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thepenspointofview:

I read one of your posts where it said you had a filmmaker’s mind—creating scenes and later putting them together. This describes myself, and I was wondering if you could tell me how you would go about writing when everything is in a jumbled heap.

Before I begin, I’d like to apologize for our prolonged hiatus, and let you know that yes, we’re still alive!

And with that out of the way, time for writing tips.

Writing a screenplay, a novel, or even a short story is almost always a journey.  Sure, some people can just buckle down and write, but those blessed (or cursed) with “filmmaker’s mind” often need a planning process to keep it all together.

Sometimes it helps to write the detailed scenes as they come to mind, so you don’t mentally abandon them.  However, this can get confusing and you can sometimes leave out vital details from the full story arc.

This is the method I personally follow to keep from forgetting, confusing myself, or spontaneously combusting when it comes to scenes.

Step One: Freewrite

No, I’m not talking about a first draft.  I’m talking about sitting down at your computer and basically talking to yourself through the keyboard.  You just kind of spill out the first things that come to your mind (once I was writing poetry about a lake and went on a paragraph-long ramble about Ghostbusters), and don’t stop to look over them until you reach a state of satisfaction. 

Believe it or not, this works wonders—you get all your scenes down somewhere accessible, and mentally work your way through any issues your plot may have.  By immersing yourself in your train of thought, you can get all of your ideas to build off of your originals, and hopefully develop into something super complex.  Don’t forget to save this document, you may come back to it later!

Step Two: Scene Breakdown

In this process, you list all of the scenes of your story in order, with one to three paragraphs describing each.  Highlight any details you find important; this document is for you!  This organizes your freewrite in a more professional way, and establishes your beginning, middle, and end.  It also allows you to see any holes you may have between scenes, and fill them using context.

(PS: Remember that every scene should serve a purpose!  Scenes that show pivotal moments in quests and such are obviously necessary.  However, goofy and cutesy scenes can be tricky!  If the scene is vital to story progression or character development, then by all means, keep it!  If not, don’t chuck it immediately, but keep an open mind to reconsider.)

Step Three: First Draft

Now you sit down and write your actual story.  Remember, it’s a first draft, so it doesn’t have to be perfect, by any means. Try not to self-edit until you’re completely finished.  Use your freewrite and scene breakdown for reference.

If, at the end (or even during the writing process!) you find a scene is just not working, don’t delete it! Cut it out, put it in a new document, and save it in a folder with your manuscripts.  Think of it as a deleted scene in film!  After all, you may change your mind later, and why waste all the great writing you’ve done?

Step Four: Next Drafts, Final, etc.

You probably know this process by now.  Take your finished product and revise it!  Peer critiques are often the best, if you have access to workshops.  Still, you can self-edit once you’re finished!  If it’s a shorter piece, read it out loud to see if it flows smoothly.  Documents like screenplays can be performed in group readings.

Don’t worry if even your second draft isn’t perfect.  I tend to go through four or five drafts myself.  Just do what feels comfortable to you, and know you’re on your way!

Hopefully this helps the more cinematic-minded to keep their scenes together.  Even for novelists, a free program like Celtx can help this, as it offers screenplay, stageplay, and novel formats when writing.

Otherwise, feel free to experiment and find whatever way keeps you most organized.  Just be sure, above all else, to get those ideas down in writing.  Even if you jot them down on your phone or something.

Because no matter the writing quality, there’s no greater pain than a fleeting idea.

~Jessica

guess who has two thumbs and just binged gravity falls when she should have been doing homework?

…I got to episode 19 tho

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What might be the last goretober set, as I’m sure you can tell by the wobbly quality of some of these, I don’t have the time to do these every day.

HOWEVER, if there is one theme you really want to see, come yell in my ask box and I should be able to make time.

all sets are over here

coffinworry:

onelastlookatthesun:

coffinworry:

onelastlookatthesun:

kaleuh:

onelastlookatthesun:

Do you think Tony and Paige ever saw another couple fight and got very very confused when no one punched each other?

ohhhhhh my god this is such a good thought.

Eaves-dropping in public like
"She drank his coffee? Go for the neck, go for the neck!"
"No no, go for the eyes, the pain will last longer.”
"…Are they hugging?
What???
"I’m going to be sick.”
"Don’t look, just don’t even look."

oh my god yes!

"wait why is she saying sorry?"

"is he …forgiving him?"

then there is just them staring disgusted at this couple, to the point where the couple sort of edges away nervously


"I…wait, they’re kissing but there’s no blood. That can’t be right, can it?"

see now I want Paige and Tony as marriage counsellors 

'okay, I see the issue, all you need is to sit down, maybe get some tea, talk your feelings over, and then when his back is turned hit him over the head with the nearest blunt object, not too hard, just enough so you can tie him down and get the blowtorch out'

"Murdering together is very important. Make sure you take the time to find out each other’s favourite weapons and poisons. And be spontaneous! Nothing says "I love you" like a fresh stab wound. Don’t wait for those special occasions." 

"keep your knifes sharp and clean, make sure they know you care enough to treasure the things that you kill them with."

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coffinworry:

onelastlookatthesun:

kaleuh:

onelastlookatthesun:

Do you think Tony and Paige ever saw another couple fight and got very very confused when no one punched each other?

ohhhhhh my god this is such a good thought.

