• Is Jane Austin overrated or do I just not understand/appreciate her?

    Her works just don't seem to have storylines which are all that great and universal and compared to other writers don't seem all that witty, beautifully written or inscribing?
    Her works just don't seem to have storylines which are all that great and universal and compared to other writers don't seem all that witty, beautifully written or inscribing?
    23 answers · 2 days ago
  • When is the movie/tv show better than the book?

    I try to read the books that have been adapted for movies/tv shows. Usually (in my opinion) the book is better than the screen adaptation. I'm looking for scenarios where the book isn't as good.
    I try to read the books that have been adapted for movies/tv shows. Usually (in my opinion) the book is better than the screen adaptation. I'm looking for scenarios where the book isn't as good.
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • What's the scariest book you've read?

    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Need a last name for sisters in a book named Nikki and Amy?

    I m writing a book and I need last name suggestions. Thanks. The characters are sisters named Nikki and Amy.
    I m writing a book and I need last name suggestions. Thanks. The characters are sisters named Nikki and Amy.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • What are some quick ways to die? (Writing)?

    I’m writing a story and I need a character to die quickly. It can be a form of murder, suicide, or an accident. I’m at a loss for ideas on how I want this character to die.
    I’m writing a story and I need a character to die quickly. It can be a form of murder, suicide, or an accident. I’m at a loss for ideas on how I want this character to die.
    17 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is It Bad To Read This Book?

    Best answer: Why is this even a concern? It's a book. Enjoy it.
    Best answer: Why is this even a concern? It's a book. Enjoy it.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • How could someone destroy their voice without killing themselves?

    I m writing a novel in which the main character wants to immediately sabotage her ability to speak (temporarily or permanently), so I m looking for a way to do that. Obviously smoking and stuff takes way too long and drinking bleach or something would kill her. Anybody have any ideas?
    I m writing a novel in which the main character wants to immediately sabotage her ability to speak (temporarily or permanently), so I m looking for a way to do that. Obviously smoking and stuff takes way too long and drinking bleach or something would kill her. Anybody have any ideas?
    9 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Writing tips?

    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • I’m writing a story and I need a name for a female protagonist who is dating a guy named Dylan, any ideas?

    Best answer: Dylan & Brooke
    Dylan & Carly
    Dylan & Breanne
    Best answer: Dylan & Brooke
    Dylan & Carly
    Dylan & Breanne
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • If you were writing a book, what would it be about?

    Thematically or plotline-based, either way. I think storytelling is pretty cool and am interested in what other people would make theirs be about :)
    Thematically or plotline-based, either way. I think storytelling is pretty cool and am interested in what other people would make theirs be about :)
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are bookbinders good at repairing old paperback books?

    i have a few old paperbacks, horror fiction books from the early 80's and 70s which are quite tattered and i think if i opened the books, pages might fall out. could a bookbinders help me repair these books and preserve them for me? there is no way i will ever throw them away, they are too precious to me.
    i have a few old paperbacks, horror fiction books from the early 80's and 70s which are quite tattered and i think if i opened the books, pages might fall out. could a bookbinders help me repair these books and preserve them for me? there is no way i will ever throw them away, they are too precious to me.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • How would you get a gun in the UK?

    Best answer: If it is just a threat, have it be a "replica gun." That is one which doesn't fire and isn't meant to work at all. Such things are common in English crime novels and can be purchased fairly easily as stage props or just by collectors.
    Best answer: If it is just a threat, have it be a "replica gun." That is one which doesn't fire and isn't meant to work at all. Such things are common in English crime novels and can be purchased fairly easily as stage props or just by collectors.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • WOULD YOU READ THIS?

    A teenaged girl suffers from multiple personality disorder, which at the time that the novel is set in is not at all widely understood. The book focuses on the disorder slowly taking over, and the affects it has on her relationships, as well as the repercussions of not seeking help.
    A teenaged girl suffers from multiple personality disorder, which at the time that the novel is set in is not at all widely understood. The book focuses on the disorder slowly taking over, and the affects it has on her relationships, as well as the repercussions of not seeking help.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Plot ideas?

    I write for fun only, any short story/novel plot ideas would be cool thx
    I write for fun only, any short story/novel plot ideas would be cool thx
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • If you give credit to the owner, can you use their characters in your book?

    I am writing a book series that HAS to contain characters from other movies/tv shows. Can I use them if I give credit to the author?
    I am writing a book series that HAS to contain characters from other movies/tv shows. Can I use them if I give credit to the author?
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is this part of my story any good? Honesty please?

    Best answer: I’m wading through skies of ruby and gold- the most expensive sky I’ve seen in a while. In what sense is the narrator 'wading' through the sky? She is not, apparently, flying as birds are still above her. I guess at 'wading through clear water that reflects the colours of the sky'? but I have a... show more
    Best answer: I’m wading through skies of ruby and gold- the most expensive sky I’ve seen in a while.
    In what sense is the narrator 'wading' through the sky? She is not, apparently, flying as birds are still above her. I guess at 'wading through clear water that reflects the colours of the sky'? but I have a feeling I'm wrong. I like 'the most expensive sky...' though.
    Unwonted big birds fly overhead, in colours much like emeralds and sapphires.
    I know 'unwonted' means rare or unusual, but you can't apply it to these birds. You really can't. And the colours most like emeralds and sapphires are emerald and sapphire so "strange emerald and sapphire birds fly over head' would seem the simplest way of dealing with the birdies.
    A mellifluous silence like a fog of nothingness is too obvious to ignore.
    'Mellifluous' means sound that flows like honey - music or a voice. It really isn't a suitable word for 'silence. However you have this flowing honeyed silence which is also like a 'fog of nothingness' and impossible to ignore. If this means something like 'it was very quiet' then just say it was very quiet.
    Although, someone’s been here before. I previously thought this planet was undiscovered, that I was the Christopher Columbus of this seemingly uncharted territory, but no. Something is different. I’m not new. And neither was Christopher Columbus.
    You say someone's been here before you, and expand this over four sentences, without ever saying how you know, or how it makes you feel.
    My eyes are drawn to a spire near the horizon- a cornucopia I desire to reach.
    Right. Is it a spire (tall, slim, pointy) or a cornucopia - which must be quite large if you can see it all that way away, and literally means something made in the shape of a goat's horn overflowing with fruit, flowers etc. What makes her think the spire will be over flowing with anything?
    And finally - you said in one of your comments that you are using a lot of description because this is a short story. If anyone has told you that short stories have to have a lot of description, thank them politely and ignore them. You have a whole paragraph in which nothing happens. There are hints that this is a strange planet, that the narrator thought she was the only person who knew about it, but there is a spire (or a cornucopia) on the horizon...but nothing has happened. Would anyone go on reading, for more helpings of skies being waded through and mellifluous silenced?
    Not, I am afraid, this reader.
    9 answers · 2 days ago