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A Loving Mother

A Loving Mother

You’re beating an already battered victim.

This is why I’ve been absent for awhile.

Now I want my truth told. I want the truth out.

That quote should be enough said.. But its not. Nothing ever is, unless you’re one of them..

***I was told to delete this. But idgaf.***

My children are beautiful, aren’t they? That was recent. I missed Christmas with them. Halloween. Thanksgiving. Even my youngest turning 2….

There’s a difference between a mother not being able to ever see her children again, and a mother not being allowed to see them. One, more painful than the other, perhaps, but to a mother, her pain is exactly the same to the others. Theres something to be said about a mothers love, but then it makes you wonder if it was ever enough. So many ‘what ifs’ pile up, and ‘why me’s’ start to form. “That is my child(children)” we say. But do they listen to the pleas? Or is the sound of a growing wallet more appealing? Of course itd be. No one wants to listen to the cries of their mistakes.. Or face the darkness in their hearts..

Married life wasn’t the best for me. I was forced to keep to myself, lose contact with my family, never have a friend, or even learn how to drive. I was made to believe his abuse was my fault by his family, and made to believe that I’m a terrible mother.

But that wasnt true. I am a damn good mother. Except no one believes me. Because that would mean they were wrong about me. And no matter who you are, nobody likes to be wrong.

It all started August 18, 2017. Well, more like ended then started again. One thing ended but another problem arose shortly after. No surprise there. Seems to be the story of my life. Anyways, on the 18th, I broke the cycle.

I just got off work that morning after a 12 hour shift on an overnight. I wanted to rest, and told my husband. He was already up that morning. Usually isn’t. And I was given a ride home by a coworkers parent. Well, he didnt like that very much, and started yelling at me. He accused me of some untrue things and continued bashing into it. I finally had enough. Five years of the same damn argument finally got the best of me. I told him to drop it and that we are not doing this again. Especially in front of the children. He didn’t care. He proceeded by kicking our stand alone cupboard and knocking off knives and utensils i purposfully placed up very high on top of it so the kids wouldnt be able to reach it, and they flattered to the floor. I told him to stop and he took my phone, smashed it against a light switch and wall. I tried to get it back but he pushed me off. He then eyed the internet box. I went after it, because I’d be damned if I’m cut off from the world because i wasnt about to stay there anymore. He grabbed my arm and shoved me back, took the box and smashed it too. I screamed at him to stop. But then he wrapped his arms around me and shoved me against the wall and said I will never leave him, so I started kicking trying to get free. My kids were scared they were screaming for daddy to stop hurting mommy. He started choking me and I swung my fist right in his eye and took my knee right up his crotch. He dropped me. I started to go towards my kids to put them in their rooms, and he grabbed my hoodie and grabbed my arm, and starting dragging me towards the front door. I kicked and screamed. I knocked over the rocking chair trying to get free. He opened the door and i could see giant red rocks placed right over the ledge near the cement stairs. He picked me up and tossed me outside. My head barely missed those rocks, but not my thigh. It became bruised almost immediately about the size of a 6 inch oblong shape. It hurt but I didnt waste any time. He was shutting the door and I bolted up the steps. I wasnt about to leave him alone with MY children. I busted through the door then he looked at me calmly. He said “what are you doing? Sweetie, why are you so angry?” I scoffed and said “really? You attacked me!” Then he proceeded to deny it and claimed he didnt remember doing any of it, that I did it all. That i broke my own phone. That I hurt myself. I told him to leave. Because im not staying in that craziness for another minute. He left then came back with a phone. Inactivated. No internet box to even set it up. He tried to apologize but i told him to leave again because im packing my shit and ill be gone. I dug in the closet and found our old internet box and plugged it in. By miracle, it worked, when not so long ago we had to replace that one due to it not working anymore. I activated the phone, and called everyone I knew. At least everyone I thought could help me. Coworkers that promised to help me before in the past when they started noticing my bruises from him previously. One girl came over and helped me call the police and file a report. Another girl came over and helped me pack my stuff. I only packed some of my things like a few notebooks table, and a single outfit. I took all of my kids stuff except for one bed and a giant toy box. But I did grab most of thier toys. She asked where i wanted to go. I told her the one who usually gets me rides home from work because he amd his mom offered me a safe place to go if the abuse ever got out of hand. I took thier offer.

