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Tiroth
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Icon 1 posted May 23, 2007 16:34      Profile for Tiroth   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hello, I am Tiroth. I want to try to write stories later in my life. I decided to turn to the geek community to help me develope my skills in writing for when I am going to start writing actual stories to try to get published. I would like if fellow geeks would give me topics that I could try to write short (fictional) stories about, then post them here. Don't be surprised if they are bad, because I am just starting. Thanks in advance.

-Tiroth

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Icon 1 posted May 23, 2007 17:07      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sorry, just have one idea at the moment, and I'm using it. I plan on sharing the story once I have a draft of it put together, but it's mostly secret until then.

Welcome to the forums, I think you'll have lots of fun here.

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Icon 1 posted May 23, 2007 17:14      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here's one that I'm almost certain hasn't been written about:
The Goatse guy finds true love.

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spungo
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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 07:03      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Here's one that I'm almost certain hasn't been written about:
The Goatse guy finds true love.

Lemme guess: it's Tubgirl, right?

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Just_Jess_B

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 07:41      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, what's your favorite genre to write? Fantasy? Horror? Science Fiction? Mystery? Erotica? Women's Literature? Parody?

Also, I pull from strange news and life experience.

Lastly, challenge yourself and do National Novel Writing Month this year. Even if you don't make 50,000 words, you'll get a feel for it.

I'd start with taking the summaries of Shakespeare plays and modernize. It worked for "West Side Story".

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 07:56      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here are
some
for
you.

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Tiroth
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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 14:09      Profile for Tiroth   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I like Fantasy and Science fiction stories (the best kinds). [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 15:31      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Damn, I thought this was a thread in search of the tasty chocolate bar with a "hazelnut in every bite" from my childhood that now seems sadly defunct! [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 16:14      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well of COURSE your childhood is defunct, Serenak!! We're supposed to outgrow it, remember? [shake head] [Big Grin]

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I was walking the kids to school and I noticed a hole had opened up in the road. Nothing too dramatic, only big enough for a size 11 shoe . . BUT . . it seemed to go down for miles. I wonder if a volcano is going to erupt in Oxfordshire, now. Or if I've stumbled across the invasion portal for a race of underground mini-people who want to take over the world (starting in Oxfordshire, natch - you want to make sure you have the best bit first).

Feel free to fantasise about my hole in lucid and erudite prose . . .

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Tiroth, there's probably a lot of inspiration just to be had in (some) of the conversations on the site. Next time you read a thread and go "hey, what if..." you could write a story about that.

There are some online writing workshops, too, where you can ask for feedback on a manuscript. Critters is specifically for scifi/fantasy/horror fiction, Zoetrope is more all encompassing. (Both of those are monetarily free but you have to participate by reviewing other manuscripts in order to be able to submit your own.)

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Icon 1 posted June 07, 2007 06:34      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You can build on this "possession" theme:

A guy gets possessed by a devil bird and he shows up to work naked waving his arms. Then he starts to squack and peck at his coworkers. The manager is a waif, so he doesn't take action, thinking it must be something cultural that he's not familiar with. Meanwhile, the secret S&M mistress starts falling for birdman. Later, the manager forms a committee to try to decide what to do about the possessed man. He suggests extreme caution because "people have been sued for stopping behavior like this." While this is going on, the man has perched atop a coworker's cube and taken a huge euric acid dump onto her keyboard. He looks down at her and squacks. The S&M mistress goes for her whip...

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Icon 1 posted June 07, 2007 22:13      Profile for mephisto     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Damn, I thought this was a thread in search of the tasty chocolate bar with a "hazelnut in every bite" from my childhood that now seems sadly defunct! [Big Grin]

doesn't toblerone work too?

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