Little Talks

"I don't like walking around this old and empty house."
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"Are you sure about this Zayn?" I asked with my hands grasping over the railing, wind blowing through my hair. "Don't worry." He tells me. "I'm nervous as much as you. But these little talks don't last long."
My summer was basically ruined thanks to my mother. After high school graduation, she forced me to work on the cruiseline she owns instead of giving me a choice if I want to like my older sister. But the first day of the cruise, the first day I saw them being complete dumbos. That day I didn't know that I would love one of them. Zayn was right, these little talks don't last long.

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58. A special one year thank you

Well, I can't believe it.

It has been one year since I published this Movella.

And I really thank all of you who helped make this possible.

So in honor of one year, here is the process of how I started this:

 

 

The Idea. Part one.

So before this, I had published a Niall-Louis, a Harry, and a Liam fanfiction. And I figured it was time to create a Zayn one. Now, if anyone asked me how I would put the boys in order, Zayn would be the last one (Louis would be first). Now I wasn't a big fan of Zayn (I somewhat am now), but I didn't want him to feel left out of my writing thingy.

So the whole title "Little Talks" came from the song title by Of Monsters and Men. That was one of my favorite songs and if you notice from a lot of my story titles, they come from songs. I think the whole concept of these "Little Talks" was that I wanted to make the line "because the truth may vary this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore" come to life.

So the week before I published this, I was watching The Suite Life on Deck and it came to me: a fanfiction on a cruise. And then it also came to me: the OFC (original female character) will be an employee.

So with that, I started writing.

The first three chapters were written in study hall of eighth grade. It was actually supposed to be one long chapter but then I decided to split it up into separate chapters.

After I published it on here, I continued to get these ideas. And I jotted them down.

When I got to around chapter 10, I wanted to make things sudden. Like plot twists. So I came up with the idea of Zayn and Britta sleeping together and then waking up together by surprise in chapter 11. That is what I really wanted to set off the tone.

I wanted to get someone else from the band mixed in. Louis and Liam had their girlfriends in the story so it left me Harry and Niall. Of course, I chose Harry.

I wanted him to seem fun and astonishing and crazy like he is in real life, but also mysterious. But when it came around to chapter 20, I wanted to make Harry seem dark to you guys. So that's why I put in "Harry" raping Britta. (Before I continue on, the real Harry would never do that obviously. So it is completely wrong in every standpoint. Bad. I'm 1000000% against rape.)

Then once again, a plot twist came to my mind: it wasn't Harry because he was locked away. So if I had to chose any plot twist I thought was my favorite one I wrote, it would be that one.

Then the idea behind the whole character contest was I was running out of ideas for new characters and wanted to get some of my readers involved. So thanks guys for being a part of my story:

Josiexx

Niallerfoev

Narryscarrot

Sereen<3Zayn123

Becdalexx

elizabeth_tommo_

*Ellie*

NiallMyIrish:)

Rachel067

Emily42825

And in the sequel, to all of you guys including DumbBrunette.

At the end, I bet a lot of you guys didn't expect it. I had it in my mind for so long I had to make it the end of Little Talks and going into These Bruises.

 

The story behind Britta. Part 2.

I wanted the OFC of this story to have a unique name. A lot of my OFCs have had normal names like Olivia, Spencer, Beca, Ericka, and so on and so forth.

I was going through a list of people I knew and one name stood out in my mind. My friend Sophia's friend Britta. I never really met her during the time I was writing this, but I would see pictures on Instagram of her and Sophia together. She is really pretty and when I met her, she also has a sense of humor.

So with name out of the way, I had to think of looks. Deciding on brunette with red ombre was what I was kind of aiming for in the character. The real Britta looks nothing like the Britta in this story, so no I didn't base Britta Carter off of Britta E.

I wanted Britta to seem funny, caring, and alert. I know it worked well going into the sequel of this because she does bring that sense of humor, but she also cares for her friends and family and is alert when danger is arising. I don't know if I incorporated that into here but I know I soon will in the sequel.

So thanks for helping me bring the character of Britta Carter to life.

 

 

The plot twists. Part 3.

I'd have to say my favorite part of writing were the plot twists.

My favorite plot twists I wrote were in chapter 11 (bacon), chapter 20 (H...H...), chapter 28 (don't resent me), and chapter 57 (tell her that I miss our Little Talks).

The chapter 11 plot twist where Harry kissed Britta. I kinda wanted to make this not just a Zayn fanfic because then there wouldn't be a lot of action going on in this. So to add a little drama, I wanted to get another boy involved. Zayn was already involved with you know what, and Louis and Liam already had their girlfriends so it was only Harry or Niall. I think the reason I chose Harry was because in the beginning he kind of freaked Britta out by flirting with her, so...yeah.

Oh, the chapter 20 plot twist. I think the whole reason I wrote that happening was because I wanted something scary to happen to Britta. I mean so far I was writing happy and butterflies and stuff. So I let out my mature side with the end of this chapter. Also read the parenthesis in part one!!

The chapter 28 plot twist. I think the whole reason I wanted it to seem that Harry didn't do it but someone else did is because I didn't want to exclude Harry out of the story completely. So I decided to put the blame on someone you never expected. So haha evil laugh where the hell am I going with this?

Finally the chapter 57 plot twist. Probably didn't expect that, huh? Out of the blue! Well so far all of my stories had happy endings with rainbows and butterflies. So I wanted to end on a hard note. A flat, out of tuned note and I am using band references. So I have that idea in mind for a while. So once I published that, I figured I didn't want to live y'all hanging. So that's when I started the sequel (if you want to continue with their adventures, it's called These Bruises. I'm about to write a good chapter!)

Time management. Part 4.

I began writing while I was in eighth grade. So with all the homework and projects, it was hard to update sometimes. So during study hall if I didn't have any homework, I'd write a little on paper. Then I'd type over the weekend.

Then once eighth grade ended, I figured I could update a whole lot. And I did. But I actually did a lot over the summer:

Went to DC when One Direction was there because I left the day after their DC concert. We stopped in Jefferson when Harry was at Lincoln!!

Band camp because I do marching band. I had a blast!

And many sleepovers with friends.

So I tried my hardest to update a lot.

Where I just thank you all. Part 5.

Thanks so much for a brilliant journey. I love you guys.

~Maddie

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