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    When that Lightbulb Finally Flickers on.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Daggers, Sep 24, 2012.

    I just want to share this feeling. The cogs have finally started moving of their own accord. I've struggled for a long time with developing my ideas into workable plots. I had a new idea on Saturday night while I was at work (the joy of working nightshift in a supermarket is the job is so straightforward and mundane you can do it on autopilot, basically I enjoy 10 hours a night of my own thoughts while my body does the hard work).

    I got home and started writing down notes about my idea and the more notes I took the more the ideas flowed, I now have what I consider a good rough basis from which to start ironing out the finer details of the plot of my story. I'm really pleased! I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience?

    I just wanted to share this with people who would appreciate how great the feeling is. Unfortunately the downside of having so many ideas flowing through my head is that I never managed to get any reading done for my lectures tomorrow!

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    You know, I have just fallen into this same feeling lately. I've "started" probably a thousand stories, but the other night I was just screwing around with a dumb "What if?" idea. Suddenly I had three characters and a plot. The more I do, the more excited I get. I can really feel my characters starting to breathe. I've tried hundreds of "serious" attempts and they all peter out and disappear. This one, however, just strolled in like a fashionably late dinner guest and now I can't put it away.

    So, I'm really glad for you. Good luck. Wish me luck, too!
     
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    Yeah, it's amazing that even though I thought I had enough to start writing novel how much I don't know about my world and how boring it really is. I had a good idea of where the plot would go and thought the plot would just develop from there but sheesh, I'm running out of steam
     
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    Nice! I'm the same, one long brainstorming session brought me 3 main characters plus an antagonist, a near complete character profile of one of them, a suitable antagonist and two potential plot strands to follow. Right now I'm trying to decide who my target audience is. It's a science fiction plot which I would prefer to write more at the adult market but actually I'm thinking it might work better aimed at teens/young adults in the same vain of the kind of books I read at that age (Darren Shan/Alex Rider etc.).
     

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