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i usually read the summary of a book i never read and change it and bam i have a small idea and i change the idea and then bam i have completely new idea and no one would figure it out

if you dont like that idea sometimes great ideas come to you at odd times, i was working once i the middle of something and took a break to write it down

ALWAYS WRITE YOUR IDEAS DOWN, i wrote an idea down once and lost it and forgot the idea luckily i told my friend about it and she told it to me so when you write it down try not to lose it.... it sucks when you do

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Talk to people like me I've got ideas and like sharing them.

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Do you want one?
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Yes please
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What kind?
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Whatever you have in mind?
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I have fantisy drama romance the list goes on.
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Fantasy an romance
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Well I have a story about my blood thirsty ManBat named Gall and I've wanted to give him a Love interest for awhile now. After all I did have Vlad and Lady Crimson hook up. Maybe Gall could fall for Lytra the Vampirus, or Luxus the Pixy, maybe even Crow the Webspinner. I think they all are really pretty but since I fashioned Gall off myself I think maybe I should wait till I have a girlfriend/wife.
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If you're a true writer, you come up with them yourself through life experiences or people you meet.

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Well that is true but sometimes they need inspirers like me in order to get a story to flow.
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Relax, I'm 13 and a beginner
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Why do you want a story idea anyway are you a writer?
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Because I love writing and there's this competition coming up and I need ideas?
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Cool!!! what kind of stuff do you write for? I have a friend who went to a Comic-Con and must Stan Lee. He showed him some art work he did and the guy said "come find me when you're 18, I might have a job for you." me being the Hetalia Otaku I am I read way too much into what Stan Lee had just said and I started to snicker after hearing this. My friend asked "whats got you laughing now..." I said "he sounds like a pedo old man!!!!!" he then face palmed at the thought that it sounded as if his hero just tried to legally have his way with a small male child..... I really got a kick out of it.
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Explore places you normally don't go, even if it's just the forest near the local playground. Go outside, stay inside, read books and be creative. How I get ideas for my stories are building Legos. I know it sounds weird, but I would just build something and BAM! That would be something in my story.

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Thanks! :D awesome advice
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think about the things you like and put a twist on it

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When you have a dream tonight, try to remember what it was about and then write about it, make it into your story. change the names or place if you want though. :)

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honestly, they just come to you. You can't force a good idea. It just comes to you. I literally had writers block for 5 months before I came up with an amazing idea for a novel that I'm writing right now.

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I have to agree with cutsandscars. It will come to you. I have a friend whose dad is a writer. When he's eating lunch or looking at pictures on the Internet, if someone asks him what he's doing he'll say "Working." Just listen to conversations and things around you for plots, characters, and anything else you would need for a book.

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stupid ass question

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yOUR RUDE!
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Okay!
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YOU are so RUDE BECAUSE THAT QUESTION DOES MAKE SENSE SO I AGREE WITH JAMESBBROWN AND TYRA JUST IGNORE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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jamesbbrown dont be talkin bout my sister like that or else i will find yo adress and come down there and MESS YOU UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Your face is stupid!
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They don't call it 'ask.com' for no reason
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How annoying...
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You are annoying ^
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I was saying that about the fact that he is using language...
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well if you're in a rush you can always read passages of books just to get the creative juices flowing

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I watch anime and get really cool ideas.
Just Look Around you There are I are ideas everywhere.
You just have to imagine a little and you'll find millions of amazing( and sometimes crazy) Ideas!
-Be Yourself And Follow YOUR Dreams
-Lily

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Whats your favorite anime?
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I don't know I like a lot, right know Vampire knight and Naruto Shippuden.
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stare at somthing that has no pattern like the pop corn crunchies on the roof and try to find what shapes you can see and it will like the other anwers say it come to you

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or write the name of a character where they are what there doing how they got there who do they know how did they meet them and some resent problem they had and orginize all that and presto
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Take some of the experience you have in your life. Famous author like Harper Lee do that.

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Well, what I usually do is find some inspiration for writing- no matter if it's a story or a poem. That works for me all the time! :)

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well first tell what comes from your heart then just make it into a inspirational story and then you publish and let its title be i'm homeless and i know it LOL JK

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one of the good ideas is to search about things you like

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I usually try to think of the main character first then I build the story around the character.

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Think of some dreams you've had and see if they'd make a good plot. Reading a book passage or a poem is a good inspiration. What i do sometimes is watch the news and imagine crazy conspiracies about the different news items. That usually works.

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