Art is to console those who are broken by life.
Vincent Van Gogh

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aghostnotaguardian:

littlestsecret:

naity-sama:

Some words to use when writing things:

  • winking
  • clenching
  • pulsing
  • fluttering
  • contracting
  • twitching
  • sucking
  • quivering
  • pulsating
  • throbbing
  • beating
  • thumping
  • thudding
  • pounding
  • humming
  • palpitate
  • vibrate
  • grinding
  • crushing
  • hammering
  • lashing
  • knocking
  • driving
  • thrusting
  • pushing
  • force
  • injecting
  • filling
  • dilate
  • stretching
  • lingering
  • expanding
  • bouncing
  • reaming
  • elongate
  • enlarge
  • unfolding
  • yielding
  • sternly
  • firmly
  • tightly 
  • harshly
  • thoroughly
  • consistently
  • precision
  • accuracy
  • carefully
  • demanding
  • strictly
  • restriction
  • meticulously
  • scrupulously
  • rigorously
  • rim
  • edge
  • lip
  • circle
  • band
  • encircling
  • enclosing
  • surrounding
  • piercing
  • curl
  • lock
  • twist
  • coil
  • spiral
  • whorl
  • dip
  • wet
  • soak
  • madly
  • wildly
  • noisily
  • rowdily
  • rambunctiously
  • decadent
  • degenerate
  • immoral
  • indulgent
  • accept
  • take
  • invite
  • nook
  • indentation
  • niche
  • depression
  • indent
  • depress
  • delay
  • tossing
  • writhing
  • flailing
  • squirming
  • rolling
  • wriggling
  • wiggling
  • thrashing
  • struggling
  • grappling
  • striving
  • straining

Appetite - 

craving, demand, gluttony, greed, hunger, inclination, insatiable, longing, lust, passion, ravenousness, relish, taste, thirst, urge, voracity, weakness, willingness, yearning, ardor, dedication, desire, devotion, enthusiasm, excitement, fervor, horny, intensity, keenness, wholeheartedness, zeal


Arouse - 

agitate, awaken, electrify, enliven, excite, entice, foment, goad, incite, inflame, instigate, kindle, provoke, rally, rouse, spark, stimulate, stir, thrill, waken, warm, whet, attract, charm, coax, fire up, fuel, heat up, lure, produce, stir up, tantalize, tease, tempt, thrum, torment, wind up, work up


Assault - 

attack, advancing, aggressive, assailing, charging, incursion, inundated, invasion, offensive, onset, onslaught, overwhelmed, ruinous, tempestuous, strike, violation, ambush, assail, barrage, bombard, bombardment, crackdown, wound

Beautiful - 

admirable, alluring, angelic, appealing, bewitching, charming, dazzling, delicate, delightful, divine, elegant, enticing, exquisite, fascinating, gorgeous, graceful, grand, magnificent, marvelous, pleasing, radiant, ravishing, resplendent, splendid, stunning, sublime, attractive, beguiling, captivating, enchanting, engaging, enthralling, eye-catching, fetching, fine, fine-looking, good-looking, handsome, inviting, lovely, mesmeric, mesmerizing, pretty, rakish, refined, striking, tantalizing, tempting

Brutal - 

atrocious, barbarous, bloodthirsty, callous, cruel, feral, ferocious, hard, harsh, heartless, inhuman, merciless, murderous, pitiless, remorseless, rough, rude, ruthless, savage, severe, terrible, unmerciful, vicious, bestial, brute, brutish, cold-blooded, fierce, gory, nasty, rancorous, sadistic, uncompromising, unfeeling, unforgiving, unpitying, violent, wild

Burly –

able-bodied, athletic, beefy, big, brawny, broad-shouldered, bulky, dense, enormous, great, hard, hardy, hearty, heavily built, heavy, hefty, huge, husky, immense, large, massive, muscular, mighty, outsized, oversized, powerful, powerfully built, prodigious, robust, solid, stalwart, stocky, stout, strapping, strong, strongly built, sturdy, thick, thickset, tough, well-built, well-developed

Carnal - 

animalistic, bodily, impure, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lustful, physical, prurient, salacious, sensuous, voluptuous, vulgar, wanton, , coarse, crude, dirty, raunchy, rough, unclean

