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Strong Characters but a Weak Plot?
----- Original Message ----- ...I have very strong characters, but a very weak plot. While my story is primarily character driven, I feel I feel I put them in a place where there's not much plot, or that the plot itself is uninteresting. How do make my plot stronger? Furthermore, how do I find a balance between plot and characters? Or is it okay that my plot isn't gripping, as long as I have strong, well-developed characters? What should you do when you have Strong Characters but a Weak Plot? First, I think we should clarify what Character-Driven means. Character-Driven does NOT mean: A story that focuses on the characters. Character-Drive
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So, You Want a Critique?
WARNING! Incoming Rant! A Critique...? Really? Are you sure that's what you want? From the responses I've gotten on many different forums, and the responses I've seen others get, plus the resulting peanut gallery commentary, I'm not so sure a Critique is what some of you are actually looking for. Let's start at the beginning. Do you even know what a Critique actually is?    cri•tique    kriˈtēk/    noun: critique; plural noun: critiques    1. a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory.    synonyms: analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, appreciati
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Trap! a deceptively short Visual Novel
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The END of the Raven ~ A Kinetic Poem
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The Adventures of Prince Ivan ~ A Visual Novel
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The Story Generator PG13 and R16
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The DEEP DARK - A Kenetic Novel Maze Game
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What kind of Fiction should You Write? Quiz Game
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Strong Characters but a Weak Plot?
----- Original Message ----- ...I have very strong characters, but a very weak plot. While my story is primarily character driven, I feel I feel I put them in a place where there's not much plot, or that the plot itself is uninteresting. How do make my plot stronger? Furthermore, how do I find a balance between plot and characters? Or is it okay that my plot isn't gripping, as long as I have strong, well-developed characters? What should you do when you have Strong Characters but a Weak Plot? First, I think we should clarify what Character-Driven means. Character-Driven does NOT mean: A story that focuses on the characters. Character-Drive
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So, You Want a Critique?
WARNING! Incoming Rant! A Critique...? Really? Are you sure that's what you want? From the responses I've gotten on many different forums, and the responses I've seen others get, plus the resulting peanut gallery commentary, I'm not so sure a Critique is what some of you are actually looking for. Let's start at the beginning. Do you even know what a Critique actually is?    cri•tique    kriˈtēk/    noun: critique; plural noun: critiques    1. a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory.    synonyms: analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, appreciati
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Adding Character FLAWS
-----Original Message ----- Characters have to have flaws, but sometimes it's a bit hard to add those flaws in.     -- Concerned About Characters First of all... What is a character Flaw? A character's Flaw is a crack in their personality and/or talent. Something that both helps them AND harms them. Kind of the way true artists (and brilliant nerds) tend to also be serious flakes, and really socially awkward. This is actually because they spend so much time perfecting their talents that they simply aren't around people enough to correct their social skills. 'K? Now then... Where do you Put a Character's Flaws? A character's greatest stren
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From Idea to STORY
----- Original Message ----- How do you develop an idea? How do you come up with the details behind stories? Do you get them from reading books? Do you get them from modern concepts? Or do they just come to you (if so, lucky you XD)? How do you develop the world in which it takes place? People or settings first? Do you include cults/religions/mass groups? How do you come up with these groups? -- Thoughtful Writer In other words, what you want to know is: How do you build a Story from an Idea? Let's begin by breaking this huge pile of questions down to smaller, bite-sized pieces... How do you develop an idea? I start with a Climactic Event
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Writing HORROR
When writing a Horror story, one must begin with a Monster. The most terrifying of course, are the ones you don't notice, or refuse to notice. The ones right next to you. "The most dangerous werewolves are the ones that are hairy on the inside." -- A Company of Wolves Making a MONSTER Think, who are the people that walk right up to you every day – and you let them? • Your neighbors • Your co-workers • Your friends • Your lover • Your parents • Your siblings • Your children Now imagine if one of them was a man-slaughtering or even man-eating Monster? In reality, it happens all the tim
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The DUAL-NATURED Character
Building the DUAL-NATURED Character Let's start this lecture with a HUGE secret: -- There are Three Essential Characters in every story:   >  Adversary – The one causing all the trouble.   >  Proponent – The one trying to keep things the way they are.   >  Ally – The close companion of one or the other caught in the middle. In other words, you can tell any story with ONLY these Three Characters; perhaps not with any real detail, but you could still do the entire basic plotline. And each essential character is governed by one of three SPECIFIC aspects, or Drives
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I could use a little help?
Sorry to bother you guys with this, but... -- Some of you may have noticed, I've been out of the loop for a little while. It's because I've been having a rather nasty incursion of 'life,' and it's getting in the way of my writing. To be specific, I've been having so much trouble paying my bills lately I haven't had any time to write, or even come up with new writing tips. I apologize for even asking, but I could really use a bit of help to get out of the hole I fell into. As any artist knows, it's really hard to be creative when you're about to lose the roof over your head. If you can spare a couple dollars, I have a GoFundMe donation acc
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10 Second Tip - Making Titles
Do you have a tutorial on how to decide the title for your story? When I can't decide on a title, I fall back on how the professionals do it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > No more than Three words, preferably Two. One word is considered ideal for a title. > You can have Four if the word is 'And,' 'The,' 'A,' or something similar. > One word for the Genre. > Any other words should stand for: -- the Emotion the story is trying to invoke -- a Character -- an Action or -- a Location Examples: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Star Trek (genre + emotion) Grimm (Genre & Emotion in one word.) Once Upon a Time (Genre) The Addams
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Visual Novel - The Erotic Story Generator
For those interested in the free visual novels I create, I have a new one. Unfortunately, it's is a hair too adult for DA. It's called the Erotic Story Generator. -- Game Page with screen caps and download link --> http://darkeroticagames.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-erotic-story-generator-mm-mf-ff-r.html Anyone familiar with Seventh Sanctum's generators will recognize the "list generated" style immediately. Basically, you click a button and a story happens. What's different about mine isn't merely the the way the words actually fit together to make a coherent story, but the sheer magnitude of the content. Each story generates from Eleven li
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1st-Hashirama-Senju's avatar

Hi, hope things have gotten better! :)


Your writing advice pages have helped me a great deal! Thanks!

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I used one of your backgrounds for an Avatar edit I am gonna post it  .. Thank so much  you do beautiful work !
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Anyone who wants to read more of OokamiKasumi's writings and her tips on it (especially for mature themes), check her out here: darkerotica.blogspot.kr/?zx=4e…

And to anyone who can and want to help her out, here you go: www.gofundme.com/morganhawke
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Something tells me you would like Dramatica Theory. It's an interesting point of view on stories: dramatica.com/theory/book
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Happy birthday! Have a great one!
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