My husband got arrested two or 3 days later claiming i kidnapped our children. But the cops were already aware of the situation.

On August 29, i was paid a visit by cops. Appearantly it was alleged that i neglected my kids and that the person who tipped them off had numerous witnesses. And since the kids were clean, fed and happy, they knew that wasnt the case. So instead they started looking around the house saying it was alleged that I do drugs. Since that wasnt true, they started nit picking at the little messes from the kids around the house. Such as thier breakfast they were eating and a paper mess from my youngest shredding one of my notebooks. All of sudden they said oh, well this isn’t a safe place for your kids, youre endangering them and thier lives. This place is messy. Then, they gave me 3 options.

  1. I can leave and go to a shelter with my kids, or
  2. They can take my kids while I find a new place, or
  3. They can just arrest me and take my kids.

Obviously i picked the first one. But as I was waiting on the cab to get from cameron to Hamilton, because he had to drop someone off first, the cop said to the other officer with her. “no. I’m not waiting. Arrest her and take the kids.”

I took that to court. I fought it. But since they changed what happened in thier report, i lost. They claimed I refused to leave with my kids. They claimed I tried to attack them. I had 3 witnesses saying otherwise. One, of which, was a city employee. The cab. So he had no reason to lie for anyone or to anyone. Yet, it wasnt believed. I got convicted of 3rd degree misdemenor in endangering the welfare of my children with 2 years probation.

That was in August.

I’ve been battling to see my children since then. I’ve done everything they have ever asked to get my kids back.

I ran into a few snagfoos with them, however. One time they called me in to do a UA but she knew my schedule and knew I would be asleep at that time. So I missed it, but i also thought it was weird that my phone never rang. My friend would have surely woke me up if he heard it and i hadn’t. So I apologized to them. Then on another day i was using my phone, and a voicemail icon popped up out of nowhere on my phone. I called it, and it was a voicemail from them from just moments ago. My phone never rang. Nothing is wrong with my phone. They wanted me to do a UA. I called them back and assured them I’d be there. They said great, but I also told them that i don’t have the $15 until I get paid in a few days and asked if that’d be ok. They said no. And that if i don’t pay the money then i can’t test and if i don’t test they are going to write me down as a refusal to comply. In return, I offered to do a blood test that would give them more than what they needed to know. A wider range would have been covered but they said no, that it doesn’t work that way.

Then, i was late to one meeting. ONE. Because she called me, the caseworker, and told me the meeting would be at the Hamilton office but really it was at the P.D.

Before that, I missed an entire meeting because she told me it’d be at the Hamilton office. I called when she was late and she stated I’ll be there in a moment. 2 hours passed then she called and told me that since I didnt show up at our meeting in cameron that she marked me down as refusal to comply.

Then, in december we had a set date to visit. The 11th. The next day she changed it to the 18th. Well on the 12th she called and said she wrote me down as refusal to comply once again for missing the meeting on the 11th. I told her that i have the emails still saying she changed it and she said well i didnt. Would you like me to print off a calendar for you that you might actually understand? I told hee no thank you I have one.

On a most recent day I had a meeting set up with her and told her that I’m going to be there I will just have to find a ride. Well, i get there and she tells her boss that i refused to come. Her boss showed me these ’emails’ then I showed her my emails. Her boss exclaimed, well she didn’t show me these ones…

In november, she told me to get a family guidance mental health assessment and see what they say. Just because I was abused as a child, even tho I already did counseling and therapy for it for 5 years. I asked what would happen depending on what they say. She said if they believe I need help, then she will direct me towards midtown psych. I completed and passed family guidance with flying colors. She scrunched her nose and said “I still want you to go to kansas city for their evaluation. If all goes well you can see your kids.” So I went to that. Passed. Then, at court this January of 2018, she told the judge I wasnt trying. And since I didnt wind up in therapy like she had hoped that I shouldn’t see my kids. They took away my visitation rights that i never even got to use and gave them to my husband and my daughters bio dad. Granted, her bio dad ditched us right after she was born. Hasn’t seen her since, not ever messaged me about her, or even asked to see her, not once since 2012. But now he is father of the year. He gets to see her, but not me. He claims that i kept him from her. When I didnt.

