I found these writing wishlists from here, here, and here (Kara started it! :)). I have so many writing ideas and it looked like a lot of fun, so voila! I made my own. A writing wishlist is like a Christmas wishlist but instead of dream presents, you write novels/stories you would like to write.
I’ve got a lot of wishes – too many to complete any time soon, but a girl can dream …
It’s about a woman who is (predictably) a shopaholic. It’s partially told by shopping lists.
I want to write from the point of view of an internet troll.
3. My Technological Lover
I wrote a little about this one for Beautiful Books #1. It’s about a girl who falls in love with Siri and has an annoying jock brother.
4. I Crashed My Friends
This is a very … reflective story? I don’t know how to call it. Martin crashes his three friends in his car and struggles to pick up the pieces, continue his life, and find reconciliation with his friends’ bereaved parents.
5. Mystery story
I’d love to write a good mystery, particularly with intense psychology. It would be cool to write where the main character/one of the main characters is the culprit.
I love a good romance and I’ve probably had the most reading experience with it. It would be fun to write one. 🙂 I have some ideas, such as one where a woman picks up a guy at the bar and havoc ensues and another where a girl asks a shy stranger on the bus out (and he’s kinda stuck to his phone, playing Dots). Hmm, I see a bit of a pattern.
A girl tries to match make all the students in her class but they end up choosing radically different boyfriends/girlfriends from who she pairs them with. This is a pretty fluffy, funny story and it’ll be a blast to write.
8. A pirate/sailor story
Because … the sea! Sailing! Water!
9. A music and teenagers contemporary
A group of teenagers meet through music, which is sort of the cohesive that bonds them together through hard times.
I know it’s a totally cliched idea but these three characters walked into my head and I LOVE them – a famous and fairly spoiled but adorable actress, her punk rock star brother, and the poor girl (who’s a classical musician) taking her place.
11. A horror story
Because I’m suddenly really interested in being scared.
12. Vampire/werewolf father
A vampire/werewolf poses as a benign, clumsy father, when he is really a cold and calculating man. It’ll be told from the POV of his “kids” or “wife”, maybe.
13. Button City
I have no reason to write this story (that doesn’t have a plot) except that I like the title Button City and I’ve got the idea that the protagonist is called Cyrus and I love the guy. He’s … introverted, insensitive, and very Cyrus.
14. Red Telephone
A man, newly released from prison, struggles to put his life back together and mend his relationship with his girlfriend and their child.
15. Winteria/Aestasia fantasy
This is MG and I love my world, divided by winter and summer. The romance is adorable and the mixed kids start autumn and spring, of course.
16. Mathbook fantasy
People fall into a mathbook and must keep all their wits about them to survive. They battle evil square roots and pair with the integers to save the world … stuff like that, you know …
17. New Singapore
Dystopian Singapore. Now that would be cool.
18. Twelve dancing princesses retelling
When I read twelve dancing princesses, I’m always struck by the mystery of the place the princesses go. Their secret is found out … then what? They just stop going? What’s that world they went to? Why is there a portal in their room? Surely they wouldn’t just abandon it once they were found and surely the king would be curious. There’s so much potential.
19. Shakespeare retelling
I might do King Lear (my fav Shakespeare play).
20. Crazy taxi driver
Inspired by B.D. Joe. Can you imagine?
So, hmm … twenty novels to write. I still have my three WIPs. I’d better get writing!
(I’m working on World Warriors now and it’s a blast to write. Everyone’s clashing delightfully with everyone else.)