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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. Quotes and Periods

    A writing coach received my chapter that included these sentences: When I agreed to live with Nick, I neglected to point out that I expected this...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-13-2012 12:21 AM
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    04-16-2012, 04:29 AM Go to last post
  3. New Story Concepts

    I realized a while back that, while I do enjoy writing fiction stories, I actually enjoy coming up with ideas for fiction stories more. I have more...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 02-09-2014 03:27 PM
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    02-13-2014, 07:04 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 05:54 AM
    ironponysux, lolgreenstein
    • Replies: 4
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    10-22-2016, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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 05:00 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-05-2016, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Post Punctuation

    The narrator and Nick spent had a great time with her brother and his wife. Despite the wonderful evening wed had with Dolly and Alec the...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-01-2012 10:47 AM
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    02-03-2012, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  9. Need help with a plot hole

    I'm writing something about some teens who are descendants of greek gods. I need a reason to keep the main character semi-involved with her human...

    Started by ArcadiaE‎, 07-10-2016 07:04 AM
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    08-07-2016, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Is it okay to leave this part of my plot unexplained?

    It's a suspense thriller type story, and in it, a woman is avoiding be subpoenaed to testify in a felony court case, but she does not want to get...

    Started by ironpony‎, 06-01-2016 06:55 PM
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    06-03-2016, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Is their a way I can make my main character more sympathetic and root-able?

    For my story, it's a cop who is tracking a serial rapist/killer type of villain and ends up becoming one of the rape victims of the villain as a...

    Started by ironpony‎, 02-05-2016 06:44 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-06-2016, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Arrow Mentor

    Is correct usage: Joe would be a good mentor to Johnny or a good mentor for Johnny?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 07-03-2014 01:46 PM
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    11-12-2014, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 11:18 AM
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    02-21-2012, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  14. Need help figuring out a unique dialogue issue

    I'm writing a book right now and I've run into a bit of a dilemma. In the story, I use italics when I'm showing someone's thoughts. There is also...

    Started by Elven Candy‎, 12-16-2015 08:04 AM
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    12-22-2015, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  15. How can I have my villain get away with this crime in court?

    Basically for my story, the MC is a cop, who wants revenge on the villain who rapes him, and he uses his police resources to get the revenge. ...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-28-2016 06:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-30-2016, 06:05 AM Go to last post
  16. oh how I hate my editing

    ("...I'm just editing posts here, hence they are all reposts then, and there are many many of them too..." started the goblin who would remain...

    Started by imported_augustus fleamailman‎, 04-24-2011 10:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-25-2011, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. Paren punctuation

    For once and for all: does punctuation always go inside parens? This was from a FB discussion re Maureen Dowd. She most often has something...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-08-2012 12:06 PM
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    04-09-2012, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  19. Time machine

    If you were a teenager, and you had a time machine that allowed you to go 30 seconds back in time, what would you use it for? A little more...

    Started by greg winick‎, 03-18-2012 09:14 AM
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    03-25-2012, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Sci fi and mystery

    Are they a good mix? Is it something pubs go for?

    Started by imported_Avatar‎, 04-19-2011 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 4,148
    05-11-2011, 09:38 AM Go to last post

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