And its bad enough that during one of our meeting between me and the caseworker she had stated that she believed my husband over me, because “he doesn’t lie” and claimed that my abuse was alleged and untrue. I asked her if she read the police report and she stated “it didn’t look that bad. Honestly it seems like you blew it out of proportion.”

So now im stuck. In doing everything they want, but it’ll never be enough.. Ill continue doing it, but if it doesn’t work, then I need a lawyer. I failed to get one for my charge, and you see where that led me… Ill be damned if i make that same mistake. But working fast food, minimum wage, idk who can, or will be willing to help me…

Am i destined to fail?

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Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Who Am I?

 

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Keep Writing!

Keep Writing!

I am writer, and I struggle everyday. Not with the whole writing concept, or story concept itself, but struggling with how to deal with the words no writer ever wants to hear(which can ultimately disrupt the flow of things for you in the writing world):

“You’re not good enough!”

“You’ll never be good enough!”

“Who do you think you are, Stephen King?”

And to which, I scoff, then wallow in pain from hearing such negative remarks from FAMILY! The last bunch of people anyone, who is emotionally supporting themselves, ever wants to hear. I can’t be the only one.

And I am not trying to be like ANYONE. JUST MYSELF which is what every writer/author I am sure is trying to do as well. But if that is not what they meant, then obviously they were talking about that person’s status quo. To which, I remind them, I write for ME, and only ME. Trying to read a publisher’s mind, or audience’s mind is unrealistic. And I believe, being true to me, myself, and I, is the only best shot I have in this industry.

So, instead of taking the easy way out, and google searching what others have done, I took out my pen and analyzed ways that might help me. In turn, I realized, maybe it just might help you. Yeah, you. The one who googled the same thing, wanting the same answer as I did.

Here’s my advice: Some people don’t even have any room to talk. The best you can do is live your life right. If it happens to be better than theirs, then so be it. Don’t let their failures be your self-doubt, and don’t let their jealousy be your burden.

That’s it! I hope you know we should all be here for each other, when no one is. Stand together, when others push. Build each other, when we fall. Only then, will we have a community so strong, no one will bother with their own petty insecurities.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Keep Writing!, Posts by Author

 

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Elements of the Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense and/or Crime Fiction Genres

This is what I’d like to add, from what I had gathered through my readings:

Suspense Thriller-is when you now what all is going on, fearing the end to the character because you are unable to warn them, but turns out you were wrong the entire time, and have been rooting for the wrong character/occurrence/aspect all along. (Typically found in psychological books)

  • Just plain suspense, however, is best suited for horror genre.

Thriller Suspense-is when you have no clue what is all going on, or see no obvious connections between the certain events, but it turns out you have known the whole time, and by the end, the twist occurs, connecting the plot like one giant jigsaw puzzle falling into place on it’s own. (Typically found in Mystery books)

  • Just plain thriller, however, is best suited for action genre.

Psychological Suspense-is when you know that person isn’t crazy, but main character thinks they are, and then you watch as they scramble to reveal the truth.(think The Girl on the Train)

Psychological Thriller-is when the main character has no clue as to why these things are happening to them, but turns out it was all part of revealing their deranged minds.(think Shutter Island)

Word Hunter

Last week I attempted to define some elements expected of the typical reader in a psychological thriller. Although the attempt was a good one, it left me with some problems localising the differences between what a mystery, crime fiction and thriller is.

Those thoughts were put into a large post on Mystery, Thriller and Crime fiction. In that post I realised that like a lot of writers, and a lot of experts in writing, the cross-flow between these genres provides a difficulty in localising one genre we might like our books to be catergorised into, if forced to do this on bookshelves or websites.

What came out of this, however, was a rewrite of the initial post on elements that the reader may expect. I’ve now provided a more catergorised list of elements below.  This post will be kept updated with any new ideas in the future.

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Posted by on November 1, 2016 in Posts by Author

 

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So… Which Is It?

This poem was written by me. Now, fair warning: It can be a bit touchy to those sensitive to sensitive topics, or hot button issues. But, this is me. This is the true me. I write what I feel is right, and stand tall against the things I believe. This is me. This is my poem. Interpret it any way you wish, but know, I love all people equal.

There’s a man,

Clinging to God’s word.

There’s  a girl,

Dreaming of a different world.

There’s a mother,

Shaking in despair.

And someone, somewhere,

Living without hair.

Sometimes we forget

To say that prayer.

So instead we click a post,

Type ‘Amen’.

Then we share a post of long-haired man.

There it is. That’s our prayer.

But did we forget,

Or did we simply not care

That their life is so unfair?

In a room,

A baby lies,

It does not whimper,

Not even cry.

Not fully formed

In the doctors eyes.

A heart flutters,

Before it stops.

No tears are shed,

But The People cry.

They throw up pickets,

Scream, “Ban this horror!”

We click the bait,

Help spread this sorrow.

Speak unread opinions,

Do nothing.

Then pout,

As if you did something.

But did we forget,

Or did we simply not care,

That it’s life was ripped unfair?

Down the road,

Blocked from view,

A cloak of vinyl,

Surrounded by crews,

Leaves the scene in nothing new.

In a flash,

A life flew by,

Due to a crash

Because of his eyes.

On the phone,

Typed the words

‘Amen’;

No good luck today,

Not for him.

But did he forget,

Or did he simply not care,

That the car he hit,

Was a family headed to the fair?

There are things unspoken,

Words unheard.

But what did you expect?

You’re part of the herd.

Break apart,

Then you’ll see,

There’s a girl, a boy, a teen, an adult, and a person,

Much like you and me,

Out there,

Clinging to the truth.

Out here,

Fighting for a turn.

Inside our mind,

It can be quite unkind.

But did we forget,

Or did we simply not care,

That all we do,

All we ever do,

Is stop, and then stare,

Moments before we hit, ‘SHARE’?

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Poem #1, Stories

 

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How do you feel about bionic replacements in animals/humans?

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2016 in Polls

 

Batter Up!

Batter Up!

How To Pitch Like A Pro Baseball Player

Oh, wait! This isn’t baseball. But I am talking about different types of pitches today. So, this title should be…

How To Write A Logline To Pitch Like A Pro Author

Now, I have to ask, what is with all these pitches? Haha! No, but on a serious note, you may have probably heard the term logline, or pitch. Right? Here is the difference:

  • Logline, according to this, is defined as ‘a brief (usually one-sentence) summary of a television program, film, or book that states the central conflict of the story, often providing both a synopsis of the story’s plot, and an emotional “hook” to stimulate interest. A one-sentence program summary in TV Guide is a log line.’ Check these out for examples, and further explanation:
  • Pitch, according to this, is defined as ‘a form of words used when trying to persuade someone to buy or accept something.

So, first, you will need a logline, only then it will be pitched to sell.

There is no one single way to write a logline. There are several different ways, and I will share what I have learned here over the past few years. I will give examples from the most recent books I have read.

First, let’s jot down some notes about your story on a sheet of paper, if you are currently stuck on how to present your logline, and we will see if we can use any of them:

  1. Who is your protagonist?
  2. What is the inciting incident?
  3. What is the external problem your character faces? (or, what is your character’s external goal?)
  4. What is your character’s internal problem? (or, what is the internal problem your character faces in attempts to confront her external goal?)
  5. What is the theme of your story?
  6. What are the stakes your character faces, or will face, if goal is not obtained. (stakes: love, loss, death, life, etc).
  7. Where/when does your story take place?
  8. What is your character’s basic desire?
  9. What is the rising action?
  10. Vaguely describe the ending in a few words.

Now, I will give examples below of the various logline styles. Yes, I say, “Styles”. Because, there are many different types of loglines I have seen or read, and they are never built the same. Each one, in some way or another, varies from one after the other. But, not too much. There are only so many certain combinations in the world, and some are bound to be noticed, or repeated.

 

Logline Style #1

In (town/era/place), (main character) struggles to (overcome/kill/save/stop/etc.problem) in order to (solution).

Example: (one I came up with just now) In Ice Point, teenager Trinity Michaels struggles to pull herself together in order to prove her father’s inexplicable existence.

Logline Style #2

Main character and their emotional state who wants a basic desire discovers/learns something new, but there is something different/odd about it and tries to find the solution while facing problem.

Example: (From E.T.) A shy, young suburban boy who wants to be noticed discovers a strange, but friendly, alien living in his shed and tries to help him get home while keeping his existence a secret.

 

Logline Style #3

When external story quest(or internal story quest) forces character to confront her internal problem(or external problem) she faces (stakes/plot/theme).

 

Other Logline Styles:

  1. Use an excerpt/sentence from the actual story that relates to what your story is mostly about.
    The Obsession by Nora Roberts uses “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.”
  2. Use a mind puzzling statement, that makes you wonder, not confused.
    Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben uses “You think you know the truth. The truth you know nothing.”
  3. Use a belief the character has, and turn it into a statement that signals a type of truth he/she learns.
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah uses “In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.”
  4. Or, make a promise.
    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins uses “This debut psychological thriller will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.”
    However, this is not typically recommended. A lot of publishers shy away from such a promise, because many people have used this and failed to deliver costing them money out of pocket just to make up for the difference. And, it kind of sounds arrogant and pushy.

 

Here are some other key points used:

  1. As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark uses character, goal, turning point in it’s logline.
    …a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
  2. The Martian by Andy Weir uses date, character, inciting incident, and then stakes in it’s logline.
    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
    Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

 

Well, I hope this helps you out. Also, if you have anything to add from your observation feel free to share below. It’s nice to gain perspective from other stories I have not read yet.

**update**10/17/16: I found a way to quickly come up with a log line on the spot. Try googloing, or pretend you are, about related stories to yours. If you’re unsure if your story can be compare to something try-“is there a story about…(insert big picture of what your story is about or the kick that starts the story then vague resolution)”. Not only will you find relateable stories, but you will have also unknowingly created a logline minus the “is there a story about” part.

Be sure to check out my post: Notable Sites For Writers

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2016 in Logline Styles, Posts by Author, Tips

 

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In The Beginning…

In The Beginning…

I wanted to know, what most of us wanted to know: What do all the best sellers have in common? What makes a winning first chapter? and Where do I start? These answers, however, are not found on google, nor any other search engine site. They are found by reading. (I know, I know, heard that one before!) But it is true.

Well, here, I have pieced together how the first chapter typically plays out. There is a trend amongst the best seller list, I will share with you, if you haven’t already figured it out.

Now, by no means, should this be used as a definite guide. Your true guide, which should be followed to the core, is your gut and instincts. They will guide you to wherever you need to be, and will tell you what is right and what is wrong, or what works, and what doesn’t. This is only meant to show you what I have noticed.

For example, here are two stories that use this format, that I have just recently read last week: Betrayal in Death by Nora Roberts Writing as J.D. Robb, and Colourless by Elena Salvatore.

This can be broken up, or rearranged however you see fit. 

Tip: Writing with simplicity reaches a more broad range of audience, and increases audience readability and retention. If people wanted to read technical, or complex, jargon they would have picked up a textbook, not a novel.

Let’s start with the first paragraph. The most important part when it comes to gaining the much needed attention you deserve as an artist. I recommend How To Be A Better Hooker and 6 Ways To Hook Your Reader to better understand what is expected when using hooks to reel in potential fans.

Also, check out: Stephen King On Writing and Dean Koontz’s 7 Best Seller Tips.

 

Keep in mind that each numbered point I make will closely represent 1-2 paragraphs each, or more if you desire.

  1. In this section/paragraph we will start with a hook, statement, or a vague description of what M.C.(Main Character) does, is going through, or irritated by, but either hopeless, or hopeful about changing her situation.
    • Should be succinct, yet vivid, that provokes imagery an can be questionable in a way.
    • Opening with time, dialogue, overuse of adjectives, or weather tends to be greatly ignored by all.
    • Take something old, then put a new spin on it.
    • Starting with a dramatic feel is a sure-fire way of being gripping and exciting.
    • Or, have it where there is a juxtaposition between normal life and the horrific.
    • Or, underline a fact then vaguely show the truth of a lie.
  2. In this section/paragraph we will begin with a subtle occupational goal, a desire, a belief, or some form of a trigger that provoked the above section/paragraph.
  3. In this section/paragraph we will begin with a small intro about what she is missing, what she might be doing, what is going on, where she is, and if she is alone or not. (Typically the M.C. will have a sidekick).
  4. In this section/paragraph this is when something new, out of the norm, or special occurs, or will occur that will eventually lead into the major turning point of her life. Sometimes this section/paragraph includes a reoccurring annoyance, date, or time and is typically intended for naming a goal/destination/change M.C. either wants or does not want to happen. This is when her humdrum life is thwarted into action before the real action.
  5. In this section/paragraph we will mention a person(new or known), small detail, idea, or object the M.C. either absolutely desires or despises about, or as the result of, #4. Sometimes the mention of another character here will typically result in that person being M.C.’s lover/foe/friend later in the story.
  6. In this section/paragraph we will show how despite how she appears/plays out M.C. is truly something(or someone) else, or feels/thinks/knows that she is something completely different than from what others may think/view/assume her as. Sometimes its not always obvious to M.C. but something deep inside her will echo her darkest truths she has yet to realize.
  7. In this section/paragraph we will describe the current area and what all is happening(like if people are all doing the same thing such as awaiting for a child to rip open presents, or everyone standing in a line for something), and what M.C. knows about this situation outsiders, otherwise, would know nothing about, and her working theory on what might happen next, or what will definitely occur after her destination is reached.
  8. In this section/paragraph we will evaluate/explain what brought her here in the first place, and/or what lead up to her being here. Was it a promise? Was it part of her plan? Or, did it happen all by chance?
  9. In this section/paragraph we will evaluate/explain her motive/happenings as to why she is headed to her #4’s planned destination/goal and if M.C. was expected to be in that spot(or hold up her end of the bargain) or if it was a place/goal she was never supposed to be in, or have in the first place.
  10. In this section/paragraph we will describe an oddity, person(if no person in particular, or important, was mentioned in #5 this person would be considered particularly important), in the M.C.’s viewpoint and her assumptions on it/the person, and what would happen if something were to occur right there, or not occur and why it wouldn’t happen.
  11. In this section/paragraph we will discuss how M.C. feels about this situation/place and triggering an extremely short descriptions/self-evaluation about herself.
  12. In this section/paragraph we will introduce the 2nd M.C. if there was no sidekick in the beginning. or 3rd M.C. if there was. And if the 2nd M.C. was presented in the beginning and found to be the antagonist, then this character will be “friend”. If the 2nd M.C. was found to be the “friend/family” then this character would be the “enemy” or “lover”. Then, filter through the M.C.’s  senses and generalized vague assumptions about the person and probably their scent and her physical reaction to said scent. (M.C. 2)
  13. In this section/paragraph we will describe in a short, concise, way about the 2nd/3rd M.C.’s eyes and mouth, and if that person’s scent triggers the M.C.’s hatred or desire towards them. A lot of times its desire, if he becomes “lover”, hatred if he becomes “enemy” or was a past “enemy” if they knew each other in the past and still holds resentment towards one another, or no mention of scent again if he becomes “friend”.
  14. In this section/paragraph we will describe/show the relationship between M.C. and #12’s M.C., if they even have a past together, or if placed under the same category by some force or compatible attributes.
  15. In this section/paragraph M.C. and #12’s M.C. exchange short pleasantries(or criticisms). Depends on if they can tolerate each other, or if they love each other, or absolutely hate each other even if they have never met before this.
  16. In this section/paragraph  we will describe, subtly, the hair/body/clothes about #12’s M.C. in a way that reflects your M.C.’s lifestyle or attitude towards this whole ideal. Then, subtly slip in a rhetorical “What If?” after a more direct assumption about this new character.
  17. In this section/paragraph M.C. and #12’s M.C. are exchanging words pertaining to the other side of #2. Such as, their hopes, dreams, or aspirations about their desirous outcome after it is all over and done with.
  18. In this section/paragraph we will write a short description of this new M.C., copying #10’s style in 1/3 the amount of words in a more refined, physical, concise, filter through your M.C..
  19. In this section/paragraph M.C. 1 and M.C. 2 will continue their conversation, this time pertaining to their opinions about #4 (whether its the destination, or current place they are in) and its potential outcome. Such as, their fears, dislikes, and short comings. And M.C. 1(or 2)will divulge something menial about what she/he hated/feared the most way before #4 came into play.
  20. In this section/paragraph this part is the end. The false hope, or “obvious” demise/outcome. This is where intended destinations go awry, or unintended destinations become even more unexpected than usual. Where good things go bad, and bad things get worse. This is the turning point where anything could happen. This is the commencement of #4.

 

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Posted by on September 29, 2016 in Start Your Story, Where To First?

 

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