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need a story idea? please help?
04-08-2014, 06:40 PM
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need a story idea? please help?
I get really good ideas and then I give up on them because I think they are rubbish. I need a good story idea and this is what I want in it.

- Some kind of paranormal/mythical creature like fairies or something. (NO VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT PLEASE)
- Some kind of mystery about a place or person
- Epic adventure Smile)
- A sad bit like where someone dies or something
- Needs to have a beginning that can pull you in but not get you bored in the middle and end of the book

*** Suitable for ages 8+

Thank you. I can put your names in the story as well if you can help :0
Actually, forget the 8 year old thing.


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04-08-2014, 06:42 PM
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How about writing a horror holiday story. Look up the Krampus and seriously consider this. The Krampus is a Pagan tale; a monster that kidnaps naughty children on Christmas, while children receive their gifts from Santa. (That is worse than coal. Huh?)

Read about golems. I haven't heard of many stories about golems. If you didn't know, a golem is a mythological creature that is generally formed from an inanimate object. They are shaped like men, but they do not have the facial features of men. (Example: An iron golem would simply look like a man made of iron)

You can write about Grýla or something similar. She is an Icelandic mythological creature that eats children that do not fall asleep on time. She looks like an old lady, but she's clearly a terrifying monster.

Do research on the roc bird; they are legendary birds of prey. They can carry an elephant. This derived from the Persians I believe.

You could even make up your own Mythological creature. J. R. R. Tolkien did this successfully by creating a humanoid race known as "The Hobbits".

I'm just tossing ideas of some entities that are found in mythology. Use one creatively, or perhaps even do research on mythology from a not-so mainstream culture. Honestly, werewolves, vampires, fairies, and other mainstream fictitious creatures are cliché.

If it's suitable for 8 year olds and older, perhaps eating children isn't a good idea. You could write about the legendary roc bird. One of them befriends with a boy. The boy discovered that there are more birds like his, however, some may not be so friendly. His roc bird or even the boy can die of some eventful death or some upsetting scene.

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04-08-2014, 06:46 PM
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Got you link from Google. Lots of mythical creature, to provoke your imagination.
http://www.mythical-creatures-and-beasts...tures.html ''Cyclops were gigantic one eyed monsters. The most famous is Polyphemus, the Cyclops blinded by Odysseus. The Cyclops are generally mentioned as the sons of Uranus..'' ''In Greek mythology, a fabulous monster of Crete that had the body of a man and the head of a bull. It was the offspring of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and a ...''

Medusa. Fictional Character. In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. Wikipedia
Feedback. Medusa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
In Greek mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress" ) was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous ...
‎Gorgon - ‎Phorcys - ‎Chrysaor - ‎Medusa (disambiguation) Medusa - Greek Mythology. MEDUSA. The Medusa was an ugly creature. Let's have a look at how she came into existence, for she wasn't always that ugly... Again, the ''In Greek Myth- medusa1.jpg (59124 bytes)Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. She was the only one of the Gorgons who was subject to mortality. She is celebrated for her personal charms and the beauty of her locks. Neptune became enamoured of her, and obtained her favours in the temple of Minerva. This violation of the sanctity of the temple provoked Minerva, and she changed the beautiful locks of Medusa, which had inspired Neptune’s love to serpents. According to Apollodorus, Medusa and her sisters came into the world with snakes on their heads, instead of hair, with yellow wings and brazen hands. Their bodies were also covered with impenetrable scales, and their very looks had the power of killing or turning to stones. Perseus rendered his name immortal by his conquest of Medusa. He cut off her head, and the blood that dropped from the wound produced the innumerable serpents that infest Africa. The conqueror placed Medusa's head on the shield of Minerva, which he had used in his expedition. The head still retained the same petrifying power as before, as it was fatally known in the court of Cepheus. . . . Some suppose that the Gorgons were a nation of women, whom Perseus conquered.
From Lempriére’s Classical Dictionary of Proper names mentioned in Ancient Authors Writ Large. Ed. J. Lempriére and F.A. Wright. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Camille Dumoulié.Medusa's head, an apparently simple motif linked to the myth of Perseus, was freed through being severed and cut loose from its 'moorings' by the hero in the remote depths of the world. There is something paradoxical about the story since the monster was all the more indestructible because it had been killed. Indeed, the figure of Medusa is characterized by paradox, both in terms of the actual mythical stare, which turned men to stone, and in the interpretations that have been given to it. The fascination that she exerts arises from a combination of beauty and horror. Her head was used, in Ancient times, as an apotropaic mask -- a sort of talisman which both killed and redeemed.
As well as being the very symbol of ambiguity, Medusa's head is also one of the most archaic mythical figures, perhaps an echo of the demon Humbaba who was decapitated by Gilgamesh. Everything implies that it is a 'representation' of the most meaningful aspect of the sacred. Insofar as it is the role of literature to assume responsibility for the sacred, each era, when confronted with the mystery of the 'origins', has re-examined Medusa's head with its mesmerizing stare as something which conceals the secret of the sacred.''
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