This is a pretty common problem to have, Anon. I know it gets kind of frustrating to keep going around and around and you don’t know where to go with it. Here are some super basic things that may help you.
- Plot - This is something that should help you get over this hump your in. If you’re not plotting with the other characters you’re playing with, do it. This can help you come up with better plot ideas because you and your partner will be bouncing ideas off of each other and it will help you get more excited about the development and you wont be so nervous by it. Furthermore, you’ll have that other person to support you when you go to make the development.
- Pace - Don’t be afraid to keep your RP moving. A lot of RPers get stuck in a loop of nothing happening because they’re too nervous to push things forward. Don’t ever be afraid to do that. For example: two characters are in the car on the way to the mall. They keep driving and talking, driving and talking, driving and talking, and they’re not getting anywhere and it might start to drag. Don’t be afraid to keep that scenario moving and just get them to that mall already. Your partner will not mind at all. … Which brings up my second tip:
- Change of Location - Sometimes where your character is might be what’s holding you back in a para. Like if your characters are just hanging out in someone’s bedroom and watching TV, it might get boring, but if you suggest they go somewhere else (the mall, the park, out to eat), that’s going to give you a bunch of new things to do, new people to see, and new thoughts to have. Furthermore, try to pick a location that beneficial to plot-development in the first place. A good location can make all the difference.
- Cause and effect/make something happen - You can turn a boring situation that’s going nowhere into an interesting situation by just making something happen that might be outside of your character. For example: two characters are washing dishes. Not much to work with there, but what if a car backfires outside? What if your character jumps and drops a glass? What if she cuts her finger? What if it’s bleeding? What’s the other character going to do? Is he going to freak out about the blood or be a hero and help her fix the cut? Even one little thing can completely change a para.
- Make your goal clear - If you do start changing the direction and developing your plot, make sure your goal is clear to you RP partner. It doesn’t have to be to the characters, but the other RPer should know where you’re going. For example, you decide that you want do a change of location, so your character suggest they go for a walk. The other character could say yes or no. If they say “no, I don’t want to go for a walk”, that kind of ruins your whole plan. But if the other person knows where you’re going with things, they’ll be sure to agree.
Let me know if these are helpful to you! If not, we’ll try to come up with some new ways that might help your problem. :)
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