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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. The Gods that remain

    Hello! I have an idea for a story involving different Gods from this time, and times in the past, that are still there in the future. In this...

    Started by Allison McClish‎, 01-28-2012 10:48 PM
    future, gods, idea, worship
    • Replies: 1
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    01-29-2012, 09:55 AM Go to last post
  2. Suggested suitable name for opening section.

    Hello, I am writing a story in which the main character comes to a messy end. Before the story begins I want a brief, one page opening section to...

    Started by Amos Keeto‎, 02-06-2012 11:34 AM
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    02-07-2012, 01:50 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. Accidentally used a copyrighted character concept?

    I self-published a book a while back that consisted of characters in the public domain. One of those characters was Pinocchio, and I made him a...

    Started by areale912‎, 06-15-2014 08:23 PM
    characters, concepts, copyright, fantasy, public domain
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2014, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Silly question regarding copyrighted characters

    Hello, all. So I write using a lot of public domain characters but I've wanted to include copyrighted personas as well. I know I can't outright...

    Started by areale912‎, 05-31-2014 08:57 AM
    book, copyright, fiction, legal, public domain
    • Replies: 3
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    06-01-2014, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  6. Trying to Find a Convincing Motive

    The novel I am currently working on is a fantasy novel set in our world but in an alternate reality where a select "breed" of humans can use magic...

    Started by Becca Allan‎, 08-29-2011 08:37 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-06-2011, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Post Story blocked on rough scene.

    I am so angry at myself, I'm actually stuck on a scene for my fantasy story called Warrior Princess. I'm stuck on how to stage a rough scene which...

    Started by BethFB‎, 03-04-2013 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-08-2013, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  8. Question I'm stuck on this scene.

    For the past few hours, I've been staring at the blank page of chapter fourteen of my original story Warrior Princess. The end of chapter thirteen...

    Started by BethFB‎, 11-07-2013 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,242
    11-11-2013, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  9. Book Title

    Hi folks :) Sorry, by the way, that I am all over the forums (fori???) this morning. But I worked last night and it was a very, very quiet...

    Started by Bina Bear‎, 01-17-2011 06:52 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-20-2011, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Post Punctuation

    The narrator and Nick spent had a great time with her brother and his wife. Despite the wonderful evening wed had with Dolly and Alec the...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-01-2012 10:47 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 39
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    02-03-2012, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Have tin ear today....

    He implored me to OR he implored that I? Both sound equally bad? Forty-odd-year career? Dashes correct?

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-08-2012 07:03 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-08-2012, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  12. Better way of saying.

    Is this confusing? A non-sequitur? I mean to say that her difficulties haven't derailed her from nomination to sainthood. For a woman who is...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-08-2012 08:54 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    02-13-2012, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  13. 100 year old kitchen.

    Member of my writing group wants description of unique kitchen. Do you think this is necessary?

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-13-2012 11:18 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    02-21-2012, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  14. Not as stupid as I look!

    I have to admit, some days when I write, I would rather be out and about. That is when, instead of crafting a few sentences carefully myself, I throw...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-15-2012 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,452
    02-16-2012, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Wink Is this paragraph clear and well written?

    I think the situation is clear. A woman found a letter to her husband and months later this is the outcome. The young woman who had written the...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 03-20-2012 09:29 AM
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    03-21-2012, 12:36 AM Go to last post
  16. Correct Usage

    Which is correct? Looking back now, she saw that get-together as the crossroad(s?) in their marriage.

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-02-2012 09:10 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    04-02-2012, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Small Victories

    Below is paragraph from WWII memoir that combines plot and characterization: Aunt Ida commandeered the yard for a Victory Garden. She replaced...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-23-2012 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,042
    05-09-2012, 05:28 AM Go to last post
  18. Red face Junior/Senior Members

    What determines jr/sr member in this forum?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 11-28-2012 03:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-28-2012, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  19. Dialogue and quotes--2 speakers, 1 paragraph?

    I would like to keep wording. Is punctuation completely wrong? Even though in 2nd paragraph Nick continues dialogue, should quotes be used at end...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 12-21-2012 02:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-21-2012, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Capitalize Dear?

    Rhett says, "Frankly, my dear...." I've read published "Okay, Kiddo..." So if Rhett had said, "Frankly, Dear...." would dear be capitalized?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-12-2013 04:33 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    03-13-2013, 04:54 AM Go to last post

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