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  • Im embarrased by the book i wrote?

    I wrote a book, but it's mostly for myself. I wasn't looking to publish it, especially because it's off an embarrassing topic - werewolves. What should I do?
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  • Why does the newly built library not have old books, only new books?

    Best answer: Libraries have a limited amount of space. They track how often books get checked out. Books that don't get checked out very often are discarded. I'm a library volunteer, and last year I worked on a project to weed out our collection since there wasn't enough space. Our metric was that anything that had not been checked out in the past year was discarded. This generally meant older books. They would get checked out a lot when they were new and then sit on the shelves when they were no longer well-known. Your library probably decided to do some culling as part of the move, and discarded older books that had been ignored instead of making the effort to move them.

    In our case we sell old books that are in good shape to Better World Books, and many others do as well. If there are specific titles you're interested in then you might check their website and see if you can buy them cheaply.
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  • As a book lover what would you like to get as a gift for a special occasion?

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  • What was your favorite childhood book?

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  • Was Quasimodo just a character from Victor Hugo's novel or was there a hunchback man living in Notre Dame in medieval times?

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  • What book do you recommend I read before I go to sleep every night? Anything with plenty of action or an interesting plot?

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  • How to get my writing out there?

    I have always suffered with anxiety, stress and panic attacks. I really enjoy writing and figured I could use my knowledge on anxiety to write a helpful tips and tricks book. If I did continue with this idea how do I go about getting my writing out there to get it published??
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  • Can I sell a book that is stamped "not for resale"?

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  • Any ideas of a Forbidden love?

    I want to write a story, but I don't know what sounds interesting with a forbidden love. Should I go kind of Romeo/Juliet, or maybe something else? I kind of want unique options, I have a few ideas, but I don't believe my ideas are very original
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  • Authors: Is it okay to put a sex scene in the first part of a story?

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  • Help me on my novel, please!?

    I am writing a story about a woman who helps people that go through natural disasters, poverty, and hunger, but every story needs a climax. Any ideas? I have been working on this story (on and off) for about two years and it has many adventures in it, but I'm missing what the story should be working towards.
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  • Do you prefer to read/write fanfiction or original content?

    I am thinking of writing some stories for fun. I heard that it is easier to write and read fanfiction. I also noticed that most of the fictional written content online is fanfiction, so I assume more people will read my stories. I m just wondering if this is true.
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  • Many of Jules Verne's imaginings have come true. Who can say that all of them will not?

    Jules Verne was an imaginative genius 100 years ahead of his time. He wrote of a marvelous submarine, a record-breaking trip around the world, a journey to the center of the earth, a flight to the moon.
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  • Have you ever broke a book?

    Like ripped it repeatedly. If so why?
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  • Based on my reading list, what genre do I like? What books would you recommend?

    I suck at figuring out the genres of books and I have no idea what reading category I fall into! My favorite books are: Life of Pi - Yann Martel Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbovsky God-Shaped Hole - Tiffanie Debartolo It - Stephen King Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan The Hunger Games series - Suzanne Collins The Heir Chronicles - Cinda Williams Chima The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks Based on these, do you have any idea on what general category I fall into or what genre of books I seem to be drawn to? I have no clue. Also, what books would you recommend that you think I would like? Thanks!
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  • Idea for a romance novel?

    I wanted to write a romance loosely based on Jane Eyre, but takes place in Italy, and modern. Is it okay that it resembles Jane Eyre significantly on some places? Names are also all different
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  • I want to teach home care and duties, shall I write booklet or instead a book?

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  • Well written books before 1970 to read so i can improve my English?

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  • Why is it when someone famous dies...?

    Best answer: The answer is a nutshell.... dollars. These people, that are not authors, will write books, generally with trashy information, because people will buy the books. If we the people would not buy these trashy, poor quality books, then no one would write them. But we do buy them! So they write them.
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  • Survey: What do you think about this?

    Dear Stephen, I m writing this letter for you in the middle of a dreary night, within the mere light of the candle next to my bed. My hands are trembling in fear of my chest not providing enough air for my living any longer and my feet seem to be frozen as I can barely feel or move them. I wish I could be by your side now. I wish I could lie next to you like the time I was a little girl. I am repentant for growing up, for I cannot cherish my moments with you in full liberty at this age. My beloved Stephen, I need to inform you about something I ve kept in my heart for years, like a slave inside a dungeon. My slave has been suppressed long enough to be overwhelmed with misery and to plead for freedom, now. Since we were both children enjoying our time playing carelessly in the garden, I ve dreamt about you. I always refuse to look at any other man s face, as I have already dedicated my soul to a man who seldom speaks or smiles, yet his existence brings colour to my life. I m not courageous enough to confess such intense emotions in your presence, but I m well enough aware of my heart, though struggling and painfully weakened, still beating only and only for two people in the whole world: My father, George Crimson and my darling, