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  1. Default How do you get your storyline? 
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    What does everyone do that assists them in creating a storyline for their event?
     

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    Ideas should be the easy part, do some brainstorming on monsters you want to see in the haunt- characters you want- what makes sense for your location- all those factors and a story should emerge. A theme should have Characters-Setting- and a Situation. Often what you are good at can help you determin a back story- if you are good at making zombie costumes then you might want to head towards that theme.
    my design DVD can help you with this stage by the way- thats why I made it. I dont pimp myself a lot, but it does sound like you need a bit of guidance, it might help you out.
    Allen H
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  3. Default Listen to Allen 
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    Allen nailed it (as usual). Start with some fashion of a theme, and start building around it. We started with the theme that worked for what we had, and then started building the sets around the theme. Then we started developing characters for the theme, and out of that came a story line for each of the characters. This year we started running posts on FB with the storyline. A little bit of the story each week, and Twitter as well. Two of our characters are posting their logs and it is building our following nicely.
    Travis "Big T" Russell
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    Thanks I figured that I was just curious if there were other ideas, ways to do it. Thanks I think we have some good ideas by scouring the web.
     

  5. Default A Novel Idea 
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    I also use an app on my iPad called "A Novel Idea" that I found on the iTunes site. Its pretty useful for keeping track of your theme, what scenes you will be using, and applying characters to those scenes. Great little program that I think is free. I started using it to plot out all my scenes, the props to be used in those scenes, the characters I create, and the story line behind all the characters.
    Travis "Big T" Russell
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    Owner and Operator of "The Plague" and "Camp Nightmare"

    Customer Quote of the year: "Damn, I pissed myself"
     

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