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My biggest fear isn’t that you’ll lie to me one day or that you’ll cheat on me. My biggest fear is that you’ll wake up before me one Tuesday morning and instead of leaning in and kissing me on the cheek, you’ll look at my sleeping body and start to notice all of my flaws. My crooked nose, my chapped lips and the stretch marks spread along my stomach and thighs like a road map. You’ll think about my random spouts of jealousy and the fact that I talk too much. You’ll remember how annoying it is that no matter what, I’m always right and just how selfish I can be sometimes. You’ll walk into the kitchen, brew a cup of black coffee, stare at the pale morning rays of sunlight entering the window frame, and come to the conclusion, that for no particular reason at all, you don’t love me anymore.
—  things that keep me up at night
W2H2 UPDATE

APPARENTLY I DELETED THE SCRIPT EARLIER TODAY, CLEARING SPACE OFF MY HARDDRIVE!  LIKE GONE GONE!  HAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

HOW’S THAT FOR AN UPDATE ON HOW THE SEQUEL’S COMING



I wish I were kidding, but in all honesty I wasn’t happy with the script and it’ll probably be much better starting over using the current story outline I have, or just finishing off the storyboards and writing in the script au natural as I go along.  It’s actually the funniest thing that’s happened to me today, and kind of weirdly freeing?  Anyway, whatever.  There you go!  That’s where I’m at.

please, please, if you ever feel the inclination, attempt to write polyamorous content

2 people are complex as it is. 3 or MORE makes it EVEN MORE COMPLEX. the more you add the bigger the web. and its hard to portray all that right! but those complex webs exist in real life, i LIVE those complex webs. and if you want to expand your audience and make your content even more relatable to more people, please attempt to write polyamorous content.

it’s not going to come out perfect at first and you might accidentally create some bad dynamics but guess what those EXIST and are even NORMAL to work through in polyam relationships. i have worked through SO MUCH FUCKING JEALOUSY since i started dating my partners. you are building character!!! you are making things RELATABLE!

naturally its preferable to get polyam content from polyam creators but honestly i dont care if youre polyam, try and work it into your stories! look at it as a fun challenge! how can you weave together some pre-existing characters to all be in love? or how can you work in new characters to be in a relationship together? polyamory is so interesting. youll be amazed the new dynamics you can create in your stories with it.

make seemingly perfect polyamorous relationships, make some that need some work. make love triangles that TURN INTO polyamorous relationships! every relationship starts differently. there is a whole world out there to explore that will enrich your content.

please create polyamorous content.

Advice: Trouble Getting Started

Anonymous asked: Hello there! For me I’m finally on break, and I told myself beforehand that I’d start one of my many stories. It’s been, I dunno, a week? I haven’t done anything. I think I haven’t started because I have this mindset where if I force out ideas without them coming naturally I’ll get bored of my story and feel like it was rushed. And, as well as that, I just want to find the right time to write. How can I start writing?


As with many things, if you wait for the perfect opportunity to write, it will probably never come. There will always be some variable that doesn’t feel quite right and can be used as an excuse to not start. For that reason, it’s important to just go for it. Part of being a writer is learning to write even when it’s not convenient. I have written on airplanes, in cars, in hospital waiting rooms, when I’m sick, when I’m tired, and when there are a million other things going on. It’s not easy, and if you know a better time is coming (after your kids or siblings go to bed, for example) then by all means wait for it. Otherwise, you just need to sit down and get started.

One thing you’ll learn about writing is that ideas tend to come more naturally to you after you’ve been doing it for awhile. Until you get to that point, though, you may need to force some ideas just to get yourself writing. And, even if the ideas are terrible, what’s important is that you’re writing. If you’ve never painted before and you pick up a paintbrush and canvas tomorrow, your first painting probably isn’t going to be a masterpiece worthy of the finest art gallery. But you do it anyway. If you decide tomorrow that you want to learn gymnastics, you’re not going to be Olympics ready in a week. You have to get through all the clumsy routines, the wobbly landings, and the hard falls if you’re ever going to get good enough to compete. Writing is the exact same way.

I have a lot of posts about motivation that you should read for more help. :)

Getting Back to Writing
What to Do When Your Story Stalls
Finding Inspiration When You’re Stuck for an Idea
Take a “Vacation” to Re-Charge Your Creativity
How to Get Excited About Your Story Again
Beating Writer’s Block
Frustrated with Writing Quality
Staying Motivated

Also, here are some posts to help you get started:

Creating the Perfect Writing Space
Finding the Time to Write
Beginning a Novel
Figuring Out a Plot
How to Give Your Story a Purpose
Building a Story Off a Loose Timeline
Brainstorming for Ideas 
Turning Ideas into a Story
Finding an Entry Point Into Your Story
The Opening Line
The Opening Scene
How to Perfect Your Writing
I've noticed a strange pattern

In various fandom’s, when it comes to supporting, minor or background characters who get very little if any dialogue, screentime or development. 

