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Please, critique my ideas, which I have so far.

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Writer’s_Magic, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. I was on pinterest.com. There I found a graphic, which shows the pieces of the puzzle of a good story. Those were a goal, a motivation, a conflict, a lie and a need. So, I wrote every idea down, which I had so far. Please, critique them. (If they are too cheesy, too foreseeable, etc.)

    Game of Thrones-like idea

    Come back to earth + Motivation + the planet is very dangerous (e.g. noble houses, who fight each other, dragons) + I can do it alone + The other members

    The selection-like idea

    Become the prince’s wife + help the family, hope of a better life + The other girls, family secrets, and the desire to escape from the country + It’s not worthy to live in this country + Somebody to love

    North Mythology idea

    Survive + angry gods, who want to kill ya+ who can you trust, traveling through the nine worlds + There aren’t any gods + accepting there is more than we see
  2. FifthView

    FifthView Istar

    Interesting exercise, although I think it would have been a tad clearer if the formatting had been different :ninja:.

    1. Goal: [.........]
    2. Motivation: [.........]
    3. Conflict: [.........]
    4. Lie: [.........]
    5. Need: [.........]
    Still, I'm afraid that the answer to your question is: It will depend on execution; but give each a shot and see what comes of it.

    That said, I think I like the first one best.
  3. Darkfantasy

    Darkfantasy Inkling

    Yeah, a lie is something people tend to over look in the plotting process, and it was never mentioned in any writing class I ever took. I read about it in an online article, lucky for me my novel all ready had one in it. I agree with FifthView in that it does depend on the execution, but i also like the first one best and I feel the "lie" in the others is quite common especially the Gods.

    Hope this helps

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