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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. Technical Plot Point

    Things have been quiet around here recently, so I thought I'd pose a somewhat off-the-wall question, concerning a plot point for my Simulated Crimes...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 07-18-2013 04:42 PM
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  2. Help Wanted!

    Iím having trouble deciding where to begin my story and could use some input. Hereís the situation: My MC and his LL {leading lady} once were...

    Started by MUSKETTER 3‎, 12-16-2013 12:19 PM
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    12-17-2013, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  3. Question I'm stuck on this scene.

    For the past few hours, I've been staring at the blank page of chapter fourteen of my original story Warrior Princess. The end of chapter thirteen...

    Started by BethFB‎, 11-07-2013 06:03 PM
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    11-11-2013, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Need Help With Sherlock Holmes Adaptation

    Hey all! I am currently working on a novel based on the Sherlock Holmes canon. The basic premise is the following: After Sherlock and Moriarty...

    Started by TheNomad89‎, 10-22-2013 11:31 AM
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    10-22-2013, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 05:11 PM
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  6. 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
  7. 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 08:44 PM
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  8. Post Punctuation of abbrieviated names.

    One of my characters is named Nick, Jr. His family has shortened that to N.J. The editor of my first draft removed periods at every mention of...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-15-2013 06:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-15-2013, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Moving along (and are they!) 2

    After a midweek, late afternoon lunch, Nick and Carla return to her apartment instead of work. She has magnificent view of WTC (pre 9/11) and...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-08-2013 03:08 AM
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    04-08-2013, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  11. Moving right along.....

    Okay. They meet for breakfast. She remembered Nick as being rugged looking, not handsome. I know the following is awkward, but I want to express...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-02-2013 01:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-03-2013, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  12. Arrow use of the phrase whether or not

    (Days after becoming engaged, Carla meets Nick and is thunder struck. When she accepts his dinner invitation she justifies it with this sentence....

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-02-2013 06:49 AM
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    04-02-2013, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  13. Neither or nor

    Does the work neither work here? Except for the two weeks every August during which the office closed, she had never taken a day off. She had even...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-25-2013 12:25 PM
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    03-26-2013, 01:37 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. Arrow Has anyone published their own book using Scrivener Software?

    Has anyone published their own book using Scrivener Software? Have any of you used MasterWriter?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-16-2013 06:52 PM
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    03-19-2013, 07:04 AM Go to last post
  16. 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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    03-13-2013, 04:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Post Story blocked on rough scene.

    I am so angry at myself, I'm actually stuck on a scene for my fantasy story called Warrior Princess. I'm stuck on how to stage a rough scene which...

    Started by BethFB‎, 03-04-2013 02:43 PM
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    03-08-2013, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  18. Question Awkward?

    I have described an apartment and its many residents in several paragraphs of a story. The first sentence of a new paragraph follows. Is it awkwardly...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-09-2013 04:07 AM
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    02-08-2013, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  19. Which is best... can't decide.

    I realise that this is a tiny portion of a 4000 word short story, but I am hoping it will be enough so you will get what I am trying to ask. This is...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 08-24-2012 03:52 AM
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  20. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    12-21-2012, 07:23 AM Go to last post

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