I was thinking and I want to know something. If any of your novels became a big movie, whom would you want to play your main characters? (Main protagonists and antogonists)
I've got to a point in the novel I'm writing where I could kill off an important character but I'm not sure whether or not to do it.
The pros of killing him off would be:
-Strengthens the plot.
-At the moment he is an extraneous character. (Most of his important roles are played in later books -- I know that planning later books for a first novel is dangerously ambitious but I can't stop myself -- but in order for any of them to make sense he has to be present in the first ... See More book.)
-His death would be emotional: It occurs in the middle of a scene where the girl he has liked for years falls in love with him.
-Leads to conflict/interactions between his "girlfriend" and best friend later on.
-Tells the reader that I'm not afraid to kill off important characters, which makes future scenes where an important character is in danger even more tense.
-There are important roles in later books that only this character can play.
-It closes a lot of doors later on.
-There was a theme in the book that lives and dies with that character.
Anyone got any advice. I can't decide whether to kill him off or not.
Hello, I've started a somewhat bizarre story about an average woman's life after she gets a serious death threat. The prologue is basically her describing her situation -very curtly- and lamenting on choices she makes. And in the last line, she calls for help. Now, I'm planning to do the story surging back through time (1 year) as a reason for her life endangerment.
My question is, should it be written in first or third person. I'll further elaborate; it's going to start from her first ... See More marriage, the miscarriage and then the divorce, then I'll divulge into work, how she traveled far distance to catch the perfect story.
I'll talk about how she possibly destroyed lives (she's a journalist).
Then, she'll have thoughts about her being a bad person.
the the second "blog/vlog" will start the fourth chapter.
Then I'll talk about her childhood for a short spell.
And well, you get the point, It'll all sum up until her soon to be demise.
I do have a plot twist wrapped around the story but I'll omit it for now.
I just want advice on how to write the narrative.
Hi everyone, I need your opinion. In-fact, a poll would be perfect here.
I'm going to rename my book series. The first story is currently called 'Acolytes: A Caste for Control', and the problem is the average person doesn't know what an 'Acolyte' or a 'Caste' is. And although it's not wise to underestimate a potential reader's vocabulary, the fact of the matter is, people just can't get behind my current title because it says nothing.
So! I have thought of a few ... See More alternatives. I have 4 books. These are the current names:
- Acolytes: A Caste for Control
- Acolytes II: A Tap on the Glass
- Acolytes III: A Glimpse into Infinity
- Acolytes IV: A Stand against Extermination
As for the new possible titles, I like:
- Souls for Suffering
- Souls for Carnage
- Souls for Infinity
- Souls for Death
Alternatively I could replace "Souls for" with "Slaves to" or "Servants to". Each book would had a subtitle near the bottom saying "Book 1 of the Acolytes series" or something similar. What do you all think?
Hi, I just uploaded my first LGBTQ story on Inkitt. I'm nervous, This is the first story I've completed and would greatly appreciate any advice.
One of my biggest issues is my lack of focus. I will be dedicated to a story or idea for a day or two, and then I'll get distracted by something else, and I let it stick with me. I've downloaded an app - Writeometer - to help me keep track of what I'm working on, and how much I write each day. It seems like an impossible task, to write the first draft of a novel in about a month, but I want to give myself a goal in hopes that I'll stick to writing every day, like I did when I was young. Does
anyone have any advice on how I could build up my attention span for working on a story?
If anyone has any advice in this area, I'd surely appreciate it. I've been stuck on a chapter of my story for weeks now. I just can't figure out which way to go with it. I've rewritten this story about 5 or 6 times. And It's not like I'm blocked, I have different ways I could go. I just don't like any of them. Fresh eyes would be a big help and any ideas you could offer.
Far From Normal:
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1hi i have started writting this story thats been in my head for a while also have doubts about "can never hide" i always think i confuse the reader with my writting, hopefully not,
Only descendants of gods and angels can breathe the air we breathe, and walk the road we tread. Are you such a god?
If anyone has an eye for grammar, I'd love to gain some constructive feedback from you for my post apocalyptic novel, 2136. Thank you in advance for your support. :)
My name is Nymue. I've been working on my current story for awhile now but I've been having a serious case of writer's block and was wondering if there are any tips that people have to help me out? Anyway, I'm just looking for some tips to combat writer's block.
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