Triple F: Interested, but Not Really? Plus Upcoming Book Announcement…

How was your week? Mine went well.

Last post, I talked about planning vs. not planning so much when you write, and how both methods work for me, depending on the length of the project (which is usually what dictates to me the method I’ll use).

I think just doing things for short projects can help you not to get stuck, but can be hazardous for longer projects because you can run out of steam after the initial flurry of words hits.

That’s actually part of the reason why I’m working on another book–to help writers who get stuck coming up with ideas to come up with those ideas easily and more quickly.

I plan to release it next week, if all goes well (those of you who are interested will be able to pick it up before NaNoWriMo in November). Stayed tuned for that.

Anyway, let’s get to it for today–it’s still Fabulous Fiction Friday around here, and you all still get a prompt (or three, because I love mixing and matching to generate more ideas from the same pool).

Here we go:

Your character is interested in someone, but not for the reason they think.

That is a little vague, I’ll admit–no gender or backstory, and one teeny plot point. Just more room to move, as far as I’m concerned.

How about a girl keeps looking at a guy across the coffee shop, and he thinks she likes him, only to find out that she reminds him of her cousin or someone else? Okay, scratch that, that’s probably too real life.

Let’s try again…

A girl keeps looking at a guy and he thinks she likes him, but he’s actually the blood link for any travelers to and from the 338th dimension. And since he doesn’t know that, and she needs to get home before dark on earth, she has to figure out how to let him know so he doesn’t think she’s nuts.

There. There we go. That’s more like it.

Or maybe a guy thinks a girl is interested in him, but he’s mistaken. She is interested in him, but since she’s comes from a society full of robots, she thinks he’s terribly lifelike and can’t stop staring at him.

Or at the space station, a guy keeps looking at the female pilot, but only wants to learn how to pilot a ship, because it was something he’d always wanted to, and she’s really good at it?

All right, that’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill, or what-have-ya.

The first full week of October 2016 closes out today.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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