People say that I should show a story, not tell it. But how do I do that. Example of my writing included.
Save me from the darkness’please… No…’I felt fear creep up my spine, and goosebumps breaking out on my clammy skin. The hands are merciless as they trapped me against the wall, one slipping up my top, pinching my nipples.Disgust swept through me as my…
What you’ve written is first person, stream of consciousness writing. What that means is it read as if it is a recorded monologue. To “show,” you need to paint a picture, using more descriptive language, and really flesh out actions and thoughts so they aren’t simple bullet point statements.A good writer has to be a good reader. Id suggest spending a significant amount of time reading good, high quality fiction (not the Twilight series), and then go back to writing.
Does this sound like a book you’d read.
After his father’s death,13 year old Andrew is forced to move with his mother from his home in the Far Kingdom to Faridale, a large, chaotic merchant’s city perched on the edge of the Five Kingdoms. They go to live with Andrew’s wealthy Uncle Maxwell.Uncle Maxwell is a slave trader who has made a…
Sounds like a little star wars. a little goosebumps, and a little of many other Sci Fi novels. But the formula isn’t as tight as it could be. Personally I do not read they time of novel. In reading over what you have, there are many, many unanswered questions about your main character and who these people are. More story line development is needed and you might want to strength your characters with a better description of then and how the relate to each each other.
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Who wishes they could be a little kid again.
And do all of these things over. Whenever i read this i miss being a little kid so much.You’re a 90’s kid if:You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCHE!”You can sing the rap to “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air”You remember when Kurt Cobain, Tu Pac, River Phoenix,…
oooh oooh pick me! pick me!!! uh I wish I could rewind time sooo bad and just enjoy it all for another day. LOL I remember my first slap bracelet (that was heaven)!!! I am almost 28 now and I want to go home to my old street and ride bikes with my friends. LOL Gosh I read every single one of these and they all took me back!!! I love you for this thnx I needed a reminder!!! I had a tough childhood but back then there were sooo many things to enjoy. LOL and yeah I do remember when NINTENDO was the hardest thing ever. and I made my husband download OREGON TRAIL a few months ago to see if I could make it all the way to Oregon (I never did in class, my people always got sick and died) LOL thnx again
J.K. Rowling V.S. J.R.R. Tolkien. Who is a better author.
Who do you think is better? I’ve read all of their books, and I like them both. I’ve heard rumors that Rowling “stole” from Tolkien, which I don’t believe. What do you all think?
To start this off, Rowling did not steal from Tolkien. She like every author who has written an epic in the last hundred years (including Tolkien) has borrowed themes and ideas. Popular fantasy books and movies help shape and expand our imagination, so it is natural in a creation of our own, that past experiences in the subject matter would lend elements.First of all this comes down to a preference of opinions in the end. What I will do is give a description of each, critic’s reviews, and finally my own opinion.First of all Tolkien started writing LOTR in 1937 and finished in 1949. Rowling started writing HP in 1991. This gap in years is highly significant. The way we speak and the way we write has changed so fundamentally in theses space of years, that you really can’t judge which book is “better written”.Both books have been written in a language that was mostly suitable for that space of time, so let’s go ahead and throw out that factor. Even for the time period in which it was written, Tolkien still spoke with an almost “archaic/obsolete” language. If you look at his past though, it’s because he was a Professor of Literature at Oxford, and generally had a love for older languages and words. He was highly spoken out against the Catholic Church changing their masses from Latin to English. This account for his aged words.Rowling writes in the English language of our timer, in regards to how it is spoken in England. So once again, you can’t use that arguement to sway the tide either way. The writing of the books in that fashion is on completely different ends of the spectrum.On the topic of the worlds in which they have created. The books can not be compared either. You can’t compare high fantasy(Tolkien) with real-world fantasy (Rowling). They are on too different of a scale. You may as well argue “apples and oranges”. So in that manner, arguing the two cancels each other out, which can only lead to preference of personal opinion on both of these accounts.Let’s move on too critical reviews. Lord of the Rings has received reviews ranging from terrible to excellent. Many critics believed it was a masterpiece, which would endure the test of time and stand-alone forr ages. Which it undoubtably has. While there were many negative reviews after it’s publishment, one can say that they are obsolete as well. Lord of the Rings has stood the test of time. So it has one up on Harry Potter in that regard.Harry Potter of course hasn’t been given the chance to make the time test, so you can’t use this argument either. HP has received overwhelmingly excellent reviews, and it is currently the top selling book series and the highest grossing movie series of all time. Excluding James Bond of course, which has 22 entries.So let’s move on too books each author has sold. On a side-note the reason I’m only referencing LOTR is because it is Tolkien’s magnum opus, and 95% of his work is in this world and is written the same way. Tolkien has sold around 270 million books. Rowling has sold over 400 million books. So in this regard Rowling has a one-up on Tolkien. But of course you can’t use this arguement either. Number of books sold can not denote fine literature. If it did then the Hardy Boys books, Goosebumps, and The Poky Little Puppy, would be considered great works of literature.Once again it’s apples and oranges. You can’t compare ther writings of a WWII era high fantasy writer wth the writings of a 90’s-2000’s writings of a real world fantasy writer.When it comes doen to it, they’re both fantastic writers. They have both done great service to literature and readers everywhere. I believe Harry Potter will stand the test of time just like Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings has. I’m sure the debate will continue to rage on which writes is better, but in the end they still remain two of the best in the genre of fantasy. Sub-genres not withstanding.I said I would give my personal opinion in the end. I love both authors, and I do have one that I enjoy more than the other. Alas, I have lied. I’m not telling 😛
How many of yall out there remember all these things and had a smile when you read this.
