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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. freezing up

    How many of you have this problem? You've got your idea in your head and the desire to get it out. But when you sit down with pen and paper, or...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-04-2011 06:31 PM
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    06-06-2011, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Cussing

    You guys were so helpful in the naming business. I'll let go another balloon and ask for help with this one that I know I'll be addressing as I...

    Started by C K‎, 05-17-2011 04:28 PM
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    06-07-2011, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  3. familial issues in my story

    ok, i was trying to post this in the writer's craft section, but for some reason I can't get in there. go figure!! and this is truly brainstorming...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-07-2011 07:14 PM
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    06-08-2011, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  4. Second Novel Slump

    I'm sure those of you who are writing their second or even third novels have experienced this. The first novel went smoothly. The voice shone...

    Started by Kyle Anderson‎, 06-06-2011 09:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-14-2011, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  5. How to write in Internet chat in a novel

    I am trying to write a story that involves internet chatting...how to write in the chat with out saying so and so types back each time...that seems...

    Started by Joy Porter‎, 06-17-2011 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2011, 09:37 PM 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 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-20-2011, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 02:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-05-2011, 07:41 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. sub scenes for a futuristic war/thriller novel

    so ive started writing my new story, its set in the year 2350 where humans have expanded to other universes. the whole main plot is that theres a...

    Started by Liam Johnston‎, 07-06-2011 09:19 AM
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    07-11-2011, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  10. Writing a novel, but I can't finish it

    Hi, I am trying to write a novel about two people meeting because one texted the other accidentally by the wrong number and they also meet online,...

    Started by Joy Porter‎, 05-31-2011 12:52 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    08-13-2011, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 08:28 AM
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    • Replies: 40
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    08-18-2011, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,756
    08-29-2011, 08:42 AM Go to last post
  13. Trying to Find a Convincing Motive

    The novel I am currently working on is a fantasy novel set in our world but in an alternate reality where a select "breed" of humans can use magic...

    Started by Becca Allan‎, 08-29-2011 08:37 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-06-2011, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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    10-05-2011, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 02:22 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-05-2011, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
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    10-05-2011, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Girls' Trip Idea - Need Conflict

    Hi All! Here's my initial thought for a new project titled GIRLS' TRIP. ONE SENTENCE SYNOPSIS Facing 40, Mel has hit a rough patch in her...

    Started by di lynn‎, 10-11-2011 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-12-2011, 05:20 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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    10-31-2011, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  19. 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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    11-08-2011, 06:00 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    01-29-2012, 09:55 AM Go to last post

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