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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. 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 12:20 PM
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    04-03-2013, 06:22 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 03:00 PM
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    05-15-2011, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  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 03:28 PM
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    06-07-2011, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  4. Tear Gas

    Does anyone know about the shelf-life of tear gas? I've been searching on line but can't find out how long a canister remains viable. Could a...

    Started by C-Girl‎, 02-21-2016 01:25 AM
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    02-21-2016, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Our WIP

    This forum needs a little lift. :cool: Would love to see more traffic here. How about we state the title (or working title) of our current WIP's...

    Started by C-Girl‎, 03-20-2016 03:24 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-26-2017, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  7. What would my story idea fall under?

    Hey all! I've been working on, and think I'm finished with, an idea I'd had for a short story. Actually the concept was inspired by something I'd...

    Started by Caitlin Chock‎, 03-25-2011 05:43 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-29-2011, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    01-28-2016, 12:06 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, 07:29 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-10-2013, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  11. Hyper Sleep/Cryogenics and Dreams

    While writing this space opera novel, I've had to consider a few things about the technology involved. I've just barely gotten to a place where...

    Started by David Nova‎, 05-18-2011 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-20-2011, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 02:52 AM
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    02-08-2013, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 05:42 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-12-2011, 04:20 AM 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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    • Replies: 14
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    12-22-2015, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  15. How do writers help readers understand the world in their story?

    I'm currently working on a story that takes place in a fantasy world without electricity, combustible engines, magic, or other fantasy beings except...

    Started by Elven Candy‎, 01-23-2016 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-23-2016, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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 07:44 PM
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    • Replies: 31
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    05-30-2013, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 03:42 PM
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    01-05-2014, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 04:11 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    10-05-2013, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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    • Replies: 14
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    02-13-2014, 07:04 AM Go to last post

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