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Tutorial to Generate Short Stories 2
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* This article outlines part of the creative process. This is a list of elements which go into deciding on a starting point for stories. This article includes some of my personal favorite items. Sometimes a poem grows into a short story.
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* Caution: This article is my personal notes. It's not advice. It's not professional.
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* Similar Articles: Tutorial to Generate Short Stories 1. Royce's Short Stories. Tutorial: Kinds of Societies.
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Various Lists for Outlining a Short Story
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* General Philosophies:
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* Popular Parables:
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* Types of Food/Cuisine: (See nationalities). Fresh. Frozen. Eatery. BBQ. Salad. Moist. Dry. Tart. Sour. Bitter. Delicious. Pastry. Desert. Recipe. Cookbook.
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* Genres Book and Movie: Action. Comedy. Drama. Romance. Horror. Thriller. Western. War.
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* Genres Music: Rock. Country. Spa Nature Sounds. Pop. Rap. Dubstep. Chill. Electric. BPM. Jazz. Classical. Musicals. Instrumental.
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* Musical Instruments: Drums. Guitar. Harp. Trumpet. Saxaphone. Flute. Violin. Piano.
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* Future Technologies: Wrist computer. Hologram. Cyborg. Robot. Hover Board. Crystal hard drive. Ion engine. Laser/Phaser. AI Assistant. Teleportation. Time travel. Meal in a pill. Exoskeleton. Easy space travel. Tiny pet robot assistant. Inflatable house.
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* TV/Content/Age Ratings: Kids. General. Teen. Adult 18+.
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* Senses: Sight. Touch. Hearing. Smell. Taste.
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* Emotions and Facial Expressions: Happy, Sad, Doubt, Disbelief, Joy, Bliss, Fascination, Obsession, Hate, Rage, Confused, Sly, Cynical, Serious, Stern, Playful, Fear.
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* Kinds of Businesses and Organizations: Church. Fast Food. For profit. Nonprofit. Kiosk. Festival.
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* Organization & Storage: Folder. File. File Cabinet. Basket. Shelf. Trunk.
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* Criminal Acts: Theft. Breaking and Entering. Domestic violence. Defacing. Gang activity.
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* Vehicles: Car. Truck. Plane. Helicopter. Air Craft Carrier. Submarine. Motorcycle. Chair. Shopping cart. Space shuttle. Chariot. scooter. air ship. yacht. cruise ship. private jet. stadium. fallout bomb shelter. bicycle. glider. rocket pack. inflatable raft.
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* Sports: Olympics. Marathon. Biathlon. Frisbee. Tennis. Bicycle Racing. Soccer. Football. Hockey. Nascar. Four wheeling. Dune riding. Spelunking. Hiking. Jogging. Swimming. Board games.
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* Traditional Art, Arts & Crafts: Painting. Sketch. Poem. Song. Sculpture. Pottery.
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* Power, Energy: Powerplants. Nuclear. Coal. Clean Coal. Steam. Ocean Wave. Solar. Geothermal. Natural Gas. Propane. Spring power. Batteries. Lightning. Static electricity. Air pressure.
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* Furniture & House Decor: Bed. Coffee Table. Dining Table. Rocking chair. TV Stand. China Hutch. Steps. Spiral staircase. Crown molding. Shelf. Lighting. Fans. Window. Door. Special flooring. Wall hangings.
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* Awards: Peace prize. X-Prize. Trophy. Gramies. Oscars. Olympic metal (gold, silver, bronze).
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* Human Events: Birth. Funeral. Wedding. Festival. Carnival. Birthday. Coming of Age. Reunion. Anniversary.
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* Dancing: Ballroom dancing. Break-dance. Interpretive. Mime. Ballet. Tap-dance.
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* National Agencies: Military organizations. Armies. NATO. UN United Nations. Governments. Presidential Secret Service.
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* Phases of Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma.
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* Elements Natural: Water, Ice, Fire, Lava, Rock, Mud, Minerals, Organics.
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* Weapons: Missile. Bomb. Grenade. Drone. Bio Warfare. Sword. Dagger. Ninja star. Katana sword. Shield. Armor. Poison. Soldiers. Troops. Hand to hand combat. Martial arts. Blunt weapons. Bow and arrow. Taser. Hand gun. Rifle. Chain gun. Phaser. Laser. Flame thrower. Spike. Poison dart. Musket. scythe. sickle. hammer. club. element staff. Particle beam.
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Creatures
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* Nationalities: American. Caucasian. Native American. African. Black. Russian. European. Korean. Japanese. Mexican. Spanish.
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* Animals/Mammals: Wombat. Flying squirrel. Badger. Raccoon. Monkey. Cat. Dog. Hawk. Bald Eagle. Fox. Coyote. Raven. Black Bird.
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* Reptiles: Lizard. Dinosaur.
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* Ocean Life (Not just fish): Shark. Clown fish. Hammerhead shark. Sperm Whale. Killer Whale. Dolphin. Starfish. Coral reef. Seaweed. Clam. Crab. Lobster. Electric eel. Stingray. Manta-ray.
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* Insects: Beetle. Cockroach. Spider. Praying Mantis. Ant.
