Story Board Brainstorming & 'Mentor' Thread

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Banach95
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July 13th, 2006 at 09:20pm
Hi Folks... Ask and ye shall recieve...

This is the offical brainstorming and mentor thread.

Come here to ask for help with your story either for ideas or for someone to look it over and critique it.


When posting here for help with ideas, please post a link to your story to make it easy to find.


When wanting a critique of a story, ask here and one of the 'mentors' will answer you here and then you can send them the story/chapter via PM.



Please let's keep the spam to a minimum Surprised



The list of mentors are:
Sampalletband
A Melancholy Autumn
ThisIsGreenDay
CristhyneS
HavingAGreenDay
Pickle
in_paradise_with_st_jimmy
Power to the Peaceful

If you would like to be a mentor, please PM me Very Happy

EDIT:
This thread has been added to the Writing forum on Mibba so you can go there and here and ask for help with your stories now.

Click here to visit that thread on Mibba.
Happy writing everyone.
davey jones.
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July 13th, 2006 at 09:24pm
This is so awesome.
ThisIsGreenDay
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Mibba
July 13th, 2006 at 09:34pm
Woot. Coffee
HavingAGreenDay
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Mibba
July 13th, 2006 at 10:39pm
Time to brainstorm kiddies. Beer Shifty
Pickle
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July 13th, 2006 at 10:55pm
This is the coolest thing since shredded cheese in a recloseable bag!!

I got a plot bunny I want to kick to you guys. Ever since I read Jimmy4whatsername's story Don't Let Morning Come, I have had this spin-off like story buzzing in my head and it won't go away! I have to get it out, but it won't be visible to anyone until Warning or My Fair Lady run their course (hopefully soon because they are making me ill)

In it, Jakob and Frankito are best friends and are entering their freshman year but over the summer, Frankito has made some. . . . interesting friends. Insert a little violence and a breakdown between the families.

Fearing literatly for Jakob's life, the Armstrongs relocate to a small, country town where Jakob begins to grow into himself and starts to stand up more for himself. But, of course, Frankito won't let him be happy by any means.

It is basically about growing up and growing up too fast.
davey jones.
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July 14th, 2006 at 03:31am
Pickle:
This is the coolest thing since shredded cheese in a recloseable bag!!

I got a plot bunny I want to kick to you guys. Ever since I read Jimmy4whatsername's story Don't Let Morning Come, I have had this spin-off like story buzzing in my head and it won't go away! I have to get it out, but it won't be visible to anyone until Warning or My Fair Lady run their course (hopefully soon because they are making me ill)

In it, Jakob and Frankito are best friends and are entering their freshman year but over the summer, Frankito has made some. . . . interesting friends. Insert a little violence and a breakdown between the families.

Fearing literatly for Jakob's life, the Armstrongs relocate to a small, country town where Jakob begins to grow into himself and starts to stand up more for himself. But, of course, Frankito won't let him be happy by any means.

It is basically about growing up and growing up too fast.


Sounds good. Very Happy

I wanna hear more.
davey jones.
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July 14th, 2006 at 03:33am
Oh yeah, do you think we could post links to sites that help you and give you tips? Or we could make a list and edit into your post, Michelle..
Banach95
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July 14th, 2006 at 07:19am
LOL @ plot bunny...

I would like to see how the family breakdowns unfold Pickle, because you see examples of children of rockstars and other famous people and how out there they can get...

Ahhh... PM me the links HFH so I can check them out and see where I can put them Wink
Diskoh
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July 14th, 2006 at 12:03pm
What is a mentors job exactly..I mean what do they tell people? How to write their story? Help them on their story? Think
I'm interested..but at the moment i'm not that good with writing my own story, yet I don't want anyone telling me what to write or critizing me lmfao

So maybe later..i'll be a mentor and help people..write their stories o_o

Besides my ideas are crap.
And I don't want anyone like..making fun of my own story ideas..bleh.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO MY RAMBLING!
Pickle
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July 14th, 2006 at 12:23pm
Well, that's as far as I've gotten really. I have actually started to write it out. I've done one and a smidge of another chapter. The more I write it, the more I see Jakob being depressed and emo-like. Poor kid. But his life will get better. . . for awhile.

Thanks for the feedback. I won't post this story until one of my others is finished though.

And believe it or not, plotbunny is an actual technical term! I'm not kidding either. It makes me giggle a little too! Cool
davey jones.
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July 14th, 2006 at 02:23pm
Jenni Jen:
What is a mentors job exactly..I mean what do they tell people? How to write their story? Help them on their story? Think
I'm interested..but at the moment i'm not that good with writing my own story, yet I don't want anyone telling me what to write or critizing me lmfao

So maybe later..i'll be a mentor and help people..write their stories o_o

Besides my ideas are crap.
And I don't want anyone like..making fun of my own story ideas..bleh.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO MY RAMBLING!


Nobodies going to tell you how to write it, just suggestions on how to improve, you know what I mean? You only get help if you ask for it.

