• Ok so I m writing a story and I really need opinions on the names I picked out for the two main male characters.?

    Character 1 is a shy 15 year old and suffers abuse from his dad. Character two is a sporty type of guy with a family that never leaves him alone. Anyway here s the list of names I have for each. Character 1: Rylee, Kaleb, Reuben, Kyler, Rory, Liam, Jett, Carter, Calvin, or Brycen Character 2: Jude, Carmelo,... show more
    Character 1 is a shy 15 year old and suffers abuse from his dad. Character two is a sporty type of guy with a family that never leaves him alone. Anyway here s the list of names I have for each. Character 1: Rylee, Kaleb, Reuben, Kyler, Rory, Liam, Jett, Carter, Calvin, or Brycen Character 2: Jude, Carmelo, Bruce, Reese, Cade, Colt, Corbin, Royce, Kristian, or Konner
    20 answers · 1 day ago
  • How many people still read books? do you?

    I've wanted to be a writer since I was young but I've convinced myself there's no point in writing books because I never see people reading anymore. The high school I went to doesn't even have a library or librarian anymore. I really want to know how many people still read. What they like to read... show more
    I've wanted to be a writer since I was young but I've convinced myself there's no point in writing books because I never see people reading anymore. The high school I went to doesn't even have a library or librarian anymore. I really want to know how many people still read. What they like to read about and why, and if they read the book in print, as an ebook or PDF file, or if they listen to it a an audiobook.
    19 answers · 21 hours ago
  • What are your five favorite books?

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  • Is The Invisible Man A Horror Novel?

    Best answer: Go to Amazon.
    You can find it there.
    Best answer: Go to Amazon.
    You can find it there.
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • What do you tell people about suggesting things for your novel?

    You just posted a chapter to your novel online. People start suggesting something different about the story. How do you calmly tell them that you can't/don't want to use their suggestion and just do the book your own way without feeling like you offended them?
    You just posted a chapter to your novel online. People start suggesting something different about the story. How do you calmly tell them that you can't/don't want to use their suggestion and just do the book your own way without feeling like you offended them?
    7 answers · 3 hours ago
  • How do u feel about this sentence?

    "Make 70 excuses for your believing brothers and sisters before you judge them." Imam Ali (AS) Me, Love it!
    "Make 70 excuses for your believing brothers and sisters before you judge them." Imam Ali (AS) Me, Love it!
    8 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Is this plagiarism?

    Years ago I saw an episode of the Twilight Zone where a worker at an atomic warfare facility, aware that nuclear war is imminent escapes with his family and his best friend's family to a far distant planet, which turns out to be Earth. I remember how struck I was by the twist ending. I'm now in a college... show more
    Years ago I saw an episode of the Twilight Zone where a worker at an atomic warfare facility, aware that nuclear war is imminent escapes with his family and his best friend's family to a far distant planet, which turns out to be Earth. I remember how struck I was by the twist ending. I'm now in a college fiction writing class and our first short story is due on Monday. I wrote a story about a young man describing an encounter with aliens, who "looked exactly like us, but were totally different than us".. It goes on early in the story to detail how they knew nothing but savagery theft, destruction, and murder. It follows the landing of "these men who could travel the black nothingness of space" like a ship crosses the ocean. Then how they started taking the planet's resources, and when the people rose up to resist, quickly and decisively overwhelmed them with superior weapons. It ends with him being taken along with many others on a transport, to a fate he doesn't know. He speculates he could end up being a slave, or a science experiment, or child's plaything, a pet. He ends this with the sentence. "I don't know what future awaits me where they are taking me--to that prison or Hell on a planet I had never heard of nor knew existed only six months ago--to a planet called Earth So I borrowed (or stole) the twist ending,but everything else is my own creation. But is it enough?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Murder motives for a story?

    Best answer: I foresee failure. First of all, 9 characters plus a kid, really you need so many? Why? Really WHY do you need so many? Have you ever thought about WHY you need so many? How more characters you have how more work to make them tick, how more work to make the story tick and so on. True you can't have a murder... show more
    Best answer: I foresee failure.

