom was that Homestuck was so crammed to the brim with open ended creative potential, just the cool ideas and plot mechanics and vivid characters presented with actually innovative framing that had really good ideas and existed literally nowhere else, and I say that as a huge sci-fi fan. Time travel in Homestuck was excellent. It was an ambitious story and I really do think it pulled it off. 

There were also factors of style, innovation and novelty that I think affected the diversity of fan output. Even small things like the definition of a “page,” or even a “webcomic” became malleable within Homestuck. A page could range from single static scribble gif image to a 3 hr fully programmed rpg or 18 minute asset heavy style swapping animation, or most commonly, sprite art followed by several hundred words of dialogue and character interaction. Pages came by different artists, different styles, different mediums, different paces and focuses, but with a breadth-spanning understanding of the internet. Homestuck was once described as the fossilized excrement of someone’s personal creative experiments, and I can’t help but think that’s a good way of putting it. Innovation and excitement teemed off the page, and straight into a staggeringly wide variety of fanfiction and art, in style, content, theme, and pov. 

Lastly, Hussie had a tendency to canonize fan content and hire fanartists and fananimators if their output was solid enough with a gentle horse kiss of approval and a naturally internet-transparent hiring process and the assumption people understood internet courtesy, like a forum. This was a purposely fostered atmosphere in the spirit of experimental adventure, and was just fucking nuts. Fans never wrote the story, but they did heavily influence aspects of how it was told and where it went (by design, fans were pretty much involved in making the comic) and even get to actually flesh out the details, like the main character’s names, memes, romances, character, and scope. Everything from canon sprite art to Caliborn’s character to Calliope’s art skill to music and trickster arcs were all originally based on years of fan jokes and fanon. Homestuck was definitely Hussie’s sole property and precious baby, but it was always kind of built on top of the assumption of freeform rap battle with the fandom. It added an extra layer of galvanizing egging on to fandom purpose. I don’t know how else to explain everything that came of it. Fandom was like a roiling morass of bullshit activity, we were like a freaking breaking news bullpen, there was so much energy sparking off of all facets of fandom because it was just so fun. Fan output was borderline insane in 2010-2013.

Hussie said fandom grew exponentially at the introduction of the Trolls in Act 5 in mid 2010, but I can honestly say I think fandom really started treating Homestuck like a hidden gem worth prosetelyzing right after the events of [S] Cascade at the end of 2011. Before then, Homestuck was tenuously good, and had a rep on tumblr for having weirdly ubiquitous fans and over- detailed fancontent, but [S] Cascade was the moment every single gamble asked of the reader in the story actually paid off. A puzzle clicking into place. In fact, Homestuck’s plot was generally constructed to climax at [S] Cascade, as was apparent from the big explosion of fan reaction after the fact. 

THE KICKSTARTER (2012)

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anonymous asked:

How do you create characters? Or do they come find you and tell you their stories?

I’m afraid it varies! It really depends on the situation. It feels too pragmatic to sound creative but too creative to sound pragmatic.

On the creative end, sometimes the characters do come to me. But they usually aren’t presenting their stories outright.

In a literal sense, a character idea will pop in my head, so I’ll write up a little about them—the things I feel to be true—and sometimes give them a piece of flash fiction (or something else short) so I can get a feeling for how they are and if they fit my initial assessment.

I prefer character-driven media, so I focus on what the character is like and figure out what they want. For example, my second NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) was a story about a writer. (Wow, yes, I know. So original. Writing about a writer. Yeah.) I didn’t know what the writer wanted, but I knew what she was like. I knew her base situation as well. If you know their base situation (where they are at the beginning of the story or slightly prior to it), you can figure out what makes them unhappy about it.

After all, stories are about journeys, whether they are emotional or physically moving to a different place or whatever.

My writer character felt like she didn’t have the life experience to be a good writer. Summer comes, and she chooses to take that time to travel to different places and meet new people. One conflict is that her parents don’t really want her to go, especially by herself, because she was only 17 or so.

