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Question #47324 posted on 09/10/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm having a hard time coming up with good ideas for writing fiction. I love to write, but I can never think of good plots. I need a plot I can get excited about; everything I come up with seems lame and formulaic to me. So I come to you for suggestions (not suggestions of plots, you know, but suggestions on how to come up with interesting plots). Thanks! You are the greatest.

- Dejlighed

A: Dear D...whatever~

Take the plot of your favourite movie/book, and add a twist. Take the plot of a lame movie/book, find out what made it lame, and repair it.

Writers are horrible thieves.

Those are just off the top of my head, but I would love to work with you on this, so drop an email to hobbes (at) theboard (dot) byu (dot) edu and we'll talk more in-depth about it.

A: Dear huh?

Think of interesting people you've met, and write out a list of questions you'd ask them if you didn't have to worry about tact. Then make up their answers and write about it.