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If you want your book to be lengthy, I'd recommend the computer. Writer's cramps and carpal tunnel syndrome are a definite risk when writing things on physical paper. However, if you do end up writing by hand, I'd suggest doing light wrist exercises before and after writing.

Personally, I write my best work in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. It's easier to save, and gets rid of the possibility of losing any physical papers. That being said, be sure to back up your files frequently in case your computer crashes.

Books | Answered on Aug 06, 2017

A good rule of thumb for any story is to try and avoid overly simple characters. Rich backstories and good character interactions make for a much better plot.

If there is a female character, I'd recommend staying away from the "fainting princess/damsel in distress" approach. It's been done to *****. In recent years, more independant female characters have become increasingly popular with audiences/readers.

That being said, also try and avoid overly-heroic male characters. You know, the kinds that have no personality outside of being incredibly strong and princess-saving. Each character should have their own strengths, but it's also their weaknesses that make them relatable to readers.

Remember to develop your villains just as much as your heroes. Why are they the "bad guy"? Do they think they're the hero in their own mind, or do they just enjoy doing evil for the fun of it? Readers want to know what makes the baddies are so bad.

But if there's one thing that you should remember, it's this:
Readers/audiences appreciate a character more for their efforts than their successes. If a hero succeeds every time, it gets boring fast. What makes a hero a hero is the fact that they're willing to stand up to evil, win or lose. Losses are lessons to learn and grow from, use that to your advantage.

Books | Answered on Aug 06, 2017

Re-read it over and over again. Promote it. Relax.

Books | Answered on Aug 04, 2017

Go to your local Jr college or high school an contact the arts teacher. Tell her what you want an the student that co Es up with the idea you are looking for will get $100 or whatever you decide. Plenty of poor school students an starving artis.good luck

Books | Answered on Jul 19, 2017

Long hard work that pays off

Books | Answered on Jul 13, 2017

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Books | Answered on Jun 30, 2017

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Books | Answered on Jun 30, 2017

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Books | Answered on Jun 30, 2017

I have a bunch, but I'll list most of them.

Jane Eyre
To Kill a Mockingbird
Pride and Prejudice
Gulliver's Travels
The Odyssey
The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Wizard Of Oz
The Three Musketeers
The Secret Garden
Sense and Sensibility

*Not in order of favorites, just randomness!!

Books | Answered on Jun 28, 2017

prologue is a separate introductory section of a work of literature, and an epilogue is a separate section at the end of a literary work

Books | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

She was probably catering more to the American audience

Books | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

I don't think so. I'm sure it's a clear goal

Books | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Freedom of speech! Write it! As long as you used different names.

Books | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Specify where you got this idea from?

Books | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Great site!

Books | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

I can't move, breathe, speak or hear and it's so dark all the time. If I knew it would be this lonely, I would have been cremated instead.

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