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Anonymous said: do you have any resource for plants and flowers according to their distribution? as if they need warmer or colder habitats, i have been trying to find flowers that could grow in very cold weathers but i have nothing on it. thank you :)
If you’re looking for cold flowers that would bloom in North America, search for Zone 1 plants. Plants in North America are divided in 12 sections, with Zone 12 plants perfect for growing in places like southern Texas and Zone 1 plants better suited for northern Canada.
Anonymous said: So I know that it's very important for characters to want something, something that gives them motivation and such, but I can't think of anything that my character really wants, I mean, her life is pretty great. There are some people she'd like to be around again but there's nothing she can really do about it (because she thinks they're dead). What should I do?
Characters do not need to want something large. Small motives and goals can lead to big plots. I gave an example here of how one motive can lead to many others.
What you really need is conflict and the inciting incident. This is what makes your character really want something. Your character might just want to get to school on time one day only to get abducted by gnomes when she took a shortcut through the woods. Now her motive is to escape her prison and defeat the gnome king before he can take over humanity.
Let’s say you’ve got yourself a female character, but she needs to hide as a male character for plotty reasons. How does one go about hiding their gender? It’s so easy, I’m going to tell you how to do it in two simple steps!
- Conform to the host culture’s visual cues that indicate male gender.
- Tell everyone you’re male.
Ta-da! That’s it! You’re done! Let’s take a look at why.
Anonymous said: Hi! So, I'm writing a story that has an important sub-plot based around debauchery, and to make this sub-plot work I would have to write about some of the characters having sex. Thing is, I'm highly uncomfortable with writing intimate scenes like this. How do I write a sex scene that doesn't go into the nitty gritty details, but still leaves an impact on the readers?
Option 1: Fade to Black
To ‘fade to black’ is to heavily imply that characters are about to have sex, but to end the scene right before then. You can write sexual activity prior to the end of the scene, but by using this method you get the skip the actual sex part if you’re not comfortable writing it.
Option 2: Less Physical Detail
If you want to write the sex scene, focus more on the emotions of the characters and the overall feel of the scene rather than on the technical and physical stuff. Look at writing sex scenes in YA for tips on writing this kind of sex scene.
Writing Tips: Lovers
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The protagonist lover characters seem to follow these molds:
- Gorgeous, mysterious, heart-striken male who cannot communicate his feelings until death is threatening separation, because of some past that has caused him to reject relationships…
Anonymous said: How would you write about pregnancy? I have one character who is only slightly pregnant, and in this story only her and her brother knows. The thing is that the group of characters they are with are travelling from one place to another. Could you help please?
- Bay RP Helper: Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- Bry Helps: 1st Trimester/2nd Trimester/3rd Trimester
- Consulting Helper
- Mine: Pregnant Characters