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#9146

You really set the parameters… What type of heroic intervention are we working with? Stopping a robbery? A murder? Is someone loitering?

Does it have to be heroic intervention? Can the fire user be doing something like lighting a candle or juggling sticks of fire (which is the one I really want to see).


#9147

She’s stopping a murder, tragically. I’m trying really hard for it not to be melodramatic and theatrical, but I’m just like … the first revelation of supernatural subplot tho. Like fuckin I dunno the bitch is the sun like how 2 power exhibition.


#9148

don’t let her have a cool catchphrase. then it can’t be anime


#9149

Just have her accidentally set herself on fire, run out and towards the murderer, murderer gets scared because girl on fire is not a good thing, girl sets murderer on fire, murderer dies because fire and she doesn’t, fire hides her face, and she runs away because she’s still on fire. Does that work?


#9150

After being sick I finally did a lot of writing this week and now I am stuck!!! :expressionless:


#9151

That unfortunately does not work, but thank you for the suggestion. :joy: She’s supposed to 180 when she actually uses her powers to compensate for the fact that she’s a flaming dipshit the other 98% of the time. It’s a whole “oh shit now she’s srs bsns” vibe.


#9152

Oh no! What do you need help with?


#9153

Okay, fist time that more fire hasn’t been helpful, so does the murder know about her location before he tries to kill the other person (or are they killing her? Not sure here). If they’re not killing her and are just going to try and kill someone else you could have her hiding and trying not to get seen, for obvious reasons, but they see her, she runs, they catch her, hit her, she just snaps, 180’s and then does the whole power thing. Just an idea.


#9154

Hmm … I like the idea of her originally not going in with the intention of using her power, but then being forced to if she’s caught fleeing with the idiot she’s trying to protect. That could work. I’ll mull on that. Thanks much, mate!


#9155

Conversation ideas between the MC and his love interest with the love interest friends. Its a double date.


#9156

Ooo, double date time! Okay, do you want it to be awkward?


#9157

No problem, also remember, that if it can’t be solved with fire, you’re not using enough fire… I’m tired and crazy right now. Sorry.


#9158

In the beginning yes but after a while it’ll be fine and I can start the one idea conversation I actually had


#9159

Ugh. Need 1,300 more words by tonight for this current and last chapter, then another 2,000 for the Epilogue tomorrow.


#9160

Okay, so awkward conversations have a ton of ‘ums’ and ‘sure, yeah’ stuff like that. Pauses are big as well as just silence


#9161

You can do this!


#9162

hell yeah! epiogue! that’s exciting you’re almost at the end


#9163

Thanks. Regular readers slowly coming in today. Hopefully people are just resting for GOTs tomorrow and things will be busy then or on Monday.


#9164

Okay. anything else?


#9165

I’m not quite sure if this can help but I do want to through out there that she could probably use something around her plus her ability to use fire to make a pretty effective weapon. (I’m lowkey thinking dynamite cause I watched Tom & Jerry today)