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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. 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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  2. 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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    02-07-2012, 01:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Have tin ear today....

    He implored me to OR he implored that I? Both sound equally bad? Forty-odd-year career? Dashes correct?

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-08-2012 07:03 AM
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    02-08-2012, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Where am I going with this?

    I know writers have different methods of planning and writing, but do you ever reach a point where you think 'where am I going with this?' I am...

    Started by Susan B‎, 02-08-2012 08:25 AM
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    02-08-2012, 02:52 PM 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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    02-13-2012, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Not as stupid as I look!

    I have to admit, some days when I write, I would rather be out and about. That is when, instead of crafting a few sentences carefully myself, I throw...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-15-2012 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-16-2012, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Suggestions for title?

    '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...

    Started by Susan B‎, 03-22-2012 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-22-2012, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  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. 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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    04-07-2012, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Small Victories

    Below is paragraph from WWII memoir that combines plot and characterization: Aunt Ida commandeered the yard for a Victory Garden. She replaced...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-23-2012 09:26 AM
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    05-09-2012, 05:28 AM Go to last post
  17. Name issue

    Got a question. One of my two main characters in my wip is a guy in his 50's, born and raised in Northern Ireland, who has lived in the states for...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-06-2012 05:40 AM
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    06-07-2012, 12:07 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. researching the bereft

    It's late and I'm tired and battling a cold, so if my attempts at making a coherent post come across like a garbled bunch of gobbledygook I do...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-09-2012 07:28 PM
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    06-12-2012, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  20. One more thing . . . how do you decide where best to begin your story?

    There are sooooo many places I could start this one. But one thing I absolutely hate about some works I have had the displeasure of reading is that...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-12-2012 07:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-12-2012, 12:35 PM Go to last post

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