so this one exes trying to be friends plot where there’s an old high school sweethearts couple who ended up at the same college together but after a few months they decided to break things off but to maintain a friendship and muse a joined a frat and became this super partying doucher while muse b strayed from greek life and tried to tag along to his parties and functions but it just wasn’t their thing so they ended on good terms but when muse b shows up to muse a’s frats parties after a few weeks of being broken up muse a can’t stand seeing muse b being flirted with and vice versa and it’s all really awkward and angsty like i know i have no right to get mad at you for dancing with them and then drunken hook ups that result in we probably aren’t supposed to do that anymore type conversations and just like jealousy and hella angst

bonus points if you let it be using luke hemmings and leigh anne pinnock and add in the drama of one of their parents being all secretly unhappy about the interracial couple thinge etc :)

no but regarding childhood friends to lovers plots, consider that it’s not all rainbows and puppies:

  • your childhood friend knows everything about you, every tiny stupid detail. everything from that time you were 5 and so sick you puked all over your cat, to the first time you were drunk and told the busdriver that you wanted to make out with him because of his cool mustache
  • they will be close with your parents who will feel like they have a right to know everything about your relationship
  • your parents gave you the sex talk TOGETHER
  • when you are having a fight they will know every tell of your facial and body language, and they know exactly how to strike to make you feel guilty or angry or hurt - even if they do it without intention
  • they will use the same nickname your parents used for you when you were growing up, even though you stopped finding it cute when you reached the age of ten
  • there will be old fights to drag up on a bad day, even if you thought they were settled and done
  • they have a tendency to think they know what is best for you, and even if it is done out of love it can be super annoying
  • sometimes they make decisions for you when you are not present, thinking that is what you would do, when really you wanted to try something new for a change
  • your feet has been cold for twenty years because they always steal the covers and have done since you were kids
  • your other longtime friends will be constantly using the line “we knew before you did”
  • your parents will know each other and start planning your wedding when you are still even trying to figure out how to handle going from friends to a couple

I want a plot where there’s a hard ass cop, and he always sticks by the rules and works hard and his work is his life and all that blah blah, but then one day he makes a huge bust in an underground sex ring and carries a girl out, and the media dub him as a superhero, and he feels strangely protective over this girl. So he goes and visits her at the hospital, and she lights up as soon as she sees him and just thanks him continuously, and he starts smiling a bit more, and she doesn’t really talk to anybody except for him because she doesn’t trust anybody except him.

Cue her having trouble sleeping at night because of bad dreams and memories, so she calls him to help, and he does, he always does of course. And she calls him when her car breaks down in the middle of the night and she’s terrified, and he literally drops everything for her, and its so obvious they like each other, but he doesn’t know how to do relationships and she’s just a mess from everything thats happened to her, and so much angsty fluffy goodness of them two being awkward and shy dorks at times but also staying up and telling their entire life stories to each other soreOUHUHEFTSOV

i want a plot where MUSE A is a wealthy gorgeous socialite, their mother constantly setting them up with wealthy partners because she doesn’t believe her child can get a partner that she would approve of without her. but MUSE A has a best friend, MUSE B a bartender just barely getting by, whose been with MUSE A through all the heartbreak and annoyance of their mother constantly setting them up with boring dates that only talk about themselves. MUSE B has feelings for MUSE A but doesn’t feel good enough for them/ knows that their mother wouldn’t approve. more or less MUSE A starting to think and wonder why they aren’t dating MUSE B, since they’ve always been there for them and seem to actually like them for more than just their beauty and wealth

give me a plot where muse a and b are best friends (who everyone swears should be together) go on a trip to disneyland/world, and they come up with a scheme to pose as a married couple to get special discounts and perks. so, they’re set up in one of the resort’s honeymoon suites, wear the ‘just married’ buttons, and get to soak up the benefits of everyone’s congratulations. but things get a little intense when things like ‘hey, why is this attractive ride attendant hitting on my fake wife?’ or ‘okay, maybe i like sharing a bed with you a little too much’ happen. give me that pls.

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29 Plot Templates
by Darcy Pattison

Continuing the series on plot: Plot templates are helpful in telling an author the possible events for different sections of the story.

I like to consult these when I’m first thinking of a idea for a novel and when I start a revision. I want to know what is typical for the type story I’m telling and knowing that, I can create variations that will hold a reader’s interest.

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a plot where muse a is 18/19 and his parents are divorced and he’s been living with his mom in a whole different state because he really hates his dad and wanted to be as far away from him as possible. his father is a rich business man who never had time for him when he was younger which eventually broke his family apart. a couple of years later, his father invites him to stay with him for the summer to make up for lost time. he doesn’t want to go but eventually gives in because his mother begs him to go. muse a is dragged to one of his father’s business parties against his will one night. at the event, he sees muse b admiring a painting in a room. muse a approaches muse b who is in her mid 20s and instantly starts flirting with her, insisting that she was more beautiful than the artwork itself. they have a flirtatious conversation, sharing laughs and compliments before his dad comes up, placing a hand on muse b’s back and saying, “son, i see you met my fiancee.” and muse a is just baffled because how could someone as beautiful and sweet as her be with such an asshole??? imagine all the angst and sneaking around!!

also yes ok i totally want a plot where for once it’s the female who’s really sexually experienced and popular, and this nerdy boy has a crush on one of her best friends, and she needs tutoring and he’s the only one who could do it- so she offers him tips and advice on how to get her friend to notice him and seem cool, in exchange he’ll tutor her.

but as her best friend gains interest, he realises how inexperienced he is, so it becomes a trading of tutor- he teaches her maths equations, she teaches him how to kiss, and go down on a girl.

