• Question for the Lawyers and Writers, about legalities of writing a autobiography ?

    How does it work writing a autobiography using real names of people and places? What can be done and what can t? what do you need permission for and what not? also names of movies, famous people, famous restaurants and real people and where they live? thank you!!!
    How does it work writing a autobiography using real names of people and places? What can be done and what can t? what do you need permission for and what not? also names of movies, famous people, famous restaurants and real people and where they live? thank you!!!
    4 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Which of these names do you like best?

    Juliet, Aurora, Malia, Hope, Ophelia, Mabel, Alexa, Jane, or Delia? I’ve been leaning towards Ophelia or Juliet. (It’s for a character in my story, I’m not naming a baby so feel free to simply say if they’re bad names :p). The character is a superhero, with a - of course - tragic backstory. She is a blonde teen... show more
    Juliet, Aurora, Malia, Hope, Ophelia, Mabel, Alexa, Jane, or Delia? I’ve been leaning towards Ophelia or Juliet. (It’s for a character in my story, I’m not naming a baby so feel free to simply say if they’re bad names :p). The character is a superhero, with a - of course - tragic backstory. She is a blonde teen with dark brown eyes and semi-tan skin.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Reasons countries would split?

    Im writing a book, and without going into two much detail it has two main nations and I need a good reason those nations split into multiple countries, I need them to make sense in this fantasy scenario and be realistic.
    Im writing a book, and without going into two much detail it has two main nations and I need a good reason those nations split into multiple countries, I need them to make sense in this fantasy scenario and be realistic.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it possible to return books to the library via mail?

    I moved away and need to return my library books. Is it possible to mail them there? I live in Ontario & moved to a different city.
    I moved away and need to return my library books. Is it possible to mail them there? I live in Ontario & moved to a different city.
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • I see creeps in the Public library?

    I m not talking about the students that go there and study. I m talking about at least a few men (not all of them that use the public computers) that use the public computers are creeps.They start making noises, moan, groan and snicker (not to mention they smell awful). I saw twice two men that were looking at... show more
    I m not talking about the students that go there and study. I m talking about at least a few men (not all of them that use the public computers) that use the public computers are creeps.They start making noises, moan, groan and snicker (not to mention they smell awful). I saw twice two men that were looking at pornography. Then I saw one that started talking to the computer screen as he was watching a movie on youtube, then he started laughing outloud. My point is shouldn t those men get kicked out for disturbing other students from studying? (Just to let you know this question is not meant to harm anyone).
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Need help with creating a character name for a short story I am writing.?

    The character is 23 and he is from a Dublin, Ireland. He’s a tough guy and extremely intelligent. He is both street smart and book smart. For his first name I am leaning towards either Sean or Wesley. I’m having trouble coming up with any unique Irish surnames. I do not want to with any that are extremely common.
    The character is 23 and he is from a Dublin, Ireland. He’s a tough guy and extremely intelligent. He is both street smart and book smart. For his first name I am leaning towards either Sean or Wesley. I’m having trouble coming up with any unique Irish surnames. I do not want to with any that are extremely common.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is reading fanfiction the same as reading?

    I'm a bit of a readaholic, but in recent years I've turned to fanfiction. I always know I will like the story before I even start reading it. So I wanted to know people's opinions on this. Is it the same thing?
    I'm a bit of a readaholic, but in recent years I've turned to fanfiction. I always know I will like the story before I even start reading it. So I wanted to know people's opinions on this. Is it the same thing?
    14 answers · 5 days ago
  • What are some things that beat (like a heart)?

    Best answer: like waves beating on the shore.
    like the heart of a race-horse in full gallop.
    like the wings of a hummingbird.
    like a master chef mixing up an omelette.
    Best answer: like waves beating on the shore.
    like the heart of a race-horse in full gallop.
    like the wings of a hummingbird.
    like a master chef mixing up an omelette.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What's your favourite classic book?