I evaluated the character (she was an ambitious writer) and calculated in what she didn’t like about where she was (she was an inexperienced writer). So the plot/story came to me from there: she decides to leave so she can travel and get life experience.

In that sense, they don’t always exactly tell me their stories. I focused on what made the writer who she was and what kind of growth she needed to take, not necessarily the growth she wanted.

The idea was that, by the end, she had gained experience but that she didn’t feel richer for it, so she was going to struggle with trying to realize what she had actually learned by leaving. I never really got there, but that was the idea.

So I didn’t say to myself, “I have a writer character, and I want her to travel.” I said to myself, “I have a concept of a writer who is inexperienced. She wants to travel to get that valuable experience. I guess the story should be about her travels.”

The story fell flat and unfinished, of course, by virtue of how I intended for her to go cross-country when I had not done the same. It felt inauthentic, and I bailed. I jammed out some nonsense so I could say I had “won” NaNoWriMo that year.

My more pragmatic view on characters is that I have a basic concept (like, very basic, as in “I want to write about a character that worships unicorns”) and then go through my personal questionnaires to determine the rest of their traits and what they’re like.

  • Where does this character live (mountains, valley, riverbed, beach, etc.)?
  • What surrounds their home (what kind of buildings, what landmarks, what roads)?
  • What is the climate like?
  • How many moons and suns does that world have?
  • What is the time period?
  • What kind of city/town do they live in?
  • How many people live there? What kinds of people?
  • What plants (fruit, trees, spices, vegetables, etc.) do they produce?
  • What animals/wildlife do they have?
  • What is the character’s role in that place?
  • Why do they have that role?
  • What are their goals? Are they happy with their current role?
  • What is the one thing they most want to change?
  • What are their hobbies? What interests them?
  • What is their family like? Any siblings? Parents alive? What relationships do they have with their family members (MC to father, MC to sister, etc.)? What relationships do the family members have with each other (mother to father, brother to sister, etc.)?
  • Do they have any current love interests? What has their love life been like?
  • What are they good at?
  • Do they have any religious beliefs? If so, what are they? If not, why?
  • Do they perform any rituals (religious or otherwise)?
  • What body type do they have? How do other people perceive their appearance?
  • What is their view on gender roles?

I then check out what I said about their goals and roles.

  • What would they need to do in order to achieve their goals?
  • Is it feasible?
  • Would it be an interesting story? Why or why not?
  • Who would try to stop them?
  • What obstacles are in the way (giant wall, overbearing parents, lack of money, education necessities, etc.)?
  • Why are these goals and roles so important? Who are they most important to?

After all that, it feels like a good time to start plotting the story out. And it’s straight-forward from there! (Usually.) When I start plotting, I generally go with a general idea of where things start and where things end. Then, I can figure out what would happen in between.

Story-plotting is about way more than waiting for the right inspiration. Being a writer is about dedication and writing, even when inspiration is nonexistent. But you have to write to find inspiration. You can inspire yourself simply by working. You can’t let a blank page let you down. You have to create stories and not just wait for them to come to you.

Inspiration, though, is awesome. If you get inspired, run with it—with all of your ability, run with it. But you won’t feel inspiration every single day, so you have to learn how to create characters and stories on your own.


I actually have some resources already on my blog. :) For reasons of convenience, I include them below.

