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dclary
06-02-2007, 03:02 AM
Brainstorming exercise. Often, our first impulse is the most cliched, trite, or hackneyed response: thus the reason it jumped instantly to mind to begin with.

I had a script workshopped by some top agency execs once, and one of the pieces of advice I got was to brainstorm everything. Why is this scene in a restaurant? Because it's convenient? Because that's where this type of scene always happens? Why can't it be somewhere else? Where else might it be? Why does the bad guy have a baseball bat? Could it be a crow bar? A police baton? A baguette?


This game is EXACTLY like the "Say the first word that comes to mind..." game... EXCEPT: once you see the word, don't go with the first one. Force yourself to think of 10 words, and then put that one down.

So if I say BOOK...

you might think

Page,
Shepherd,
Hardcover,
Bookkeeper,
Library,
Borders,
Gilded ,
Life,
Paperback,
...


PUBLISHER


That's your word. Get cracking.

(you don't have to show your previous 9 as I did. That was for example purposes only).

Sassee
06-02-2007, 06:47 AM
writing
brainstorming
constipation
prunes
pruning
editing
revising
trash
oscar the grouch (okay, i know, more than one word)


GRUMPY

jhtatroe
06-02-2007, 07:47 AM
Putting in the thought process because I find it interesting.

(dwarf, snow white, fairy tale, prince, castle, moat, river, sea, ship)

pirate

CBeasy
06-02-2007, 09:58 AM
boat
sail
oar
chain
gun
shot
jolly
flag
deck

Plank

jhtatroe
06-02-2007, 06:26 PM
walk
trail
hiking
boots
monkey
jungle
forest
trees
treehouse

fort

Sury
06-03-2007, 06:56 AM
Wall
Guard
Gate
Stone
Huge
Protected
Old
History
Ruins
................

Bygone

TrainofThought
06-04-2007, 01:41 AM
Adios
Leave
Forget
Disregard
Insignificant
Past
Memories
Pictures
Childhood
Age
________

Mask

Eudaemonic
06-04-2007, 02:13 AM
mask
face
scar
knife
help
hide



dead

jhtatroe
06-04-2007, 03:15 AM
alive
flower
red
blood
disease
hospital
nurse
cap
jester

clown

Eudaemonic
06-04-2007, 11:13 AM
clown
paint
portrait
person
individual
single
lonely


SEARCH

Mandy-Jane
06-04-2007, 01:44 PM
rescue
save
life
death
cycle
bike
wheels
cars
petrol

EXPENSIVE

Storyteller5
06-04-2007, 08:39 PM
spend
diamond
jewellery
store
retail
ugly
sink
hole
ground

COVER

Sassee
06-04-2007, 09:21 PM
(from cover)

duck
goose
honk
car
fast
running
jumping
falling
crashing

SPLAT

Eudaemonic
06-05-2007, 12:23 AM
Splash
Ocean
Shark
Jaws
Teeth
Dentures


Gummy

jhtatroe
06-05-2007, 12:48 AM
worm
earth
lava
StarWars
Lucas
ER
hospital
wait
slow

stop

licity-lieu
06-05-2007, 01:14 AM
quit
force
exit
expire
empty
hollow

cave (I agree. The process behind the final word is most interesting)

Sury
06-05-2007, 05:18 AM
dark
hollow
deep
crevice
stone
bugs
spider
moss
damp

-------------

MARSH

Storyteller5
06-05-2007, 06:07 AM
(from MARSH)

swamp
swing
branch
tree
limb
hand
letter
deliver
mailbox

STAMP

Vanatru
06-05-2007, 06:09 AM
lick
stick
paste
post
parcel
mail
junk
yard
dog

HOT

Eudaemonic
06-05-2007, 05:14 PM
hot
fever
hospital
nurse
gentle
kiss
lust


love

licity-lieu
06-06-2007, 01:00 AM
love
blush
peach
velvet
curve
soft
more

feel

jhtatroe
06-06-2007, 01:05 AM
from feel
touch
emotion
soft
hard
hot
sick
good
feeler
sweaty

pearl

Mandy-Jane
06-06-2007, 02:10 AM
oyster
fish
salty
sea
ocean
ship
cruise
relax
massage
sleep

Sury
06-06-2007, 05:45 AM
Tired
Relax
Bath
Oil
Scent
Rose
Bunch
Chocolate
Pudding

------------

CARAMEL

Storyteller5
06-06-2007, 06:25 AM
(from CARAMEL)

sweet
soft
chocolate
cookie
break
coffee
hot
dark
chocolate

BROWN

threedogpeople
06-06-2007, 08:34 AM
Brown

tweed
jacket
wool
sheep
lamb
Easter
morning
sunrise
sunset
twilight
evening
dark
sky


STARS

Sury
06-07-2007, 05:27 AM
Universe
Galaxy
Planets
Earth
Sea
Coral
Diver
Risk
Investment

--------------

STOCKS

licity-lieu
06-07-2007, 10:54 AM
stocks
bonds
con
crook
bahamas
cocktail
Tom Cruise

CLOWN

Inky
06-07-2007, 12:08 PM
creepy
strings
dangling
viagra
panting
wash
car
drive
ambition

pimp

Eudaemonic
06-07-2007, 04:08 PM
ride
street
corner
shop
theft
holdup
automatic
robotic


android

myscribe
06-07-2007, 05:41 PM
(android)

robot
metal
shiny
stiff
shirt
pants
clean
wash
soap

suds

Inky
06-07-2007, 08:09 PM
rabid
Cujo
King
Rights
Equality
sugar
tea
cream
cat

hairball

Sury
06-08-2007, 06:07 AM
Furry
Rabbit
Farm
Cattle
Hay
Shed
Tin
House
Yard

GREEN

licity-lieu
06-08-2007, 09:09 AM
(green)

peace
kombi
kitchenette
spoon
dish
cute
sweet

SAUCY

Eudaemonic
06-08-2007, 01:27 PM
Saucy
Hot
Pepper
Steak
BBQ
hat
feather

TICKLE

Inky
06-08-2007, 04:35 PM
kinky
toys
tricycle
tot
potato
chips
England
Queen
Bohemian

ENLIGHTENMENT

Sury
06-09-2007, 06:15 AM
Buddha
Harmony
Lotus
Pond
Village
Fields
Paddy
Cereal
Breakfast

EGG

Inky
06-09-2007, 11:39 AM
womb
birth
pain
meds
addiction
therapy
judgement
religion
war

establishment

threedogpeople
06-10-2007, 07:01 PM
establishment

beginning
middle
ending
culmination
climax
sex
scene
act
chapter
book
library
card
deck
patio

furniture

Inky
06-10-2007, 09:14 PM
old
medieval
dark
knights
Templar
traitors
power
secrets
whisper

shadow

licity-lieu
06-11-2007, 02:18 AM
Peter Pan
hook
meat
blood
murder
splash
slash
suture
needle

THREAD

akiwiguy
06-11-2007, 04:26 PM
THREAD

yarn
tale
of two cities
New York
bright lights
Vegas
gamble
roulette
Russian
vodka

DRUNK

Sury
06-12-2007, 06:34 AM
Drive
Road
Wide
Network
People
Crowd
Concert
Performance
Stage

PLAY

akiwiguy
06-12-2007, 05:41 PM
PLAY

games
win
lose
suffer
masochist
submit
dominate
crush
dust
powder
make-up
rouge

RED

Sury
06-13-2007, 06:21 AM
RED

Chinese
Noodles
Pasta
Sauce
Spicy
Rumor
Scandal
Tabloid
Yellow

ROSE

akiwiguy
06-13-2007, 03:04 PM
ROSE

thorn
puncture
wound
bleed
blood
donor
organ
pipe
wrench
turn
style

FASHION

myscribe
06-13-2007, 07:31 PM
(FASHION)

design
Runway
Tim Gunn
polished
rocks
minerals
vitamins
lycopene
prevention

RISK

publishforweeones
06-17-2007, 04:09 AM
risk
loss
heart
broken
splintered
pieces
reeses
chocolate
SAUCE

Sury
06-17-2007, 07:36 AM
SAUCE

Tomato
Red
Wine
Beverage
Tea
Plantation
Cotton
Dress
Stylish

MODEL

RaineeRose
06-17-2007, 07:41 AM
MODEL

Cindy Crawford
Tyra Banks
America's Next Top Model
reality TV
Survivor
Richard Hatch
prison
guards
shins

