im pretty new to writing and i was wondering how you all go about planning your story?
i have no issue with thinking of a starting point but struggle to figure out where to go from there, plus im always really paranoid that it is going to sound like someone else’s story
So I usually write down my thoughts on paper - so what I do is write my starting point and sometimes I space out lol which helps me branch more ideas from that. Music and poetry (usually my own lmao) helps me get inspired
I love seeing this question on the forums because my answer is always the same disappointing thing:
How do I plan my stories?
I don’t I just wing it lol
I usually start by planning out my first five chapters and creating portfolios for my characters in those chapters - it takes a while but I feel once all that is set out writing isn’t as hard
And if I’m writing my story and I begin to feel like something is wrong it usually means it is so go with your instinct and write something you’re genuinely inspired to write
ive started by figuring out roughly deciding how many episodes i want to do, obviously if i either run out of ideas or get a sudden onset of a few really good ones then it will change.
i think im just worried it wont be very good
Be confident in your writing! Even it it doesn’t get the reaction you’d hoped for you can improve and adjust
I just write and see where it’ll go. I usually have a plan in my head but like to see where it’ll go. If I have an idea I’ll write it down and figure out how to add it in.
I always keep a document for continuity so I know what’s happened as for character profiles. I like to make sure that if a character says they have a background that background is always the same and theres no contradicting information
normally id plan out the characters:
who they are:
then for the actual chapters id do:
some points of what happens
hope this helps
Grab a pen and paper, tell my brain to give me ideas and then boom pachow I start. First I think of my plot then I go with the characters and etc
I got my story idea in the bath tub and i literally though of the whole story line in 15 mins then i got out and scribbled everything down
I am shook. Legit in the bath tub and these ideas just came to me.