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maryellen 
Posted: 03-Dec-2004, 07:47 PM
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I like to write, but the most difficult part seems to be thinking of a good topic. Either non-fiction or fiction, what are some ideas you have for books or novels?


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Posted: 04-Dec-2004, 06:44 PM
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biggrin.gif There's many I have brainstormed about, but none come to mind at the moment! tongue.gif Though, I love it when in a novel the changing of classes occurs (social standing) and the characters having to deal with it.


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Or taking a stand against some sort of corrupt government. Perticularly if people don't realise it's corrupt, adding the challenge of having to first expose the truth.


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I love fiction. I would love to have a book written that has dragons and faeries and all sorts of cool folklorish type stuff. I mean Lord of the Rings is a great example but after you've read it the umpteenth time it gets a little old. I would love to see more books like that, and it doesn't even have to be as deep or theological. Just fun and imaginative.


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I would have to agree with you there Ceciliastar, Lord of the Rings can get old and I've only read the book once all the way through! Even after that, it was like, "What happened to that part of my life?" You know? "Where did that time go? I've grown three feet of hair, my wife's got a new car, and the sun has gotten bigger!" Basically, LOTR is an excellent book but is a little long winded in parts. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate Tolkien's inspiration and his utilization of history, language, and culture but come on...sometimes you just need something real fun, humorous, and adventurous mixed in with dark themes, folklore, and medieval aspects!

The best stories in my opinion, are stories from the heart which tell of some obstacle or unpenetrable odds where the hero has been battered, cursed, spat upon, and then comes out flailing valiantly against a formidable foe. Such great examples are Ulysses from Homer's Odyssey, Jesus, Frodo in LOTR, and Beowulf just to name a few...bottom line, literature (at least bestselling literature for the most part) doesn't even come close to telling true legends, and just like commercial music sells out to the price of their product. It's sad, really, I mean Shakespeare or Tolkien never sought fame and fortune, just an outlet to express their emotions, desires, and passions, that's all!

The state of our current society has a lot to learn in that respect I believe.

Now that I'm done ranting, I'll go eat some supper! Farewell!


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Greetings,

Want more Wizards and Faeries?? How about "The Sword of Shannara" there's not a dog in anyone of those books written by Terry Brooks. Are they as good as Tolkien? Well, they have captured my attention for a good long time.

Another series of books that I very much loved were by Stephen R. Donaldson called "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever". I thought these books were absolutely smashing. These are not so much ideas for writers though as they are, Ideas for Readers Who want to Write Fantasy. Thomas Covenant has some very wierd metaphors in it.

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Posted: 19-Dec-2004, 12:27 PM
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Having a fun and humorous topic is always appreciated! I love it when writers put quotes before each chapter, or segmentation of the story they are writing. The quotes normally give you something to ponder, and then as you read the chapter or part of the story, you realize why they put it there. I love a book that makes me think!! I would most likely get bored writing or reading something that doesn't have a bazillion (however you spell it) twists and turns in it. With all the stuff modern society has today, most people turn to reading because they are BORED! and it is an authors job to not just express their thoughts and feelings within the book, but to try and erase that boredom from the lives of those people that read them! If you get bored writing a story, it is most likely that the person reading it will get bored too.

Just my two cents!

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QUOTE (Ceciliastar1 @ 06-Dec-2004, 02:42 PM)
I love fiction. I would love to have a book written that has dragons and faeries and all sorts of cool folklorish type stuff. I mean Lord of the Rings is a great example but after you've read it the umpteenth time it gets a little old. I would love to see more books like that, and it doesn't even have to be as deep or theological. Just fun and imaginative.

I am totally into the fantasy...the fiction...the amazing use of magic. Think of the Dungeons and Dragons!


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Anything where the old ones find their way into the modern world and wreak havoc. biggrin.gif


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