Kids Fiction Books

How to Write a Good Fiction Book (with Examples)
  • Think of the possible dangers the character may face when trying to solve a problem. For example, an avalanche would be good if their adventure takes place on a mountain.
  • Make sure you are away from distractions.
  • Make sure your story is well-organized.
  • Plan your story, but allow yourself to be surprised by things you didn't expect that come up as you go. Many "plot twists" can arise that even YOU didn't expect, an they are often the best ones.
  • Remember to write every day, no matter how boring it might get. Stopping for a day may lead to stopping for a week, thus forgetting many ideas you might have had previously.
  • Make sure you are interested in what you are writing. That way you can really get into detail about the topic.
  • Pace yourself. Do a chapter at a time; you can even do a paragraph.
  • Have depth in your story.
  • Be original think of topics you enjoy reading about then make your own story about them.
  • If you stop for too long, you lose interest. So either keep writing, or read some books to pass the time. Any electronics are fine, just not too long or it'll make you forget!
  • Don't use too many uncommon names as then it becomes unrealistic.
  • Ensure that you are able to go to an inspiring, preferably a quiet one, where your ideas can flourish with the influence of your surroundings.
  • Don't overload it with details and information. Make sure that there is room to wonder but make sure all questions are answered.
  • Don't create a problem (which takes ten pages to investigate), and make the protagonist find the solution in four pages. Lengthen it. Is there something/someone who wants to stop you? Do you need to find clues? Don't rush!
  • If you decide to use a thesaurus, make sure that you look up the meaning of the synonym. It might mean something completely different than what you had intended to say.
  • Watch your dialogue, characters repeating comments or words gets boring fast.
  • Choose names that are easy to remember. They can be unique but don't include too many foreign names, it will make the book harder to follow.
  • This might take a year or two if you plan to publish your book
  • Don't have more than 3 storylines in your book. You will have to switch between them and by the time you're done with the other characters, the readers will have forgotten what happened in the main storyline.
  • Give yourself a time line: 1st chapter rough draft ready on a day you choose.


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Fiction books for atheists

2006-05-17 19:43:31 by TestableTheoryGuy

"His Dark Materials" is a nice triology for kids, it has a god in it, but the heroes of the book kill him, so it turns out nice in the end.
Niel Stephenson has some nice books where you get some history and see religion affecting things compared to science and see science winning out. "The Baroque Cycle" is neat in that it reads like an action movie but with 18th century scientists types as the main characters.

Fav non-fiction dog books?

2007-04-13 09:35:05 by DustyzMom

Trolls are here - time to ignore them.
For me - anything by Jon Katz plus one that most folks have never heard of called The Golden Bridge. Written by a service dog org that places golden puppies with kids w autism and other cognitive disabilities (very interesting approach). Gives great info on chosing a pup who'll be good with kids plus overcoming doggie issues with positive reinforcement. Available on Amazon. No, I don't work for these folks. Found them when I was considering service dog for my 12 yo with mental retardation. Opted against service dog but book helped me know what to look for when I got Dusty (who really would have been a perfect service dog)

Suggestions for books for English learners

2008-03-06 15:45:50 by 2PidMouse

I am going to Japan soon and our Japanese friends would like to have some English used books and magazines to help them and others learn English.
I figured popular culture magazine have to appeal to a broad level of education and so would be a good choice. But, used books are bit tougher. I do not want to go with kids books that are too young, but it would be easy to get books that too complex to be good educational material. We don't want them struggling with complex plots and obscure language.
I am considering young adult and sort of popular fiction

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