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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. 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 04:38 PM
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  2. 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 03:25 AM
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  3. Plot twist for Dracula book

    I am writing a horror book dealing with a vampire invasion into a tiny village in the south. I am brainstorming ways to make the head vampire Dracula...

    Started by Henry Castle‎, 08-11-2011 07:28 AM
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  4. 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 09:47 AM
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  5. WotWB: 1st or 3rd?

    It's been a bit quiet around here recently, so I guess I'll toss something out for the hounds to chew over. I'm about 25 pages into the first...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 04-06-2013 07:44 PM
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    05-30-2013, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 03:40 AM
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  7. 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 06:46 AM
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  8. 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 05:35 PM
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  9. Quotes and Periods

    A writing coach received my chapter that included these sentences: When I agreed to live with Nick, I neglected to point out that I expected this...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-12-2012 11:21 PM
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    04-16-2012, 03:29 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 09:43 AM
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    04-01-2016, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 04:41 AM
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  12. 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 07:09 PM
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  13. Paren punctuation

    For once and for all: does punctuation always go inside parens? This was from a FB discussion re Maureen Dowd. She most often has something...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-08-2012 11:06 AM
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  14. 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 10:18 AM
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    02-21-2012, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 08:24 AM
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  16. Just a Quick Question

    I wasn't sure what section to put this under, but does anyone know if there is a protocol for contacting the local coroner's office to get a better...

    Started by imported_Kelsea Burnside‎, 04-19-2011 06:43 AM
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  17. Technical Plot Point

    Things have been quiet around here recently, so I thought I'd pose a somewhat off-the-wall question, concerning a plot point for my Simulated Crimes...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 07-18-2013 03:42 PM
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  18. What makes a good horror story?

    I've hit the halfway point in Simulated Assault, and I thought I'd take a moment or two to ponder my next magnum opus. (If I don't have at least five...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 09-29-2013 04:11 PM
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  19. New Story Concepts

    I realized a while back that, while I do enjoy writing fiction stories, I actually enjoy coming up with ideas for fiction stories more. I have more...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 02-09-2014 02:27 PM
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    02-13-2014, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  20. Need help figuring out a unique dialogue issue

    I'm writing a book right now and I've run into a bit of a dilemma. In the story, I use italics when I'm showing someone's thoughts. There is also...

    Started by Elven Candy‎, 12-16-2015 07:04 AM
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    12-22-2015, 07:37 AM Go to last post

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