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    A Pennsylvania guy buys a camel.
    "How can we know the dancer from the dance?" - W.B. Yeats
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  2. #372
    Quote Originally Posted by HandinHandTogether View Post
    I am writing a non fiction book, replies here seem to be for fiction, am i welcome
    You are very welcome here! This particular exercise is usually used by fiction authors, nonfiction authors usually have a much more easily defined subject. But! That's not to say that it doesn't help to define a specific mission statement for your nonfiction piece to help define the scope of your research and narrative.

  3. #373
    Let's see, Ummm...

    I got it. Ones that I am currently working on at the moment.

    A horny couple can't have a kid unless one of them enters the galactic imperial military.

    A young man escapes an abusive family, only to be plagued by PTSD, headaches, suicidal thoughts and terrified that he will hurt his new wife.

    A successful general is unknowingly set up to marry the niece of the Emperor.

    A change in a commanding generals mind results in a larger campaign to end a civil war early.

  4. #374
    A writer's attempt to be the God of a young man's destiny slowly develops into a manipulative game.

  5. #375
    After his class is gunned down, a professor must find and kill the shooter before the police discover the unseemly details that led to the shooting.

    (It didn't reach the CIBA 'Clue Awards' Semifinals for nothing)
    Last edited by Dan Rhys; December 22nd, 2019 at 05:24 PM.

  6. #376
    Los Angeles, 1942. Private detective David Cole is hired to track down a missing blackjack dealer, only to soon find himself thrown into a murder frame and onto the trail of a deadly gang of criminals flooding the streets with heroin.

  7. #377
    "Fact: Exiting the Vietnam War almost overnight, a LRRP patrol was never picked up, creating the most incredible story, ever."

  8. #378
    No more than 20 words is the hardest part. Let's see...

    Caught in a time war, Ida tries to survive discovering time travelers, while one investigates her town's significance across time.

    It hurts to do that. Physically hurts...

  9. #379
    Each of my books have a theme behind the plot - so I'll show both here:

    Dark Side of Joy: A young boy flees Child Protective Services and finds love and pain in equal measure. (Theme: perseverance)

    Last Dragon: An outlaw seeks a better life and fights to save those he loves. (Theme: Sacrifice)

    Departure: An engineer battles a socialist regime while working to save humanity. (Theme: Cunning)

    Desperation: A soldier wages war against tyranny aboard star ships lost in outer space. (Theme: Integrity)

    Damnation: An android must deal with prejudice and defeat a brutal religion. (Theme: Intolerance)


    WIP:

    Deviation: An escaped slave finds dignity and love while unifying humanity. (Theme: Virtue)


    On the horizon:

    Destination: Humanity unites to evolve into something new while Androids watch. (Theme: Transformation)

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    Two working class young men--both hamstrung and impeded, but close friends--try to navigate the world.

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