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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. sub scenes for a futuristic war/thriller novel

    so ive started writing my new story, its set in the year 2350 where humans have expanded to other universes. the whole main plot is that theres a...

    Started by Liam Johnston‎, 07-06-2011 09:19 AM
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    07-11-2011, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ah, the curse of being a fiction writer.

    As some of you know, I've been working on my first novel. Well, the majority of it is done, but I want it to be perfect. I started with wanting to...

    Started by Kyle Anderson‎, 06-19-2011 02:42 PM
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    06-20-2011, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 11:02 AM
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    06-17-2011, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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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    06-08-2011, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 04:28 PM
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    06-07-2011, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 04:00 PM
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    05-15-2011, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  12. Sci fi and mystery

    Are they a good mix? Is it something pubs go for?

    Started by imported_Avatar‎, 04-19-2011 02:18 PM
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    05-11-2011, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  13. oh how I hate my editing

    ("...I'm just editing posts here, hence they are all reposts then, and there are many many of them too..." started the goblin who would remain...

    Started by imported_augustus fleamailman‎, 04-24-2011 10:49 PM
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    04-25-2011, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  14. Just a Quick Question

    I wasn't sure what section to put this under, but does anyone know if there is a protocol for contacting the local coroner's office to get a better...

    Started by imported_Kelsea Burnside‎, 04-19-2011 07:43 AM
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    04-23-2011, 06:53 PM Go to last post
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    04-23-2011, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  15. Racists/Rednecks Ideas

    My current work is well started. I have set up the characters and their location. It is kind of generic USA small to mid sized town. From a...

    Started by Herman Munster‎, 03-07-2011 02:37 PM
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    04-21-2011, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  16. Bait n switch?

    Hello everyone and thanks to everyone who comments :). I posted a prologue to a story I'm working on and some of the comments made me wonder. ...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 04-17-2011 09:46 PM
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    04-18-2011, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Name

    Hi All! I need help with a woman's name. She's an old, obnoxious country woman who everyone is supposed to hate lol. I know that's expecting a lot...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 03-31-2011 08:15 PM
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    04-17-2011, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  18. Steampunk epic needs device / Lawman needs opponent and age

    Hi, I have two stories in planning for next (both steampunk settings). The first is an alternate history Victorian Europe, with the protagonist...

    Started by imported_Ashton Lee‎, 04-11-2011 06:26 AM
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    04-11-2011, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 06:43 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-29-2011, 01:57 PM Go to last post

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