• 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.
    27 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do almost all romance books have the same kind of guy in them? He's always super muscly and alpha male.?

    Don't get me wrong, I like romance books. But why can't any of them be about normal guys who don't look like models? Maybe some who are nerdy or awkward or just some kind of variety. Maybe a guy who's nice and funny and goofy or something. They always do the same things too. Football player,... show more
    Don't get me wrong, I like romance books. But why can't any of them be about normal guys who don't look like models? Maybe some who are nerdy or awkward or just some kind of variety. Maybe a guy who's nice and funny and goofy or something. They always do the same things too. Football player, millionaire, spy. It's all played out.
    16 answers · 3 days 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"
    10 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Can a horse walk with a broken leg?

    Best answer: You should research.the human and veterinary surgical data as to what a horse with a leg fracture and a paraplegic can do, but I doubt it. The weight of the man would increase the pressure on the horse's leg. The incline of the mountain would also put momentum on the horse's movement, and the horse is... show more
    Best answer: You should research.the human and veterinary surgical data as to what a horse with a leg fracture and a paraplegic can do, but I doubt it.

    The weight of the man would increase the pressure on the horse's leg. The incline of the mountain would also put momentum on the horse's movement, and the horse is "out of alignment" as is. The horse would do what horses do when in agony - probably thrash and roll.(BTW there are no mountains in Flanders. The Low Countries are just that--low.)

    The horse's ability is moot, since the paralyzed man cannot mount the horse. He might be able to drag himself to it, but he can't put his leg over its back.

    Update 2 pm. King Henry VIII is reputed to have called his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, a "Flanders Mare" because she was homely and I presume large. [I read that she was taller than the small women Henry married, but that she had a "pleasant" face and a "queenly" manner. Her picture makes me think she was full bosomed, but not fat.] Cleves is now part of northern Germany, so it fits with "Flanders" (Belgium) and the other "Low Countries". Was she like a heavy horse breed, according to Henry? I wondered if a "Flanders mare" or a Belgian horse was able to gallop, or would she have been a draft horse. The Friesian looks like a horse that can gallop.
    11 answers · 4 days 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.
    11 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?

    I working on making a story about this trans male character I created. But in the story, he meets this guy and gets a crush on him. I really want to continue writing this story and eventually post it on Wattpad but I'm worried people will think its weird??
    I working on making a story about this trans male character I created. But in the story, he meets this guy and gets a crush on him. I really want to continue writing this story and eventually post it on Wattpad but I'm worried people will think its weird??
    8 answers · 4 hours ago
  • What are some tips for writing if you never know how to word anything?

    Best answer: Read more, and read a variety of materials from technical manuals to news articles to novels and poetry. Expand your vocabulary by doing crosswords and word games. Take a basic writing class. By focusing on the basics and exposing yourself to other written forms you can build a feel for sentence construction on... show more
    Best answer: Read more, and read a variety of materials from technical manuals to news articles to novels and poetry. Expand your vocabulary by doing crosswords and word games. Take a basic writing class.

    By focusing on the basics and exposing yourself to other written forms you can build a feel for sentence construction on your own.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • I think literary agents are dismissing my work because of class issues. How is this fair?

    I did not grow up in London (like the vast majority of published writers these days) and I did not attend a public school. I was raised in a lower-class school and grew up on a council estate. Why do agents instantly assume authors from lower-classes are not deemed worthy of publication?
    I did not grow up in London (like the vast majority of published writers these days) and I did not attend a public school. I was raised in a lower-class school and grew up on a council estate. Why do agents instantly assume authors from lower-classes are not deemed worthy of publication?
    20 answers · 5 days ago
  • Publishing fairs?

    Are there book fairs where Publishers are geared to meet ready authors wanting to publish?
    Are there book fairs where Publishers are geared to meet ready authors wanting to publish?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • I need book recommendations for crime/mystery novels?

    Just nothing to gorey or too bloody.
    Just nothing to gorey or too bloody.
    7 answers · 24 hours ago
  • How to publish a book?

    I am passionate about writing and have begun a series of books I would love to one day publish. How would I go about beginning publishing my book? Who would I contact? What other things should I consider?
    I am passionate about writing and have begun a series of books I would love to one day publish. How would I go about beginning publishing my book? Who would I contact? What other things should I consider?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • I'm writing a story and i need some help?

    i'm writing a story where a girl slowly falls into madness, but i don't really know a good way to portray it i would appreciate any help thanks.
    i'm writing a story where a girl slowly falls into madness, but i don't really know a good way to portray it i would appreciate any help thanks.
    6 answers · 7 hours 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.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Book ideas for a friend's birthday?

    To all of you readers, I am a female age 15 and so I haven't read many books that I think would interest my friend, male turning 14, and could really use some help to anyone who might have some ideas. I am not really in a hurry because I still have several weeks before his birthday, but I'm trying to think... show more
    To all of you readers, I am a female age 15 and so I haven't read many books that I think would interest my friend, male turning 14, and could really use some help to anyone who might have some ideas. I am not really in a hurry because I still have several weeks before his birthday, but I'm trying to think ahead. Some things that might help: - He's bisexual - He has depression and is going through a really rough time right now that we (his friends) are all trying to help him through, so I'd like something sensitive and not insulting to his sexuality or encouraging depressive behavior if you understand what I mean - He is a very good reader, so young adult fiction is best - He is not very picky about book genres, as far as I know (he doesn't mind drama or romance, although I'm not saying that's a requirement) Thanks so much in advance to anyone who can help me!!
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are your thought on this writing idea?

    Before you ask, no, I am not "seeking validation" or whatever. I just want your opinions. This is not written out yet. So, basically, one of my main characters gets killed by a side villain. I originally planned to bring him back, but we all know "the death fake out" is one of the most overused... show more
    Before you ask, no, I am not "seeking validation" or whatever. I just want your opinions. This is not written out yet. So, basically, one of my main characters gets killed by a side villain. I originally planned to bring him back, but we all know "the death fake out" is one of the most overused cliches in the book. I mean, look for one Disney movie that has not used it. So this is where my idea comes in. So, in my universe, when you die, your soul doesn't leave your body. It just becomes inactive. The rest of my characters visit a person with the power to manipulate souls in order to find out a weakness on the main antagonist. This person senses the feelings of grief in all of them, and asks them if they lost someone. They tell her about what happened, and she went to the place where they buried him, removed his soul, and placed it in a magic necklace where the soul becomes active again, and if it's touched, the soul, or more specifically the person, can talk to the person touching it and the person can talk back. Although, as you can probably tell, living in a necklace most likely has a lot of duds. That's where this specific character's arc comes in.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Need book recommendations for a med student?

    She is starting first year med and I want to give her a book that is relevant to her study. Any recommendations?
    She is starting first year med and I want to give her a book that is relevant to her study. Any recommendations?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can a publisher buy a self-published book?

    If you self publish your book, can you no longer sell it to another publisher
    If you self publish your book, can you no longer sell it to another publisher
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • What was the sword in the stone called?

    9 answers · 4 days ago