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Story Arc Explained
In every writing community, terms like "plot" and "development" and "arc" are constantly thrown around, and everyone expects everyone else to know what they mean without ever clearly defining them. Sure, vague advice about the importance of character development and story structure are great and all, but how do you actually do it? Aside from style and grammar, what are the mechanics behind a well-told story?
What does a good story look like?
The answer is surprisingly simple. Not easy, but simple. Every good story does one thing well: it asks a question, deliberates it, then answers it. This provides a framework of three acts that create what's called dramatic tension.
Here are some examples of what this looks like:
The Little Mermaid
Act one: Will Ariel become human so she can be with the man she loves?
Guide to character namesFor starters I’m gonna put it out there that a cool name =/= a cool character!!! You got that? If people were to put more time into fully developing their character instead of trying to make them cool and edgy, this site (and every other writing site ever) would be much better. Just because your character’s name is Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way, doesn’t mean you get to ignore everything every character tutorial has ever said and still have a decent story.
Think, “Would a parent give their kid this name?”
A simple question to ask yourself, if the answer is no, then I suggest you find a new name.
Oddly spelt name
Examples: Jayk, Alix, and Haylee (Note: I have a Sim named Haylee because I couldn’t figure out how to spell Hayleigh).
Just, no. These are not okay, and are one of the lowest forms of trying to make a character seem cool. In fact, it’s just plain lazy. It would also really suck for you
Jeff The Killer x Male!Reader Part 4!I'm starting to run out of idea's T^T
But I'll still try to go on
WARNING: boyxboy,((and some gore and other things)) don't like it, go away
It's been a few days when Jeff started staying in my house, he'd go off somewhere and I'd go to work. But today I was off, and alone.
I was just laying on the couch looking up at the ceiling, thinking of a song.
I closed my eye's and fell asleep.
-A few hours later-
I woke up from a sound in the house, it was late in the night, so I figured it was Jeff.
I closed my eye's again and then something round and wet landed on my stomach.
I opened my eyes and it.....was.....Paige's head!! I screamed and looked up.
A guy with horns on top of his head, and he had seven mouths on him. He looked kinda like the devil, but scarier.
"Hello~" He cooed, took Paige's head from me, threw it across the room and got ontop of me and pinned my wrists to the couch.
I started shaking and struggled, I final
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