For anyone who knows how to write (and I mean, REALLY knows how to write), you understand that a good story has everything written out on paper first. You know, stuff like Outlines, Plot Triangles, Character Profiles. This might be of a challenge to some of you and tie you down, but unless you are capable of keeping every piece of information in your mind, this is a good resource to fall back on. If you do not need this, then fineyou arent required to use it. According to Science Fiction Writers of America, do character sketches and plot summaries but do not let yourself be locked in by your planning documents.
In time, I will devise a website that will help more than just creating your character. On said site, I will post other outlines that will help YOU with YOUR writing, along with some very useful information.
I decided to list various ideas for plots. I was bored.
1. Someone changes genders.
2. Someone changes age (younger is better).
3. Someone changes species.
4. Someone dies.
5. Someone dead is revived (long-defeated enemies are best).
6. Someone is pregnant.
7. Someone has amnesia.
8. Someone disappears randomly (maybe kidnapping, or death, or invisibility).
9. Someone gets a deformity/ailment (vampirism, lycanthropy, blindness, muteness, deafness, broken limbs, ect).
10. People are warped to another world (may be Earth, may be made up).
11. Plot twist (someone had an affair/has children/old enemies/turns out to be a spy/ect).
12. Someone falls in love.
13. Someone loses their powers.
14. Someone gains powers.
15. Someone commits a crime (therefore gaining/adding to a bounty).
16. Someone is a bounty hunter (really only works around people with bounties).
17. A strange creature appears (might be a person in disguise, or is the pet of a character who has disappeared).
-Trip to a big city (New York, Tokyo, etc.)
-Gym/Library/Museum/random recreational places
-Lost in an unfamiliar town/city/area
-Racing (in a car, on bicycles, etc)
-Visiting someone's house
-Exploring an abandoned/haunted house
-Going to a concert
-Stranded (car broke down)
-Lost in wilderness
-Discovering a forgotten area
-Wine Tasting/Bar Hopping
EVENTS, HOLIDAYS, AND SEASONAL:
-Valentine's Day troubles
-Contest (Beauty, Cooking, Costume, etc)
-Important dinner party
-Weight lifting competition
-Having issues with coworkers
Below is a list of random story titles, either made up by me, or gotten from cool title generators around the interwebs.
I listed all the generators I used in my comments below. Check them out; they're really good!
Also, any names you see were made up on the spot. Obviously anything (names, words, etc) can be changed. This is purely for entertainment.
LET THE LISTING... BEGIN!
A Splintered Past
The Resurrection of Emily Ross
A Christian's Horror
Doubting the Fire
Journal of James
The Horror House
Brought to Life
Stuck on Sandwiches
The Silvery Ashes
Word of Memory
The Final Vision
The Voyager's Boy
The First Illusion
Emperor of Dragons
Lover in the Person
The Wild Tears
The Way's Bridge
Emerald in the Secret
The Healer's Eyes
The Darkest Man
1. Changing genders.
What makes this a compelling plot hook? Well, in real life, gender swaps are rare and even more rarely unintentional. Usually they come about after many years of internal conflict, psychological testing and expensive surgery. But in speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi and anything else not quite "real"), it can as simple as an awry spell, a cursed piece of jewelry, you name it. It can even happen by swapping bodies with another person, possessing someone in some other manner, or by simply being a shapechanger. Usually, it will be unintentional.
But why is it interesting? Because of the way it changes how a person feels about themselves, the way others see them, and the way society treats them. Suddenly being thrust into a different social caste with new expectations on your behavior can be stressful (and stress = drama = fun, in RP terms). Looking down at yourself and seeing a different body, having to refit your cl
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Why Demons and Fallen Angels? Aren't they supposed not to exist? Guess he was wrong. It was his first encounter with these creatures and they were controlling human bodies or corpse that was lying around.
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Bottom line, everybody—we all live in this heavily advertised world where individuality is promoted, encouraged, expected…or is it? What happens when everyone around you seems to like a movie or book, and you try to explain to them why it was poorly constructed? Of course, you’re going to make them mad…quite possibly for the very reason that they know you’re right, and that they didn’t think through the content they were praising to realize how basic it really was.
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