First up: my personal character questionnaire.

http://writeinspiration.tumblr.com/post/109315588144/character-creation-form

  • Name:
  • Gender:
  • Age appears to be:
  • Appearance (clothing, body type, tattoos, piercings, etc.):
  • Back story:
  • Where their story begins in this story:
  • Theme song:
  • Strengths:
  • Weaknesses:
  • Job(s):
  • Idea of a perfect day:
  • Where they’re going:
  • What would they change about theirself, and why?
  • What would they change about the world, and why?
  • Most valuable possession(s):
  • Favorite food and drink:
  • Nickname/pet name:
  • Hobby(ies):
  • What makes them happy/sad/angry:
  • Deepest desires:
  • Secrets:
  • Regrets:
  • Something that changed their life forever:
  • Scars:
  • Sleep schedule:
  • Favorite animal(s):
  • Special features (different forms, type of immortality, magical abilities, etc.):

Here are tags you can look at for more stuff:

And here are some specific posts:

30 questions:

Creating a character and writing a bio:

Character checklist and questions:

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Master list of writing and character resources:

A different master list:

Personality form:


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Creating plots with the tag method

Have you ever felt a genuine lack of plots for your story? Or even lack of events? In this post I’ll talk about the tag method, a great plot generator exercise.

First, write down five tags related to your story. For example, let’s say you are writing about two girls falling in love in a boarding school. Tags I can think of are:

- Forbidden love

- Violent school

- Fantasy

- Coming of age

- Exotic place

Under each tag, create five or more related events that could happen as plot. This method will present you with many idea, you don’t need to use all of them. So, create as many events as you can think of, even crazy ones, let your creativity go wild. 

- Forbidden love

Meeting for the first time

Long talks at night before sleeping

Sharing secrets

Bathing together

Sharing the same bed

Making gifts for each other

Laughing together

Separated

Unable to see each other

Lovesick

Making sacrifices for love

- Violent school

Students punished for small things

Physical punishments

Psychological violence

Terrible teachers

Religious oppression

Brainwashing

Student badly hurt

Bullying

Humiliation

Constant fear

Running away

Revolting

Caged

- Fantasy

Creating stories together

Reading book together

Writing poetries together

Creating an imaginary world of their own

Creating imaginary friends

Seeing ghosts

Seeing and cataloging magical creatures

Meeting in the realm of dreams

- Coming of age

Missing home

Understanding friendship

Understanding love

Touching for the first time

Learning to kiss

Understanding responsibilities

Making sacrifices

Regretting

Drinking alcohol for the first time

Making hard choices

Losing the bliss of childhood

Depression

- Exotic place

Finding a secret place of their own

Finding an abandoned garden

Exploring the gothic school

Punishment room

Having fun in old pool

Finding a storehouse with old objects

Planting trees

Dates in the library

Finding an abandoned music room

Ballet practicing

School trip to the beach

Once you are done, select your favorite ideas and rearrange them as to fit your storyline. If you are not happy with the results, try different tags or events.

Originally posted by 32floz

For those getting into Fate/Grand Order, let me tell you about my favourite thing

My favourite thing about fate/grand order is Leonardo Da Vinci, who canonically:
-Is summoned looking like The Mona Lisa, because it represents “the beauty [he] strived to attain”
-Acts like a generally embarrassing mom or aunt depending on how you view her as a Chaldea Member
-Never shuts up in her shops, you still need her so you accept that fact
-Knew things about the plot but generally keeps quiet
-“I didn’t plan to help you but since you asked I’m gonna do that I guess!” -Leonardo Da Vinci
-Still invents stuff, so she’s a HUGE NEET, and has an indoor exercise bike to “maintain her body to the golden ratio” (i shit you not)
-Overall in love with her god damn self
-Has a huge mechanical hand that rocket punches, throw flames and ice
-Puts “safety goggles” before throwing her Noble Phantasm, a HUGE ENERGY BALL THAT DESTROYS EVERYTHING. Said “safety goggles” are cute glasses

I’m on mobile post a Leonardo Da Vinci pic

MAJOR ACOWAR SPOILERS - Morrigan

anonymous question (as a note i’m struggling with generals atm. I’m not sure what my ~overall feelings~ are it’s gonna take some processing time. I will however talk about some specifics) 

This is a long post that contains a lot of spoilers about all of the book. (also salt) don’t read if you’re not into that, this isn’t brief. 

Anonymous said: thoughts on Mor?

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