• Can you publish a children's book with a sad ending?

    I wrote a short story about a year ago that was actually based on something that really happened a few days earlier. The situation did NOT have a happy ending. I wrote the story if it were told through the perspective of a child. So it's a pretty sad story. I've been thinking about turning it into a... show more
    I wrote a short story about a year ago that was actually based on something that really happened a few days earlier. The situation did NOT have a happy ending. I wrote the story if it were told through the perspective of a child. So it's a pretty sad story. I've been thinking about turning it into a children's book. With illustrations and everything. But yeah, the book would be VERY sad. I don't want to change the ending. It would defeat the entire purpose of me writing the story to begin with. Also, not everything in real life ends with a happy ending. Will I be able to publish a children's book with a sad ending?
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do many guys understand that they love a girl too late?

    Why do many guys understand that they love a girl too late?

    This guy found out that he loved her after she was raped and then the rapist tried to drown her in the river. The 'hero' realized he had to protect her after the events happened. He also accused her of many things,in the time the girl refused to talk to him about what happened, as she was ashamed.
    This guy found out that he loved her after she was raped and then the rapist tried to drown her in the river. The 'hero' realized he had to protect her after the events happened. He also accused her of many things,in the time the girl refused to talk to him about what happened, as she was ashamed.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Seriously I wanna write a book?

    Best answer: The best lesson I ever got about reading and writing is this. You must answer six questions: * WHO are your characters? Give them names. * WHAT are they doing? * WHERE do they live? * WHY do they want to do something? * WHEN does the story take place? * HOW do they intend to accomplish their goals? Of... show more
    Best answer: The best lesson I ever got about reading and writing is this. You must answer six questions:

    * WHO are your characters? Give them names.
    * WHAT are they doing?
    * WHERE do they live?
    * WHY do they want to do something?
    * WHEN does the story take place?
    * HOW do they intend to accomplish their goals?

    Of these, the most important question is "WHY?" Exploring the motives of the characters makes them deeper, and keeps them interesting. If you don't continually ask "WHY?" then the character has no depth, and your ideas will dry up.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Who is the best science fiction writer?

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  • Whats the oldest trick-in-the-book in you opinion?

    Best answer: The oldest trick in the book is attempting to get someone to believe that you've done something that you haven't done, or haven't done something that you actually have. There are of course many variations, but that's it in a nutshell.
    Best answer: The oldest trick in the book is attempting to get someone to believe that you've done something that you haven't done, or haven't done something that you actually have. There are of course many variations, but that's it in a nutshell.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to add filler in a story?

    My story s are to sort
    My story s are to sort
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it better a happy ending or a sad one for this plot?

    I'm writing a fiction about a guy running away from prison (he was there for revolutionary causes convicted but he never killed anyone, he was just trying to protect his people and land). He flees to another country and meets a girl under casual circumstances. This girl falls for him at first sight, but he... show more
    I'm writing a fiction about a guy running away from prison (he was there for revolutionary causes convicted but he never killed anyone, he was just trying to protect his people and land). He flees to another country and meets a girl under casual circumstances. This girl falls for him at first sight, but he behaves hot and cold and tries not to open up too much with her, afraid to of the consequences of him telling the truth about his past. The girl is ostracized and mistreated by her relatives and bullied at school. She changes from being a curious, smart girl to a dull and depressed person.the worst happens when the girl is raped by some racist classmates of hers whike going back home from school. She falls into depression and tries suicides 2 times. The guy she loves goes to visit her, sees her bloody wrists and she's badly traumatized, he gets mad at her because he doesnt undestand she was raped and tells her to be strong and stop complaining cause everyone has to deal with struggles. The girls hangs herself the day after. He then discovers the truth, goea crazy at her committing suicide, cries over her body and makes a scene at her home, with her mom terrified at him telling him what actually happened. The guy plans revenge and takes somw fellow countrymen to take take the guys who committed the crime and ties them in a broken down house, blindfolded.
    17 answers · 4 days ago
  • Tips for writing a story?

    So I'm trying to write a mini story on instagram and I'm having a hard time writing it out. Right now I have the basic idea that some of the characters will be supernatural but I just don't know how to start it. Any tips?
    So I'm trying to write a mini story on instagram and I'm having a hard time writing it out. Right now I have the basic idea that some of the characters will be supernatural but I just don't know how to start it. Any tips?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What do you look for in a story?

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  • Do you tend to use a lot of scene/character description in novels, or do you like it left to the readers imaginations to fill in details?

    Best answer: I add character description only when necessary. One of the marks of an amateur writer, in my opinion, is when a character is described in list-form detail as soon as he or she enters the scene. I recently beta-read a story where four characters were described in detail within the first chapter: Name, age, hair... show more
    Best answer: I add character description only when necessary. One of the marks of an amateur writer, in my opinion, is when a character is described in list-form detail as soon as he or she enters the scene. I recently beta-read a story where four characters were described in detail within the first chapter: Name, age, hair colour and style, eye colour, height, special abilities, clothes etc. The next chapter introduced seven more in the same way. It was tedious, and really not easy to remember at all afterwards when it came down to it. By chapter three I was floundering around because was "the man with X-ray eyes" John or his brother Baptiste? And who was the dark haired guy again?

    Of course there's also such a thing as too little description. I once read a book where the main character's name wasn't revealed until midway through. There was zero reason for not revealing it earlier, so when she suddenly became a "Mary", it was very annoying.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • What are the top 10 must read books?

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  • While telling a story, what is the best way to cover up a mental illness?

    Best answer: Ironically, one of the most effective ways (I can think of at this time) might very well be to incorporate your audience into the mindset of individuals who do not believe they have any illness, whether because they deny it or are completely unaware. For example, we might be made to see the world not... show more
    Best answer: Ironically, one of the most effective ways (I can think of at this time) might very well be to incorporate your audience into the mindset of individuals who do not believe they have any illness, whether because they deny it or are completely unaware. For example, we might be made to see the world not outside-looking-in, but within-looking-out. How does the character perceive the world and themselves in it, is the point. With that part worked out, you might then later introduce us to a character (or range of perspectives) who view the character transparently, for what/who they are. With this "180" view, we can deduct the peculiarity of the character - but only after a new perspective has been introduced.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • What do you think should be the reason of people coming together, in my story?

    I am writing a story about the people of a small town. I wanna bring them together in the story because they are scared of something. But I don't know what it should be? Any ideas? In the story, there is a small town. The story takes place in 1920's and it is somewhere in Kentucky. The town's people... show more
    I am writing a story about the people of a small town. I wanna bring them together in the story because they are scared of something. But I don't know what it should be? Any ideas? In the story, there is a small town. The story takes place in 1920's and it is somewhere in Kentucky. The town's people have discovered something scary! Now people are scared to even sleep in their homes and to be alone! There is a town hall that big enough to accommodate everyone in town so they turn the town hall into a shelter! They all have decided to stay in it together until the the help arrives or they come up with a solution! They have food, water, medical supplies, warm clothes, beddings, weapons, and school buses, in case they have to evacuate!
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Have you read the novels of James Michener?

    Best answer: Yes, many of them. They range from great (The Source) to so so (Space or Alaska).
    Best answer: Yes, many of them. They range from great (The Source) to so so (Space or Alaska).
    6 answers · 1 day ago