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by Preacher
July 18th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: My thorny plot mess .....HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

My thorny plot mess .....HELP!

Here is what i have: My protagonist gets a call frim a friend requesting a late-night meeting. At the met, the friend asks the protagonist to find a woman, and to keep her safe. The friend can't do it because he doesn't want to alert certain interested parties that he is hiding the existence of this...
by Preacher
April 10th, 2012, 9:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plausible scenario?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Plausible scenario?

The question i am having is creating a logical bridge from the soldier to the protagonist. The protagonist is the character who finds missing people. If the soldier who rescued the survivor and protagonist are friends how do you justify having the soldier pass the case off to the protagonist? The be...
by Preacher
April 9th, 2012, 8:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plausible scenario?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Plausible scenario?

The earlier actions are past events -the chemical tests have already been done, the survivor had been discovered, and the soldier has given her sanctuary in the United States. In the present -opposing nemesis forces have discovered the identity of the survivor. 1 opposition force wishes to use her a...
by Preacher
April 4th, 2012, 11:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plausible scenario?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Plausible scenario?

i dont want the smuggling soldier to be a "bad" guy. I want him to be a good and decent soldier who smuggles the survivor out to keep her safe and alive. So maybe your first scenario works and during the cause of the research and testing her whereabouts had become know to both the government and the...
by Preacher
April 4th, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plausible scenario?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Plausible scenario?

The treason part is easily removed from the scenario, leaving me with her being kidnapped to use her to prove what the United States is doing. The attack of conscience thing i am not sure of any other way to have him remove her from te situation. Maybe she has a kid and that is what does it? But it ...
by Preacher
April 4th, 2012, 8:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plausible scenario?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Plausible scenario?

Okay, i have a scenario i want to be part of something i am writing and here it is: There was a village or town or whatever in some third world place, Burma is what came to mind, that was wiped out. Meaning all of the people in the village were killed. They were killed as part of a testing program f...
by Preacher
March 21st, 2012, 9:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Stuck .....

They are not really zombies, they do need oxygen, and i want them to retain more of their cognitive abilities but they shamble and move slow because their bodies are so heavy from their thick skin. Maybe stone is the wrong way to say it. Maybe it is just extremely thick. The time period is the prese...
by Preacher
March 21st, 2012, 8:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Stuck .....

So then it seems as if i might have made a fundamental error when the fight scenes happen, especially is ammunition can do damage to stone. I assume that damage is to tear it off in chunks and stuff like that. But what if it wasn't exactly stone and it was basically bulletproof? i am shooting for so...
by Preacher
March 20th, 2012, 9:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Stuck .....

INTERESTING, demolition equipment. Lure the suckers in, trap them in the cell block, hit them with the chlorine gas from the sprinkler system and as they choke and panic, used bulldozers and the wrecking ball to knock the place down. Or i could even use the explosives and the blasting caps. The plac...
by Preacher
March 20th, 2012, 7:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Stuck .....

Sems to me that less can make for more. I think that picking one solution and applying it to the problem makes for a clearer scene outline and keeps the action more fluid. Other solutions can be kept around for other scenes. Maybe as the team regroups they create a weapon that can deliver concentrat...
by Preacher
March 20th, 2012, 12:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Stuck .....

Absolutely, stuff will go crazy for sure. But the strategy combo will be fun, muriatic acid in glass jars to herd them from the outside to the inside, or use the chrloine gas. I assume that if one was to soak enough of an area with the acid it could be lit easily enough and then create the burning i...
by Preacher
March 20th, 2012, 12:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Stuck .....

POLY: Thank you, as always. The muriatic acid solution is definitely a cool one that is easily accomplished. But i gotta say the crystal scale solution is really intriguing and also very different, could work also. Even the chlorine gas thing would work and it is easy to recreate. But i wonder if a ...
by Preacher
March 19th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Stuck .....

Okay, well, there is always room for me to change some thins but as of right now i had my team killing them by shooting them through the eyes or ears to blow the brains up. Now if that isn't all that sensible i can always go back and change that. As of now regular ammo is obviously not working. The ...
by Preacher
March 19th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck .....
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Stuck .....

In my present WIP, i have my team of special soldiers holding up in an old penitentiary while a herd of zombies with stone skin converges on them. The guys are low on ammo and i need a way to get them out and destroy these zombies. I am kind of stuck trying to figure out a cool fix to end the situat...
by Preacher
December 24th, 2011, 12:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: fooling around with loglines
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: fooling around with loglines

I am really thinking tv series here. I have the major story arc for a first season worked out in my head, kind of. I think I can make it work and have a vision of the first scene in my head. It centers around a spectacular train crash. But before I can do any of that I need to set up a real workspac...