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thetimucuan

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Re: I need a new plot that has never been used.
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 1:27 PM   in response to: seechellewrite in response to: seechellewrite
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Now that's a new on on me! I never would have thought of that.
jeanetteraleigh

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 2:27 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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I think it really has all been done before...maybe not with earthworms, but as plots go, I think you're pretty much stuck....

Let's see...

One of the strings in the string theory collapses and everyone gains a new sense...

Bet that one hasn't been done yet...
ignaciodemure

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 3:07 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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close-

one of the strings in the thong theory collapses and everyone gains a new sense of self awareness...

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bestnamestaken

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 3:49 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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I've got an unused vegetable plot. You'd have to bring your own seeds.

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camellifolia

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 4:16 PM   in response to: bestnamestaken in response to: bestnamestaken
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These days it would have to be a reality TV person (I refuse to call them stars) that woke up one morning and everyone was gone except the cameraperson who is deaf and dumb and refuses to communicate by notes since his one hand is holding the camera. The reality show person starts a search and finds one dead body after the next. Some hanging from the ceiling, some chopped into bits and dribbled into the Kitchen drawers, etc. They have left cryptic clues that can't be understood by anything human.....
bqqkwurm

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 4:37 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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I don't know what you like to write, wish I did, but here's a few ideas:

God v. Satan with Satan as protagonist and you don't find out it's God v. Satan until the end.

Earth was a prison planet eons ago for non-corporeal beings; and they've just been released.

Liberals take over the world and conservatives unite to form an underground resistance movement. (or visa-versa)

Gene
mchelgrif

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 9:05 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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There's nothing new under the sun, not even a plot.
donnellpb

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Posted: Apr 28, 2012 6:24 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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Hi Thetimucuan,

I have a suggestion for a totally original plotline.

Go to youtube.com and search on 'giant skeletons'.

There is a good story in there somewhere using that as a platform.

Good luck with your book sales.

Patrick
inyun

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Posted: Apr 28, 2012 6:46 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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I had thought about writing this and I would call it CHILDREN OF THE VIRUS. Remember the sickness going around the American Southwest a few years ago? Mice were carrying a deadly virus in their crap. If you swept it up and inhaled it y6ou caught virus.

This could be a Young Adult genre. A Church group from all over the world has a camp out. Nine young teenagers discovered an unused cabin while being blindsided by an unsuspected snow storm. They take shelter in the cabin, sweep it up and inhale a deadly virus.

They are given a experimental drug to save their lives but it also increases brain activity. They find that they can easily persuade others to buy cars, invest, etc, etc. Some become Operatives others criminals.
inyun

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Posted: Apr 28, 2012 9:24 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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That's it? No one has anymore fresh ideas?
daveylyallcurwen

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Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:16 AM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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Use this situation to your advantage, and write a comedy about a writer who can't think of any ideas for his new book. You could make some great humorous scenes from that idea, heck it could even be a one act play! :)

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camellifolia

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Posted: Apr 29, 2012 3:12 AM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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So you didn't like the kill all the reality shows idea. Hmmm...Perhaps:
An American girl falls for a young man who was born in India, lived in Oman as a child, then in Canada as a teenager before his parents moved the family to Maryland. The young man, now 24, asks the girl if he can teach her to play golf. The driving range is their first date. Does the young man eventually marry her? I hope so I want my basement back.

Kathleen
inyun

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Posted: Apr 29, 2012 8:19 AM   in response to: camellifolia in response to: camellifolia
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Hey, you have a kid in your basement? I am in the process of doing that now but my son is 38 yrs old.
jeanetteraleigh

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Posted: Apr 29, 2012 8:28 AM   in response to: ignaciodemure in response to: ignaciodemure
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That's even better. If only we'd written and released it ten years ago when self-awareness was in... :)
camellifolia

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Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:16 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Yes she is going to be 28 this August. She never left. I understand your offspring is a returner? Today's date went well. Keep your fingers crossed.

Kathleen
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