and oh no- she’s starting to really like him???? she doesn’t want him to date her friend?? maybe he could date her instead?????

muse a is your typical, spoiled rotten rich girl who doesn’t take no for an answer. you’d expect her parents to be rude and snotty just like their daughter but that couldn’t be further away from the truth, they’re humble because they didn’t come from wealthy families, they worked hard for it. but because they gave muse a everything she wanted growing up, she couldn’t help but be a brat. she constantly spent her parents’ money like it was nothing and never bothered to say thank you. deciding that she needed a reality check, they told her that she was going to spend her summer soaking up the sun in the bahamas and that they were sending her on a private jet. of course muse a was ecstatic, but when the plane landed, she was no where near bahamas. instead, she was at an airport in oklahoma, being picked up by muse b’s family who decided to be her host. her credit cards were immediately cancelled and her phone was cut off. she couldn’t get back on the plane, she would be staying with them at their farm for the entire summer and she had no choice but to work on the farm, do chores, and things that she never had to do before. muse b can’t stand muse a, he thinks she’s lazy, stuck up, and annoying. he thinks she’s a complete bitch with no emotions, which is why he’s surprised when he finds muse a crying by the lake one night.

Propp's 31 Narratemes

Russian Vladimir Propp (1895-1970) analyzed many of his country’s folk tales and identified common themes within them. He broke down the stories into morphemes (analyzable chunks) and identified 31 elements or narratemes (narrative units) that comprised the structure of many of the stories.

1st Sphere: Introduction

Steps 1 to 7 introduces the situation and most of the main characters, setting the scene for subsequent adventure.

2nd Sphere: The Body of the story

The main story starts here and extends to the departure of the hero on the main quest.

3rd Sphere: The Donor Sequence

In the third sphere, the hero goes in search of a method by which the solution may be reached, gaining the magical agent from the Donor. Note that this in itself may be a complete story.

4th Sphere: The Hero’s return

In the final (and often optional) phase of the storyline, the hero returns home, hopefully uneventfully and to a hero’s welcome, although this may not always be the case.

A plot where muse a is a tattoo artist, who is covered in ink, while muse b is a college student and a clean canvas who never really had an interest in tattoos or found them attractive. However one day while muse a is working, muse b steps in with a friend, who is getting a their first tattoo; not really interested in getting one of their own until muse b lays eyes on muse a. Suddenly muse b finds tattoos to be the most interesting thing in the world.

anonymous asked:

I read up on Cap things a little and I feel like this is more of a marketing/social media issue than a writing one imo. It looks like it is pretty clear on the page that He has been affected by some cosmic cube bullshit that altered his past and so that Hydra people rescued him and his mother from his abusive father and so it's pretty clear this not normal steve and is in fact shenanigans. The trouble seems to be with the cavalier attitude to real concerns and gimmickiness.

ok yeah that would actually be frankly fucking neat: via a crazy reality-altering device he’s restored to health and youth and power so he can get back to being captain america, but at the expense of living out his actual worst nightmare. he’d rather have died than become what he was made into, but he didn’t know what the catch was, and now he doesn’t know what was changed, and his friends have to fight against him to restore him to who he should actually be. like, that’s a great plot. i’m down for that, 

it’s also a solid metaphor for what’s going on, politically, with america right now: the guys who want us to be ‘great again’ are putting a nazi price tag on that ‘greatness’, and everyone who isn’t fucking insane has to figure out how to stop it. 

but also like, there had to be a better way of presenting this aspect of the story— even ‘spoiling’ it and just presenting the premise straight-out, on the back of the comic, would have been great. and what i’m definitely not down for is everything else that’s going on, plus the very real chance we’re not getting a story so tidy and innocent. even just using ‘STEVE’S A NAZI NOW’ as a shock value cliffhanger, however coyly you avow it’s not a ‘gimmick’, is complete fucking bullshit. this isn’t titillation, it’s a gut-punch, and the writers should have known better. 

pls give me a plot where muse a is a scary mob guy who knows how to kill ppl with guns and torture for information, and his family r pretty much the most well respected in that community and everyone fears them, and he’s got a rep as a pretty bad guy. one day he’s following some guy who owes him money and ends up in a bar, where he sees muse b, a pretty, innocent student who basically lures him in. he is taken by her almost immediately, and she’s intrigued by him (also v attracted), and the two talk and hit it off. now, he’s a bit pissed, bc she turns him soft and ruins his rep, but he’s v protective, and she’s too sweet to hurt. buT WHAT HE DOESN’T KNOW is that muse b is the daughter of an fbi agent who has been tracking the mob for years and all of their illegal activity, but muse a doesn’t know this, so their relationship is lowkey forbidden and also v secretive. when muse a finds this out, he’s tells her they gotta get out of the country, because the fbi are onto him - and he asks her to run away with him. fearing a life of loneliness, boredom, and one without him: muse b accepts.

give me a i crashed the wedding plot like seriously please!! 
like muse a and muse b were high school sweethearts, completely in love. graduation, college, jobs came and went and in between times they were on and off. a lot more off than on but everytime they were on, they were completely in love. life just seemed to get in the way. a year or so later of the two being out of contact, muse a sees bachelor/stag night pictures on muse b’s social media and panics. long story short, muse a crashes a wedding at the last possible second hearing the “you may kiss the bride” and shouts muse b’s name. the bride and groom and inevitably everyone else looks in muse a’s direction only for muse a to discover the groom is a stranger. until she hears that very familiar voice of muse b, sitting in the audience, saying “looking for me?”