Monstrous Books => New Publications & Authors => Topic started by: 2012 Is coming on August 31, 2009, 01:31:07 AM

Title: Writers Block
Post by: 2012 Is coming on August 31, 2009, 01:31:07 AM
I am currently writing a series of books about Vampires and Damphyrs, but have run out of "original ideas".

I have created my own breed of Vampires by breeding a Nosferatu with a Baobahn Sith, but things have dried up. I would be ever so grateful if someone could reignite the spark.

Many thans for reading.......
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Ryobi on August 31, 2009, 04:53:35 AM
Could you give us some more details regarding storyline and tell us what the underlying themes/message is going to be?
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: markus on August 31, 2009, 05:00:05 AM
Topic moved to relevant forum

And welcome 2012 to monstrous
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: 2012 Is coming on August 31, 2009, 05:17:45 AM
First of all thanks Markus for puttingthis in to the relevant forum.

Second; Ryobi...

I dont want to give too much away (could be my only chance to make millions lol)

But the basic outline is that i have 2 characters very close like brothers, who are trying to stop a new super breed of Vampire. One of them is a Vampire but only drinks blood from the blood bank, he is the one that was born one of these super Vampires. His creators are after him for his blood, because one drop can turn an ordinary Vampire in to the super breed. The super breed being invulnerable to Sunlight, Silver, Holy Water and pretty much everything else.

The only way to kill them is to behead them, or, to inject them with this virus that the 2 characters have been working on since ones mother died.

The reason the followers need the blood from this one person is that they cant wait another 21 years for anothers blood to "mature".

Ultimately its Good v's Evil, but with a few nice twists in he middle and at the end.....

p.s. This is not like Twilight.
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Devinoir on August 31, 2009, 08:59:10 PM
Thanks for the idea, consider it stolen!!))
Just kidding, and it is a bit Twilight.. kidding again.. or am I?
Anyways, when you've got writer's block, drink and think and sleep less and think a lot. Then one day you'll look in the mirror and see a super breed of a vampire and your inspiration shall be back.
If I were you, I'd add demons to the story. And gargoyles. And zombies, who would be like the failed vampires. And the Devil as the head of the whole damn bunch!
I need a drink.
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Ryobi on August 31, 2009, 10:51:16 PM
I would include subtle references to first world politics, (needing the blood of beings they see as weaker than themselves, invulnerable to traditional weaknesses) and in the end the bro pair represent 'necessary change' fighting to upheave and overcome the democratic governments of the modern world.

The twist at the end.  :wink:

But this isn't my story.

You could possibly introduce the Baobahn Sith and Nosferatu as warring tribes, each wanting the blood to increase their power and cause an imbalance within the vampire society. They could possibly make a fake allegiance with a group of vampires at some point (maybe introduce the traditional houses) who help protect them in exchange for the blood, however in the end they dupe them and lead them into a trap, which was intended for the bro pair, set up by another house.

The problem is, vampires have been done to death, good luck trying to find some original ideas with that one. You could introduce more of the vampire lore, the houses, their connections with other 'supernatural' beings and scientific explanations as to how vampires feed etc. It will sound like you have an incredible imagination, what readers may not realise is that quite a lot of it is truth. Those that do however, will love it for that reason.
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: 2012 Is coming on September 01, 2009, 06:01:54 AM
Thanks for the ideas Ryobi, suddenly i have renewed enthusiasm.

I shall put you in the "Thank you" section of my "Multi selling - Original Idea vampire series of books".

Rowling, Rice, Stoker watch out!!!!

Again thank you!!
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Ryobi on September 01, 2009, 02:04:02 PM
Anytime 2012, happy to help!  :-D
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Devinoir on September 01, 2009, 04:56:02 PM
I don't know, I HAD started a vampire novel and then I quit it. They were like undead Romans, a bit like Mafia, doing traffiking and slavery and that kinda stuff.. it was a pleasure to write, and yet.. I'm not a vampire novelist, I'm Devinoir.
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: KubeSix on September 01, 2009, 05:29:12 PM
You've got a good story right there!

You could always make one of the bad super vampires turn his/her back to the others to help the main characters... It's pretty generic, though, the bad guy that becomes good is used in almost every story, but it can eb a good plot device if you use it well.
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Carson Dane on December 24, 2009, 06:29:14 PM
The key thing is the one’s special blood:  the brothers are working on creating the virus only, when by accident, a drop of the one’s blood drops into the viral mix.  The resulting “virus” when injected into selected unsuspecting humans causes them to be drawn to martial arts and swords, and to seek the vampires to be terminated. 

Perhaps the “blood virus” fails in some of the selected humans, making them zombies, demons, etc.?

On another note, I researched copyright etc., before publishing my first book.  My findings were not to worry about someone stealing ideas: thieves are thieves – just as the common thief needs to “see” the item in the car before breaking its window, plagiarists steal and use writings already proven to have made money in the market.
I think your creative manuscript would be too much work for them, anyways.

Best wishes for your manuscript.
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Carson Dane on December 30, 2009, 06:54:14 PM
Keep writing and saving files.  Create a plot arch and try putting your short stories and characters across it.  In other words, sequence what you've already written in a way that integrates the pieces together for your novel, using twists and turns of plot to make things fit.  Then to finish, edit out what doesn't fit. 
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Carson Dane on January 18, 2010, 09:41:23 PM
Ten or so is a lot, and a credit to you.  (I'm juggling three ideas for my next book.  My problem is deciding which one and getting started.  I can only write part-time, which I guess, keeps me from trying too hard at writing.)  You might want to post as 2012 did, or post parts of your writing and ask for suggestions, which in turn you can continue and finish one of your ideas.  What do you like to write about?
Title: Re: Writers Block
Post by: Carson Dane on January 22, 2010, 06:17:45 PM
As I understand, the rights to your story are yours when you write it;  when you post it on a site, the site owners have the right to publish the story or parts of your story you post to their site, other sites, and the internet.  I don't think that converts your writing product itself to a collaboration.  It's about the writer's exclusive rights and the publisher's non-exclusive rights; isn't it?  Seems cool to me. 

Go ahead and post a story; I don't believe anyone has the right to claim credit for it but you.

Wadda ya think?