Ideas

I Need A Mattress

The title basically says it all. I’m looking for ideas for a futuristic bed/mattress for my story. It shouldn’t be too elaborate, since I need it for my army headquarters. For a HUGE army. 😉 Please let me know if you have ideas!

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Help! Again!!!!

Dear fellow writers and readers, and other random people. I must say this again.

HELP!

Yep. That’s right. I’m stuck. Again.

I’m not much of an inventor.

I’m needing some help from some creative, technologically-inclined people right now. I need you to comment and share…

Ideas for technology in the future.

And I’ll need to put them in my new novel.

Thanks to your help with character names, all of my characters have names that are either (a) made up, (b) are altered to fit the time period, or (c) sound like futuristic names. Now I need inventions for the future world. The only things that I’ve figured out so far are really, really, really tall buildings, hover cars, super-fast transporters, and lights that simply float and aren’t connected to anything. And I’d love to have you help me come up with more futuristic inventions.

Please comment and share your ideas! I need all the inventions I can get! 🙂

Story Starters: 4-26-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please link back to this post. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

Roofs are dangerous.

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

It was a petition that no one would ever forget.

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

I Need Your Help!

Help!

I need some second opinions, suggestions, and advice, and I’m coming to you, dear readers, for assistance!

First: I’m working on a new story that will (hopefully) be my first full-length novel. I have a name for my antagonist (Raltan Menger! Isn’t that an awesome bad guy name??) and I have a some of the plot worked out, but I’m struggling with a name for my protagonist. I’ll give you some background info:

  1. He was a captain in Menger’s army, until Menger became dictator. He feels responsible, and therefore guilty, for Menger being on the throne. He will probably still be going by Captain ___ sometimes.
  2. He’s smart and a very good fighter. He may be able to turn invisible, but I’m not sure about that yet.

That’s about as much as I have so far. I definitely still have a ways to go. 😉 So, basically, I’m looking for a name as awesome as Raltan Menger, but still one that matches him and his personality. Unfortunately, as you can see, there’s not much to go on, but please, please, please comment with your suggestions! A made up name would be awesome, too. I made up Raltan by mixing up the letters in the word tarantula. 😉

Second: I need to know if I should still do the Story Starters. If you could vote on the poll below to let me know what you think that would be great!

Thanks so much for all of your comments and likes. I would definitely enjoy some feedback on this post! Please feel free to comment with any name ideas you have, no matter how outlandish they may seem. 😀 Thanks again!

Weekly Writing Helper: Random Ideas

Weekly Writing Helpers are here to help you when you get stuck or are fresh out of ideas. I’d love to read what you come up with! If you post your story, you can link back to this post or tag your post with Weekly Writing Helper. 🙂

The Weekly Writing Helper topic “Random Ideas” are prompts that have no relation to each other. Watch out! More may be coming soon!

Planning Stages Idea:

Have your character search for a missing town

Plot Twist Idea:

Have your character lose the most important thing in the story

Writer’s Block Idea:

Go back and edit your story, starting from the beginning

Weekly Writing Helper: Books

Weekly Writing Helpers are here to help you when you get stuck or are fresh out of ideas. I’d love to read what you come up with! If you post your story, you can link back to this post or tag your post with Weekly Writing Helper. 🙂

Planning Stages Idea:

Make the books on your character’s bookshelf start mysteriously disappearing one by one. And he’d better find out why they’re disappearing before they all disappear, or else…

Plot Twist Idea:

Your character finds a book written in a mysterious language that somehow will affect the outcome of his story.

Writer’s Block Idea:

Read! It’s the best way to conquer writer’s block.

Weekly Writing Helper: Pictures

Weekly Writing Helpers are here to help you when you get stuck or are fresh out of ideas. I’d love to read what you come up with! If you post your story, you can link back to this post or tag your post with Weekly Writing Helper.

Planning Stages Idea:

Make your character search for a missing picture

Plot Twist Idea:

Have your character find a picture that changes the outcome of the story or brings back bad memories

Writer’s Block Idea:

Picture the scenes in your mind and create different “mental videos” to help you find the way to advance the plot

Weekly Writing Helper: Change

Weekly Writing Helpers are here to help you when you get stuck or are fresh out of ideas. I’d love to read what you come up with! If you post your story, you can link back to this post or tag your post with Weekly Writing Helper.

Planning Stages Idea:

Plan for your main conflict to be a character experiencing a major change: moving, losing someone, etc.

Plot Twist Idea:

Add in a sudden change for your character, like a new job or a move.

Writer’s Block Idea:

Try rewriting a few paragraphs of your story, changing your setting or some characters. It may get you started on a new idea!

Weekly Writing Helper: Surprises

Weekly Writing Helpers are here to help you when you get stuck or are fresh out of ideas. I’d love to read what you come up with! If you post your story, you can link back to this post or tag your post with Weekly Writing Helper.

Planning Stages Idea:

Incorporate a long-lost friend or family member into your story – and then have them disappear again.

Plot Twist Idea:

Make everyone in your story except one character disappear – or you can make the most important character disappear right before they’re needed.

Writer’s Block Idea:

Try bringing back a character that everyone thought was gone for good – including you!

Weekly Writing Helper: Description

Weekly Writing Helpers are here to help you when you get stuck or are fresh out of ideas. I’d love to read what you come up with! If you post your story, you can link back to this post or tag your post with Weekly Writing Helper.

Planning Stages Idea:

Create a main character, describing him/her with as many adjectives as possible. Then take one or two of the adjectives and start planning a story based on those.

Plot Twist Idea:

Add a mysterious book (locked, of course!) into your story and describe what makes it so mysterious

Writer’s Block Idea:

Try describing your setting in detail; it may help you come up with a new direction for your story to go.