• Badass surnames?

    Best answer: Bullitt, Dredd, Majestyk, Matrix, Plissken, Rambo, Rockatansky, Ryback, Spartan, Storm... all of those names come from action movies. They sound inauthentic and over the top. Some literary characters have names like "Brown" or "Holden" or "Moriarty", names that wouldn't strike... show more
    Best answer: Bullitt, Dredd, Majestyk, Matrix, Plissken, Rambo, Rockatansky, Ryback, Spartan, Storm... all of those names come from action movies. They sound inauthentic and over the top. Some literary characters have names like "Brown" or "Holden" or "Moriarty", names that wouldn't strike anyone as being particularly tough-sounding, yet the characters who bear them are undeniably tough, and sometimes vicious and diabolical. Are they tough and vicious and diabolical because of their names? Of course not. A name is just a name. Calling your character "Savage" or "Slaughter" just to give your reader the impression that the character is supposed to be tough is condescending and dumb. You could name a character Smith or Jones, Greenleaf or Smiles and it wouldn't matter so long as you know how to write a decent character who displays the traits you intend. If you can't come up with your own names, then you aren't capable of writing anything anyway.
    15 answers · 1 day ago
  • Please could you recommend me some books?

    Best answer: If you're fourteen, there's no such thing as a book with inappropriate content. The whole of human literature is open to you - I urge you to explore it. A lot of the answers here seem to be pointing you towards juvenile literature. There's nothing wrong with reading Harry Potter or the Hunger Games -... show more
    Best answer: If you're fourteen, there's no such thing as a book with inappropriate content. The whole of human literature is open to you - I urge you to explore it.

    A lot of the answers here seem to be pointing you towards juvenile literature. There's nothing wrong with reading Harry Potter or the Hunger Games - but it would be a waste if these books were the whole of your reading. Don't neglect the classics. If a book is still attracting readers a hundred or two hundred or three hundred years after its first publication, there's a reason. A few suggestions -

    Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
    Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
    The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
    1984 - George Orwell
    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
    The Jungle Books - Rudyard Kipling
    Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
    Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
    Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift

    Read non-fiction books as well. They broaden the mind and can make you THINK - which is always a good thing.
    22 answers · 4 days ago
  • Ladies discribe a badboy?

    i am writing a book and one of the main character is a bad-boy but I don't understand what makes him a bad-boy not just because his a player but other things like the way he look
    i am writing a book and one of the main character is a bad-boy but I don't understand what makes him a bad-boy not just because his a player but other things like the way he look
    9 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Is this a grammatically correct sentence?

    "He mounted the crest of the hill that then began to plateau."
    "He mounted the crest of the hill that then began to plateau."
    7 answers · 11 hours ago
  • How accurately did J K Rowling portray British teenaagers in the world famous Harry Potter books?

    Dudley is a type of character I wouldn't really want to raise as a son, considering how untrustworthy he is with his parents; Those who have read all of the Harry Potter books will know what I mean; Dudley acts so "innocent and civilized" in front of his parents and when he's with his gang he... show more
    Dudley is a type of character I wouldn't really want to raise as a son, considering how untrustworthy he is with his parents; Those who have read all of the Harry Potter books will know what I mean; Dudley acts so "innocent and civilized" in front of his parents and when he's with his gang he "goes rogue". Are teens in the U.K. today like this too? I never grew up in the U.K. so I post this question. But it's a pity I never grew up there cause when I visited England it seems like a great country to live in...
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Can you like a book but not the author?

    24 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is this short story concept too boring?

    Best answer: No concept or plot is "boring" if the story is very well written. Yours sounds a bit melodramatic, and taking your protagonist all the way through to his death from drinking is going to make this longer than a short story, but it might have potential. However, what do you know about playwrights or... show more
    Best answer: No concept or plot is "boring" if the story is very well written. Yours sounds a bit melodramatic, and taking your protagonist all the way through to his death from drinking is going to make this longer than a short story, but it might have potential.

    However, what do you know about playwrights or playwriting? What do you know about marriage and alcoholism? Or bitter divorces? Experienced writers can examine subjects of which they've had no personal experience, but there's a reason that they tell you, when you're just starting out, "Write what you know."

    A town with only one theater, likely a little community theater, has a full-time director in charge of it? That's not very plausible.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • I have 15 stories to want to start, or am in the middle of that. How do you suppose I should pick which one I should do first?

    Some are untitled short stories and other novels that I have to do research on.
    Some are untitled short stories and other novels that I have to do research on.
    6 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Is there any point sending manuscripts to agents anymore?

    You get a LOT more money from kindle sales. And if it does well, publishers come begging to you to sign you up. So, is there any point in sending manuscripts to agents any more? They are redundant. Publishers can see which self-published books readers actually like reading instead of what idiotic agents... show more
    You get a LOT more money from kindle sales. And if it does well, publishers come begging to you to sign you up. So, is there any point in sending manuscripts to agents any more? They are redundant. Publishers can see which self-published books readers actually like reading instead of what idiotic agents 'think' readers want to read.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is the 'magic school' trope over done?

    Best answer: I think that this topic will always be cliche. School is boring to most people, so spicing it up is a very common topic. However I think you should still see it through to the end. Despite it being used often, there is still the fact that there is a reason it is used often. It is popular because people like it.... show more
    Best answer: I think that this topic will always be cliche. School is boring to most people, so spicing it up is a very common topic. However I think you should still see it through to the end. Despite it being used often, there is still the fact that there is a reason it is used often. It is popular because people like it. People that especially like these types of stories like harry potter will definitely want more, and that is where you come in. Unless your goal is to stand out with a completely original idea, go for it.
    21 answers · 5 days ago
  • What type of names should I use in my book and what are some names that would be good to use?

    I am planning out a novel and its going to be kinda futuristic, but also kinda post-apocalyptic? Should I use names from the 1800s, use present names, use something else, or does it even matter?
    I am planning out a novel and its going to be kinda futuristic, but also kinda post-apocalyptic? Should I use names from the 1800s, use present names, use something else, or does it even matter?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How many words is a 400 page book?

    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Please help me with books! What should I read?

    Hello, I'm a 13 year old girl and I really want to start reading more books to get more knowledge in general, about anything really. What kind of books should I read, I mean like what are those bookgenres called? Do you have any good book tips for me? It can be any book with good information and much knowledge.... show more
    Hello, I'm a 13 year old girl and I really want to start reading more books to get more knowledge in general, about anything really. What kind of books should I read, I mean like what are those bookgenres called? Do you have any good book tips for me? It can be any book with good information and much knowledge. I hope that you get what I mean with my question.
    6 answers · 2 days ago