SPORTS

akiwiguy
06-18-2007, 01:01 AM
SPORTS

race
win
trophy
wife
marriage
vows
oath
silence
golden

AURA

licity-lieu
06-18-2007, 01:10 AM
glowing
halo
ring
Saturn
planet
orb
round

BEACHBALL

akiwiguy
06-18-2007, 01:14 AM
BEACHBALL

bounce
busty
feminine
beauty
spot
notice
board
chalk
colour

BLACK

san_remo_ave
06-18-2007, 04:45 AM
dark
night
stars
twinkle
eyes
blink
glare
sun
shine

shoes

RaineeRose
06-18-2007, 07:59 AM
SHOES

sandals
stilletos
Carrie Bradshaw
Sex and the City
New York
subways
taxis
airplanes
flying

HIGH

Sury
06-18-2007, 10:27 AM
Tide
River
Fish
Boat
Journey
Discover
Awe
Inspire
Creation

ART

akiwiguy
06-20-2007, 07:54 AM
ART

painting
brush
hair
rinse
clean
polish
gleam
reflect
mirror
reflection

THOUGHTS

Inky
06-22-2007, 09:19 PM
inner
soul
lost
seeking
travel
discovery
evolution
life
speck

minute

Meerkat
06-22-2007, 09:39 PM
minute

unforgiving
unforgiven
hackneyed
carriage
marriage
divorce
life
write
passage

TIME

rosebud1981
06-22-2007, 09:52 PM
Time

Travel
Journey
Car
Road
Hitchhiker
Motel
Serial Killer

Escape

Inky
06-23-2007, 12:19 AM
escape:

freedom
wild
euphoric
sex
illusions
fx
Hollywood
dark
concrete
Stonehenge

Meerkat
06-23-2007, 01:35 AM
Stonehenge

Salisbury
steak
sauce
scotch
braveheart
english
history
stonehenge (whoops)
stone
rock
stones
Jagger

Sury
06-23-2007, 06:23 AM
Rolling
Pin
Drop
Water
Sea
Salty
Cracker
Snack
Salad

FRESH

threedogpeople
06-24-2007, 01:11 PM
FRESH

produce
veggies
fruit
tree
oak
pine
box
car
parking
ticket
scalper

OPPORTUNIST

akiwiguy
06-29-2007, 01:43 PM
OPPORTUNIST

mercenary
legionnaire
French
Paris
Eiffel
tower
bridge
golden
gleam
shine

RADIANT

Sury
06-29-2007, 02:22 PM
RADIANT

Sun
Solar
Lamp
Oil
Thick
Friends
Circle
Geometry
Compass

SEA

akiwiguy
06-29-2007, 02:31 PM
SEA

waves
rolling
thunder
storm
wild
untamed
primal
fire
dance

SWAY

licity-lieu
06-30-2007, 02:25 AM
swing
bend
stretch
writhe
roil
wrench
heave

BREATHE

Sury
06-30-2007, 07:06 AM
BREATHE

Deep
Ocean
Coral
Scuba
Adventure
Rafting
Current
Electricity
Light

MOON

akiwiguy
06-30-2007, 08:13 AM
MOON

satellite
orbit
arc
curve
smooth
texture
coarse
rough
tossed
thrown

PITCH

Inky
07-01-2007, 06:36 PM
pitch

sales
agent
editor
rejection
insecure
isolate
banish
surge
battle

laird

Sury
07-01-2007, 07:43 PM
LAIRD

Land
Crops
Harvest
Festival
Drums
Beat
Eggs
Cake
Bake

OVEN

larocca
07-01-2007, 07:46 PM
OVEN

Pizza
Delicious
Eat
Food
Noodles
Muslims
Kindness
Cats
Tuna
Fish
Chips
Dips

SALSA

Komnena
07-09-2007, 07:46 AM
mexican
spicy
fun
dance
guadeloupe
hidalgo
horse
movie
film
camera

Sury
07-09-2007, 08:19 AM
CAMERA

Image
Impression
Water color
Paint
Brush
Hair
Dye
Grey
Sky

SUN

Skyraven
07-12-2007, 05:52 AM
back, dark, evil, Satan, God, Jesus, cross, angry, happy, joy

