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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. 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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  2. character inventory

    In doing research, I've seen some writing types that advise doing a character inventory. Basic stuff like character's name, dob, occupation,...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-12-2012 07:32 AM
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    06-12-2012, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  3. Character Name

    I've got a minor character I can't quite name (or nickname). She's a Texas oil money socialite. About 70 now. I want her name and nickname...

    Started by C K‎, 05-12-2011 04:00 PM
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    05-15-2011, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  4. Colon and semi-colon

    Is this sentence bad form? I donít know why this incident came to mind; it was far from the worst: when Joey died.... blah, blah, blah. It...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-10-2014 10:32 AM
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  5. Commas

    Does the following sentence have 2 commas? Amused, in spite of myself, I laughed at blah, blah, blah....

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-25-2013 02:05 PM
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    03-25-2013, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Commas again and this time periods too!

    blah, blah, blah, where our son, Joe, Jr., had grown up. Is that the way it's done?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-10-2013 04:51 PM
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    04-11-2013, 12:47 AM Go to last post
  7. Commas--AGAIN!

    I myself had only a little notebook on which with Nick away all week, I diligently kept my journal. Is above correct? :confused: Almost all...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 12-04-2012 10:23 AM
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    12-05-2012, 05:03 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. Dialogue and quotes--2 speakers, 1 paragraph?

    I would like to keep wording. Is punctuation completely wrong? Even though in 2nd paragraph Nick continues dialogue, should quotes be used at end...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 12-21-2012 02:48 AM
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    12-21-2012, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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 04:25 AM
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  13. Double negatives

    Recently fractured a rib during a bout of acute bronchitis induced coughing. ER doctor said this is a, "not uncommon experience." I have wondered...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 02-20-2014 04:10 AM
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  14. Editing

    I am in the middle of editing my story called Life on Kepler Bb. Because of this I have to decide what to do in every part of it out of all the...

    Started by caters‎, 01-28-2016 12:06 PM
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  15. failed engagement

    After planning my plot structure, I've decided against setting my story in the past, but I have a failed engagement in my MC's character sketch that...

    Started by lyn's beginning‎, 06-13-2015 08:21 PM
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    01-25-2016, 12:27 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Festival Name Idea Plz

    I need an idea for the name of a festival celebrated world-wide for the changing of the seasons. I'm open to languages other than English as well. ...

    Started by Michelle Schad‎, 02-21-2011 08:49 AM
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    03-08-2011, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    10-12-2011, 05:20 AM Go to last post
  20. Gravitons

    Would it sound feasible if the star ship drive in my sci-fi used gravitons? I was planning to use two drives. One would be a fusion ion thruster...

    Started by Craig‎, 09-06-2013 03:47 PM
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    09-10-2013, 08:10 AM Go to last post

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