    I'm trying to get into reading more classical authors but, since I'm new to this part of literature, I was wondering what book would be the easiest to understand? Just so I can become familiar with the language and writing style before dipping into classics that are a bit more complicated. Thanks!
    I'm trying to get into reading more classical authors but, since I'm new to this part of literature, I was wondering what book would be the easiest to understand? Just so I can become familiar with the language and writing style before dipping into classics that are a bit more complicated. Thanks!
    48 answers · 1 week ago
  • How long would it take to die from blood poisoning/sepsis?

    Don t tell me I need to go to the hospital or anything, just tell me about how long it would take to die from blood poisoning/sepsis if I contracted it from a stab wound in the abdomen? Say the wound was poorly closed up and got infected, how long would it take to die from it and what would happen? (I m writing a... show more
    Don t tell me I need to go to the hospital or anything, just tell me about how long it would take to die from blood poisoning/sepsis if I contracted it from a stab wound in the abdomen? Say the wound was poorly closed up and got infected, how long would it take to die from it and what would happen? (I m writing a book and Google hasn t been much help except for telling me to go to the hospital)
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I write "I wrote this book when I was xy years old"... what other clever ways can I write this on my book cover?

    I wrote the book 5 years ago and I want to write on the cover when I wrote it... please suggest some good lines that are similar to "I wrote this book when I was xy years old"
    I wrote the book 5 years ago and I want to write on the cover when I wrote it... please suggest some good lines that are similar to "I wrote this book when I was xy years old"
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do I have to read How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren before reading other books?

    Best answer: "How to Read a Book" has this typology: four levels of reading: 1. Elementary; 2. Inspectional; 3. Analytical; 4. Syntopical. Elementary reading: you're already there...basic vocabulary, able to understand concepts, discern different points of view. You're doing it now. Inspectional... show more
    Best answer: "How to Read a Book" has this typology:

    four levels of reading:

    1. Elementary;
    2. Inspectional;
    3. Analytical;
    4. Syntopical.

    Elementary reading: you're already there...basic vocabulary, able to understand concepts, discern different points of view. You're doing it now.

    Inspectional reading: you have the ability to search the text for: main ideas; important activity; find the central argument. You check the index for main ideas. A good book, "Philosophy for Dummies," by philosophy professor Tom Morris, is written in this style or at this level.

    Analytical reading: is equivalent to William James' "active reading;" the reader maintains a dialogue with the author. This is equivalent to what philosophy students call "reading" a text.

    Syntopic or comparative reading: this is analytical reading taken to the next level: the reader, for example, "reading" Kant at the "active dialogue" or "analytic" level, may question Kant's so-called dualism--e.g., his distinction between phenomena and Noumena, or his antinomies. "Syntopic" or comparative reading is the reader keeping the analytic or active reading Kantian-him/her dialogue going, and bringing in e.g. Schopenhauer's criticism of Kant's phenomenon-Noumenon dualism, presumably additionally critiquing Schopenhauer's resolution (i.e., knowing self as Noumenon, from the "inside"), and so forth.

    Therefore, if you're interested in intelligent, well-researched contemporary novels, something like Brad Thor's work ("Code of Conduct," etc.) is "elementary," and you're also able to follow the central argument or plot, a kind of "inspectional" reading. A classic light romantic comedy novel like P. G. Wodehouse's "Code of the Woosters" has the same "central argument" laid out for you--the "plot."

    A novel like C. S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce" or his "That Hideous Strength" is perhaps a level above, as the author is laying out a central argument, with which the reader agrees or disagrees--"analytic reading" at a fairly gentle level.

    A novel like Zivkovic's "Hidden Camera" may rise to the level of "synoptic," as the main character is existentially adrift in a matrix that essentially provides several points of view, and the reader may dialogue and attempt to "read" them--i.e., this novel is a good example of a detective novel that rises to gentle synopticity ;-)

    So, you probably don't have to do more than "inspect" (inspectionally read) "How to Read a Book" in order to ramp up your readership. Books like "A Fortunate Universe," "In a Sunburned Country," "The Path of the Higher Self," and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," are certainly reader-friendly.
    6 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Good books for confidence?

    9 answers · 3 days ago