You’re a 90’s kid if:You can finish this [ice ice _ _ _ _ ]You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain, Bobby’s World, Felix the cat, The Tick…AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCHE!”You just cant resist finishing this . . . “Iiiiiiin west…
damnit. that time of the month must be near.i just started to cry thinking of all the good memories.aww man. good times, good times.thanks for making my day, hunn :)*hugs*
Ok i am a writer, poet, and artist. please read on for my question. please i need help.
i have a friend that needs to get out of where he is living right now. he is above eighteen and is dead broke. he is looking for a job near my area and me and one of our friends are trying to get him a place to stay. i need to make like around a thousand dallors to help aford a month or so rent for them and to help…
Even if you decide to publish poems and books you don’t get that much.It all depends on royalties and how many books you sell.Unlike a regular job royalties are paid at the end of each month.Believe me I’m getting my book publish and it took me years to re-write my book three times.Finally I’m getting it published after seven years.The only way that you can make tons of money is if you are a famous writer like J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer but it still took them years before they became actually famous.Being a writer is about hard work and patience.Right now is a good time to get books published because they are being hugely used in the movie industry still it doesn’t mean that they’ll hop on your book the first chance you get.And the process of getting it publish is long and pricey so you must have that money before you can do anything.What I recommend is to get a job like in a local bookstore,get yourself familiar with books, and save up then get started.
How Can I make Book Club more exciting.
I am a sophomore and i initially just wanted to join book club at my school, but the librarian who was supposed to be in charge sort of handed it to me. And fist of all there is only 4 other people on the list (including myself and 2 of my best friends). The librarian was very excited when we asked her about it…
First, to up membership, suggest to the head of the English department in your school that members can earn extra credit, maybe by agreeing to read a certain number of books during the school year or by participating in book club activities. Perhaps the teacher can help you with some basic requirements for this.A lot of current and future movies were based on books. Have some members read the book, see the film (paid for by club membership dues or fundraising) and then host a forum comparing the book to the movie. Should get some girls, if the book was Twilight).Host a book sale and post notices throughout the school for people to donate any books, comics, DVDs or audio books to the event. Sell everything super cheap as a fundraiser.Hang posters with popular movies highlighted, saying, “If you liked the movie, you’ll love the book club!”Picture on a poster the covers of some books like Huckleberry Finn, The Kite Runner, Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, The Chocolate War, Captain Underpants, The Lord of the Flies, Bridge to Terabithia, Goosebumps, with the heading: Among the most banned books in America, read them in Book Club!Some books I would recommend for the club:The Chocolate War and I am the Cheese, both by Robert Cormier(Absolutely brilliantly written young adult novels that you will talk about for days if not months)The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – a coming major motion picture from the author and cinematic geniuses that brought us The Lord of the RingsTo Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – on everyone’s top ten list of great books, and the award-winning film starring Gregory Peck would be a master stroke as a follow-up.A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck – an emotional read that will make even the boys in the club cry. promise.Killer Angels by Michael Shaara – winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the best books ever written about the four-day battle of Gettysburg. The film, Gettysburg, based on the book, is a classic in its own right. For those who ever wondered how so many gave their lives in the course of this war, this book illustrates both the reasons and manner in compelling detail.Ordinary People by Judith Guest – This powerful book about a teen who blames himself for his brother’s death and flirts with suicide, is one book you will never forget. Follow-up with the film, best picture of the year Oscar winner directed by Robert Redford and starring Timothy Hutton. Unbelievable impact.
Book series manuscript formatting. Help..
Hello, so I am dedicated to writing a book series, (e.g. like Nancy Drew, Goosebumps, Magic Tree House – that kind of series). I’m currently finishing up with the first book in the series, and am going to get right away on the second one. First of all, my main concern is formatting the manuscript to send into…
There isn’t any kind of separate special formatting for a series. (Well – the individual books might have “Goosebumps Book 5” or “A Nancy Drew Mystery” on them somewhere, but that’s up to the publisher.)A publisher won’t want to publish book 2 or book 3 unless book 1 sells. So first you have to convince them to publish book 1. Format it exactly as you would if it was a standalone novel, and make sure the story stands on its own. (Like the first Harry Potter book, or the first Star Wars movie – A New Hope.) Publishers used to be willing to risk losing money on the first few books in the expectation that the series as a whole would show a profit, but now that all the big publishers are owned by multinational conglomerates who are laser-focused on the next set of quarterly results, that doesn’t work any more. They want to be able to drop your series if book 1 tanks, which they can’t do if book 1 doesn’t have a self-contained story.
How much would the complete series of R.L.Stines Goosebumps books cost if wanting to sell them all.
I looked on eBay and there was a set of 57 (I have no idea how many there are in the whole series) with a bid of $26.99 so far. It really depends on the condition.