Romeo & Juliet , idea help.

SSJmole

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I've had idea the last 4 months or so but I can't write it. I've tried and tried but it comes across either too campy , too paranormal. I just can't do it and it is really annoying me.

So I've decided to ask this board for help , hopefully someone will work on it with me or write it on my ideas if we talk about it. I just really want this done.

So here it goes :

Charracters :

Romeo : A man who is who is cut of from society , When he was 10 years old he was involved in very serious car accident. Both his parents were killed in the car crash. He him self died for a minute or two before doctors brought him back.

However once he was brought back he was able to see ghosts. At first he was locked in a psychiatric ward until he learned to lie about his gift.

Juliet : A young female detective who was shot down and killed during an investigation , she finds Romeo and gives him a purpose , Her detective skills mixed with his gift to create a new duo.

Sally : Romeo's neighbour from across the street. She is his love intrest but also one the main antagonist in that she is the daughter of Malcolm (see Malcolm for details) and so she wants to see what it is Romeo is hiding

Malcolm : A detective who starts to notice Romeo's name appearing in more and more unsolved murders and crimes. He is not a bad person but he needs to know what Romeo is hiding.



The plot : Romeo & Juliet investigate unsolved crimes and murders as well as helping Ghosts that Romeo sees , Romeo has no licence to be an investigator and knows from his childhood the dangers of what will happen if anyone finds out he sees ghosts.

Imagine this as been like the X-files but with ghosts and a little more focus on person lives as well. The idea of this is NON of the main antagonists (Malcolm , Sally and others) are good people but due to their own curiosity and own preconceptions are the villains off the story.

Through sally and Helping people with Juliet Romeo will slowly start to be come more and more of a sociable person.


and yes it's play on the shakespear story title.



So there it is , the plot , the charracters. Idea been a few stories from this and seeing where it goes. Anyone intrested I would appreciate all the help I could get
 

Langsta

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This sounds pretty cool. I love Shakespeare. I think you should tie in more stuff from the source material - the basic plot of Romeo & Juliet is two lovers who technically aren't supposed to be together because of whom they happen to be related to. But I this sounds cool.
 

SSJmole

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This sounds pretty cool. I love Shakespeare. I think you should tie in more stuff from the source material - the basic plot of Romeo & Juliet is two lovers who technically aren't supposed to be together because of whom they happen to be related to. But I this sounds cool.

This has nothing to do with the play other than the title.

But glad you like the idea
 
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JonnyFreeze

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you`re gonna have to steer away from the names of romeo and juliet i think mole to avoid confusing people. Also, is this idea in the form of a movie or a tv series? (feels like a tv series) though i think it would work better as a movie.
You also need to get the Juliet character to fall in love with the Romeo guy and she becomes difficult when she realises she cant have him but at the end of the movie lets him go...... thats my opinion anyways. turn this thing into a romance rather than a sci fi detective flick
 
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SSJmole

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you`re gonna have to steer away from the names of romeo and juliet i think mole to avoid confusing people. Also, is this idea in the form of a movie or a tv series? (feels like a tv series) though i think it would work better as a movie.
You also need to get the Juliet character to fall in love with the Romeo guy and she becomes difficult when she realises she cant have him but at the end of the movie lets him go...... thats my opinion anyways. turn this thing into a romance rather than a sci fi detective flick

The name thing , You maybe right.

No the idea is in the form of stories , Kind of like old hardy boy books , you know that type of detective book BUT with a paranormal twist. My problem was I needed to be done serious but I can't seem to write it.

The idea of Juliet having feelings for him I had thought of as it would be a really weird thing to see her like him but can not act on it and him trying to be with Sally but can't based on her father.


I agree this would make a cool tv show , I would watch it. But I'm really hoping for a few people to toss around ideas with and to write with.
 

Seldes Katne

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What exactly do you want people to do on this for you, Mole? It sounds as though you need to decide what kind of paranormal stuff you want to include, figure out how that would tie into a murder or other crime, and then start writing. It might help if you began with the solution and then worked backwards to decide what clues to give the readers. Also, if you're planning a series, you might want to figure out how the romance or personal interaction develops over the course of several stories.
 

SSJmole

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What exactly do you want people to do on this for you, Mole?

I was looking for someone to work on it with me like 50/50 toss around ideas ect....


It sounds as though you need to decide what kind of paranormal stuff you want to include, figure out how that would tie into a murder or other crime, and then start writing.

I was thinking ghosts , witchcraft , things of that nature with out it been a big demon or a vampire (though that could be a possibility if done right) just stuff that could help them figure out the crimes ect..

e.g say a ghost. A ghost would essentially be the victim , They could describe what they remembered about how they were killed and then when they solve who killed them the ghost can move on.


It might help if you began with the solution and then worked backwards to decide what clues to give the readers. Also, if you're planning a series, you might want to figure out how the romance or personal interaction develops over the course of several stories.

I like that idea as if I know who did and How i wrote the murder I could set up the clues during it , thank you.
 

Entropy

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I'd like to help you Mole, but two reasons constrain me, namely--

1. I've my own "person can see ghost" type story idea that I've been building for a while, and
2. To be honest, it sounds too much like The Sixth Sense 2: Electric Boogaloo.

I don't mean to be an ***, I just mean to be honest. I think the whole "damaged guy who can see ghosts and his Casper-esque sidekick" has been SEVERELY overplayed recently. Your dynamic as it is right now would kind of just be white noise.

That was stick, now here's the carrot (and this is one of the elements from my own idea). Why not just invert it? Ok, the kid was in a car-crash. His parents died, maybe he did as well. He can see ghosts. The thing is, his parents became ghosts, and then went right on ahead being parents. So what you wind up with is a kid who grew up being a perfectly well-adjusted and normal individual (with a special talent he's somewhat private about) in both human society and the ghost world.

Now, Juliet is a different story. She died the kind of death that makes you erratic, prone to hauntish behaviour and violence (a poltergeist, basically) which is something of a crime amongst ghosts. Romeo though is able to help her, to calm her and even protect her. She, in turn, is the kind of bad girl the good boys always want (just in a way different way). She gives him excitement, some wild flare to his life, plus her investigative skills come in handy.

Just some pattering, take what you will from it.
 

Langsta

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To me the idea reminds me of....the Ron Perlman Beauty & the Beast TV series meets....I dunno, Corpse Bride.
 

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