I ask about something coming from my personality.

I have imagination for overall story plots. I don't have a writers' abilities (nor do I have time to write).

I hope there are much more people like me, and that they'd like to see some of their thought up plots to be actually taken by a skillful writer and "converted" to a real book or novel (if the writer considers the plot worth a try).

I've searched a bit on the internet if there is a platform for sharing such ideas and connecting people like me with writers. Haven't found anything. Do you know of such a service?

Thanks for replies / comments.

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    Ideas are cheap. google.com/search?q=ideas+are+cheap Everyone and their grandmother are dreaming up ideas. No one needs your ideas. What everyone wants is the skill to write, draw or film their own ideas.
    – user5645
    Jan 5, 2015 at 11:34
  • That sounds like a good starting point for a plot!
    – babou
    Jan 7, 2015 at 9:21

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It's been done in at least a few books:

  1. 20 Master Plots: And How To Build Them by Tobias - amazon link
  2. Plots Unlimited (A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and Outlines) by Sawyer & Weingarten - amazon link
  3. The Writer's Idea Thesaurus by White - amazon link

and finally, one of the most terrible implementations of the idea is

  1. The Amazing Story Generator by Sacher - amazon link

Those will give you a good idea of how this concept has been done numerous times before.

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    Thanks, but books are not a "live" medium, where users could discuss, inspire each other, tag and search through the ideas... Having an inspiration for general plot twists might be useful, but what am I talking about is a database of specific plots (like an interesting combination of a specific environment/conditions). I mainly think in sci-fi terms, so maybe this just isn't useful everywhere, but who knows... Jan 5, 2015 at 15:01
  • Sure, it sounds like an interesting idea to me. Shouldn't be difficult to do, just might take some time. Good luck.
    – raddevus
    Jan 5, 2015 at 21:10
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    Thanks for your support ;) If I manage to find time to launch such service, I'll report here :) Jan 5, 2015 at 22:49
  • @peci1: How about a service that helps rescue stories/novels where authors have written themselves into a corner? That should be popular! :-D
    – dmm
    Jan 7, 2015 at 15:34

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