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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. Need Help With Sherlock Holmes Adaptation

    Hey all! I am currently working on a novel based on the Sherlock Holmes canon. The basic premise is the following: After Sherlock and Moriarty...

    Started by TheNomad89‎, 10-22-2013 11:31 AM
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    10-22-2013, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  2. Bait n switch?

    Hello everyone and thanks to everyone who comments :). I posted a prologue to a story I'm working on and some of the comments made me wonder. ...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 04-17-2011 09:46 PM
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    04-18-2011, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  3. Name

    Hi All! I need help with a woman's name. She's an old, obnoxious country woman who everyone is supposed to hate lol. I know that's expecting a lot...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 03-31-2011 08:15 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    04-17-2011, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  4. Opinions needed

    :) Hi Guys. I'm beginning my second novel and I have a question. The opening scene is two young boys, both about 9 years old. They are in one of...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 10-21-2011 05:38 PM
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    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 54
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    10-31-2011, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  5. Why free books on Kindle?

    Can anyone explain to me why a writer would give his books away? I recently read a book on writing and thought I'd check into the author's...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 04-01-2012 07:18 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    04-07-2012, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  6. Where am I going with this?

    I know writers have different methods of planning and writing, but do you ever reach a point where you think 'where am I going with this?' I am...

    Started by Susan B‎, 02-08-2012 08:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-08-2012, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Suggestions for title?

    '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...

    Started by Susan B‎, 03-22-2012 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-22-2012, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  8. A new replacement trait for one of my characters

    Right now, my MC's uncle is an alcoholic. Although it's minor and only matters in the beginning, and you never actually see him drink, I'm worried...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 11-01-2011 05:41 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    11-08-2011, 06:00 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    02-21-2016, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  10. It was a dark stormy night...

    Okay, I am exaggerating. The start of my novel is not written like that but I feel it may as well be. Itís early evening but getting dark...

    Started by Siu Ling‎, 09-12-2011 01:23 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    10-05-2011, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Anyone in the medical field?

    Two kids enter a hospital with no parent/guardian and the youngest of the two is in need of medical attention. He's vomiting, has diarrhea, is...

    Started by Shaun .‎, 07-05-2011 10:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-06-2011, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Meditative writing - help for research

    Hi, I need some help. Actually, I need stories about personal experiences. Have you ever experienced writing to be a form of meditation? Has...

    Started by Saskia Steidel-Brown‎, 05-22-2011 01:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    meditative writing, non-fiction, research
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,590
    10-05-2011, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    10-22-2016, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  14. Review outline/help with next scene

    Hello there. I am planning on writing a story about the young life of an eventual closeted conservative politician. This is sort of a...

    Started by PhillyWriter‎, 11-09-2015 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,567
    11-10-2015, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Can a main character be seriously flawed?

    I am currently writing a young adult fantasy book, but I am having trouble creating the mc. He needs to play the part of a hero, but I don't want him...

    Started by Nat P‎, 02-24-2011 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,989
    03-29-2011, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  16. Help Wanted!

    Iím having trouble deciding where to begin my story and could use some input. Hereís the situation: My MC and his LL {leading lady} once were...

    Started by MUSKETTER 3‎, 12-16-2013 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-17-2013, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  17. My Rough Start to a book I want to write:

    I'm going to copy and paste the small amount of writing I have done for the book I want to write, being for some reason it won't let me upload the...

    Started by Mommytozachandgrace‎, 12-03-2014 09:24 AM
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    05-11-2015, 04:18 AM Go to last post
  18. Festival Name Idea Plz

    I need an idea for the name of a festival celebrated world-wide for the changing of the seasons. I'm open to languages other than English as well. ...

    Started by Michelle Schad‎, 02-21-2011 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-08-2011, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  19. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

    I am currently looking for someone who is interested in buying a manuscript and all rights to it. Why am I selling it? Well I am in a bit of a...

    Started by Margurit John‎, 02-19-2011 07:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,124
    03-15-2011, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  20. Young Adult Novel Idea

    Due to budget cuts, I am an unemployed school librarian. What better time to try to write my own Young Adult novel, right? Well, maybe not. Many...

    Started by Marci Mathers‎, 10-05-2015 07:46 AM
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    • Replies: 23
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    10-10-2015, 09:23 PM Go to last post

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