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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. 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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  2. Bursting with ideas

    What do you do when you have too many ideas for story's and it feels like your head is about to explode? I've been writing for just over a year...

    Started by Leanne Wherrett‎, 07-03-2011 02:22 PM
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  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. Book Title

    Hi folks :) Sorry, by the way, that I am all over the forums (fori???) this morning. But I worked last night and it was a very, very quiet...

    Started by Bina Bear‎, 01-17-2011 06:52 AM
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    03-20-2011, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 04:50 PM
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    05-20-2011, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Trying to Find a Convincing Motive

    The novel I am currently working on is a fantasy novel set in our world but in an alternate reality where a select "breed" of humans can use magic...

    Started by Becca Allan‎, 08-29-2011 08:37 AM
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    09-06-2011, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
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    03-22-2012, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Second Novel Slump

    I'm sure those of you who are writing their second or even third novels have experienced this. The first novel went smoothly. The voice shone...

    Started by Kyle Anderson‎, 06-06-2011 09:53 AM
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    06-14-2011, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  12. body type information

    Constructing a character profile, using a "questionnaire" I found online and one of the pieces of info to fill in is "body type." Now, I know there...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 07-04-2011 02:09 PM
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    07-05-2011, 07:41 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    01-30-2016, 06:05 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 04:24 AM
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    01-26-2017, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  16. Can a main character be seriously flawed?

    I am currently writing a young adult fantasy book, but I am having trouble creating the mc. He needs to play the part of a hero, but I don't want him...

    Started by Nat P‎, 02-24-2011 11:00 AM
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    03-29-2011, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  17. What's in a name?

    Okay people how do you get character names? I seem to agonise for hours searching for a name but, in reality peoples names are pretty diverse and...

    Started by Julian Hulls‎, 01-29-2011 07:24 PM
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    03-15-2011, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  18. Anyone in the medical field?

    Two kids enter a hospital with no parent/guardian and the youngest of the two is in need of medical attention. He's vomiting, has diarrhea, is...

    Started by Shaun .‎, 07-05-2011 10:20 PM
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    07-06-2011, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    06-03-2016, 10:45 AM Go to last post

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