Archive for July, 2009


What would you do with these plot points?

July 25, 2009

Lately, I’ve been coming up with various ideas for stories, mostly based around some specific plot points, and yet I’m not sure if I can, could, should, or will use them. Some of these ideas/plot points seem over-used or cliche to me, so while I think they’re cool, I don’t really want to throw another derivative work out there to be mocked and criticized. On the other hand, 90% of the time, what determines the value of a story is not it’s unique plot, but how it was written and used.

If you use these ideas, please let me know, and share your story with me privately. I’m just curious. Otherwise, I’d just like to hear your comments and ideas.

So, without further ado, here they are:

  • Fearing a potential alien invasion, a multi-national join military and research organization builds an underwater base, developing highly advanced technology, and creates a world defence force to protect Earth.
  • Psychological battle between two men, one an invulnerable, omnipotent (but not omniscient) being and his very much mortal nemesis. In some respects the omnipotent being would be similar to Dr. Manhattan from The Watchmen, but far from being all knowing, or being capable of existing in multiple places at the same time. It should be difficult to determine who the protagonist and antagonist in the story are, if there really is a protagonist or antagonist at all.
  • A story where the villain not only wins, but has already done so by the time the story begins.
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