March 13th, 2013

Fireworks Delight

Writing Excuses 8.10: Brainstorming with Howard Again

Writing Excuses 8.10: Brainstorming with Howard Again

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2013/03/10/writing-excuses-8-10-brainstorming-with-howard-again/

Key points: Consider the characters and their situation. What could be happening? How long a story do you want? What could happen to stir up the situation? What does the protagonist want? What does the villain want? Why is the villain against the protagonist? Consider where this story fits in the larger history.
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[Brandon] Writing prompt?
[Howard] Well, I don't want to give a prompt that will have people trying to write my story.
[Brandon] Okay. How about the downlifting thing then? An uplifted animal tries to get his entire species downlifted again.
[Howard] Okay.
[Brandon] You're not going to use that, right?
[Howard] Nope.
[Brandon] Okay. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
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