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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. "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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  2. 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
  3. 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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    11-08-2011, 05:00 AM Go to last post
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    04-23-2011, 11:10 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 07:23 PM
    characters, concepts, copyright, fantasy, public domain
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2014, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Acknowlegement

    Well, finally ready to put book up on Kindle and Create Space. This is one sentence in my acknowledgement. I thank several people and would like...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 10-10-2014 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-11-2014, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  6. Ah, the curse of being a fiction writer.

    As some of you know, I've been working on my first novel. Well, the majority of it is done, but I want it to be perfect. I started with wanting to...

    Started by Kyle Anderson‎, 06-19-2011 01:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-20-2011, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-06-2011, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Awkward?

    I have described an apartment and its many residents in several paragraphs of a story. The first sentence of a new paragraph follows. Is it awkwardly...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-09-2013 03:07 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-08-2013, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-19-2014, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    04-18-2011, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 07:54 AM
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    02-13-2012, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 04:54 AM
    ironponysux, lolgreenstein
    • Replies: 4
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    10-22-2016, 06:12 AM Go to last post
  13. body type information

    Constructing a character profile, using a "questionnaire" I found online and one of the pieces of info to fill in is "body type." Now, I know there...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 07-04-2011 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,745
    07-05-2011, 06:41 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 05:52 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-20-2011, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Brainstorming for plot ideas

    I was just wondering what kind of things you guys do when you're stuck trying to come up with interesting plot ideas/events. Besides the usual...

    Started by Josh Maher‎, 06-27-2011 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-29-2011, 07:42 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 04:00 AM
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    03-05-2016, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Bursting with ideas

    What do you do when you have too many ideas for story's and it feels like your head is about to explode? I've been writing for just over a year...

    Started by Leanne Wherrett‎, 07-03-2011 01:22 PM
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    10-05-2011, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-29-2011, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Capitalization

    Is dear capitalized? would it be if speaker said, Dear Carla? Then breathlessly, “Uh-oh. I have to go dear. Mr. Blaufeld is calling me.” She...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 02-06-2014 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-07-2014, 08:09 AM Go to last post

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