Dangerous - 

alarming, critical, fatal, formidable, impending, malignant, menacing, mortal, nasty, perilous, precarious, pressing, serious, terrible, threatening, treacherous, urgent, vulnerable, wicked, acute, damaging, deadly, death-defying, deathly, destructive, detrimental, explosive, grave, harmful, hazardous, injurious, lethal, life-threatening, noxious, poisonous, risky, severe, terrifying, toxic, unsafe, unstable, venomous

Dark - 

atrocious, corrupt, forbidding, foul, infernal, midnight, morbid, ominous, sinful, sinister, somber, threatening, twilight, vile, wicked, abject, alarming, appalling, baleful, bizarre, bleak, bloodcurdling, boding evil, chilling, cold, condemned, creepy, damned, daunting, demented, desolate, dire, dismal, disturbing, doomed, dour, dread, dreary, dusk, eerie, fear, fearsome, frightening, ghastly, ghostly, ghoulish, gloom, gloomy, grave, grim, grisly, gruesome, hair-raising, haunted, hideous, hopeless, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, horror, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious, inhospitable, looming, lost, macabre, malice, malignant, menacing, murky, mysterious, night, panic, pessimistic, petrifying, scary, shadows, shadowy, shade, shady, shocking, soul-destroying, sour, spine-chilling, spine-tingling, strange, terrifying, uncanny, unearthly, unlucky, unnatural, unnerving, weird, wretched

Delicious -

enticing, exquisite, luscious, lush, rich, savory, sweet, tasty, tempting, appetizing, delectable, flavorsome, full of flavor, juicy, lip-smacking, mouth-watering, piquant, relish, ripe, salty, spicy, scrummy, scrumptious, succulent, tangy, tart, tasty, yummy, zesty

Ecstasy - 

delectation, delirium, elation, euphoria, fervor, frenzy, joy, rapture, transport, bliss, excitement, happiness, heaven, high, paradise, rhapsody, thrill, blissful, delighted, elated, extremely happy, in raptures (of delight), in seventh heaven, jubilant, on cloud nine, overexcited, overjoyed, rapturous, thrilled

Ecstatic - 

delirious, enraptured, euphoric, fervent, frenzied, joyous, transported, wild

Erotic - 

amatory, amorous, aphrodisiac, carnal, earthy, erogenous, fervid, filthy, hot, impassioned, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, raw, romantic, rousing, salacious, seductive, sensual, sexual, spicy, steamy, stimulating, suggestive, titillating, voluptuous, tantalizing

Gasp - 

catch of breath, choke, gulp, heave, inhale, pant, puff, snort, wheeze, huff, rasp, sharp intake of air, short of breath, struggle for breath, swallow, winded 

Heated -

ardent, avid, excited, fervent, fervid, fierce, fiery, frenzied, furious, impassioned, intense, passionate, raging, scalding, scorched, stormy, tempestuous, vehement, violent, ablaze, aflame, all-consuming, blazing, blistering, burning, crazed, explosive, febrile, feverish, fired up, flaming, flushed, frantic, hot, hot-blooded, impatient, incensed, maddening, obsessed, possessed, randy, searing, sizzling, smoldering, sweltering, torrid, turbulent, volatile, worked up, zealous

Hunger - 

appetite, ache, craving, gluttony, greed, longing, lust, mania, mouth-watering, ravenous, voracious, want, yearning, thirst

Hungry - 

avid, carnivorous, covetous, craving, eager, greedy, hungered, rapacious, ravenous, starved, unsatisfied, voracious, avaricious, desirous, famished, grasping, insatiable, keen, longing, predatory, ravening, starving, thirsty, wanting

Intense - 

forceful, severe, passionate, acute, agonizing, ardent, anxious, biting, bitter, burning, close, consuming, cutting, deep, eager, earnest, excessive, exquisite, extreme, fervent, fervid, fierce, forcible, great, harsh, impassioned, keen, marked, piercing, powerful, profound, severe, sharp, strong, vehement, violent, vivid, vigorous

Liquid - 

damp, cream, creamy, dripping, ichorous, juicy, moist, luscious, melted, moist, pulpy, sappy, soaking, solvent, sopping, succulent, viscous, wet / aqueous, broth, elixir, extract, flux, juice, liquor, nectar, sap, sauce, secretion, solution, vitae, awash, moisture, boggy, dewy, drenched, drip, drop, droplet, drowning, flood, flooded, flowing, fountain, jewel, leaky, milky, overflowing, saturated, slick, slippery, soaked, sodden, soggy, stream, swamp, tear, teardrop, torrent, waterlogged, watery, weeping

