• Why do you write?

    Explain to me why you write. And why writing is important.
    Explain to me why you write. And why writing is important.
    56 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I take the money or write a book?

    I had a bad issue at work and have been offered money to squash it. However, I'm a writer and want to write a book about it. If I take the money I can never talk about it again. I do need the money too. Should I take the money or write a book?
    I had a bad issue at work and have been offered money to squash it. However, I'm a writer and want to write a book about it. If I take the money I can never talk about it again. I do need the money too. Should I take the money or write a book?
    9 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Should I be Scared to take a Shakespeare's class in fear of being the weakest student?

    The class size is pretty small there would be around 6-10 students so it's easy to spot the weak one. My knowledge of Shakespeare is pretty weak however I am very interested
    The class size is pretty small there would be around 6-10 students so it's easy to spot the weak one. My knowledge of Shakespeare is pretty weak however I am very interested
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is American fiction so tacky? I know not all of it is but it seems like a lot is, especially the newer stuff?

    Best answer: I agree, look at the "Fifty Shades" books: the prose is atrocious.

    Publishing is much like Hollywood: it can be poorly composed trash, unoriginal salacious mind-candy but if it makes a profit, they do not care. There is no pride in craftsmanship such as quality of prose.
    Best answer: I agree, look at the "Fifty Shades" books: the prose is atrocious.

    Publishing is much like Hollywood: it can be poorly composed trash, unoriginal salacious mind-candy but if it makes a profit, they do not care. There is no pride in craftsmanship such as quality of prose.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • What are some beautiful superpowers? Something that seems breathtakingly beautiful; yet elegant and chaotic?

    I’m trying to come up with the powers for my antagonist? She’s supposed to be the epitome of beauty and elegance, but is terrifying at the same time. Beautiful chaos I suppose
    I’m trying to come up with the powers for my antagonist? She’s supposed to be the epitome of beauty and elegance, but is terrifying at the same time. Beautiful chaos I suppose
    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Why do people hate the Ready Player One novel?

    Best answer: A couple of reasons *the romance subplot was cringey *the over saturation of pop culture references *that weird tirade against religion that is out of place in the book *that even more bizarre masturbation passage *Wade's Gary Stu status *the book abandoned the framing device in the prologue (Wade explaining... show more
    Best answer: A couple of reasons

    *the romance subplot was cringey
    *the over saturation of pop culture references
    *that weird tirade against religion that is out of place in the book
    *that even more bizarre masturbation passage
    *Wade's Gary Stu status
    *the book abandoned the framing device in the prologue (Wade explaining the true story of what happened)

    Personally, I thought the book was just ok.
    7 answers · 14 hours ago
  • If cliche stories are bad why do they sell?

    When I look for book to read on Amazon I always look at the bad reviews and ignore the good. 1 or 2 star reviews I find to be more truthful since authors can buy people or bots to leave good reviews just to hype up their book. Anyway, most of the bad reviews are people saying the story was full of cliche stuff.... show more
    When I look for book to read on Amazon I always look at the bad reviews and ignore the good. 1 or 2 star reviews I find to be more truthful since authors can buy people or bots to leave good reviews just to hype up their book. Anyway, most of the bad reviews are people saying the story was full of cliche stuff. Cliche characters, plot, setting, powers/magic and romance. What I want to know is if cliche stories are bad, why do people publish them and why buy them in the first place?
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • How long does it take to write a 200 page book?

    I wrote 40 pages so far in 2 weeks, so by that logic, how long will it take if I have intermittent writer block?
    I wrote 40 pages so far in 2 weeks, so by that logic, how long will it take if I have intermittent writer block?
    6 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Which one is correct?

    "I'm telling the teachers of you" Or "I'm telling the teachers off you"
    "I'm telling the teachers of you" Or "I'm telling the teachers off you"
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it normal that I can't read leisurely after doing homework?

    I'm in my late stages of college, so that entails A LOT of homework. Back before college I read slowly but I did like to read. Now I have to put reading for homework before any leisure reading (for perspective, I'm majoring in history, which requires a substantial amount of reading and reviewing), and by... show more
    I'm in my late stages of college, so that entails A LOT of homework. Back before college I read slowly but I did like to read. Now I have to put reading for homework before any leisure reading (for perspective, I'm majoring in history, which requires a substantial amount of reading and reviewing), and by the time I am done, I'm just completely burned out, and would rather switch off my brain for awhile by playing games or watching television. I've been trying to get back into reading fictional novels, but it feels like I'm always burned out to the point that I need to take a break from the books. Is this normal?
    6 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Will this be a weird move to make in my story?

    Basically, my story is meant to be silly and random. In one chapter, I want to include a lesbian scene, but I'm worried it might put off my readers. If you were a reader just looking for a short, funny story, would you mind coming across a lesbian scene?
    Basically, my story is meant to be silly and random. In one chapter, I want to include a lesbian scene, but I'm worried it might put off my readers. If you were a reader just looking for a short, funny story, would you mind coming across a lesbian scene?
    5 answers · 22 hours ago
  • How old am I according to my writing?

    last night I watched a movie on hbo. this movie got an interesting storyline. A man lives alone by himself in an apartment and he sees a female ghost who keeps bothering him. The man talks and talks to this woman ghost in public. People may think this guy is a lunatic. But it turns out the woman is still in a... show more
    last night I watched a movie on hbo. this movie got an interesting storyline. A man lives alone by himself in an apartment and he sees a female ghost who keeps bothering him. The man talks and talks to this woman ghost in public. People may think this guy is a lunatic. But it turns out the woman is still in a hospital and in coma. the guy helps the woman to get conscious. And the woman wakes up from her coma and opens her eyes. when she open her eyes, she doesn't even recognize the guy who helped her. later in the movie, the woman meets the guy on the roof of her apartment and they fall in love.
    14 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can a mute teach a child to write?

