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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. Spinoff Post from: Racists/Rednecks Ideas

    Started by imported_James North‎, 04-22-2011 07:52 AM
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    01-01-1970, 12:00 AM Go to last post
  2. "Hello World" Digital Book - Brainstorming at its best!

    "Hello World" first printed in 2008 is a digital book with an interesting puzzle theme. It contains clues that lead to chapters of a real story which...

    Started by imported_Samantha Bezuidenhout‎, 03-15-2011 04:32 AM
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    03-15-2011, 04:32 AM Go to last post
  3. Which of these two openings works better to get the plot going in motion?

    For my story, I want the police officer to stop a 'blood in' from happening. A blood in is a term used by police for when a gang recruits a new...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-24-2016 04:00 PM
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    01-24-2016, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  4. Editing

    I am in the middle of editing my story called Life on Kepler Bb. Because of this I have to decide what to do in every part of it out of all the...

    Started by caters‎, 01-28-2016 12:06 PM
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    01-28-2016, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Does this part of my story, make sense, or is it a plot hole?

    For my story, the leader of a group of villains, has leverage on all the other members of his gang, in case any try to turn on him. Basically the...

    Started by ironpony‎, 05-13-2018 09:24 PM
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    05-13-2018, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Steampunk epic needs device / Lawman needs opponent and age

    Hi, I have two stories in planning for next (both steampunk settings). The first is an alternate history Victorian Europe, with the protagonist...

    Started by imported_Ashton Lee‎, 04-11-2011 05:26 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-11-2011, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
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    01-29-2012, 09:55 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
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    02-08-2012, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Post Punctuation of abbrieviated names.

    One of my characters is named Nick, Jr. His family has shortened that to N.J. The editor of my first draft removed periods at every mention of...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-15-2013 05:01 PM
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    04-15-2013, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 10:31 AM
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    10-22-2013, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  14. Bad dog!

    I want to say that usually these endless holiday meals (reader knows it's holiday) consisted of yelling, screaming, arguing, insults, fighting and...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-18-2014 01:37 PM
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    01-19-2014, 12:27 PM 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
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    02-04-2016, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 08:46 PM
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    04-18-2011, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
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    12-21-2012, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  18. Neither or nor

    Does the work neither work here? Except for the two weeks every August during which the office closed, she had never taken a day off. She had even...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-25-2013 11:25 AM
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    03-26-2013, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  19. Commas

    Does the following sentence have 2 commas? Amused, in spite of myself, I laughed at blah, blah, blah....

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-25-2013 01:05 PM
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    03-25-2013, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  20. Commas again and this time periods too!

    blah, blah, blah, where our son, Joe, Jr., had grown up. Is that the way it's done?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-10-2013 03:51 PM
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    04-10-2013, 11:47 PM Go to last post

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