Lithe -

agile, lean, pliant, slight, spare, sinewy, slender, supple, deft, fit, flexible, lanky, leggy, limber, lissom, lissome, nimble, sinuous, skinny, sleek, slender, slim, svelte, trim, thin, willowy, wiry

Moan -

beef, cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, lament, lamentation, plaint, sob, wail, whine, bemoan, bewail, carp, deplore, grieve, gripe, grouse, grumble, keen, lament, sigh, sob, wail, whine, mewl

Moving - 

(exciting,) affecting, effective  arousing, awakening, breathless, dynamic, eloquent, emotional, emotive, expressive, fecund, far-out, felt in gut, grabbed by, gripping, heartbreaking, heartrending, impelling, impressive, inspirational, meaningful, mind-bending, mind-blowing, motivating, persuasive, poignant, propelling, provoking, quickening, rallying, rousing, significant, stimulating, simulative, stirring, stunning, touching, awe-inspiring, energizing, exhilarating, fascinating, heart pounding, heart stopping, inspiring, riveting, thrilling

Need - 

compulsion, demand, desperate, devoir, extremity, impatient longing, must, urge, urgency / desire, appetite, avid, burn, craving, eagerness, fascination, greed, hunger, insatiable, longing, lust, taste, thirst, voracious, want, yearning, ache, addiction, aspiration, desire, fever, fixation, hankering, hope, impulse, inclination, infatuation, itch, obsession, passion, pining, wish, yen

Pain - 

ache, afflict, affliction, agony, agonize, anguish, bite, burn, chafe, distress, fever, grief, hurt, inflame, laceration, misery, pang, punish, sting, suffering, tenderness, throb, throe, torment, torture, smart

Painful - 

aching, agonizing, arduous, awful, biting, burning, caustic, dire, distressing, dreadful, excruciating, extreme, grievous, inflamed, piercing, raw, sensitive, severe, sharp, tender, terrible, throbbing, tormenting, angry, bleeding, bloody, bruised, cutting, hurting, injured, irritated, prickly, skinned, smarting, sore, stinging, unbearable, uncomfortable, upsetting, wounded

Perverted - 

aberrant, abnormal, corrupt, debased, debauched, defiling, depraved, deviant, monstrous, tainted, twisted, vicious, warped, wicked, abhorrent, base, decadent, degenerate, degrading, dirty, disgusting, dissipated, dissolute, distasteful, hedonistic, immodest, immoral, indecent, indulgent, licentious, nasty, profligate, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shameful, shameless, sickening, sinful, smutty, sordid, unscrupulous, vile 

Pleasurable - 

charming, gratifying, luscious, satisfying, savory, agreeable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, nice, pleasant, pleasing, soothing, succulent

Pleasure - 

bliss, delight, gluttony, gratification, relish, satisfaction, thrill, adventure, amusement, buzz, contentment, delight, desire, ecstasy, enjoyment, excitement, fun, happiness, harmony, heaven, joy, kick, liking, paradise, seventh heaven 

Rapacious- 

avaricious, ferocious, furious, greedy, predatory, ravening, ravenous, savage, voracious, aggressive, gluttonous, grasping, insatiable, marauding, plundering

Rapture - 

bliss, ecstasy, elation, exaltation, glory, gratification, passion, pleasure, floating, unbridled joy

Rigid - 

adamant, austere, definite, determined, exact, firm, hard, rigorous, solid, stern, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, concrete, fixed, harsh, immovable, inflexible, obstinate, resolute, resolved, severe, steadfast, steady, stiff, strong, strict, stubborn, taut, tense, tight, tough, unbending, unchangeable, unwavering

Sudden - 

abrupt, accelerated, acute, fast, flashing, fleeting, hasty, headlong, hurried, immediate, impetuous, impulsive, quick, quickening, rapid, rash, rushing, swift, brash, brisk, brusque, instant, instantaneous, out of the blue, reckless, rushed, sharp, spontaneous, urgent, without warning

Thrust - 

(forward) advance, drive, forge, impetus, impulsion, lunge, momentum, onslaught, poke, pressure, prod, propulsion, punch, push, shove, power, proceed, progress, propel

(push hard) assail, assault, attack, bear down, buck, drive, force, heave, impale, impel, jab, lunge, plunge, press, pound, prod, ram, shove, stab, transfix, urge, bang, burrow, cram, gouge, jam, pierce, punch, slam, spear, spike, stick

