Massive thanks to Kara from Diary of a Teen Writer for thinking up this AWESOME post idea (which I am totally stealing).
Basically, in this post Kara posted a wishlist of things she eventually wants to write about. And I thought it’d be a fun idea! It’s different to story ideas, which may happen in the near future – these are things that would be really difficult for me, but that I really want to do one day.
1) A book about dance. Specifically ballet.
The only books I’ve read about dance are non-fiction – memoirs. Even though I will never be a ballerina (gosh, I admire them so much), I really like reading about dance. So maybe I’ll like writing about it. That would require some research, though.
2) A novel set in a really short space of time.
You know those books where the time frame is, like, a day? I think that’s really cool. It’d be fun to play around with pacing that way…
3) A book called Jimmy Eel, a Nude
Because it’s an anagram of my name. And I think that’s excellent.
4) A funny dystopian book.
Why are dystopians always doom and gloom? I’d like some humour with my apocalypse, thank you very much.
5) An epic fantasy.
I wanna write some sword fights. And make up some awesome place names. And people names. AND JUST MAKE A WHOLE WORLD. IT’LL BE BRILLIANT.
6) ALL the retellings.
Particularly really obscure stories, or ones people don’t write about often. I’d LOVE to do a retelling of a ballet like Swan Lake or The Nutcracker.
I just love fairytales, okay??
7) A book about teenaged girls getting marooned on a deserted island.
BECAUSE HOW FREAKING AWESOME WOULD THAT BE? Actually, I don’t have time to write this. Someone do it for me.
8) A book based on THIS picture.
It’s just so sad and intriguing and I really really want to write a story about this angel. In fact Biblical stuff interests me immensely, which is part of the reason why I love His Dark Materials (despite not being the slightest bit religious).
9) Something with puzzles.
I love a good puzzle, and puzzles within books are what I live for. Which is why I’m so excited for The Conspiracy of Us.
10) Start a book with the sentence “Where the hell are your pants?”
I can dream, okay?