1. Micah Robertson

    Micah Robertson New Member

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    I need your story ideas.

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Micah Robertson, Jan 2, 2021.

    Could you please give me ideas on stories to use.

    I am more interested in slice of life/comedy stories.
    Good luck!

    P.S. My stories should be in the style of a normal tv cartoon series.
     
  2. Homer Potvin

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    It doesn't work that way, dude. You need to come up with your ideas... we're not going to do that for you.
     
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    You could try our prompts and see where they take you. But @Homer Potvin is right: Get your own ideas. I promise, you don't want mine :D
     
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    A coyote chases a flightless, running bird across a desert, occasionally running off cliffs, and using stuff from ACME corporation.
    A cat tries to catch a mouse. The mouse wins. There is an ethnically aware housekeeper.
    A duck with no trousers and a mouse with trousers do stuff.
    A hunter with a speech impediment hunts a rabbit. A duck gets involved.
    A writer gets hit with lawsuits from Disney, Warner Bros. and MGM.
     
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    I don't usually like stories where the underdog loses, but I've got popcorn standing by for when they turn this one into a movie.
     
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    How about: a young writer goes on a forum and asks for ideas. He is given the raspberry by the other forum members so goes off and has a whole bunch of his own ideas, which he then writes and successfully monetises, laughing all the way to his ski-lodge in the mountains from where he gives them all the finger.
     
  7. Micah Robertson

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    i give up. this was a bad idea to begin with
     
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    "I need your keyboard, coffee, and imagination." :p
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    I'm fresh out at the moment, been kinda stuck in 3 different stories.
    You could try looking up writing prompts, or some other of writing
    exorcises. Maybe try creating a fan-fiction, or something that will
    help give you some ideas.
    Spend some time listening to music you enjoy, looking at art, or
    reading watching something and inspiration may hit you. Never
    know when it crops up, and sometimes in the strangest places.
    Good luck. :supersmile:
     
  9. Micah Robertson

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    thanks for the ideas.
     
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    ah, come on. I may have been a little sarcastic, but what I was trying to show is that an idea can come from pretty much anywhere. Go and walk through the park - you'll have half a dozen.

    The key is the execution. Turn out something that is engaging and(/or) well written. Most stories are pretty similar at the end of the day, it's the characters and the skill of the writer/animator/actor that draws us in.
     
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    You pay me and I'll give you story ideas. Wow what cheek.
     
  12. J.T. Woody

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    Check out the "wherr do you get your inspirations from" thread (will link when i find it).

    You can see how other people get inspiration.

    Like Hammer said, ideas come from everywhere. I personally like looking at National Geographics photos. More often than not, they come from dreams that dont go away. Im of the mindset of, if i dont forget what ive dreamt after a day (maybe less), its worth writing down
     
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    See this thread here and this thread here.
     
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    I was going to suggest maybe the request was worded poorly. Those links are examples of a better way to do it.

    Mostly though, ideas aren't that hard. What's hard is writing a story from them. ...

    And query letters, those are hard. :p
     
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    I suppose, given that the OP is 15, we should go a bit gentler on him, although I am as, if not more guilty of the opposite than most.

    OP - the reason you are getting these responses is because the purpose of the forum is to help you with you writing, not to do your work for you. You have to come up with the ideas and the writing. We can help refine them and give you feedback, but we can't do it for you.
     
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    Yep. But seriously, what did you expect?
     
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    most people quite often struggle in their own creativity. It's rare tbat anybody capable of truly being creative on a scale that you're requestingwill come along and volunteer the core idea for someone else's story.

    However, i'd like to have a go at it, if you don't mind? I just wanted to know what kind of "cartoon" you're refering to. Examples of actual cartoons to use for reference are what i'm looking for.
     
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    How to come up with ideas is probably more interesting than ideas. I’ve found that good story ideas usually sound pretty lame. It’s the story that’s worth reading, not the idea.

    Think about the interface between ideas, sort of like cell receptors and protein structures on vision capsids. How do you want one idea to interact, preferably near-fatally, with another?

    Once you know what metamorphosis you want to illustrate, look for ideas with the right shape.

    Edit: virion capsids, not vision capsids. Darn spellcheck.
     
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    linked!
    https://www.writingforums.org/threads/where-do-you-get-your-inspiration-from.156015/
     
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    I could give you story ideas but I don't think they would be very good for comedy as they are probably a bit serious and possibly somewhat, but not very, sombre.
     
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    What catches your eye. What makes you pause. Do you ever think...what if?
     
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    Actually, @Micah Robertson , I stand behind this one hundred percent. I got, like, my whole story out of one Judas Priest line.
     
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