Thunder-struck -

amazed, astonished, aghast, astounded, awestruck, confounded, dazed, dazed, dismayed, overwhelmed, shocked, staggered, startled, stunned, gob-smacked, bewildered, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, horrified, incredulous, surprised, taken aback 

Torment -

agony, anguish, hurt, misery, pain, punishment, suffering, afflict, angst, conflict, distress, grief, heartache, misfortune, nightmare, persecute, plague, sorrow, strife, tease, test, trial, tribulation, torture, turmoil, vex, woe

Touch - 

(physical) - blow, brush, caress, collide, come together, contact, converge, crash, cuddle, embrace, feel, feel up, finger, fondle, frisk, glance, glide, graze, grope, handle, hit, hug, impact, join, junction, kiss, lick, line, manipulate, march, massage, meet, nudge, palm, partake, pat, paw, peck, pet, pinch, probe, push, reach, rub, scratch, skim, slide, smooth, strike, stroke, suck, sweep, tag, tap, taste, thumb, tickle, tip, touching, toy, bite, bump, burrow, buss, bury, circle, claw, clean, clutch, cover, creep, crush, cup, curl, delve, dig, drag, draw, ease, edge, fiddle with, flick, flit, fumble, grind, grip, grub, hold, huddle, knead, lap, lave, lay a hand on, maneuver, manhandle, mash, mold, muzzle, neck, nestle, nibble, nip, nuzzle, outline, play, polish, press, pull, rasp, ravish, ream, rim, run, scoop, scrabble, scrape, scrub, shave, shift, shunt, skate, slip, slither, smack, snake, snuggle, soothe, spank, splay, spread, squeeze, stretch, swipe, tangle, tease, thump, tongue, trace, trail, tunnel twiddle, twirl, twist, tug, work, wrap 

(mental) - communicate, examine, inspect, perception, scrutinize

Wet -

bathe, bleed, burst, cascade, course, cover, cream, damp, dampen, deluge, dip, douse, drench, dribble, drip, drizzle, drool, drop, drown, dunk, erupt, flood, flow, gush, immerse, issue, jet, leach, leak, moisten, ooze, overflow, permeate, plunge, pour, rain, rinse, run, salivate, saturate, secrete, seep, shower, shoot, slaver, slobber, slop, slosh, sluice, spill, soak, souse, spew, spit, splash, splatter, spout, spray, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, steep, stream, submerge, surge, swab, swamp, swill, swim, trickle, wash, water

Wicked - 

abominable, amoral, atrocious, awful, base, barbarous, dangerous, debased, depraved, distressing, dreadful, evil, fearful, fiendish, fierce, foul, heartless, hazardous, heinous, immoral, indecent, intense, mean, nasty, naughty, nefarious, offensive, profane, scandalous, severe, shameful, shameless, sinful, terrible, unholy, vicious, vile, villainous, wayward, bad, criminal, cruel, deplorable, despicable, devious, ill-intentioned, impious, impish, iniquitous, irreverent, loathsome, Machiavellian, mad, malevolent, malicious, merciless, mischievous, monstrous, perverse, ruthless, spiteful, uncaring, unkind, unscrupulous, vindictive, virulent, wretched

Writhe - 

agonize, bend, jerk, recoil, lurch, plunge, slither, squirm, struggle, suffer, thrash, thresh, twist, wiggle, wriggle, angle, arc, bow, buck, coil, contort, convulse, curl, curve, fidget, fight, flex, go into spasm, grind, heave, jiggle, jolt, kick, rear, reel, ripple, resist, roll, lash, lash out, screw up, shake, shift, slide, spasm, stir, strain, stretch, surge, swell, swivel, thrust, turn violently, tussle, twitch, undulate, warp, worm, wrench, wrestle, yank 

//MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS - HERE IS THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM OF FINDING THAT RIGHT WORD!!!!!

#writing #reference #Vocab #thesaurus

forficwritersbyficwriters:

amandaonwriting:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

You guys, this is such a great chart especially for budding writers. Sometimes it’s more effective to show a character being bored or excited or shocked without explicitly saying so.

