• Is it true writers hate each other? Judging how aspiring writers talk to each other on this website, I'm guessing it is.?

    All I've seen is put-downs, envious ramblings and general negativity.
    All I've seen is put-downs, envious ramblings and general negativity.
    12 answers · 16 hours ago
  • How in the world did James Patterson get this many books published in one year?

    Seriously, the list is too long to fit in one update box. I'll include the list in a comment.
    Seriously, the list is too long to fit in one update box. I'll include the list in a comment.
    11 answers · 9 hours ago
  • How to know if a book is worth buying?

    Movie fans use Rotten Tomatoes to see if a movie is worth watching. Should readers use something like Goodreads to see if a book is worth buying?
    Movie fans use Rotten Tomatoes to see if a movie is worth watching. Should readers use something like Goodreads to see if a book is worth buying?
    9 answers · 9 hours ago
  • I need a good book asap?

    I’m in my mid twenties, female, I love fantasy, mystery, romance, etc. A book or series with all of those things would be awesome if possible!
    I’m in my mid twenties, female, I love fantasy, mystery, romance, etc. A book or series with all of those things would be awesome if possible!
    27 answers · 5 days ago
  • How can i keep what i write in my journal/ diary safe from parents?

    so i have lately been writing about the girls i like at school and all the things i would do to them when i see them but i realized that i feel like if my parents read this stuff and ill get in trouble or be embarrased so how can i keep my parents from seeing it and no im not throwing out the journal
    so i have lately been writing about the girls i like at school and all the things i would do to them when i see them but i realized that i feel like if my parents read this stuff and ill get in trouble or be embarrased so how can i keep my parents from seeing it and no im not throwing out the journal
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Have you ever started reading a book, but then stopped because you disagreed with what you were reading?

    I have never not finished a book i started, but this one.. oh god, it's literally torturing me. I have read books that i did not agree with completely, or did not enjoy that much, but never a book whose every word in it i disagree with. The book is called ''the science gap'', and it was... show more
    I have never not finished a book i started, but this one.. oh god, it's literally torturing me. I have read books that i did not agree with completely, or did not enjoy that much, but never a book whose every word in it i disagree with. The book is called ''the science gap'', and it was supposed to be about common myths about the nature of science, but it turned out to be a mindless and dogmatic repetition of mainstream physics, and everything i hate and disagree with about mainstream science and their way of thinking is collected and multiplied by 1 trillion in this author. His elitism, arrogancy, and utter stupidity of his logic drives me NUTS. Not to even mention his massive double standards and contradictions. I often scream at it while reading. I barely got to the 3rd supposed ''myth'', there are 13 more.. I don't know if i will be able to finish it without killing all my brain cells. I have a strong inner conviction that doesn't allow me to not finish the book, but i might make an exception for this one. Have you ever not finished a book you started?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are Physical Books Still Popular?

    Best answer: I prefer physical books, especially to read right before I go to sleep. reading on a screen just isn't as relaxing. something about the light just keeps your mind a bit more hyped up.
    Best answer: I prefer physical books, especially to read right before I go to sleep. reading on a screen just isn't as relaxing. something about the light just keeps your mind a bit more hyped up.
    7 answers · 14 hours ago
  • What should I do in this situation?

    I wrote 14 screenplays in the Sci-Fi and Action genres, as I noticed I like writing like that(even the stories I wrote before discovering screenwriting). I am not living in US. I couldn't possibly send them all for feedback as most review sites charge a lot for reviewing just one script. I dream of seeing... show more
    I wrote 14 screenplays in the Sci-Fi and Action genres, as I noticed I like writing like that(even the stories I wrote before discovering screenwriting). I am not living in US. I couldn't possibly send them all for feedback as most review sites charge a lot for reviewing just one script. I dream of seeing them in good hands. What would you advise me to do in this situation?
    6 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Why do publishers publish derivative crime novels all the time?

    I literally just went to my book store and all the new thrillers sound the exact same, with different characters. It's insane. Yet these books are 'bestsellers'. I read one, liked it. Picked another and it was the exact same plot! A woman wakes up and can't remember the night before (yet another the... show more
    I literally just went to my book store and all the new thrillers sound the exact same, with different characters. It's insane. Yet these books are 'bestsellers'. I read one, liked it. Picked another and it was the exact same plot! A woman wakes up and can't remember the night before (yet another the girl on the train rip-off) - that kind of rubbish. It's on at least five of the new crime novels that have come out. Why? Why? Why? It baffles me.
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • How can i get over losing a lot of books a long time ago?

    i used to be psychologically unwell back in the years 2000 and earlier...i was into the occult and collected and stored hundreds of obscure old books on the occult, dark magic and devil worship...my head was gone and i didn't realize what i was doing at the time and i was a lot younger then and naive , im 40... show more
    i used to be psychologically unwell back in the years 2000 and earlier...i was into the occult and collected and stored hundreds of obscure old books on the occult, dark magic and devil worship...my head was gone and i didn't realize what i was doing at the time and i was a lot younger then and naive , im 40 years old now. but the books i collected back then were priceless and very valuable, old paperbacks and hardbacks, hundreds of them...which i bought from old bookshops in manchester...one bookstore was called new aeon books, i don't think its there anymore, they closed down or went out of business, but it was a gothic occult bookstore and cafe, they sold jewelry there as well and pendants. all these occult books i collected and hoarded, i stored in the garage in the family home i lived in at the time....but because i was unwell mentally...my mum thought that these books had a bad influence and karma on me, so she made me throw them all away into a wheelie bin and skip....all of the hundreds of books i collected, many of the books were so old you could never find them again, they were so obscure...and rare to find. even though the year 2000 is a long time ago now, i still can't get over that my mum made me throw all those occult books away into a skip...gone forever...i still collect old books now, mainly old horror fiction books...but how can i get over losing all those priceless books long ago?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you prefer Lord of the rings or Harry Potter?

    Best answer: "The Lord of the Rings" is an exciting, imaginative, epic saga written by a brilliant man that has captivated readers for over 60 years.

    "Harry Potter" is adolescent twaddle.
    Best answer: "The Lord of the Rings" is an exciting, imaginative, epic saga written by a brilliant man that has captivated readers for over 60 years.

    "Harry Potter" is adolescent twaddle.
    14 answers · 5 days ago