When it’s a female character, such as Laura Barton from AoU(I know, bare with me). Laura was deemed boring, uninteresting, as if very little effort was put into her character (which, depending on how you look at, could be true). People say that she didn't “do much of anything “. Except, you know, house & aid a literal team of superheroes. And because she was deemed “ uninteresting, fandom either ignored her existence entirely(a long with a lot of things in that movie) or started hating on her for various reasons, reducing her to a “maternal” figure, as if that in and of itself is despicable. No one bothered to brainstorm about her back story, write meta or things of that nature.

Another example is the wonderful Dr. Helen Cho. You remember her, right? A close trusted ally of the Avengers, was pivotal in the creation of Vision in a way that is just as, if not more important than what Tony or Bruce contributed. She literally helped save the world & all your faves. Yet oddly, there is little to no meta or fanfiction that’s Helen Cho centric either. But why is this? She, and Laura, are dynamic characters, they played important roles. 

Why don’t they get the same praise “Button Guy” from TWS did? There are literally people hailing Button Guy as the “True Hero” of that movie, headcanoning about how he’s a top notch agent, have fabricated a back story for him even in some cases. But why did Button Guy get all this character exploration love when Helen & Laura didn’t? 

I’ll give you all a good guess…

anonymous asked:

💀How do I kill my main character? They are writing in first person to an unknown person (the reader) about their life and my MC knows they're going to die soon of old age, but I don't know how to convey their death since they are writing ? Do I end it abruptly, in the middle of a sentence? Thank you!

You can end it any way you want.

If the character starts to die while writing, then you can end mid-sentence. If the character dies while not writing, then a full entry will be the last thing the character writes.

Either way, make sure that the story has come to an end when you write that last entry. Make it known to the reader that they have probably died once their entries stop. 

How you do this depends on what is killing your character (illness vs “natural causes” vs knowing someone is coming to murder them, etc.). Since your character is dying of old age, showing them getting weaker and weaker as the story goes on is one way of doing this. For example, entries might start off quite long, your character might go through the stages of grief, your character might describe “symptoms” of whatever will ultimately kill them, etc.

Unfortunately, because of your writing style, you won’t be able to describe their death unless the character’s death is slow and they are still able to write.

"WRITING IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES NATURALLY. FIRST YOU HAVE TO INGEST WORDS. AND KEEP GOING, UNTIL YOU'RE SO TOXIC WITH THEM THAT YOU START SPEWING THEM OUT"

-RAINBOW

OKAY BUCKLE UP, MOTHERFUCKERS, CAUSE I HAVE A STORY TO TELL.

SO A WHILE AGO RAINBOW FUCKING ROWELL CAME TO MY HIGH SCHOOL FOR OUR ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK THING AND SHE CAME IN FOR A Q+A. AND SO WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SHIT AND SHE’S AMAZING AND EVERYTHING 

AND THEN SHE GOT A QUESTION FROM SOMEONE ABOUT WRITING AND IS IT HARD. AND THIS WAS HER ANSWER

AND I’VE BEEN SITTING ON THIS SINCE SEPTEMBER AND I JUST REMEMBERED THIS.

I just posted the last chapter of my first extended fanfic… the first fiction I’ve ever completed that’s longer than a single scene. It was also the first action-oriented plot I’d tried, and the first time I’d written for that many characters at once.

The story is a great starting point with some strengths that I’m proud of. Before I even finished posting the ten chapters, there were things I’d learned more about that I wanted to change. But, that means I’m already gaining skills at something I enjoy doing!

The wildest part is getting so many visits, and so many separate people giving kudos. And sweet comments! Other people enjoyed a thing that came out of my head!! Wild.

Next up is something that definitely comes more naturally for me… characterization through sex scenes!

the problem with writing the last part of the Girl Genius/Abhorsen thing as proper fic is that it covers events of, like, the entire second half of the third book. obviously I’m skipping things, but…

and I have a short story due next Wednesday that’s supposed to be half as long as this fic already is? Professors think they’re doing us a kindness, starting with shorter assignments, but I gotta say: maybe for essays, sure, but when it comes to fiction that is NOT SO.