I just helped someone with their story. I didn't tell how I wanted it written. I just gave them some tips and highlighted some corrections in the spelling and grammar. I didn't get insulted for being honest either. Surprised
Pickle
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July 14th, 2006 at 02:52pm
Nobody is going to make fun of your story ideas. We want you to write an awesome story and we will help you with any means possible to do that.
Madeluxx
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July 14th, 2006 at 05:54pm
What an awesome thread woot...
I can see this giving me some help in the future Cool
davey jones.
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July 14th, 2006 at 07:03pm
Question:

What about adding a quote to a story but don't say who said it, and in thought form.

For instance:

"Do you still love me?"

I bite my lip as the string of meaningful words runs close together in my mind.

Do I still love you? Absolutely. There is not a doubt in my mind. Through all my mind, my ego...I was always faithful in my love for you. That I made you doubt it, that is the great mistake of a life full of mistakes. The truth doesn't set us free. I can tell you I love you as many times as you can stand to hear it and all that does, the only thing, is remind us...that love is not enough. Not even close.

--

You know what I mean? Think Or is it stupid?

I'm just asking because I wouldn't want people to think it was plagiarism...
caz_dirnt
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July 14th, 2006 at 07:08pm
This is a great thread. I know that I've needed some help in the past and there hasn't been anywhere to ask for it, but now there is which is cool. In fact, I could probably use soem more help with some things, but I'm too tired to type anything long right now.
CristhyneS
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Mibba
July 14th, 2006 at 08:13pm
caz_dirnt:
This is a great thread. I know that I've needed some help in the past and there hasn't been anywhere to ask for it, but now there is which is cool. In fact, I could probably use soem more help with some things, but I'm too tired to type anything long right now.


Oh well...we won't go anywhere, I guess, so I suppose there'll be someone around to give you some tips or whatever you need when you feel like typing.
Pickle
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July 15th, 2006 at 12:04am
Handguns For Hearts:
Question:

What about adding a quote to a story but don't say who said it, and in thought form.

For instance:

"Do you still love me?"

I bite my lip as the string of meaningful words runs close together in my mind.

Do I still love you? Absolutely. There is not a doubt in my mind. Through all my mind, my ego...I was always faithful in my love for you. That I made you doubt it, that is the great mistake of a life full of mistakes. The truth doesn't set us free. I can tell you I love you as many times as you can stand to hear it and all that does, the only thing, is remind us...that love is not enough. Not even close.

--

You know what I mean? Think Or is it stupid?

I'm just asking because I wouldn't want people to think it was plagiarism...


I'm not quite sure what you're asking. What you wrote above looked and sounded great and would probably fit well into a story.
davey jones.
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July 15th, 2006 at 12:08am
Pickle:
Handguns For Hearts:
Question:

What about adding a quote to a story but don't say who said it, and in thought form.

For instance:

"Do you still love me?"

I bite my lip as the string of meaningful words runs close together in my mind.

Do I still love you? Absolutely. There is not a doubt in my mind. Through all my mind, my ego...I was always faithful in my love for you. That I made you doubt it, that is the great mistake of a life full of mistakes. The truth doesn't set us free. I can tell you I love you as many times as you can stand to hear it and all that does, the only thing, is remind us...that love is not enough. Not even close.

--

You know what I mean? Think Or is it stupid?

I'm just asking because I wouldn't want people to think it was plagiarism...


I'm not quite sure what you're asking. What you wrote above looked and sounded great and would probably fit well into a story.


I'm a bit of a quote whore. Rolling Eyes

The italics was a quote by George [Kevin Kline] in Life As A House.
I wouldn't want to take credit for it, but I don't want to put his name in that bit. Then again I don't want to plagiarize. Think

I'm beginning to confuse myself. Laughing
Banach95
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July 15th, 2006 at 12:12am
Handguns For Hearts:
Pickle:
Handguns For Hearts:
Question:

What about adding a quote to a story but don't say who said it, and in thought form.

For instance:

"Do you still love me?"

I bite my lip as the string of meaningful words runs close together in my mind.

Do I still love you? Absolutely. There is not a doubt in my mind. Through all my mind, my ego...I was always faithful in my love for you. That I made you doubt it, that is the great mistake of a life full of mistakes. The truth doesn't set us free. I can tell you I love you as many times as you can stand to hear it and all that does, the only thing, is remind us...that love is not enough. Not even close.

--

You know what I mean? Think Or is it stupid?

I'm just asking because I wouldn't want people to think it was plagiarism...


I'm not quite sure what you're asking. What you wrote above looked and sounded great and would probably fit well into a story.


I'm a bit of a quote whore. Rolling Eyes

The italics was a quote by George [Kevin Kline] in Life As A House.
I wouldn't want to take credit for it, but I don't want to put his name in that bit. Then again I don't want to plagiarize. Think

I'm beginning to confuse myself. Laughing


I thikn as you wrote it is fine... and you can add a footnote to your author comment Wink
Pickle
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July 15th, 2006 at 12:20am
Okay, I got it now. Yeah. I would put quotations around it as it is a direct quote and without them would be plagerism to a degree. But with quotations and a footnote as a citation or mention about it somewhere in the story further on down the line.
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