straubs

The Eurovision High School AU

- Jamala the overdramatic history teacher that everyone loves anyway
- Petra and Måns the vice principals who do the morning announcements. They’re hilarious. Måns is an alum.
- Donny, Poli, Greta, and Ira the seniors. Donny has this sort of fuckboy reputation which is absolutely unwarranted because he is really sweet actually and was a very dorky freshman. Poli is everyone’s best friend, she’s super cool and everyone loves her. Greta is less well liked which is weird because once you’re her friend she’s…so cool? and Ira is highkey sophisticated like she seems like she’s in college already
- Jamie-Lee the freshman. This should surprise no one.
- Laura and Sandhja leading the dance team
- Hovi and Sanja the super cool juniors who are best friends with Poli but no one really knows how. It just sort of happened.
- Jüri and Justs the hot sophomores (which is kind of an oxymoron because /sophomores/…but it’s a thing. Somehow.)
- Frans is also a freshman but he’s that freshman who is weirdly chill. There’s always a freshman like that trust me
- Zoë and Francesca the leaders of the gardening club. They’re underclassmen or something.

anonymous asked:

I'm having trouble sticking to one story. I'll be halfway through plotting or developing one and then I'll get a new idea and then start developing that one. I just can't write anything.

Hi!

I actually experience the same problem: one set of characters is currently stuck at sea on an 18th century English ship; another is in mysterious woods where a murderous, uh, something runs rampant; another group, made up of a computer hacker, a socker star, and a foul-mouthed volleyball player (kind of my self-insert, really) are trying to discover the corruption in their school (which is a reformatory); yet another is stuck in the rebellion of their post-apocalyptic nation. So believe me when I say I completely understand where you’re coming from, because I do it too. And my advice is this: sit back, don’t stress and just let it come to you. It will hit you when you least expect it.

Take me, for example: I’m currently working on a favorite project of mine, and I’ve been doing steady work on it for two years and running. Did I start it with the idea that it would get this far and grow to the lengths it has? No – I actually started it because I was reading The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and I was really into it, but I had to return it to the library. I started writing that project to distract me from how badly I wanted to continue The Talisman, and now look where it’s at – still running two years later, and only getting better.

That said, just relax and write what comes to you and what keeps your interest. If it takes you a while to find it, that’s okay – just keep writing, practicing, improving. Your story idea will come to you, but the more you stress about it, the longer it will take.

And if you absolutely can’t write no matter what (that is, you don’t want to keep abandoning projects, so you stop writing for a while)? Read. Not only will reading also help you as a writer (it will show you what you like and what you hate in a book, and will help you develop your writing style), it will take your mind off your troubles for a while, and it may even inspire you (as it did in my case).

I hope this helps! If you need anything else, please feel free to ask! - @authors-haven