I have three main questions. 1. I've got a vague outline of a plot but how do I develop it? 2. How do I make the background characters (family) as good as the mains? 3. How do I decide whether to write in first or third person?
I’m going to answer these questions in reverse order.
Here’s a link to our POV tag. Questions like this have been asked before. It all boils down to this simple generatlization. In first person, it is easier to give internality into your main character. In third person, you can ape cinema’s ability to show the character in a more neutral light, allowing your audience to draw their own conclusion about their internality.
Well, the background characters shouldn’t be as good as the mains. Otherwise, they’d be the main characters. The important thing to remember though, is that these background characters are the mains in their own stories. They’ve got their own things going on all the time. And they’ve got their own personality traits.
Because we spend less time with the background characters, it’s okay to exaggerate their personality traits a bit. A character who might be a little bit into cleanliness might become a neat freak viewed through someone else’s eyes.
Without more detail as to what your outline entails, it’s pretty difficult for me to help you out. Everyone outlines differently.
Thanks for sending in your question, I hope this helped!
1930’s Teen Delinquents
i.e. life role models
I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.
That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.
I want to write about these girls.
When I was a teenager my mother found my grandmother’s (her mother) school scrapbook. It included things like photos, notes, and a two page spread of every demerit she ever received over the course of her formal education. Each of them set aside with little tags like she was so fucking proud of them. They were all for things like, “Unladylike behavior” or, “Skirt too short” or, “refuses to listen to authority”. I loved that spread so much.
I always have to reblog this.
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Shamelessly re blogging my own pictures, because it’s so cute!
I love this thing.
Yesterday I messed up pretty badly at work. It was my first real mistake, and I ended up fixing it, but I still ended up having a vague three hour unnoticeable panic attack for the entire second half of my shift. During which, I thought long and hard of going home and doing something like slitting my wrists to punish myself. While I did cry pretty dangerously and melodramatically all the way home, Here I am over twenty-four hours later with my skin unscathed. I’ve actually never had that powerful of a harmful impulse and not acted upon it. Both my roommates are also on vacation so I even had the privacy for it. I realize it’s incredibly stupid to be proud of accomplishing something that no one else even has to think about, but whatever. I’ll just quietly keep being proud.
"Fuck You, Old People" — Group Piece at CUPSI 2014
"By the way, you can’t actually pick yourself up by your own bootstraps. That’s now how physics works."
this gives me life….
"Act your fucking age" god damn, this has a good message here.
39 seconds in and I reblogged it
Ahhhhh! So good so freakishly amazingly good.
"I don’t want a trophy. I want a fucking job."
"no amount of telling us, ‘We understand. We’ve been there.’ will change the fact that, no, you fucking haven’t."
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