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Thanks a bunches.


I have six plots for a story that I want to write but I only want to choose one. Should I write them all, mix them up, or choose one? I don't know what I should do. Which plot do you find more enjoyable?

Here I go:

A. Rosanna is a misanthropic princess of a foreign nation. She wants nothing more than to see human die out and she yearns for a war. When the world enters a war, she gladly welcomes it but soon learns that she should be careful what she wishes for.

B. The story revolves around a warrior queen name Clarissa who's queedom is at war with a neighboring nation. But during that time the queen faces strange events that question her reasoning to fight.

C. While the world deals with it's own collection of problems, a grand-princess suffers through a series of unfortunate and strange events while trying to lead a regular teenage life. She'll enter a world of harsh politics, greed, corruption, money, fame, status, power and romance while dealing with the events and being a teenager.

D. A teenage boy name Christopher learns that he is the son of a god-emperor who was placed on a planet during the war in the realm of the gods. Christopher also learns that an evil god has been awaken from his slumber. The evil god looks for minions to help him fight against the forces of good and take over the planet. Christopher has been given a duty by his birth father to slay the evil god with the help of the divine knights.

E. Arabella von Siegfried is a toy doll that come to life in a world called Wonderland. In Wonderland there are two major problems. The first problem is that the Queen of Hearts wantst to take over Wonderland for herself. The second problem is that Wonderland is under attack from monstrous creatures that devours anything in sight. Arabella must save Wonderland from both problems.

F. Twelve people are trapped in a giant labyrinth without any idea as to how they got there. They must find the answers they need to learn the truth about the place. But they'll face monstrous creatures and other strange things. Then they learn that only one of them can leave the giant labyrinth while the rest remain. Yet who shall be the one to leave the labyrinth and who will stay.

So, should I mix these ideas together to make one or choose one and stick with it?

Enjoy!!!
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lol holy shit calm down orcblood. I like F but that's just a personal fixation with those type of stories. A also sounds intriguing.
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F
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qualeshia3 wrote:
E. Arabella von Siegfried is a toy doll that come to life in a world called Wonderland. In Wonderland there are two major problems. The first problem is that the Queen of Hearts wantst to take over Wonderland for herself. The second problem is that Wonderland is under attack from monstrous creatures that devours anything in sight. Arabella must save Wonderland from both problems.


We know what movie YOU'VE been watching. Please stop it, and read the real books. Both of them.

(But at least you had the courtesy to still call her the Queen of Hearts. The Tim Burton revisionism caused by the original video game has even begun sinking into the language of the Disney animators, and that's just plain old scary. )


F. Twelve people are trapped in a giant labyrinth without any idea as to how they got there. They must find the answers they need to learn the truth about the place. But they'll face monstrous creatures and other strange things. Then they learn that only one of them can leave the giant labyrinth while the rest remain. Yet who shall be the one to leave the labyrinth and who will stay.


(And probably read the book, since I don't know anyone who saw THAT movie, either.)

Don't worry, though, every first noodling around with stories consists of rewriting your favorite fangirl story, until someone calls you on it, and then you drift into more original ideas out of your own experiences and tastes. Have to get it over with once.
Over on an online book group we had, you could always tell the first YA fangirl writers writing about secret cliques of fallen angels, and girls in future-dystopian crossbow competitions, and asking "It's not too similar that other book, is it?"
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B and D. I love epic stories like these
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The Queen of Hearts differ from the movie?
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A & B both sound interesting, particularly if the 2 MCs were on opposite sides of the conflict. I enjoy stories where characters are forced to stop and consider their reason for fighting, as well as the true motives of those who are giving the orders.
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The Queen of Hearts differ from the movie?


The Tim Burton movie originally began life as Wes Craven's movie of the "Dark Alice" video game, which found its way to Disney when Dimension Pictures went up for grabs, and Disney thought they'd do better Jungle-Book money selling the animation name to family audiences.
Even though it still kept half the elements from the video game, like the Knave of Hearts, that big toothy creature, Alice step-stoning over heads, and, most annoyingly saturated since...referring to the Queen of Hearts as "the Red Queen", even though the RQ is a completely different (and friendly) character in a completely different book.
(Oh, and the White Queen in "Looking Glass" doesn't give out health potions like in the video game, she's actually dim and grandmotherly and uncannily resembles Betty White from the Golden Girls.)

Most of Alice's later Carroll adventures in the books were having her meet nursery rhyme characters, and the whole scene with the QoH was being on hand to watch the trial for tart-stealing, all on a summer's day. No tyrannical world-domination ambitions, which were also out of the video game.
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qualeshia3 wrote:



The Queen of Hearts differ from the movie?


The Tim Burton movie originally began life as Wes Craven's movie of the "Dark Alice" video game, which found its way to Disney when Dimension Pictures went up for grabs, and Disney thought they'd do better Jungle-Book money selling the animation name to family audiences.
Even though it still kept half the elements from the video game, like the Knave of Hearts, that big toothy creature, Alice step-stoning over heads, and, most annoyingly saturated since...referring to the Queen of Hearts as "the Red Queen", even though the RQ is a completely different (and friendly) character in a completely different book.
(Oh, and the White Queen in "Looking Glass" doesn't give out health potions like in the video game, she's actually dim and grandmotherly and uncannily resembles Betty White from the Golden Girls.)

Most of Alice's later Carroll adventures in the books were having her meet nursery rhyme characters, and the whole scene with the QoH was being on hand to watch the trial for tart-stealing, all on a summer's day. No tyrannical world-domination ambitions, which were also out of the video game.



Oh okay.
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F sounds like something I'd read
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Thanks guys.
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Write whatever gets you the most excited. I think you could turn any of those into an interesting story, but if it doesn't grab hold of your imagination, it wont go anywhere interesting. If they all grab a hold of you, take up short story writing. I'm personally planning on writing an "episodic" type story for my next venture, which will essentially be a loosely connected series of short stories. I think that you could write about most of those story threads all in the same world so if you just want to get a bunch of random ideas down, write one or two characters you love and send them on an adventure through all of these worlds.
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Write whatever gets you the most excited. I think you could turn any of those into an interesting story, but if it doesn't grab hold of your imagination, it wont go anywhere interesting. If they all grab a hold of you, take up short story writing. I'm personally planning on writing an "episodic" type story for my next venture, which will essentially be a loosely connected series of short stories. I think that you could write about most of those story threads all in the same world so if you just want to get a bunch of random ideas down, write one or two characters you love and send them on an adventure through all of these worlds.


I already know what to do. I have one hundred stories that I want to write and I'm going to write them all. It's a collection of stories that I'm going to write.
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