Story ideas you would like to see but have never found…..
As most readers are aware, I will be posting the finalists for the writing contest later tonight, but thought to do a regular post today as well. Please check back as I need everyone to vote! Now on to the main topic.
Have any of you thought of a story idea and been unable to find a book that has it? This happens to me quite often. Sometimes I do manage to find what I am looking for, other times I don’t. One example is an idea that came to me after watching the movie Troy (yep, Brad Pitt is rather inspiring). I’m a big fan of time travel books and got to thinking. Are there any time travel romance novels out there where the main character travels back to ancient Rome or Greece? I would take either one, especially if the heroine could meet a guy looking like Brad Pitt or almost any of those warriors in the movie 300.
You can find plenty of novels going back to Scotland or Britain, sometimes even Ireland, but good luck finding one for ancient Greece or Rome. In fact, I couldn’t find many historical romance novels set in either of those locations. Why is it the movies love to use those parts of Europe but not romance authors? Seems like people would certainly read them if they did. Admittedly, I am a history major, but my focus is on the Middle East so that doesn’t help me much in writing the idea myself. It would be great if someone else did though!
So here is your chance to tell everyone what kind of story line you would like to see. It could focus on a certain kind of character, setting, or time period. Whatever strikes your fancy. Authors, if you actually have written a book or know of a one that fits an idea proposed here, please feel free to let us know! I would love to get some brainstorming going on good topics for books!