The Stone Soup Novelist

I have a great idea for a novel. You know what would make it even better?…

Finish this sentence: Society would just fall apart if…

I think my fictional world is in for some kind of crisis.  But what kind?


5 responses to “Finish this sentence: Society would just fall apart if…

  1. Burns May 24, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I think a good way to have a fictional story resonate with its audience is to underline issues that are already in the back of your mind. Of course subtly and suited to the world itself. An idea might be some sort of energy crisis or an ever widening gap between the wealthy and poor. These topics are on everyone’s mind and can work to root an otherwise fantastical story to real world issues, making the reader identify with the story in a richer way.

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    • dbfurches May 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you sir! An energy crisis is a great idea; also the notion of the haves and have nots. I can see how an advanced society making contact with a less advanced world could wind up giving an advantage to the well-connected.

  2. Dana Carpenter June 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Moms quit.

  3. Cat Phillips July 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Late to the party, but here’s my suggestion:
    Society would just fall apart if an electromagnetic pulse–triggered by either a super-sized solar storm or the detonation of an atomic bomb–destroys our technologically-dependent infrastructures. Earth, or at least a good chunk of it, are sent back to the Dark Ages in a matter of moments. How do we survive the ensuing panic, and who might try to take advantage of our helplessness?

    • dbfurches July 25, 2012 at 5:56 am

      Great idea!

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