Bliss

Sury
07-12-2007, 08:49 AM
BLISS

Peace
Dove
Mourning
Sorrow
Cry
Tears
Joy
Play
Act
Movie

SCREEN

threedogpeople
07-17-2007, 01:00 PM
Movie
director
actor
actress
singer
dancer
ballet
jazz
modern
design
beautiful
creative
amazing
original
art
artist
gallery
showing

exclusive

Enraptured
07-28-2007, 05:11 PM
exclusive

club
clique
school
repetition
factory
metal
silverware
dinner
food
table

ritinrider
07-28-2007, 05:23 PM
Table

card
game
monopoly
money
cash
check
mark
sign
stop


Go

Sury
07-28-2007, 05:39 PM
GO

Move
Bold
Victory
Battle
Conflict
Bitter
Chocolate
Powder
Gun

FIRE

ritinrider
07-29-2007, 04:12 PM
Fire

burn
skin
graft
tree
hybrid
new
old
ancient
classic


model T

Enraptured
07-29-2007, 05:38 PM
model T

car
engine
run
exercise
diet
salad
lettuce
rabbit
Peter Rabbit
kids

ritinrider
07-29-2007, 09:43 PM
Kids

sex
honeymoon
fun
game
board
scrabble
words
sentences
stories


history

akiwiguy
08-07-2007, 12:26 AM
history

past
forgotten
recalled
dreamy
asleep
awake
alert
waiting
wondering
questioning
uncertain

DOUBT

Sury
08-07-2007, 06:07 AM
DOUBT

Think
Mood
Light
Shade
Trees
Forest
Dense
Fog
Cold

ICE

akiwiguy
08-08-2007, 02:20 PM
ICE

frozen
frigid
unyielding
resistant
unchanging
eternal
infinity
universe
space
vacuum

CLEAN

threedogpeople
09-02-2007, 10:58 AM
clean
laundry
basket
weaver
craft
practice
doctor
medicine
drugs
pain
relief
agency
support
donation
taxes


GOVERNMENT

Cyclops
09-02-2007, 01:15 PM
GOVERNMENT

Massive
huge
overbearing
intrusive
annoying
sister
marriage
Colorado
death
...

RENEWAL

Sury
09-03-2007, 06:47 AM
RENEWAL

Spring
Green
Grass
Lawn
Plants
Root
Potato
Mashed
Soft

SILK

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 06:59 AM
SILK

smooth
pink
cold
velvet
money
purple
slip
dress
store

TOUCH

Your_42nd_Ex
09-26-2007, 12:40 PM
FROM BROWN:

Poo
toilet
Swiss Cake Rolls
Prostitutes
Cardboard
Office furniture
Chocolate
Indians
Cookies

GRANDMA!

auntybug
10-03-2007, 11:04 PM
grandma

mental issues
nursing home
old people
young people
teenager
punk
rock
music
song

sing

Sury
10-04-2007, 06:34 AM
SING

Vocal
Protest
Rally
Crowd
Station
Train
Journey
Sea
Beach

PARTY

auntybug
10-10-2007, 10:19 PM
party

cake
balloons
presents
music
sing
dance
stumble
fall
puke
pass out

bed

edwardcullen13
10-11-2007, 09:15 PM
bed

sleep
sex
kinky
dark
night
movies
death
coffin
blood

VAMPIRE

WittyandorIronic
10-12-2007, 06:37 AM
Vampire

Hunter
Stake
Cow
Blood
Meat
Dinner
Family
Friends
Bar

Cider

Kerr
10-13-2007, 06:57 PM
Cider

Apple
peel
bite
chew
swallow
digest
readers
writers
apples

computer

John Paton
10-15-2007, 01:23 PM
computer
apple
mac
scotsman
steam engine
locomotive
railway
tracks
albumn

DAVID CASSIDY

Eyan Carrington
10-15-2007, 01:35 PM
DAVID CASSIDY

Cheesy
Biscuity
Crackers
Mad
Cow
Janet Street Porter
Yoof TV
The Tube
The Underground

WOMBLES

(I worry about my mind sometimes...)

John Paton
10-15-2007, 01:38 PM
wombles
wimbledon
tennis
borg
star trek
shatner
canada
maple

SYRUP

Joycecwilliams
10-15-2007, 05:24 PM
ipeca

HeronW
12-30-2007, 03:32 AM
Brown

sienna
umber
taupe
sandstone
granite
brick
marble
earth
loam

Sedge