L is for Lair of the Lawyer

April 14, 2014

For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m sharing science fiction and fantasy story ideas…

I don’t have much more than this phrase for L: “Lair of the Lawyer.” A lot of the ideas that I’ve posted so far I made up with some free association and looking at words that were on my Holly Lisle ‘Sweet Spot Map’. For L, I saw the lair and ‘lawyered’ (as in the HIMYM catchphrase,) but just thought of the phrase ‘Lair of the Lawyer.’ And then, in my A-Z ideas file, I added “I’m not sure what I can make from this.”

So, where is the lair of the lawyer? Some lonely cave, or a fancy condo on the top floor of a skyscraper? Is he a scoundrel willing to twist the law for the sake of whoever will pay his bills, or a misunderstood man with a good heart?

If you’re interested enough to pick this up and write your own version, feel free; ideas are cheap. And let me know! I’ll be keeping the notions vague enough that lots of different stories might be written from them.

Thanks for visiting!

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Frenzy!

April 7, 2011

F is for… (A-Z challenge)

So, I’ve been working on Script Frenzy for nearly a week now, and I’m at page 25 and a bit, which means that I’m a little bit ahead of being ‘on track.’ It’s been a lot of fun, mostly fairly smooth sailing, thanks to all of the prep work that I’ve done.

I’ve got a bit of a little snag though, something that I glossed over on the Beat Board. My main characters need to send some kind of a message to the Capitana of the Alien Mafia, and get a response back inviting them to visit her Spaceship Mansion, which brings them into Act Two.

The thing is, I want to do something that’s a bit funny and different from the usual tropes about this kind of thing. The best notion I can work up is that since Colann is so classy, instead of meeting a disreputable character in a chop-shop or something of the sort, they visit an office building and make an appointment with her lawyer, first thing. But I’m not quite sure about that.

Maybe I should just go ahead with the lawyer thing. It’ll be quick enough, and I don’t want to waste time with this. But I thought I’d ask all of you wonderfully creative people if you have suggestions for me, first.

Whatcha think?


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