Bob Boone


Writing Ideas

December 2010


CHARACTER BUILDING

Write character-driven stories that begin with these sentences. Make the stories short, but complete. Perhaps you can expand them later.  
  • Jamie grew up fearing his shadow
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  • Of all the jobs on earth, spying made the most sense to Cecil.
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  • Willa liked to give lying lessons.
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  • Wanda hid nothing about herself -- absolutely nothing.
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  • Granny never talked about her past.


Write a Children's stories with these titles:     

  • "The King Who Loved Dishwashing”
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  • “The Not-So- Absented Minded Camel”
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  • “Sammy and the Happy Grump”
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  • “Alfred's Weird Uncle Louie”
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  • “A Nerd's Diary”



Write stories from plot summaries or headlines:       
  • Patent Lawyer hides out in an Ashram
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  • Publicity hound becomes a hermit
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  • Confirmed bachelor meets love of his life
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  • Cop's Secret Revealed
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  • Mona forgets to remember



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Read Bob's Previous Writing Ideas Columns:
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  • October, 2010
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