Wednesday, November 3, 2010

In Search of Ideas? A Site to Visit: Especially if you’re a NaNoWriMo Participant

Happy November and happy National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! I’m busy pounding out my yearly 50,000 word novel as a NaNoWriMo participant and, three days in, I’ve gotten to the point where I need a little plot help, some idea of where my story is going.

You may be in the same boat. If you are, I have a site for you, Seventh Sanctum. It’s full of idea generating links that are sure to get your inner creativity fired up and maybe give you a good chuckle on the way.

Header by Samulli

Here are 13 ideas from the fantasy plot generator.
1. A bitter stableboy offers to help a clever queen, resulting in chaos.
2. A brash sorceress has a question for a young demigoddess, resulting in true love.
3. A helpful stableboy and a shepherd seek a legendary spell in this tale of danger.
4. In this story, peasants and gypsies clash with a mild-mannered beggar stuck in the middle.

5. A lonely sorceror has tea with a wicked merman, resulting in true love.
6. In this story, wolves and pirates clash with a bashful troll stuck in the middle.
7. A mysterious farmer learns a secret from a wicked satyr, resulting in true love.
8. A peasant raised by merfolk talks to a foolish troll.
9. A pixie raised by pirates has an argument with a cantankerous mermaid.
10. A tinker raised by pirates spies on a mild-mannered sorceress.
11. In this story, circus performers and robbers clash with a scatterbrained troll stuck in the middle.
12. This tale of an epic struggle begins when a devious midwife betrays a proud queen.

13. In this story, fairies and robbers clash with a cowardly griffin stuck in the middle.

I hope the Seventh Sanctum ignites your imagination as it does mine. Check out the site and let me know what you find. Happy Writing.


  1. Thanks ibeati,
    They made me laugh too.

  2. I've been to that site and had some good laughs with the generator. Sometimes, it's just the kick in the tush we need to get going!

    Happy TT!

  3. will do I actually need some inspiration right now, I just realized my wip so far is character driven and not plot driven at all

  4. "9. A pixie raised by pirates has an argument with a cantankerous mermaid."

    Arrrrg! :) I'm envisioning this little Tinkerbell with a pirate costume replete with an eyepatch threatening Arial. Hahahaha.

  5. Well...My Nano has none of those plots! LOL!

    Thursday Thirteen

  6. Too funny about the true love.

    Have a great day!

  7. Kimberly Menozzi,
    I'm happy the site was fun for you too and may you be blessed with many new words.

  8. Joanna St. James,
    I'm with you. I've got a collection of characters in my current wip too.

  9. A Redhead named Sam,
    Yep, I can picture this! You've brought number 9 to life! Thanks for the grin.

  10. busy91,
    Ah, my Nano project doesn't feature any of these either, but I think they inspire me to be more creative. Good luck on your Nano novel.

  11. I am Harriet,
    Yeah, I'm a sucker for those true love stories. Happy TT!

  12. Scatterbrained troll in a circus? God it's total chaos lol! I love #3 and #7.

  13. I don't remember that many helpful stable boys in my F/SF reading.

    I'm NaNoing too.

  14. Oh, the poor griffin. Sounds like that site is a fun time-waster!

  15. Hazel,
    Grin. I like the idea of a scatterbrained troll in a circus too.

  16. AliceAudrey,
    I'm sure there's some helpful stableboys somewhere. How about the Princess Bride? Wasn't Westley a stableboy? Oh, well, thanks for dropping by.

  17. Heather,
    Yes, you're right. I could spend many hours playing around at Seventh Sanctum. :)

  18. Wow, what a great site! Thank you for sharing it. I bookmarked it and will go back to it again and again!

  19. list.

    I keep smiling when I think of #9 and the images it creates. My husband is starting to think I have lost my mind. LOL.

  20. lalalalaaa I'm not looking. That's all I need is another story in my head. Only 37,000 words to go lol
    Good luck with NaNo
    Happy T13!

  21. CountryDew,
    I'm glad you like Seventh Sanctum. I think it's fun too.

  22. kandyblossom,
    Yep, number nine makes me laugh too. :)

  23. Adelle Laudan,
    Thanks. Sounds like you're doing great with your Nano novel. I appreciate you taking time out for a visit.

  24. lol Some of those sound like great plots! What a fun generator. Happy 13! Great list. Thanks for visiting.

  25. Great plot ideas! Now for some spare time to do some writing...

    Happy TT!

  26. Brenda you've got a whole lot of good ideas :) and really encouraging :) puts a smile on my face!

  27. Joanne,
    I'm happy to know you like the generator. I enjoy using it too.

  28. sherilee,
    I'm with you. In fact that's a great idea for a post. Where do we find more time? Thanks.

  29. Divaa Divine,
    Yes, the ideas are fun, but I can't take credit for them--they're found at Seventh Sanctum. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  30. Marita,
    I think number nine was the most popular choice. :) You're in good company.

  31. Thought provoking...

    ...when will the books be out?

    Luv the list

  32. I loved some of the suggestions. I'm off to check it out.

  33. I think I will do a different plot for each chapter. That sounds like fun. Well, not for this NaNo book. Maybe the next one.

  34. {S.T.U.F.F}
    I guess I'd better get busy. :)

  35. Shelley,
    I think you'll like the site, but I bet you don't need plot help. Your stories already sound super interesting.

  36. Nessa,
    That would be a hoot. Let me know if you do try that book. Thanks.


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