Sunday, October 16, 2005

Ideas! I Need Ideas!

I've got about two weeks now until November. Meaning I'm in the pre-writing worry stage of this year's NaNoWriMo novel. It would be really nice right now to start getting some plot ideas. Or at least some characters. Or really, at a bare minimum, some decent names for characters, just so I can at least have someone to write about once I jump blindly in. Unfortunately, I tend to balk at actually thinking about these sorts of things, and my brain shuts off. Though actually, I'm okay on coming up with little ideas, things like an interesting scene, or a magical object. But what I need is some sort of general framework that I'll be able to stick those sorts of things into. Right now the most I can say is that it will very probably be another magic-realism sort of thing (a la Charles de Lint, or Neil Gaiman) because that's the sort of thing I like and most want to write. Other than that, suggestions are extremely welcome. :-)

In other NaNoWriMo news, I've so far got three other people I know planning on tackling it. Any other takers? It'll be fun, really.

5 comments:

Adam Lasnik said...

Four horny but (mostly) celibate camels.
Three tofu'n'cinnamon burritos.
Two left-handed smokeshifters.
And a transvestite named Pat with some pear tea.

Good luck, Graham. And don't say I never did anything for ya! ;)

Mike Dammann said...

How about a group of Carneys in the early 1900s - there was some freaky stuff going on back in the days :)

Trish said...

An Irish techie with a touch of second sight he takes for granted, comes over to work in Silicon valley but has challenges cause he sees things here that the locals don't (i.e. gets in trouble occasionally).

You are always welcome to use the name of Ernest Crumpett if you like :-)

Jonathan said...

Ah, I doff my hat to you for attempting that thing. I wish I could, but I've got a ten-thousand word marketing essay due at college in December, so I think it's best I work on that rather than attempting to write 1666 words a day of a novel (by my rough calculations!) Hey, maybe I should blog my essay...or how about you write a novel based on the promotional activities of British independent record labels during the Britpop movement?!

My thoughts on music.

Regensburger said...

No ideas, I have also no ideas for my blog...