#reference #writing #emotion

Emotional Drabble Prompts 

anechooffour:

((I always see the same like… three prompt lists going around and I wanted to do something different so send me a word and I’ll write a drabble of our muses based on that particular emotion. If you have any details you want included, you’re welcome to add them <3))

1.    Abandoned
2.    Acceptance
3.    Adoration
4.    Afraid
5.    Aggravated
6.    Amazed
7.    Amused
8.    Angry
9.    Anxious
10.  Aroused
11.  Ashamed
12.  Awed
13.  Betrayed
14.  Bitter
15.  Blissful
16.  Bored
17.  Breathless
18.  Cheerful
19.  Comfortable
20.  Concerned
21.  Confident
22.  Confused
23.  Content
24.  Cruel
25.  Crushed
26.  Dejected
27.  Delighted
28.  Delirious
29.  Depressed
30.  Despairing
31.  Determined
32.  Devastated
33.  Disappointed
34.  Disgusted
35.  Distracted
36.  Distressed
37.  Ecstatic
38.  Embarrassed
39.  Enigmatic
40.  Enthusiastic
41.  Envious
42.  Enthusiastic
43.  Exhausted
44.  Fascinated
45.  Frustrated
46.  Furious
47.  Gleeful
48.  Grateful
49.  Greedy
50.  Grieving
51.  Guilty
52.  Heartbroken
53.  Hopeful
54.  Hopeless
55.  Horrified
56.  Hostile
57.  Humiliated
58.  Hurt
59.  Hysterical
60.  Infatuated
61.  Insane
62.  Insecure
63.  Inspired
64.  Intimidated
65.  Jealous
66.  Joyful
67.  Lonely
68.  Lovesick
69.  Loyal
70.  Lustful
71.  Manic
72.  Merciful
73.  Miserable
74.  Mourning
75.  Nervous
76.  Obsessed
77.  Optimistic
78.  Overwhelmed
79.  Pained
80.  Panicky
81.  Passionate
82.  Playful
83.  Pleased
84.  Pleasured
85.  Possessive
86.  Proud
87.  Puzzled
88.  Resigned
89.  Resolved
90.  Sensual
91.  Shocked
92.  Sorry
93.  Sweet
94.  Threatened
95.  Thrilled
96.  Tired
97.  Trusting
98.  Vengeful
99.   Vicious
100. Warm
101. Weary
102. Worried
103. Worthless
104. Yearning

#writing #prompt

Dystopian Governments Part 2 

elumish:

In the meantime, before I get any questions:

Highly-fractured regional governments can be a different kind of dystopian government system. Think about the TV series Revolution: when the central government breaks down, factions or regional governments show up. These governments may have some connection to each other or be entirely separated and even antithesis to each other.

This may come as an extreme version of a states’ rights movement. At least in the United States, there has, since the beginning, been a strong push for having most of the rights rest in the hands of the states rather than the federal government. If that came to a head, it might result in a split like what the South was aiming for during the Civil War.

The states may be constantly under threat of war, either with each other or with a different state that is probably much stronger and more organized. Because of their split, especially if it was recent, both may have small or weakened armies, and may be unable to defend themselves from any force that would seek to attack them.

There may be a feeling of internal betrayal. Similar to during and shortly after the Revolutionary War, when the United States broke away from Great Britain, there were “loyalists” and “patriots”. Within the states, there likely would have been groups that supported the split, as well as groups that supported staying together. As with any conflict, one group ended up victorious, and as a result, there would probably be high tensions within the newly formed nation.

Along with this, there may be a high sense of nationalism that could go as far as being similar to the Red Scare (or further; this is dystopia, after all). There would be a desire to root out those who either opposed the split or who were too unlike whatever image the new nations were trying to create.

There would likely be more internal fights. Especially because this would likely not be bloodless to get to this point, tensions would still be high. Using post-Arab Spring Egypt as an example, even after the installation of a democratically elected president, violence still flared up. Violence surrounding regime changes rarely ends as soon as the regime has changed, and may continue for years after. It may even lead to attempted internal takeovers by groups who, for whatever reason, weren’t happy with how the regime change ended up.

Laws would probably be poorly enforced. There likely wouldn’t be a good centralized enforcement system set up for a while, given how long it takes for bureaucracy to do anything, and the police forces may be under-funded or even not funded at all. At least in the beginning, there would also be many fewer checks against corruption, and so corruption would probably run wild.

This type of dystopia is much less common, but as with anything, if you want to put the effort into it, you can make it work. Looking at recent regime changes or shifts of power (i.e. South Sudan, Crimea, the nations affected by the Arab Spring) can give you a good starting point. 

