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Forum: Brainstorming

Need help with a name, a setting or a plot-twist? Work it out here in the brainstorming forum. Sometimes, just writing out what you're looking for is enough to get those neurons firing in the right sequence.

  1. Our WIP

    This forum needs a little lift. :cool: Would love to see more traffic here. How about we state the title (or working title) of our current WIP's...

    Started by C-Girl‎, 03-20-2016 04:24 AM
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    01-26-2017, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Which of these two plot scenarios sounds better?

    For my story, basically the prosecutor wants a witness to testify in a case, but the witness refuses to cooperate. The prosecutor subpoenas her to...

    Started by ironpony‎, 12-27-2016 11:12 PM
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    12-30-2016, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  3. Blood In

    After all the arguments with ironpony about his story, I got thinking about a different way to do the story. Bob lives in a bad neighborhood...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-12-2016 05:54 AM
    ironponysux, lolgreenstein
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    10-22-2016, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Does this count as a plot hole in my story?

    I was going over my story points with someone with writing experience, and he suggested this idea, for an ending, for the villains to get caught. In...

    Started by ironpony‎, 06-22-2016 04:25 AM
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    09-12-2016, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  5. Need help with a plot hole

    I'm writing something about some teens who are descendants of greek gods. I need a reason to keep the main character semi-involved with her human...

    Started by ArcadiaE‎, 07-10-2016 07:04 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-07-2016, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  6. Is it okay to leave this part of my plot unexplained?

    It's a suspense thriller type story, and in it, a woman is avoiding be subpoenaed to testify in a felony court case, but she does not want to get...

    Started by ironpony‎, 06-01-2016 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-03-2016, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Is it possible for this character's plan to work in this scenario?

    For my story, this character wants to stage a break in, at her house, and have the police investigate it, as part of her plan. However, she wants...

    Started by ironpony‎, 04-01-2016 06:31 PM
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    04-14-2016, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  8. What am I doing wrong in my plotting?

    For the past few months I have not been able to come up with an ending to my story that I am satisfied with and feels holds together well enough. ...

    Started by ironpony‎, 03-18-2016 10:43 AM
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    04-01-2016, 01:32 AM Go to last post
  9. What would my protagonist do in this scenario do you think?

    In my story, it's a thriller where the MC, a cop, uses unorthodox methods to catch a gang of crooks. He has found out who the leader of the gang...

    Started by ironpony‎, 03-29-2016 11:52 AM
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    03-31-2016, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  10. Do I have to use a coincidence to start the plot off in this case?

    For my story, in order to have an inciding event to start off the plot, I want a cop to rescue a woman from a kidnapping, that gets the ball rolling,...

    Started by ironpony‎, 03-10-2016 09:04 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    03-11-2016, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Is their a way I can make my main character more sympathetic and root-able?

    For my story, it's a cop who is tracking a serial rapist/killer type of villain and ends up becoming one of the rape victims of the villain as a...

    Started by ironpony‎, 02-05-2016 06:44 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-06-2016, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Bullet graze wound

    Hi out there. What does a bullet graze wound feel like? Could it be described as a burning sensation? Thanks,

    Started by C-Girl‎, 03-03-2016 05:00 AM
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    03-05-2016, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  13. Original Articles

    Most websites only accept original articles. I wrote 2-3 articles already. If I make a few changes to each article can I resubmit to the another site...

    Started by StanPopovich(Author)‎, 02-21-2016 10:17 PM
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    02-21-2016, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Tear Gas

    Does anyone know about the shelf-life of tear gas? I've been searching on line but can't find out how long a canister remains viable. Could a...

    Started by C-Girl‎, 02-21-2016 01:25 AM
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    02-21-2016, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  15. How can I structure this type of plot without painting myself into a corner?

    I have a thriller I am writing, but have never been satisfied with the last half and keep changing it. I figured out what the problem is after...

    Started by ironpony‎, 02-04-2016 05:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-04-2016, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  16. How can my villain rat on someone, without ratting himself out in this case?

    Sorry I do not know why it says default in the title line. It happened after I posted the thread, and must be a glitch. In my story, the villains...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-23-2016 08:09 PM
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    02-03-2016, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  17. What should my villain's plan be in this case for his goal to work?

    In my story, there is a group of people who are have poor social skills because of their conditions while growing up. Conditions that would prohibit...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-20-2016 04:40 AM
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    01-31-2016, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  18. Is their a way to make a power outage look like an accident?

    For my story, I want the villain to be able to disconnect the power to his house, as part of the his crime, but I want him to make it look natural,...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-25-2016 06:35 PM
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    01-30-2016, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  19. How can I have my villain get away with this crime in court?

    Basically for my story, the MC is a cop, who wants revenge on the villain who rapes him, and he uses his police resources to get the revenge. ...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-28-2016 06:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-30-2016, 06:05 AM Go to last post
  20. Is their a way I can get readers to believe this scenario?

    I got some feedback from readers, where they didn't believe the scenario in my thriller. A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, but they said...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-27-2016 03:57 AM
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    01-28-2016, 05:59 PM Go to last post

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