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Plot Creation - A Helpful Guide

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This post was last modified: 01-11-2018, 08:42 AM by Eden Posted | 01-11-2018, 08:34 AM

Friendly Foes and Fanciful Annoyances


The friendships that are made (as well as the enemies you acquire) will more often than not have some kind of effect on the day-to-day lives of your characters, even more so than you would think. Their words, actions, and sometimes even their presence will often form into something important in the character's future and what kind of fate lies before them; even if they are able to change it once it's already begun.

This is a simple guide to help you with your plotting pages for your characters to help outline how your characters plan to act and make it just a bit easier to RP with other characters besides the ones you're used to role playing with. Remember to be honest, even if that means revealing some secret feelings towards another character.

Friendships


Who do you consider a friend? Write down the name of each person you consider to be your friend and give a short reasoning as to why. Be sure to include all the necessary details. Maybe you could add how you became friends, or a certain incident that might have brought you closer. These are the people that etch out your social life so be sure to be thorough.

Enemies/Rivals


Who do you consider an enemy? Write down the name of each person you consider an enemy and give a short reasoning as to why. Like the above, be sure to include as many details as possible. Maybe they’ve teased you throughout all your years at school? Or maybe they have the cliche "home-wrecker" life. Regardless, these are the people that often cause the most drama in your life so be sure to point out the reasons why you hate them.

Acquaintances or Annoyances?


Is there someone you tolerate, but are actually annoyed with? Do you vocalize it or do you keep it silently inside of you? Think of who hangs around you, why they do, and why they're an annoyance that can't be gotten rid of?

Love Interests


Do you fancy someone? Have a romantic interest on the popular kid at school? Sure they don’t seem like they’d have a significant factor, but often we find ourselves putting on a façade simply to win the heart or interest of that special someone. Write down the names of each romantic interest you have. It may be someone you are currently dating, or maybe you also have a crush on the side that you’ve been secretly keeping. Explain what drew you to them, and whether you believe it may be worth it or if it’s just lust. This list could quite long considering you may be attracted to many different people for many different reasons.

FINAL NOTES

This is just a guide and some questions to keep in mind when writing out plots and replying to the plots of others. Remember to discuss things like deep plot advancements such as enemies, annoyances, and lovers with the RPer of said character so you can work out the details either through PM or Discord to make things more interesting and more engrossing for the characters you RP. Also, check out how other people have done their plot/development pages so you can figure out how to make your own.

Be sure to check for character restrictions as some people may have certain topics/triggers they don't wish to write out for their own personal reasons. Remember to respect each other's boundaries if they exist.

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