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How to get writing ideas.
« on: March 29, 2006, 07:51:15 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12061682/

I think this college student's methods are less effective but the article does give some idea of how boring Des Moines, Iowa is. Also, he did get a measure of publicity from this stunt (I just question whether he got any story ideas).
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Re: How to get writing ideas.
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 08:42:20 PM »
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has been contacted by New Line Cinema about a movie concept

By the sounds of it, this kid spent 41 hours basically being bored in a Walmart.  What kind of a movie could possibly be created by that?
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Re: How to get writing ideas.
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 10:24:58 PM »
It could make an *awesome* movie if they had a good screenwriter and a good director.  There could be chase scenes.  He could have a romantic sub-plot with a checker.  

Man, I want to *write* that story now.  I wish I'd had that idea.
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Re: How to get writing ideas.
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2006, 09:44:21 AM »
yeah, I'm still having a hard time getting excited about that. Maybe if it opened at hour 41 when he started hallucinating, that'd be good. but still.

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Re: How to get writing ideas.
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2006, 12:50:21 PM »
If you are living in Des Moines, going to Walmart is one of the few exciting things to do. And people in Des Moine wondered why I wanted to move.

The student did amit that his experiment was a failure so I don't think that there will be a movie or anything other then a few news stories.
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Re: How to get writing ideas.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 12:20:06 AM »
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By the sounds of it, this kid spent 41 hours basically being bored in a Walmart.  What kind of a movie could possibly be created by that?



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Re: How to get writing ideas.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 10:12:24 AM »
Pixel, you're wandering into resurrection zone. Others will start to get annoyed soon. Just an FYI. So far your comments are better than our average dead raiser, I'm just sayin'. S'all.