this is what happens when i'm stuck in school

anonymous asked:

Hello, I'm writing a short story as a major work at school but I'm having trouble deciding the plot. Like I'll have a really rough idea of the plot but I can't put into enough detail to know what happening in each part. I've been stuck for a while and i was wondering if you had any tips or ideas that could help me decide or narrow it down? Thank you :)

Hello there writer! Usually when I go to plot a work, I will use one of two methods:

-Linear plotting-
Is a plotting that only usually involves text, and I do it in an almost paragraph format. For example:
-the main character decides to rob a bank
*this is a scene involving this character’s abilities, focus on characters cunning and ability to plan
-the plan goes wrong, and he has to change at the last minute
*he gets out barely in time, and nearly gets himself caught

This method is usually me doing the main plot parts as the bullets, and adding the extra information that’s relevant to the particular part. This can be changed to however is easiest for the writer. But this helps you be more detailed with your scenes.

And the second technique I use is a timeline drawing. You connect main plot points with arrows, and bubble around each of those with smaller text, almost like above, but with this method you can do this on a wall even, using sticky notes. I find that using RealTimeBoard.com is super helpful, and you can edit it as much as you want! This method is easier for people who think more visually, and doing it in a hands-on way allows for you to change the information around.

We hope this helps!

  • max: look at this note warren left me, he's such a goofball
  • max: warren makes me smile ((she says this tWICE))
  • max: *picks up warren's flash drive* must protect my precious
  • max: *blushes when dana talks about warren liking her*
  • max: *trusts warren enough to attempt to tell him about her powers before anyone else*
  • max: warren is pretty cute when he's in full-on geek mode
  • max: *trusts warren enough to call him for advice on how to open a locked door, in the middle of the night, and not worry that he'll tell anyone what she's doing even for a second*
  • max: *when chloe says max "friendzoned" warren* no, he's really cool!
  • max: *looking at alt!warren* *sad/hurt voice & face* he hooked up with stella...?
  • max: *looking at a cruelly graffiti'd photo of warren that's been stuck to his door by nathan* poor warren. nathan is lucky i'm a pacifist.
  • max: *while writing an actual cheesy pick-up line on warren's room slate* sometimes you just have to take a chance and see what happens... will he think that's too dorky?? well, it's not like he isn't. he'll laugh, right??
  • max: *when warren says he'll never erase said pick-up line* you better not, it's permanent!!
  • max: *when warren says he's feeling pretty alpha* *flirtatious body language* you are.
  • max: *when warren sadly says he knows how to be invisible at school* not to me, warren. text soon.
  • a lot of people, still, somehow: max shows literally zero interest in warren though. she clearly doesn't like him at all.

uskarmyarmy  asked:

When I first heard the synopsis for Faking It, I have to admit I was skeptical about two girls PRETENDING to be lesbians just to fit in. Boy, am I glad I stuck around. The show ended up mirroring what happened to me when I fell in love with my best friend in high school. I am so thankful for the existence of Faking It and all of the representation it offers for the LGBTQIA+ community. Furthermore, I'm so thankful to have wonderful role models like you two girls. All the love. -Megan

Thank you Megan! We’re glad you stuck around! And we have a season 3 for you! -Katie