    First of all, 9 characters plus a kid, really you need so many? Why? Really WHY do you need so many? Have you ever thought about WHY you need so many?

    How more characters you have how more work to make them tick, how more work to make the story tick and so on. True you can't have a murder mystery with 3 or 2 people including the dead guy/girl. But there is also having to many seemingly important characters.

    There is a reason that slasher movies have so many teenagers, because they don't require that much work, many of these characters are just given quirks, not even a backstory, just a quirk, X smokes weed, Y sleeps around, Z is black, yes I know... that is how these movies go. They are given very little time to show off their quirk and the slasher begins to kill them off one by one.

    The problem is NOBODY CARES about these people. It works in a slasher movie because, well comedy/horror, it isn't even scary. People know precisely what is going to happen.

    But in a book? Characters need more then just quirks, they need backstories, personalities, reasons why they act certain ways. I see failure in your future.

    But go ahead... try it! A book is not a movie. And having fun ways to kill of characters won't safe your writing project. Because, if nobody cares about a character, they also don't care if those characters die.

    If you really want to write a slasher/horror story. First begin simpler, cut down in the number of important characters and do the backwork, give them all backstories, personalities and the likes and make sure that the reader actually FEELS with the characters. It is hard to feel for a character that is just a quirk, much easier for a character that is fully fleshed out!
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I print out my book for publishers?

    So Im going book publishing shopping tomorrow here in Seatle where I try to convince them to publish my book, is it a good idea to print out all 202 word document pages
    So Im going book publishing shopping tomorrow here in Seatle where I try to convince them to publish my book, is it a good idea to print out all 202 word document pages
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • What are some good conspiracy thriller, historical fiction novels?

    Best answer: Day of the Jackal, by Fredrick Forsythe The Odessa File, again by Fredrick Forsythe Libra, by Don DeLillo The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth The Trial, by Franz Kafka The Book of Daniel, by EL Doctorow Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco My favorite is The Book of Daniel: In 1953, Julius and Ethel... show more
    Best answer: Day of the Jackal, by Fredrick Forsythe
    The Odessa File, again by Fredrick Forsythe
    Libra, by Don DeLillo
    The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
    The Trial, by Franz Kafka
    The Book of Daniel, by EL Doctorow
    Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco

    My favorite is The Book of Daniel:
    In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed after being found guilty of disclosing nuclear weapons designs to the USSR. The fraught case did much to stoke fears of Soviet infiltration during the darkest days of the cold war. Doctorow’s novel is a fictional retelling of the case from the point of view of their oldest child, who researches what happened to his parents while studying for his PhD. The novel plays out against a backdrop of anti-Vietnam war protests as Doctorow makes a wry comment on the nature and possibility of dissent in the US.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are these actually worth the money??

    I want to buy these 9 different books. Some of them have more than one book in itself so the total amount of stories I m getting is actually 14. The total amount for all of them is $50. Is this purchase worth it or should I just save my money???
    I want to buy these 9 different books. Some of them have more than one book in itself so the total amount of stories I m getting is actually 14. The total amount for all of them is $50. Is this purchase worth it or should I just save my money???
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Am I the only one to find The Handmaid's Tale WAYYY overwritten?

    I'm about one third of the way in Margret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and in a lot of places it seems way overwritten. Example: It must be hell. It must be just fine. It must be very silent. The author also seems be overly fond of sentence fragments and has an aversion to quotation marks.... show more
    I'm about one third of the way in Margret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and in a lot of places it seems way overwritten. Example: It must be hell. It must be just fine. It must be very silent. The author also seems be overly fond of sentence fragments and has an aversion to quotation marks. Examples: To be a man, watched by women. It must be entirely strange. To have them watching him all the time. To have them sizing him up. To have them thinking. I like the book, but the elevated literary prose is distracting and seems pretentious.
    12 answers · 3 days ago