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  • What is your favorite three-syllable boy name?

    And if you have a reason why you like the name, please share!

    20 AnswersBaby Names7 years ago
  • Writers, how do you keep your many projects organized?

    Do you focus on one story or article at a time? Do you work on several stories and/or non-fiction works every day for a certain amount of time? What is your writing schedule like?

    Essentially, how do you tackle multiple projects at the same time?

    Thank you!

    3 AnswersBooks & Authors8 years ago
  • Parents, do you sing to your children at night?

    Do you (or did you in the past) sing to your children at night? Just a curious question!

    BQ1: How old are they? (Or how old were they when you stopped?)

    BQ2: What songs do you (or did you) sing?

    BQ3: For those who are not parents, did your parents/guardians sing to you at night? What songs?

    8 AnswersParenting8 years ago
  • What is your favorite baby names resource?

    What are you using to search for baby names? A particular book? A website? Which book/site is your favorite and why?

    6 AnswersBaby Names8 years ago
  • What are your favorite boy names that start with "Br"?

    I'm curious on your thoughts. Most detailed answer receives 10 points.

    (This q/a isn't for a real child.)

    17 AnswersBaby Names8 years ago
  • Rainbow tipped hair...Has the trend died?

    I'm thinking about getting my tips dyed in rainbow colors. Is the trend still alive? Would getting my tips dyed now be...strange? It seems all pictures I come across are dated in 2011/early 2012.

    5 AnswersHair8 years ago
  • What are your thoughts on these names?

    I'm not pregnant yet, but I'm in a baby crazy mood and would just like to dream! (I'm starting early so I can pitch these to my husband as soon as the hpt shows a +. Kidding...kinda...)

    I like these three female names: Aimee, Faith, and Sinead.

    And these male names: Alex and Adam.

    Do you guys see any potential problems with these names? Do you like them? Are they too common?

    4 AnswersBaby Names8 years ago
  • Are there any online games like Inklink?

    I know this has been asked before...I'm just curious if anything new popped up. Are there any games like Inklink used to be - full of players and easy-master level rooms? Draw My Thing is too easy.

    I haven't played ISketch. Is that any good? Are there a lot of people playing throughout the day? Is it challenging?

    Thanks.

    1 AnswerVideo & Online Games8 years ago
  • What is the correct subject/verb agreement for "the innocent"...?

    Here's the sentence: "The innocent becomes the target by just being in the wrong place at the wrong time..."

    Is it: "The innocent becomes..." or "The innocent become..."?

    I guess this noun would be like "the poor" or "the rich" and I can't find an answer for a collective noun that's like an adjective.

    3 AnswersWords & Wordplay8 years ago
  • Does anyone call Kansas City, Missouri, KC?

    I'm doing editing work for a novelist. He sometimes used K.C. instead of Kansas City in his fictional novel. Natives and travelers, have you ever used the abbreviation KC in place of Kansas City as Los Angeles is sometimes called LA?

    2 AnswersKansas City8 years ago
  • Where should I stop along the Oregon coast?

    In about a month, my husband and I are driving up the California coast (from LA) to Oregon for a small road trip. We don't want to go too far up the Oregon coast. We're just looking for a place to stop and stay then turn around and head back home. What city/beach/state park would be the best place (and most beautiful) to stay at for a day and night? And how long of a drive is it from the California border? Thanks.

    3 AnswersOther - United States8 years ago
  • Writers: pro and amateur, how do you recover from bad reviews?

    I just found out that my latest amateur short was ranked below average. I'm almost always successful, and I receive constant praises for my work. All of a sudden, a story that I thought was going to be awesome, failed. What was worse than seeing how low my story was ranked was that no one commented on it or gave any criticism. The readers are silent, and it's driving me insane. I really want to understand what mistakes I made.

    It's now the start of my daily writing session, and as you can imagine, my motivation has disappeared. The disappointment is overwhelming. I worked diligently on this project and put a lot of time into it.

    Writers, do you have any advice on how to deal with negative reviews? I know rejection happens. I just need to know how to recover from it. I don't want one story to destroy my love for writing. What did you do when you received your first rejection/bad review? How did you recover?

