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Old 06-26-2011, 09:50 PM
L.S.Trendom L.S.Trendom is offline
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And unrealistic! I completely forgot to add unrealistic! I think they're really more of story ideas than plots… And there are parts that I don't really have an idea to explain… Like, for the current prologueish thingie I'm writing, there are like… these islands floating in the sky, connect by chains or something, and the people on them(except for one of the islands) don't know it. I have no idea why they're there, how, or why the people don't know or how they don't know…
(Feel free to just skim the following massive paragraph; the ending is the more important part)
And for the rough idea I got a few minutes ago(eh, okay, more like half an hour or so(*coughmultitaskingnotprocrastinationcough*), but it doesn't really matter), which started with what would possibly go on the top of a back cover, "She was born in a room"(yeah, doesn't really have much to do with it…), or something like that. I started disliking it after a few minutes. All of the idea so far(which I doubt I'll use): Girl comes through the floor of a room(like jeeeeeeeeeello! :D) or just wakes up in there, and she can't remember anything; she's an experiment or something. Yeah… Very vague. But I have no idea why she would be there, or who the people keeping her in there are, etcetera… And my ideas seem to be similar to what I'm reading, a lot. I'm reading Incarceron by Catherine Fisher(I think I got her name right…), and one of the main characters, Finn, wakes up in a room, and doesn't remember anything(it's before the story starts, though; he explains it to someone). And he's in a large prison. Yeah… I just tend to dislike them, apparently. O_o I don't get to know the details, or much of a plot at all…
If there is one that I kind of like, then I think of another idea(sometimes accidentally) that I like more at first, and then I go and think about that, then dislike it and abandon it, forgetting about the other idea. I can't think of any ideas that I like right now… -_-

No… I need to edit it first. :P Though now I'm not liking it either, even though I've basically finished it…

The autowriting/freewriting thing never really got me an idea that I thought I could use, but, then again, I'm failing at ideas…
And it makes sense. ^_^ *Points at large rambling paragraph of mine*
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:52 PM
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I READ THE WHOLE THING! So there...

That sounds like an epik idea! And don't worry, amnesia is a common topic these days. As long as you handle it creatively, it would be fine. :3
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:03 PM
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The floating Island thing.... I could come up with a bunch of reasons behind it. But the room one... Hmmm.. There's not much to go off of for yourself, maybe a backstory?
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:04 PM
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I'm not sure if I read all of it…
That's really as far as it extends. O_o *Screams* I THOUGHT YOU JUST USED :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D: :3 I just can't seem to get an idea of an entire thing… *Head desk* Scenes pop in my head, but nothing more. -_-
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:04 PM
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That happens to me so much... I think I have at least one story constructed only off of random scenes, and bent to fit them all.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:06 PM
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Here LST for the chain one is it a physical chain?
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:14 PM
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Possibly, for backstory… Still don't know how that would really be allowed. Uh, they're like their own country thing sorta, and they get rid of peoples' emotions and change them, using them as puppets? And the girl is the leader guy's daughter and he fought him or something, so he tried messing with her memories and emotions or something? :3

ANd I think so, for physical chains.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:17 PM
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Whoa that's awesome! Go with it! And so for the physical chains... Maybe that's the mystery. Maybe the chains keep the islands from floating away from each other.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:40 PM
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Okay, well, here's my advice-

I tend to not plan stories. I find it boring. However, plan the main events. Like, when you're not writing, think about it. Plan the main plot line, and maybe come up with smaller side-events. You can add smaller things as you go.

As for not abandoning........you've just gotta write. That's what works best for me. If I force myself to write, I write more.

Also- try stopping at an exciting part so you'll want to write it when you pick it back up.

Hope I helped.........good luck!
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:24 PM
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*headdesk*
I can't write. I just tried to draw some characters before I got on and such...I can only listen to Greyson...Wait. INSPIRATION!! I love you Greyson!! XP
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