I Need an Idea...

United States
September 19, 2009 11:56pm CST
Okay...I'm writing a story, and I just need a little help... The story starts off with my main character moving from the USA to Britain...she's going to meet and fall in love with and marry a guy there (no, this is not one of those overdone love stories lol). The guy is going to die in the beginning of the story...and he leaves everything to her in his will. And he's rich, so she gets a lot... So what I need help with is figuring out what he could have done as a job. He was a good guy, nothing illegal please! All the money is "good money" lol. So I just need a job he could have had that he would earn a lot of money in. Thanks!!! :)
5 responses
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Lots of possibilities. He invented some great computer thing like Bill Gates. He's an oil magnent like Onasis. He bought IBM when it was a dollar a share and he had a thousand dollars in it so he then ended up with every share being worth a hundred times that to equal whatever he got. He bought all the land he could in the 50s when it cost nothing and sold it all in the 90s and retired before this big recession mess. I like the British guy who worked for an airline, started at the bottom, when up the ranks, didn't like what was going on, created his own airline and was worth big bucks. Before the airlines were in trouble, 911, if he had sold out. . .. I like the simple invension idea, like the guy who invented eyes for shoes, I think that was the invension that made a guy a million.
• United States
20 Sep 09
Well, I don't want this guy to be really old because the girl is going to Britain for schooling, so she's going to be about in her twenties. But I could defeniatly go with the parent suggestion people are giving if I go with the land or stock thing. There are eyes for shoes?! Like hidden cameras or big googly eyes you can really put on your shoes? hehe Thanks for the help!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 Sep 09
The holes with the metal that you put the shoelaces through, some people call them eyes. Computer geniuses tend to be young, land could be, yes, many would not be.
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• United States
21 Sep 09
Oh wow! I've never heard that term used for the shoelace holes before! hehe. There's my new thing for the day! lol
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
22 Sep 09
He could have also been heired the money...or won it in a lottery... But ultimately to be "rich" like you're describing, and for your ideal of self-made honest wealth, he would have to be a suave investor, a lucrative business owner--a business whose product/service is/was in high demand, or be really, really good at what he does "directing/producing/specializing in certain medicine or surgery/architectural, etc." Hope that helps.
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• United States
22 Sep 09
Everything helps! :D I think I like the idea of it being a family kind of business. It'd allow me to add more characters to my story! :D Or maybe he could have inheirted some kind of business from his father. Thanks David!
• United States
23 Sep 09
You're welcome. Glad my belated response could be of some assistance.
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@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
20 Sep 09
Hi lily, Hmm... there can be a lot of things. Like he can be a big stock market dealer. A very famous sports person or a movie star or he is rich just becouse his parents are rich. You have plenty of options to work with.. lol. Good luck with the story Cheers, Tutul
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• United States
20 Sep 09
Well, I don't want him to be really famous because of what I'm doing with the rest of the story :P And I don't know enough about the stock market to try and deal with that! lol. But I might have to use parents in the story, I didn't even consider that before!! So that's defeniatly a good idea-a rich family business! :) Thanks :D
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
the guy could have rich parents. he could have a trust fund or something. he could be and engineer for a big firm. or a lawyer. or an actor or anyone from the movie industry. lol.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
Well the parents idea is defeniatly a good idea--it could be some kind of family thing...family of HONEST lawyers? :P Hmmm....hehe. Plus having his parents in the story could add something to it, I'd have to think about it a little bit :) I'll have to think about that movie star thing...not sure if I want him to be famous like that :) But defeniatly good ideas! Thanks!! :D
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
25 Sep 09
He could have been a stockbroker, a lawyer, a banker or owner of a thriving, family owned business. What a generous man to make this lady a big part of his will. Am guessing they didn't date very long before he departed or am I wrong?