Writers Block

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! 🙂

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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: 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.

Weekly Writing Helpers: Symbols

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:

Find a way to incorporate a symbol into your story. (For example, in To Kill A Mockingbird, a mockingbird symbolizes the death of innocence. You could also just add in something important to your character, like roses in Beauty and the Beast.)

Plot Twist Idea:

Bring an object into your story that symbolizes or brings back memories from their past. (Like in Toy Story 3 with Baby’s heart-shaped locket! 😀 )

Writer’s Block Idea:

If you need something to help you tie pieces of your plot together, use a symbol that means something to all of your characters.

Weekly Writing Helpers: Characters

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 character that’s a comedian; his purpose? To lighten up the story!

Plot Twist Idea:

Make an important character disappear in the middle of your story

Writer’s Block Idea:

Have a conversation or an “interview” with a character to try and figure out what their motivation should be