Don't forget, if this goes on and you have an idea as to how to make it more awesome, do not hesitate to speak!!
Alright, first up we have some submissions that some fantastic people need some help with.
I need a name for my villainess (is that even a word?). She is a lady in her mid-twenties who was excommunicated by her father on account of marrying the man she loved. Her husband was murdered and she's after the killer--as well as being up against the government (wants the demise of the rich and the uprising of the poor basically). I don't want a weird name--I want a pretty normal name since she's, for the most part, a pretty normal lady. It is actually set in a different world, but it's not fantasy, really. It is basically Industrial Revolution type era, so if we could go off that that'd be awesome.
I'm looking for three character profiles, one of them is the girl protaginist and the other two, a boy and a girl are the protaginist's best friends. I've already chosen names, but I'd love personalities. But only one of the characters can be sweet.
The protagonist's name is Philadelphia (Dellie) Malbrey, her best friends are Tyler (Ty) Mason and Chloe (Clo) Richardson. Dellie later finds her real name, her elvish name, is Freya Cobalt Galendrof.
Here's a summary of the story:
After five hundred years of oppression, Azeroth is beginning to wake again, with only one goal. To convert The Gifted; or destroy them.
Dellie has lived her whole life believing she’s just like every other normal teen, only to find one day that she is not normal. She’s not even human.
The Council of Alagaësia calls them The Gifted, we call them Angels
OK so it's very confusing, basically Dellie finds out that she is a very special elf, and is one of The Gifted, and elf breed that is trained to protect humans. In the end she has to make a decision of her life or her friends, she chooses hers, so her character has to be the typical protagonist in that in the end she is a hero.
My next month's screenplay is set in a post-apocalyptic/dystopian-ish time, after a deadly virus has wiped out a lot of the world's population. In a dry, desolate desert, a former killer, a suicidal teenager and a biologist who is trying to develop a cure for the virus have to somehow get along and survive... or join the billions of already dead.
The title of the script is The Seed.
I just need a little boost in the right direction-- maybe motivators for the characters, or a common goal/destination for them. Anything that strikes your fancy to enhance the story ;)
Basically, I don't know what the MacGuffins (things that the heroes have to get a hold of and the villains also want to) for my fantasy trilogy should be. It was originally three magical stones, but that's been done so many times it's not even funny. So I'm trying to figure out what three things the antagonists and protagonists should be fighting over--some sort of weaponry, scrolls? I just have no idea.
(Basically, she has the same problem I have with Dantere's story: what should the great object of power be, and what should it do? To be honest, anything you have to come up with, no matter how 'silly' or 'stupid' you may think it is, will help. That's what brainstorming is anyway.)
And now ve haf de freebies!
From Hannah Joy:
So...my freebie is a title for a book/short story, anything. It caught my attention when I thought of it, but I never really went anywhere with it. So, here it is:
A Town Called Remembrance
From The Director:
I had a character that was a peregrine falcon in a long-gone story named, in various forms, went from the name Thora, to Reana, and she was my MC's closest companion. Feel free to use her if you'd like. She's protective of her master, and very faithful. Does well in hot, dry climates. ;)
From Reformed Squirrel:
Totally at random, a story title popped into my head. Here's the title:
Then There Were Twenty-Nine
From Eruantien Nenharma:
Here are some names I came up with but never used...
And from Madison:
A whole handful of snippets to use at will!
•I sat there watching golden dust dancing in a beam of sunlight...
•What was the use of it all? Beauty was worth nothing, it faded and withered like the petals of a rose given time. And fame? Fame was a bubble that swelled with it's own importance till it bursts and was gone. And I could forget happines too, after all it was never truly found, and if found it certainly couldnt be kept....
•Rigelis threw the water in the bucket upwards, and for a second it hung, suspended, in seperate drops, each drop catching the radiance of the sun set, before they fell...
•The only thing slower than Bill's walk was his drawl...
•This whole day had felt like one prison door after another, and now mother's worrisome comment slammed the jail doors shut with an ominous clang...
•The way his hands would glide over the keys-it was almost a caress. It was like watching someone dance with technology....
And there it is folks, the problems and freebies for this month's Idea Pool!
If you have some ideas to help us ailing folk, please do not hesitate to speak up!
And if you find you have a problem of your own, go ahead and take a freebie-- or let us know in the comments!