As writers, we’re always looking for ideas/plots/themes for our next novel. During these current events, writers don’t need writing prompts nor are they lacking for ideas. Below I’ve listed some ideas for present-day novels. If any of these interest you, help yourself. However, that novel won’t write itself.
90% of the world population was killed by the COVID-26 Pandemic that followed the
COVIG-21 Pandemic which followed the COVID-19 Pandemic. The result was a
society with no official law enforcement agencies or any central government for that
matter. Justice is based on family/clan sense of revenge. Rival gangs battle for limited
resources. (Mad Max?). The USA is divided up into rival regions.
Why all the bodies of people who died from the pandemic were missing their livers had
the police baffled.
Two inept young parents attempt to home school their two smart kids during the
A young nurse traveled 2,000 miles to help in ICU in NYC only to die from COVID-19.
They were the most unlikely of couple; from two separate parts of the country with
different background. But they fell in love in the ICU fighting the pandemic.
Mystery (detective fiction)
Our favorite detective wasn’t concerned when small business owners were found to be torching their own establishments for the insurance money not his bailiwick), but when bodies showed up, that’s homicide—his division.
Our favorite detective wasn’t too surprised that the elderly in nursing homes were dying from COVID-19. Afterall, they’re old and with health issues. That is until the medical examiner ruled some of the deaths as homicides.
A group of African American military generals, supported by the Army, overthrows
the government and installs an all-black administration (think South Africa)
Science Fiction. Sci-fi
The world didn’t realize that the Pandemic of 2020 was actually an alien biological weapon until they landed.
Grandpa never talked about what happened 50 years ago in 2020 and for good reason.
There was an activity black market for blood that had the COVID-19 antibodies, and no
one was trying to stop it, until bodies started showing up drained of all blood.
Keep safe, keep writing and good luck with these novels.