Eaves-dropping in public like
"She drank his coffee? Go for the neck, go for the neck!"
"No no, go for the eyes, the pain will last longer.”
"…Are they hugging?
What???
"I’m going to be sick.”
"Don’t look, just don’t even look."

oh my god yes!

"wait why is she saying sorry?"

"is he …forgiving him?"

then there is just them staring disgusted at this couple, to the point where the couple sort of edges away nervously


"I…wait, they’re kissing but there’s no blood. That can’t be right, can it?"

see now I want Paige and Tony as marriage counsellors 

'okay, I see the issue, all you need is to sit down, maybe get some tea, talk your feelings over, and then when his back is turned hit him over the head with the nearest blunt object, not too hard, just enough so you can tie him down and get the blowtorch out'

icantdecidesoillchangeitl8r:

lah-disputes:

This may get 2 notes this may get 1000. I don’t really mind, even if it helps one person i’m happy. 

I just want you to know that everything will be okay. I know you’re in a hard place right now where you think that maybe harming yourself or killing yourself is the only solution. But I promise you, there are other ways you can cope and there are reasons for you to stay on this earth. 

Self harming isn’t going to solve the problem/s nor will it make you feel any better. I know you get a sense of release/punishment but it’s not going to help in the long run. 
Remind yourself that every time you feel the urge to self-harm that it’s just a thought. You DO NOT have to act upon it. 
Self-harming will affect you emotionally, physically and mentally. It will only help for about 5 minutes. Then something else can happen to trigger the feeling again. 

Alternatives without harming yourself:

  • Holding/squeezing ice. 
  • Splashing your face with water. 
  • Getting a rubber band and snapping it against your skin (this could hurt, though it’s better than other ways that people usually choose to self-harm).
  • Take a hot shower or bath.
  • Eat something sour. It will take your mind of the urge. (Lemon, sour lollies) 
  • Massage where you want to self-harm.
  • Get a red pen or red paint and draw/paint over where you usually self-harm. 
  • Remind yourself as to why you shouldn’t do it. (Scars, harms organs, blood lose, leave memories etc…)
  • Describe what you are feeling. (Is the urge/pain in your chest, fists, legs, arms, head).



Killing yourself will not help. It is not a solution.
For whatever reason you are thinking about killing yourself, it is temporary and you can get help. 
I know you probably think no one cares, you think you can’t handle the situation you are in or you feel helpless and alone. 
But I want to remind you everything is temporary
You have your whole life ahead of you. You have so many more years that you can accomplish things in. 
For example; 

  • Having a family. 
  • Getting married.
  • To watch the sun rise. 
  • To watch the sun set.
  • To save someone else’s life.
  • Finish school.
  • Get your dream job.
  • To laugh.
  • To smile.
  • To go camping.
  • Travel to new places.
  • To wake up every morning to the person you love.
  • Friends.
  • Family.
  • To keep that promise you made.
  • To accomplish a goal.
  • To meet your idle.
  • To listen to new music.
  • Theme parks.
  • Video games.
  • Chocolate.
  • To be able to look back and say “I made it”.

Just a reminder; what you are going through is temporary. 

In case you need to hear this:

  • You are loved. 
  • You are wanted. 
  • You are needed.
  • You are beautiful.
  • You are handsome. 
  • You are important. 
  • You are not alone. 
  • You are okay. 
  • You are strong. 
  • You are worth it. 
  • You are smart. 
  • You are not a failure. 
  • You are useful. 
  • You are going to be okay. 

I’m always here for you. I’ll try my best to help and make you smile. 
You deserve to be happy and you deserve to know that you are not alone and there are people that can help. 


 

coffinworry:

onelastlookatthesun:

kaleuh:

onelastlookatthesun:

Do you think Tony and Paige ever saw another couple fight and got very very confused when no one punched each other?

ohhhhhh my god this is such a good thought.

Eaves-dropping in public like
"She drank his coffee? Go for the neck, go for the neck!"
"No no, go for the eyes, the pain will last longer.”
"…Are they hugging?
What???
"I’m going to be sick.”
"Don’t look, just don’t even look."

oh my god yes!

"wait why is she saying sorry?"

"is he …forgiving him?"

then there is just them staring disgusted at this couple, to the point where the couple sort of edges away nervously


"I…wait, they’re kissing but there’s no blood. That can’t be right, can it?"

"I just…I can’t believe it"

"maybe he poisoned the coffee and it’s only just started to take effect”

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mirandemia:

I saw this step-by step tutorial of how to Gird Your Loins and it needed to be readjusted. 

kaleuh:

onelastlookatthesun:

Do you think Tony and Paige ever saw another couple fight and got very very confused when no one punched each other?

ohhhhhh my god this is such a good thought.

Eaves-dropping in public like
"She drank his coffee? Go for the neck, go for the neck!"
"No no, go for the eyes, the pain will last longer.”
"…Are they hugging?
What???
"I’m going to be sick.”
"Don’t look, just don’t even look."

oh my god yes!

"wait why is she saying sorry?"

"is he …forgiving him?"

then there is just them staring disgusted at this couple, to the point where the couple sort of edges away nervously