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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. 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 05:52 PM
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    03-19-2013, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 06:03 AM
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    02-08-2012, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-17-2013, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-30-2016, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  5. How can I structure this type of plot without painting myself into a corner?

    I have a thriller I am writing, but have never been satisfied with the last half and keep changing it. I figured out what the problem is after...

    Started by ironpony‎, 02-04-2016 04:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-04-2016, 05:27 AM Go to last post
  6. How can my villain rat on someone, without ratting himself out in this case?

    Sorry I do not know why it says default in the title line. It happened after I posted the thread, and must be a glitch. In my story, the villains...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-23-2016 07:09 PM
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    02-03-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 04:23 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-23-2016, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  8. How to write in Internet chat in a novel

    I am trying to write a story that involves internet chatting...how to write in the chat with out saying so and so types back each time...that seems...

    Started by Joy Porter‎, 06-17-2011 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2011, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Hyphen

    Hi--this is the sentence. If you can rewrite it more clearly please feel free. But my concern in this post is the hypenation used to describe the...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-08-2014 02:44 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-08-2014, 07:11 AM Go to last post
  11. I can't remember the name for this

    If no one here knows it, my only other option is to watch a few SciFi movies and see if they ever mention the name of the doohickey in a space ship...

    Started by Lea Zalas‎, 08-26-2012 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-28-2012, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-11-2013, 03:38 AM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Interabang?!

    The last sentence is the narrator's. She is questioning the meaning of a character's exclamation. What is proper punctuation. The sentence is a...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 05-18-2014 12:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-19-2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 05:55 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-03-2016, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  15. Is it possible for this character's plan to work in this scenario?

    For my story, this character wants to stage a break in, at her house, and have the police investigate it, as part of her plan. However, she wants...

    Started by ironpony‎, 04-01-2016 05:31 PM
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    04-14-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 02:57 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    01-28-2016, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 05:44 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-06-2016, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  18. Is their a way to make a power outage look like an accident?

    For my story, I want the villain to be able to disconnect the power to his house, as part of the his crime, but I want him to make it look natural,...

    Started by ironpony‎, 01-25-2016 05:35 PM
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    01-30-2016, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 08:29 AM
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    03-20-2012, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  20. It was a dark stormy night...

    Okay, I am exaggerating. The start of my novel is not written like that but I feel it may as well be. Itís early evening but getting dark...

    Started by Siu Ling‎, 09-12-2011 12:23 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    10-05-2011, 10:21 AM Go to last post

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