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Neil Gaiman on story ideas [Oct. 12th, 2007|10:46 pm]
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http://www.neilgaiman.com/exclusive/essays/essaysbyneil/ideasessay/

As we head into November, many of us NaNoWriMo writers are trying to come up with some sort of plot, or even just the tiniest little seed of an idea which we can water carefully, nurture and feed as it grows into a blossom, and then try to wring fifty thousand words out of it as if it were a recalcitrant sponge.

Gaiman's essay isn't so much on the creative process itself as what he and other people think about it, but it's an interesting read, and does contain a few starting points if you need them.

So, I've heard from some of you, but... what's your plot/idea this year? My goal is to get the first story arc of Pyrlogos completely plotted and scripted, and have outlines of varying detail for the next two or three arcs.
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[User Picture]From: annaonthemoon
2007-10-13 06:02 am (UTC)
I want to do NaNoWriMo this year. Last year, I bailed, and the year before I think I wrote ~500 words. But I'm at a complete stand still for an idea. Do I really want to dig up the old story I was writing years ago? No, not really. But my ideas are zapped. I suppose I could do a massive fanfic, but then that sort of makes it NOT my story, know what I mean?

eh, I've still got a few weeks, right?
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2007-10-13 06:19 am (UTC)
Well, last year Sora wrote 50,000 words of a Harry Potter/Sailor Moon crossover fanfic.

Whatever works for you!
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[User Picture]From: annaonthemoon
2007-10-13 06:20 am (UTC)
Really? That does sound pretty interesting!
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