Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #35

13 Possible Novel Topics for NaNoWriMo

I've decided to try to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November. I've only got a week left to think up a good topic. Here are some possible ideas and permutations of ideas. Please leave your vote. (I won't necessarily do the one that gets the most votes, I just like lots of opinions when I make a decision. I'm a wienie like that.) I don't know if any of these would be specifically Christian fiction, but I do know that they would probably be the cleanest works of fiction you've ever seen. I can't even write curse words. I'm just that inhibited.

1. Mystery set in 1930s/1940s Oklahoma. Probably with a farmer or a farmer's son as the sleuth.

2. Mystery set in present day Oklahoma with same possible sleuths.

3. WWII novel, set somewhere in Europe. Probably involving an underground resistance group.

4. WWII novel, set here at the home front.

5. Mystery at local newspaper office in small, rural town.

6. Fantasy novel with possible mystery theme rather than war/conquest themes.

7. Story of young man of independent means who travels the world disguised to learn about people and life in general. Probably set in the late 1800's, but possible also somewhere in the first half of the 1900's.

8. Mystery in which two teenagers (boy and girl) are the hero/heroine/sleuths. Also set in rural Oklahoma

9. Suspense/mystery about a missing/believed dead person from a terror attack, who actually just used the opportunity to hide and get away from some unspecified threat.

10. Mystery/story involving a preacher's family in a rural town.

11. Murder mystery where the crime is discovered through conversations and events that take place in an online role-playing game.

12. Mystery that is discovered/solved by people who work in a small family/owned photo printing shop.

13. A fantasy or sci-fi rendering of the current immigration issues facing our state/country.


aftergrace said...

My vote is for number 12. I used to work in a photo printing shop back in the day, and you wouldn't believe the things we would see while printing people's photos. Sometimes very shocking!

Nicholas said...

You have lots of choice there. Please tell us which one you pick.

yh said...

All great topics... I like #9

Kate Davies said...

Great ideas! Good luck with NaNo. It's crazy, but fun!

baby~amore' said...

great ideas - can't wait to see your result !

lilibeth said...

My vote is for 11 or 12. Have fun.

Heather said...

my vote is for #7. what a great undertaking! I'm considering NaBloPoMo.

Katia said...

Numbers 6 or 11 sound interesting - six because I love fantasy /and/ mysteries, and eleven because it's such a unique idea!! But really, write what you want! And good luck!

Attolia said...

Well, naturally I like the idea of 6 because it has the words "fantasy novel" in it, but 7 intrigues me as well, honestly.

Darla said...

Oooh, good luck! I love the first idea--there don't seem to be a lot of books set in that time period, and it's a fascinating one.

Sarah said...

I really like #3 and #8...sounds great! I wish you luck with that! :)
Happy TT~

Sarah said...

I really like #3 and #8...sounds great! I wish you luck with that! :)
Happy TT~

Morgan St. John said...

I say 3 or 4...I love those and there aren't enough!!! Have you read The Zion Chronicles OR The Secret of the Rose books???

Very good underground references...especially the Rose books.

Good luck!!! with two kids, you have a busy month ahead of you.

Qtpies7 said...

I vote for 5!

JAM said...

Hey! More people writing hideous prose!

Believe me, you will have days where it's as if the words magically flow from your fingers and you're amazed at how good it reads on the first try. Other days, you know that you're writing swill to make your word count for the day.

I have a general idea of what to write about, but since my ideas change daily, I won't really know what I'm writing about until I sit down and start on the 1st of Nov. That's what I did last year and I was able to keep it up and cross the finish line a couple of days early.

Best of luck!