    6 AnswersBooks & Authors9 years ago
  • Is it possible that I am addicted to Seroquel?

    I have no idea if anyone can actually be addicted to Seroquel. But I think I might be.

    I've been on it for four years to treat schizoaffective bipolar disorder. It's the only thing that can put me to sleep. I hate taking my other medication, and I've admitted to 'being in love' with Seroquel. I don't mind taking it at all. I'm worried about how I would survive if I had to stop taking it.

    A couple months ago, my pharmacy ran out of Seroquel. I had to go a night without it. I went 36 hours straight without sleep and became manic. When I went to the pharmacy to get my rx, they said they still didn't get the medication. I, embarrassingly, started bawling and trembling. They were very kind and sent someone to another pharmacy to get one dosage for me to sleep that night. Looking back on that night, I realize that I might have an unhealthy attachment my medication.

    I'll be seeing my psych next month, but I'm afraid to tell her about me possibly being addicted. I definitely don't want to stop taking it, yet if this isn't healthy, I want to fix the problem.

    Is there such a thing as a dependency on Seroquel? If there is, can anyone give me some advice on how to deal with it? Or how should I talk to my psych about it?

    Thanks.

    4 AnswersMental Health9 years ago
  • Does anyone have this old recipe for cheesy vegetable casserole?

    I know it has Campbell's cheddar cheese soup, French's onions, and mixed vegetables. It's a casserole and a recipe of either Campbells or Frenchs. I lost the recipe, and I can't find it online.

    If you have any similar recipes, please share! Any recipe for a casserole with cheese and vegetables will do. Thanks.

    1 AnswerCooking & Recipes9 years ago
  • Can someone help me figure out how to write this scene?

    I have a hero that needs to rescue his damsel in distress. She's tied up in a house with a few bad guys babysitting her. I want my hero to create a distraction that lures the bad guys out of the house, so he can swoop in and help the woman escape. I want my hero to set the dry brush in the backyard on fire, but he can't just take a match to it and wait forever for the fire to build up. I'm tempted to have him find a container of kerosene in the garage that he could use as a fire accelerant, but that would make it too easy for him. What can I do to make it harder for my hero to find an accelerant?

    And if using fire as a distraction is cliche, do you have any suggestions for other types of diversions that can draw the bad guys out of the house?

    2 AnswersBooks & Authors9 years ago
  • What common substances can be used as fire accelerants?

    For example...substances usually kept in an household/garage that can get dry brush up in flames quickly?

    1 AnswerChemistry9 years ago
  • How can I stick to a daily routine?

    I've tried several times to get my life organized. I battle my mental illness everyday. Now, most days I win. But I am always exhausted from the side effects of my pills. I know having a daily routine will help me finish my todo lists and errands. I can't keep a schedule. I've tried adding to my routine a little at a time, starting in the mornings. It worked for awhile, but I couldn't establish a routine after 10 AM.

    I feel that sticking to a daily and weekly schedule will help me accomplish my tasks and obligations. How do I start making a routine for myself? And how do I keep myself committed to it?

    More details about my life: I'm a writer, and I work best late at night. I stay at home and try to keep my apartment clean. My husband has a full time job, so I do most of the chores. I love cooking. I might be spending too much time making dinner. I don't have an exercise routine.

    3 AnswersMental Health9 years ago
  • Anyone know the name of this preteen series?

    There was a series of books that I read in the late 90s, and I can't remember the name of them. It was a collection of diaries (or just stories) of different girls in certain times and situations. I remember they were hardcover with a ribbon in each book. I can recall two of the stories: one about a slave during the 1800s and one about a girl on the Titanic. I know they are not The American Girl series. These books were popular for preteen girls.

    5 AnswersBooks & Authors9 years ago
  • Where can I find horror short stories?

    I'm taking my writing into unknown territory. I have many ideas and plots for horror shorts, but I rarely read anything from that genre. I'm not going to publish in a genre I don't read. Are there any websites that 'publish' amateur horror short stories? Where can I find published short stories of the same category? Are there any horror novels you recommend? And are there any websites or books that teach horror writing?

    5 AnswersBooks & Authors9 years ago