Based on all the comments and discussion, it seems like the medieval idea combined with a supernatural gift was the most popular. (Or it was at least the most discussed.) Here's what we're thinking for plot of the book Gabby's writing:
A fairy tale set in medieval times. Lady Gabrielle is of noble blood and on her way to being the princess when Rafe Grayson walks into her life. While devilishly handsome, Gabrielle is smart enough to realize he's not the right type of guy for her, and she ignores his advances. (I'm thinking Gabrielle's supernatural gift of Truth can come into play here.) Meanwhile, three other ladies (or should that be Ladies, if they're also noble?) have a plot to remove Gabrielle from the favor of the prince so they have a shot at the crown.
And then, if you guys like it, we could go for a star-crossed kind of thing. Like Gabrielle eventually realizes she's in love with Rafe, but is claimed by the prince and can do nothing about it. Which opens this book up to series possibilities, which would be helpful. Gabby can then get contracted for a book series.
What do you guys think of this? Are there changes you'd like to see? Or is there something we discussed that you don't see in here that you think should be?
Here's what we need now:
- Name for our prince
- A country. Those proposed thus far are Britain, Italy, Spain, and Germany
- Title ideas
- First line of the story ideas
Of titles that have been mentioned for this idea, I think Kaitlyn's on the right track with Invisibly Yours. But please contribute other titles as well!
And of first lines, Mary had one that fits well. Especially in the cut-throat world of nobility. She said: That saying, "Friends are like flowers" makes me laugh. My friends are like dandelions. Pretty weeds that take over and can't be easily exterminated." But, like titles, we're still in brainstorming mode. Because I don't know if people actually had lawns back then. Hmm. But I like the sentiment.
Let me know your ideas!