Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Neatest Things

Glowing swords, gems or jewelry that bestow powers upon the bearer, magical or powerful books, wands, lamps, or other objects that capture our attention all help create a story we love. The audience ends up wishing for these things, or purchasing copies and models of them in real life. I seriously considered buying an exact replica of a sword from my favorite adventure story. Why? What do these neat objects do for us? They let us, for a single instant, touch fantasy. Fantasy is fleeting and draws us away from the troubles of the lives we're in. For a single instant, when you hold a model or a replica of the thing, you are, in your own mind, living within that fantasy. Fantasy, fancy, flight, imagination, story--for an instant it becomes real to us. The thing we hold in real life is a memento from our journey, the keepsake of our excursion, a souvenir that declares where we've been. When someone displays a similar souvenir from the same or a similar journey, they become our brother, sister, fellow traveler in the hidden worlds between the worlds.

That's our crunchy munchy idea for today. No copyrights here! Anyone may use anything from this site. Write on!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tools Names Overlap

Suppose someone were promised a free washer in exchange for some work or as the prize in a contest. Wouldn't it be shocking if someone were then handed, as a prize, a small roundish object that fits onto a bolt? How about if someone were promised a plane? Doesn't that conjure up the image of a jet or an antique flier? Yet what if, upon receipt of the award, the winner were to be completely shocked that a plane can also be a woodworking tool? Unless they get it in writing specifically, could such a mixup be possible?

Or one lucky winner could even receive it ALL. Or is it awl?

That's your idea for today. No copyrights here! Forward writers!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Today's idea: Seven brothers attempt to win a prize: one million golden coins. Each must try in his own way to impress a princess who has never smiled. The princess isn't unhappy by choice, but rather by illusion, thinking there is no hope, no future, no escape from the mundane daily grind. She later discovers that what she thought was mundane was actually a blessing in disguise, a peace in the midst of war, a temporary oasis from the storm of circumstances. No copyright here! Write away!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Today's idea: Two spirits watch and converse about what they see. They are ancient spirits and benificent, sometimes called angels. As they watch someone, a new unwelcome entity enters the room, following a troubled person. The good spirits wave their sabers in warning. The unwelcome newcomer signs that he is only allowed to disturb the one person, not the other. Opening scene open for use. No copyright here! Write onward!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Oh! I've Got a Great Idea!

I have so many good ideas that belong in novels, but not the first clue how to get them into those novels. You see, I don't have time right now to write a novel, yet the ideas, good as they are, don't stay fresh to my mind unless I record them. And even after I record them often the glimmer of the idea is fleeting and I'm quickly onto something else.

So, I thought, if I can't use these ideas myself, why not share them? And this I intend to do. I intend to share every new idea that pops into my head, every time I say to myself, "That would make a great book!" Books, scenes, chapters, punchlines. Any good idea is going to be posted here for others to peruse. This site does not claim copyright on anything therein (except for ads, over which I have no say).

Today's Good Idea:

Spiders everywhere. New ones, in a fantasy tale. Not very large, rather brownish, named Death Flutes because of the marking of a flute upon their backs. Despite their name, they do not kill, but rather cause pain in the entire body for a year.

Enter The Bad Guy. The villain tries to release a Death Flute into the domicile or camp of the good protagonist. Instead of biting the protagonist, however, the protagonist's loyal friend is bitten, much to the anger of the audience.

Forward time. Now the villain is hiding out from being surrounded by good guys. He is in some sort of cavern or shed. He looks down, and he has put his foot into a nest of Death Flutes. Not one, but dozens are climbing up his leg. All at once one bites him, then following this the others start to bite him, and you close the curtain on this scene leaving him there to endure the pain of many multiple bites for a year. He will come crawling back out of this situation looking for revenge in some sequel.

No copyrights here! Any writer may use this, or create something based on it.

Way to write!