January 13, 2009

Mini-Blog: I Need Your Help!

I need the help of anyone and everyone reading this! I have writer's block! Well, not so much writer's block as loss of ideas. Look, I have the entire book plotted out. I know nearly all the details. I've written some scenes in my head. (By the way, the climax is GREAT!) There's one thing, though.

One girl and the main character girl have a bet. It's like, "You have to do this, or else you have to..." I got to the part where One Girl is presenting the 'or else' to Main Character Girl.

Now, what I need from you is an idea for a good 'or else.' I need some help! Seriously! I've been brainstorming and researching all day, and I can't find anything! Please help! (Just so you know, this is only a very small part of the plot. It's actually only 30% of a subplot.)

I beg of you, take pity and help me brainstorm!

P.S. One Girl is the kind of person who cares A LOT about social things and boys. Right now, I have only one idea. It's okay, but I'm not sure that Main Character Girl would accept it--and you know how characters can be. You can't make them do something they wouldn't do.

Please leave a comment/E-Mail me! (My E-Mail is on my profile.)


BookSnob said...

What type of story is it? (Chick lit, Religious, Action, Romance, Adventure, Thriller, Espionage, Combo of the above, None of the above, ect.)
How serious is 'or else'? (or else I'll steal your boyfriend, or else I'll your stalk you, or else I'll tell the world, or else I'll eat your cheeseburger, or else I'll blow up your dog.)
Uh, yeah, I guess I kinda need some more boundaries.

Nadia Murti said...

Chick-lit, I suppose.
It's actually more of a "You have to do this, or else you have to..." Kind of like a bad movie supposedly made for teen girls.

Nadia Murti said...

By the way, "blow up you your dog." Ha ha! I seriously did crack up when I read that.

Also, it's YA chick-lit romance-y.

BookSnob said...

I'm glad you liked that.
I'll work on it and get back to you soon, I promise.
I'll get it, I love a challenge.

BookSnob said...

One last question, are the Main character and One girl friends or adversaries? (In others words, is the "or you do this" nice or mean? e.g. confronting a fear (nice) or something nasty. Like, well, um, yeah. I don't have much experience being mean.)

Nadia Murti said...

Kind of nasty. So far, the best I heard was "Or else you have to dye your hair purple." Ha ha.