I thought we could pull our ideas together and share them here by posting them. it will should make a fun read. I usually like to rely on expressions, language and people to write. I have recently come up with this idea, a genre if you like, called what if? what I do is I for example take an expression, any expression, like this: 'let them eat cake' ' which it is apparently a Mary Antoinette famous quote. my input to it is like this: what if the people turned around and aswered Mary Antoinette like this: 'No, not cake we want to eat bread' and so I would go on imagining a whole plot,scene around this idea , which isn't anywhere in the books or history and would make a clever little story out of it. I have already got my main character, a hero/leader and a protagonist, then I have a crowd, a set of characters, in parellel to the Mary Antoinette.