    Best answer: There are many deaf people who do not speak at all yet are still literate. Sometimes even more literate than kids who grew up being able to hear. Why? They use sign language. People learn by making connections. If your mother says the word "milk" every time she pours a cup of milk for you, you will begin... show more
    Best answer: There are many deaf people who do not speak at all yet are still literate. Sometimes even more literate than kids who grew up being able to hear. Why? They use sign language. People learn by making connections. If your mother says the word "milk" every time she pours a cup of milk for you, you will begin to attach the sound of the word "milk" to the idea of actual milk. Each sense (taste, touch, hearing, seeing, and smelling) really works together to help you understand what milk is. It's not really any different if your mother signs the word "milk". It's just coded differently. One language is in sounds. One is in visuals. Consider that the "thumbs up" sign is not inherently positive. We just made positive connections and associations when people gave us a thumbs up. In Bangladesh, a thumbs up is an insult.

    The formula for learning to read and write is actually not as structured as you suggest. Children often begin learning how to read before they understand basic grammar. "Me want to play," doesn't mean you don't know the giant "M" downtown means "McDonald's". Any exposure to "print" in real life actually increases children's reading skills. Whether it's a parent reading to a child or they saw the Avengers movie and the child knows the A symbol stands for Avengers. They still made a connection to sound of the word "Avenger" to the written letter A. Which is really just a few random lines. It really doesn't mean anything unless you keep connecting to something.

    Now, when it comes to teaching a child to read—understand that the "sound it out" method doesn't mean a child understands what they've sounded out. It will ONLY help if the child can read it fluently enough to recognize the word. If a child comes across the word "dog" and has to stress each sound D...O...G, the child is spending more time thinking about the sounds than the meaning. Children also have to develop the ability to put sounds together. It doesn't matter if you clearly hear all the sounds to the word dog. That's just not something every 6 and 7 year old can do. "D...O...G" is much different than "dog" to them.

    Furthermore, phonics (matching sounds to letters) is only a small part of teaching children to read. Phonics is really just for predictable words. Like "cat" and "dog" which follow the rules. Do you know how many words in the English language don't follow the rules? Too many too count. "The", "is", "said", and "you" don't follow the rules. These are taught as "sight words" in school. You just simply have to memorize them. There's actually an official list of a few hundred sight words called the Dolch Words.

    To teach a child how to read and write, a mute person ultimately wants to do most of the same things a speaking person would. Reading to children promotes literacy skills, especially if the child is following along in the book. It doesn't matter if the parent speaks or signs the words. If the children listens to the same book enough, sometimes they can memorize the words. Often kids will "pretend" to read a book they've memorized. Which is actually great for their reading. This can help them connect their language to the print in the book.

    Something I do with my school program kids is put out crosswords and word searches related to upcoming holidays (surprisingly they do them!). Now that their teachers are probably talking about Thanksgiving, they're hearing the word "turkey" more often, and now that they're probably learning about Native Americans and pilgrims... It's a good time for them to get Thanksgiving word searches and see words in print. Sometimes kids can't actually read the words they're looking for, so I say them out loud. A mute person could sign them. Same thing. Exposure and repetition is what helps children acquire literacy skills.

    If your character does not use sign language or any kind of language, then it will be almost impossible for the child to learn. Helen Keller was taught a sort of touch communication. She went on to write very articulately and professionally. Now if you're thinking of something like white board communication, ultimately that's not an efficient way to learn the language. For a number of reasons. For one, it's faster to speak or sign. You're not going to write as much as you would speak or sign (consequently, less connections will be made). Two, babies can't visually focus that well. Thus delaying the learning process. Of course it'd be better than having no concrete language system at all.
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • What actors name the character after a Someone back in the day did they ask their permission to use their name first and last name?

    I want to name a character after a girl I knew in high school . When I try to contact her about using her name it did it in Atlas unfortunate creepy way . This was about two years ago . I asked a bunch asked a bunch of people buy text that I thought I would know her And then her boyfriend got mad at me
    I want to name a character after a girl I knew in high school . When I try to contact her about using her name it did it in Atlas unfortunate creepy way . This was about two years ago . I asked a bunch asked a bunch of people buy text that I thought I would know her And then her boyfriend got mad at me
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Before fridge was made where do people get their ice? im reading a web novel that was set on Song dynasty and they have ice.?

    Best answer: It was cut out of lakes and stored in an icebox, which is an insulated cabinet.
    Later the word "icebox" was also sometimes used to refer to a refrigerator with electricity.
    Best answer: It was cut out of lakes and stored in an icebox, which is an insulated cabinet.
    Later the word "icebox" was also sometimes used to refer to a refrigerator with electricity.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Would it be weird to write a story were the main character is a Trans male who falls in love with a male?

    Best answer: I would read it sounds like something original. Not only that you will have readers who can also relate. Not everyone is going to like the same thing especially if they are close minded. Its good to push the bounderies it keeps people from living in a bubble. Good luck with your book I hope it comes out good.
    Best answer: I would read it sounds like something original. Not only that you will have readers who can also relate. Not everyone is going to like the same thing especially if they are close minded. Its good to push the bounderies it keeps people from living in a bubble. Good luck with your book I hope it comes out good.
    9 answers · 4 days ago