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Places, Worlds
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* Human Made Places: Mall, Building, House, Vehicle, Highway, Bedroom, Attic, Airport, Dam, Reservoir, Bridge, Sewer, Train, Train Station, Race Track, Symphony Hall, Dance Studio, Space station. Mine shaft. University. Museum. Virtual reality. Submerged ruins. Tiny houses inside trees. ocean study lab. dungeon, crypt, graveyard, french catacombs. Egypt/Aztec/Mayan pyramid. ancient Rome. concert. 1900 Paris worlds fair. wild west frontier gold rush. zoo. alternate dimension. candyland. abandoned factory or powerplant. junkyard. world war ii. cold war. Aladdin Arabian mud neighborhoods. Tibetan monk monastery. Dream state. Gothic Church “Duomo”. Swiss baking village. Alien jellyfish space ship. Steampunk clockwork village.
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* Natural World Places: World, Planet, Lava Tunnel, Rock Tunnel, Cave, Forrest, Lake, Meadow, Burrow, Space, Space Storm, Space Debris, Ocean, Riverbed, River, Stream, Eden Garden, Rain forest, Bee Hive, Ant Hill, Water Fall, Swamp, Hills, Mountain, Valley, Hot Spring, Desert, Waste Land, Scrub land, Tangle of giant roots, barbs, and dried vines. Ocean floor and caverns. Grand canyon. Forrest canopy. Cellular or molecular world. winter mountains. wild reserve. ice tundra. desert island. Heaven or Hell. Exotic neon bioluminescent (glowing) plants. Field of bright flowers.
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* Time: Ancient World, Past/Present/Future, Mixed.
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* Natural Disaster and Weather: Rain, Storm, Hurricane, Tsunami, Flood, Mist, Rolling Fog, Clouds, Volcano Lava/steam eruption, earthquake, Dust storm. Sand storm. Falling tree. Sink hole.
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Illness and Injuries
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* Mental Illness: Depression. Multiple personalities.
* Diseases: Cold. Flu. Aids.
* Common Injuries: Broken limb. Burn. Blind.
* Food poisoning. Radiation. Bio warfare.
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Character Creation
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* Character Types: Plant person. Dwarf. Elf. Alien. Warrior. Hunter. Elementrist. Thief. Viking. Pirate. Businessman. Skater. Karate master. Ninja. Samurai. Necromancer. Knight. Guardian. Vampire. Monster. Werewolf. Golam. Cyborg (robot+organics). Robot. Military general. Soldier. Gang-banger. Motorcycle warrior. Mafia. Policeman. King. Emperor. Sultan. Senator. Pilot. Animal Hybrid. Wild Animal. Dragon. Hell-hound. Domesticated Pet. Illuminati. Shadow society. Secret government lab. Hero gone rogue. Mad scientist. Spirit creature. Swamp monster. Caveman. Elemental rock monster. Giant. Mermaid. Wise grandparent with secrets of the ancient world. Angel. Demon. Phantom. Harpies. Centaur. Pegasus. Swarm of attack bugs. Prehistoric versions of common animals. Mutated future versions of common animals. Marauder aka outlaw aka bandit. Sand Arabian. Cowboy. MechWarrior. Mech robot suit. ork. gnome. fairy. nymph. siren. imp. oak tree giant. minions. abominable snowman. lockness monster. tooth fairy. jack frost. jack the ripper. Dr Jeckle & Mr Hyde (hulk). Frankenstein. Grim Reaper. zombie. skeleton. faun (goat man). centaur (horse man). doppelganger. weeping stone angel. burly boxing bouncer. tomb adventurer. china warlord.
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* Character Biography aka Backstory: Name. Physical Build. Age. Location. Favorites. Preferences/Likes. Dislikes/Hates. Habits. Address. Phone. Nationality. Hair/Skin color. Outstanding features. Member of. Avoids. Goals. Selling. Buying. Criminal record. Material items. Fashion sense. Health / Disabilities. Major Accomplishments. Intelligence. Weight. Genetic flaws or enhancements. Super powers.
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* Super Hero Powers: Fly. Invisible. Magnetic. Control of elements. Light. Swordsmanship. Sharp claws. Mind control. Super Strength.
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* Construction Stereotypes: Hard hat. Power tool. Wrecking ball. Large tractors. Back ho. Adhesives. Drill. Jack Hammer. Walkie Talkie. Sledge Hammer. Drywall dust. Rubble. Demolition.
* American Culture Stereotypes: Large SUV vehicles. Cross and Church. Catholic.
* Russian Culture Stereotypes: Fur coat. Dreaming. Red trains. Spirit of youth.
* Asian Culture Stereotypes: Spirit world. Anime. Martial Arts. Seafood. Chopsticks. Black hair. Chi. Meditation.
* British Culture Stereotypes: Top hat. Monocular. British accent.
* Scientist/Chemist Tools: Beaker. Lab coat. Tweezers. Rat in cage. Syringe (Needle).
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* All Major Real-World Nationalities, of Past and Present: List too long, See Wikipedia for now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_birth_rate
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* Personality Types:
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* Flying. Floating island. Castle. Park.

story/tutorial_to_generate_short_stories_2.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/19 01:02 by reb