I've got a Character but no Story to put her in:

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1 SandJosieph17th Feb 2011 12:56:21 AM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
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Inspired by one of my comments in Yack Fest.

The character is a little gnomish girl who's a Gadgeteer Genius. That's pretty much all I've got. Any fun ideas that I can wring out of this?
2 almyki17th Feb 2011 12:58:56 AM from Maryland, USA
Stow her away in mental storage, maybe write up a profile and save it in a word document. If a new story idea arises where you can make good use of her, she'll be there.

If you stay in the story-making hobby for long enough, of course you'll end up with some characters that have no immediate use.

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3 Morven17th Feb 2011 01:15:01 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
This is why all writers need an ideas file.

Sounds like some kind of steampunk or dieselpunk adventure fiction would work, though.
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I run into the same problem. I can make a gazillion characters,but then I realize I don't have a story for them. Then I think of one. Then I realize that I'm already working on a project. It is a maddening cycle.
5 vilefile17th Feb 2011 09:31:11 PM from beneath you it devours.
Interesting. This is how an episode of TV is written. You already have characters - now what are they gonna do?

One of my favorite little tricks is to figure out what the character would NEVER do, then find a plausible way to make her do it.

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