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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. 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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  2. 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 03:33 AM
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    03-13-2013, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  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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    08-18-2011, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Slogan for a nightclub

    I'm trying to come up with a slogan for a nightclub in Nashville. It makes me think of a slogan I read at a restaurant/bar in Iowa. "Next to and...

    Started by Claire Young‎, 03-03-2012 12:19 PM
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    03-12-2012, 07:29 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 06:35 PM
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    01-30-2016, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 04:40 AM
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    01-31-2016, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. 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, 03:18 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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    10-31-2011, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  10. Our WIP

    This forum needs a little lift. :cool: Would love to see more traffic here. How about we state the title (or working title) of our current WIP's...

    Started by C-Girl‎, 03-20-2016 03:24 AM
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    01-26-2017, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 08:09 PM
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  12. 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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  13. Is it possible for this character's plan to work in this scenario?

    For my story, this character wants to stage a break in, at her house, and have the police investigate it, as part of her plan. However, she wants...

    Started by ironpony‎, 04-01-2016 05:31 PM
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    04-14-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  14. Do I have to use a coincidence to start the plot off in this case?

    For my story, in order to have an inciding event to start off the plot, I want a cop to rescue a woman from a kidnapping, that gets the ball rolling,...

    Started by ironpony‎, 03-10-2016 09:04 PM
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    03-11-2016, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  15. plot bunnies?

    is this the plot bunnies thread? how cool! why do they call them bunnies anyway? why not ploy elmos, plot libras, or plot damiens? if this isn't the...

    Started by good morning‎, 01-18-2011 12:00 PM
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  16. What would my protagonist do in this scenario do you think?

    In my story, it's a thriller where the MC, a cop, uses unorthodox methods to catch a gang of crooks. He has found out who the leader of the gang...

    Started by ironpony‎, 03-29-2016 10:52 AM
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  17. 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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  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. 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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  20. Racists/Rednecks Ideas

    My current work is well started. I have set up the characters and their location. It is kind of generic USA small to mid sized town. From a...

    Started by Herman Munster‎, 03-07-2011 02:37 PM
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    04-21-2011, 09:35 PM Go to last post

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