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Book help? Suggestions?

Book help? Suggestions? Topic: Finding inspiration for writing a novel
June 16, 2019 / By Payton
Question: Hey guys! I'm attempting to write a novel. I've created much of the main characters. I guess I'm looking for a stronger plot? I have many plots, but perhaps my main fear is the fact that they're very common stories. Any suggestions on love stories? I just want some ideas, I already have a specific story but maybe some ideas to further strengthen my plot? I don't want any comments saying "Get your own ideas". I know as an author, you should come up with your own ideas. I guess I'm in search for some inspiration. So if you can help, thanks a whole lot in advance! If not, thanks anyway haha! :]
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Marilena Marilena | 8 days ago
I like writing fiction, and I've found the best way to do it is accumulate enough random ideas (random inspiration from thoughts or activities) over time until you have enough to weave into one story. This isn't helpful for your situation since you're in the middle of writing, but you can still use the same approach. Just take a break from writing for a while and go about your daily tasks. Look at different things around you and think through random thoughts. You'll be surprised how many little ideas you can get when you're not even looking for them. When you have enough little ideas, they can come together in unexpected ways. So take some time off writing to relax and think. It works for me, so I hope it does for you as well! ^_^
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Marilena Originally Answered: Book help? Suggestions?
I like writing fiction, and I've found the best way to do it is accumulate enough random ideas (random inspiration from thoughts or activities) over time until you have enough to weave into one story. This isn't helpful for your situation since you're in the middle of writing, but you can still use the same approach. Just take a break from writing for a while and go about your daily tasks. Look at different things around you and think through random thoughts. You'll be surprised how many little ideas you can get when you're not even looking for them. When you have enough little ideas, they can come together in unexpected ways. So take some time off writing to relax and think. It works for me, so I hope it does for you as well! ^_^
Marilena Originally Answered: Book help? Suggestions?
Try thinking of things right as you are falling to sleep. LIke in that inbetween state when you are still lucid but are also half asleep imagine a story for yourself, a scene for your dreams. Imagine what you want to dream about, and add details to the scenery. That can get you started, and lead to a good plot as well, based of your dreams. And if it's based of dreams then there has to be someone out there who has vaguely the same idea as you.

Kris Kris
Try thinking of things right as you are falling to sleep. LIke in that inbetween state when you are still lucid but are also half asleep imagine a story for yourself, a scene for your dreams. Imagine what you want to dream about, and add details to the scenery. That can get you started, and lead to a good plot as well, based of your dreams. And if it's based of dreams then there has to be someone out there who has vaguely the same idea as you.
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Kris Originally Answered: Any suggestions?
One good thing about these forums is that they are anonymous so you can chat about anything you want. Its good sometimes to bounce around ideas with totally unknown people. Now for my opinion; you just sound a little insecure to me, nothing to panic about. You're 40 years old and sounds like you're in nice shape physically. Your husband must still be very attracted to you if he's jumping your bones regularly. It's also not abnormal to feel a little jealous if your partner has a better job, or one that others might view as a better job. It has to be difficult juggling schedules when you work separate hours. Just keep doing the best you can. Try to relax a little, keep giving him the good stuff and keep snooping in those emails every now and then. Just don't get obsessed with it. You sound fine to me. Work on that confidence!
Kris Originally Answered: Any suggestions?
You're suffering from a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It could be a hormonal imbalance that has triggered it. I am not a professional so I can't really help more then this. I would make an appointment with a therapist to find out what is going on. One thing I can tell you is it doesn't mean you are crazy or that you are going crazy. Because of some strange chemistry in your head it gets an idea and can't let it go. My daughter had the same problem when she was younger. A minor sign of it was when she would get worried that she left her curling iron on. She would call me from school and have me check it for her. I would assure her it was turned off and everything was fine, but then not 30 minutes later she would call and say, "Are you SURE it is not on". This would keep up all day on some days. I took her to a therapist and she was put on medication and now the problem is under control.

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