• Ways to shorten exposition in a short story?

    I'm writing a short fiction piece about a lady who after surviving far more oppression/abuse in her life than most average people recently meets this young guy who even though is ironically himself deemed disreputable/a bad seed ends up making her feel better about herself and her life and also understands and cares about her where no one else... show more
    I'm writing a short fiction piece about a lady who after surviving far more oppression/abuse in her life than most average people recently meets this young guy who even though is ironically himself deemed disreputable/a bad seed ends up making her feel better about herself and her life and also understands and cares about her where no one else does as he's been through much of the same, however I find that covering the parts about all the bad stuff they've both been through seems to cover too much boring exposition and takes up more space than a short story can handle, so just wondering if there are ways to cover these parts in just a few small paragraphs, or even a few sentences, if possible, and also if exposition can be presented in interesting, less cumbersome ways. Although I've been trying to implement this into meaningful dialogue between them and also know that mere implication can hold a lot of mystery and make a story all that much more powerful, I'm just wondering if anyone has other ideas thx
    2 answers · Books & Authors · 3 months ago
  • Does the car wash boy want me to look for him?

    This question is for psychics, if there are any available. (All the "free" psychic chats I've found end up charging you). I want to know if the young cute sexy guy with the long curly blond hair who was nice to me at the car wash when I was 3 wants me to look for him or not. I just want to know if I'm imagining the connection I... show more
    This question is for psychics, if there are any available. (All the "free" psychic chats I've found end up charging you). I want to know if the young cute sexy guy with the long curly blond hair who was nice to me at the car wash when I was 3 wants me to look for him or not. I just want to know if I'm imagining the connection I think I still have with him. Trolls, don't bother, as I will ask you to provide a description of how I look, that way I know you are truly psychic, thx.
    6 answers · Singles & Dating · 5 months ago
  • Ways to meet Jehovah's Witnesses without attending meetings, conventions etc.?

    I've been a baptized JW since 2007 and although I know in my heart that this is the truth I find many of the people I've met so far incredibly rude, nasty, uncaring, judgmental, hypocritical etc. They seem to want to be around me only when I appear to be doing well but as soon as heavy trials/tribulations befall me they basically just turn... show more
    I've been a baptized JW since 2007 and although I know in my heart that this is the truth I find many of the people I've met so far incredibly rude, nasty, uncaring, judgmental, hypocritical etc. They seem to want to be around me only when I appear to be doing well but as soon as heavy trials/tribulations befall me they basically just turn around and run the other way. I was doing everything I thought Jehovah wanted me to do, attending field service, meetings, assembly and so on so I don't know why these things are happening to me. Whenever I report the abuse to elders they never listen or just disbelieve me or completely blame me...it's gotten to where these people tear me down so viciously and relentlessly that I can no longer be around any of them. I just stay at home and read the Bible and Kingdom literature and pray and listen to the meetings from the phone. But I'm hoping to meet other "lost sheep" JW's who also feel unwanted and driven out like me and simply don't know how to go about doing this. Does anyone have any ideas? Are there ways to meet such people online?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Are there trademark/copyright laws that prohibit fiction writers from naming a character after a famous cartoon one?

    I'm working on a novel about a young male character who is given a nickname based on a famous cartoon character in an unkind manner because he is thought to physically resemble the character however by the end of the book one of the female characters who I guess falls in love with him tells him others are just jealous of him so he should... show more
    I'm working on a novel about a young male character who is given a nickname based on a famous cartoon character in an unkind manner because he is thought to physically resemble the character however by the end of the book one of the female characters who I guess falls in love with him tells him others are just jealous of him so he should actually consider it a compliment, however I'm unsure if there are any copyright/trademark laws I should consider before naming a fictional character after a well-known favorite or if I might unwittingly insult the character or the creators. Does anyone know if I can get in trouble for this? Just want to make sure, and thanks.
    3 answers · Books & Authors · 8 months ago