There are a lot of stories in my head.
Actually, let's change that.
There are a lot of plot bunnies in my head. A huge messy rabbit cage of cuddly little plot bunnies hopping about and bumping into each other.
I'd like to write them all someday, and this post is a list of some of them.
Other bloggers' writerly wish lists have been floating around the internet lately, and I believe the first one originated at Kara's blog, Diary of a Teen Writer. (*cheers*)
1. Slavic Fantasy
You all know how much I love that the Grisha Trilogy is Slavic fantasy. We need more of it, and I plan to contribute to this most worthy endeavor!
2. Actually, any Non-Western Fantasy
You know who was the king of fantasy-diversity? Lloyd Alexander. That guy experimented with a bunch of different cultures in his books. And I want to try some. Nordic fantasy? African fantasy? East Asian fantasy? Inuit fantasy? Middle eastern fantasy? GIVE ME ALL THE CULTURES. I will rock them all.
3. Something Paranormal
I've never written anything supernatural or paranormal. It seems like it would be so much fun! I would do all my research on all the details of paranormal activity - and it would all be super ancient and traditional-like. It would also have a girl werewolf with a completely normal, average, boring (ie, human) boyfriend who has no clue that his girlfriend is... kind of different.
(This also has a Pinterest board attached to it.)
4. Something Arthurian - but with a modern twist.
King Arthur is a college kid, and his round table is his gang. I don't know where I would go with this, but it would be fun writing the characters!
I'm getting a bit tired of love triangles, but done well, they can still succeed. What I absolutely dislike is when there is some greater danger, but the girl is pondering whom to marry. Romance isn't everything! Sometimes, there's, like, danger of death, perhaps? coughKatnisscough
(Actually, this is sort of in the works. I haven't started actually writing it, but I DO have a Pinterest board. So that's something.)
(Of course, I could also go with the guy choosing himself. It works either way.)
6. A mystery that involves a code within music.
I've written one mystery before - a short story - and it was fun. But it was also super hard. Making sure all the clues line up, all the paths lead to the ending, all the motivations make sense - gosh, that was a lot of work. But I'd like to try it again. And I'd like it to involve music.
Something like: a violinist sounds bad, but he's actually sending a code to his friend outside his window.
7. A story with super twist ending.
(I suppose this could sort of fall into #7.)
Because plotting isn't my forte, twist endings generally don't happen for me. But I'd love to write a story (probably a short story) where the last sentence reveals that whole extra dimension and the reader goes WHOA DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING
Wouldn't that be cool? But it would take a LOT of skill. Gonna have to work on that.
8. An underwater/mermaid book
I've just recently started thinking about mermaids a lot. They're usually not my thing. But perhaps I should experiment?
9. Something with mirrors as the gateway to an alternate reality
Because that's both creepy and awesome at the same time.
So now you've met some of my favorite plot bunnies! (I'm not a very fair bunny mama. I play favorites.)
|Come, my plot bunnies! I will feed you and you shall grow into big strong novels!|
Tell me about YOUR writerly wish list! Introduce me to your plot bunnies! (You know this entire post has been an excuse for me to google adorable bunny gifs.) And tell me which one of my story ideas absolutely MUST happen.
|goodbye for now|