#writing #reference #dystopia

Tropes and Clichés: Don’t Worry So Much About Clichés 

writing-questions-answered:

#writing #reference #cliches

Words To Use Instead of ‘Random’ 

avertthineeyes:

  • haphazard
  • adventitious
  • designless
  • odd
  • arbitrary
  • indiscriminate

and my personal favorite:

  • slapdash
#writing #reference

eschergirls:

nadadoll:

figure 1: head drawings by Andrew Loomis, 1956

figure 2: women’s head designs can be generated by the same methods, they don’t have to all look very nearly the same

Some food for thought for drawing women and avoiding drawing a single female face.  Too often artists seem to be afraid to give women big noses or lines or other distinguishing features, and we end up with the same face on all the characters.  I’ve been browsing a lot of genderswap art lately and I’ve noticed that when male characters with large noses, thin faces, wrinkles, or other features get genderswapped, they end up with small noses, round faces, and no wrinkles, and they no longer look distinct.  Just some references and a reminder that women’s faces have all sorts of different features, and you don’t need to just have small cute features with no wrinkles to have a character look female.

#art reference #reference

Words to describe someone's voice 

#writing #reference

puffybluelupin:

How I Plan my stories
I myself used to have a lot of trouble plotting out my novels and everything properly, but now I’ve found a gr9 way to do it. 
First, I open up OpenOffice’s Slideshow option, becuase I’m too broke to pay for Powerpoint. Then I create a table. I use 5 columns and 7 rows. I then edit it to whatever size I wish, and change the colours to whatever I want, but usually keep it the same colour for each column on every slide to make things easier to remember for myself. 
Before I type anything else, when I am satisfied with the layout I made, I go to Insert&gt;Duplicate Slide for about three or four times so I need not keep making the table.
Make the first column albeit tinier because that is just where I put the chapter number. The second one should be the biggest as it’s the main point of that certain scene or part of the chapter. The third column will be for emotion or feeling while the scene takes place. The fourth will be for the characters that appear in the certain scene, and the last one is for personal notes or things I need to take note of,
The main way I plot is I first type out a summary to clarify what the story will be about and so I do not go off topic. Then I make it a bit more detailed. Then, based on it, I start filling in the tables.
I do not go by chapter, but instead scenes as I mentioned earlier. So just one or two short sentences to sum it up. The emotions are so I write with more emotion and feeling to give it a more human feeling.
And when I’m done with all the plotting, I go through the draft once more to fix any mistakes. And as tempting it feels to start writing even though you’re only half way through plotting, only start writing the first draft once the whole plot is done. You never know when you get a big plot hole. 
When I’m finished with the first draft I read through it and edit. If it’s bad I re-do everything with that as my reference, along with the original table.
So, this is just a guide of how I plan out my books, I hoped it helped a little bit!

puffybluelupin:

How I Plan my stories

I myself used to have a lot of trouble plotting out my novels and everything properly, but now I’ve found a gr9 way to do it. 

First, I open up OpenOffice’s Slideshow option, becuase I’m too broke to pay for Powerpoint. Then I create a table. I use 5 columns and 7 rows. I then edit it to whatever size I wish, and change the colours to whatever I want, but usually keep it the same colour for each column on every slide to make things easier to remember for myself. 

Before I type anything else, when I am satisfied with the layout I made, I go to Insert>Duplicate Slide for about three or four times so I need not keep making the table.

Make the first column albeit tinier because that is just where I put the chapter number. The second one should be the biggest as it’s the main point of that certain scene or part of the chapter. The third column will be for emotion or feeling while the scene takes place. The fourth will be for the characters that appear in the certain scene, and the last one is for personal notes or things I need to take note of,

The main way I plot is I first type out a summary to clarify what the story will be about and so I do not go off topic. Then I make it a bit more detailed. Then, based on it, I start filling in the tables.

I do not go by chapter, but instead scenes as I mentioned earlier. So just one or two short sentences to sum it up. The emotions are so I write with more emotion and feeling to give it a more human feeling.

And when I’m done with all the plotting, I go through the draft once more to fix any mistakes. And as tempting it feels to start writing even though you’re only half way through plotting, only start writing the first draft once the whole plot is done. You never know when you get a big plot hole. 

When I’m finished with the first draft I read through it and edit. If it’s bad I re-do everything with that as my reference, along with the original table.

So, this is just a guide of how I plan out my books, I hoped it helped a little bit!

#writing #story development #reference

Troian Bellisario Aerial Silks[x]

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