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Saturday, November 21, 2009

What if... (plot ideas!)

Hello Fellow Writer!

On Thursday I wrote 2,500 words, and then yesterday I wrote another 1000 words. Now I have 41,000 words, which means I am thisclose to finishing my current WIP, "Snowed in with a Millionaire", by the end of the month. This will be my first year as a NaNoWriMo participant, and it has been so much fun I'm sad to see the month drawing to a close already.

While meandering through some of the NaNoWriMo forums, I came across a great thread that offers complimentary "What if?" scenarios that you can feel free to take and run with!

Here's an excerpt, check out the whole thread here:

from Arwen Islanzadi:
Well, everyone knows about what-if questions, so I'll be reposting last year's topic in hopes of inspiring some NaNoers in their work... or an incredibly random subplot... The main idea is to inspire people... So, here goes.
What if...
-You realized that you only had ten days to live and, to save yourself, you had to make an eleven day journey?
-The only way to save the world was for a large amount of the population to comit suicide?
-You suddenly found a gateway into a fantasy realm and wandered through it with no way of returning to the real world?
-Everything you wrote for NaNo suddenly came to life and all of your characters turned against you in a fit of anger at the lack of plot-development?
-NaNoWriMo didn't exist and you had to write a novel on your own, with none of the awesomeness that is NaNo?
...That's all for now, but be sure to post your hypothetical questions for others to adopt!

From EelKat:
What if you open the door to what you thought was a closet, but turned out to be a time machine?
What if your MC was shot in a drive by shooting?
What if a scientist created a micro chip that recorded your dreams while you slept, and you could play them back the next day?
What if the sun went into super nova and wiped out 90% of Earth's populations?
Today I am going to a write-in with my fellow WriMos, and then DH and I are dropping the baby off at Grandma and Grandpa's so we can go see "The Twilight Saga: New Moon". I am very excited to see this since I loved the book by Stephanie Meyer!

I'm so glad that I'm able to attend the write-ins this weekend instead of having to go and buy a car, which was the original plan. DH and I are saving money by repairing the old car instead. I hope to wrack up a minimum of 2,000 more words today.

Wish me luck, and good luck to you too!
Yours Truly,
Shoshanna Evers

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