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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 08:54 AM
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  6. Metric Time Units

    In the science fiction story I'm writing, I made a decision to express time in metric (or decimal) units, with 10 "hours" per day, 100 "minutes" per...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 11-11-2012 08:05 AM
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    11-16-2012, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Name

    Hi All! I need help with a woman's name. She's an old, obnoxious country woman who everyone is supposed to hate lol. I know that's expecting a lot...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 03-31-2011 08:15 PM
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    04-17-2011, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  10. Wink Is this paragraph clear and well written?

    I think the situation is clear. A woman found a letter to her husband and months later this is the outcome. The young woman who had written the...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 03-20-2012 09:29 AM
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    03-21-2012, 12:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Why free books on Kindle?

    Can anyone explain to me why a writer would give his books away? I recently read a book on writing and thought I'd check into the author's...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 04-01-2012 07:18 PM
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  12. Correct Usage

    Which is correct? Looking back now, she saw that get-together as the crossroad(s?) in their marriage.

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-02-2012 09:10 AM
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  13. 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
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    meditative writing, non-fiction, research
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    10-05-2011, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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    08-13-2011, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  15. Suggested suitable name for opening section.

    Hello, I am writing a story in which the main character comes to a messy end. Before the story begins I want a brief, one page opening section to...

    Started by Amos Keeto‎, 02-06-2012 11:34 AM
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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 11:52 AM
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  17. 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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  18. 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 04:33 AM
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  19. Is their a way I can get readers to believe this scenario?

    I got some feedback from readers, where they didn't believe the scenario in my thriller. A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, but they said...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-27-2016 03:57 AM
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    01-28-2016, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  20. 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

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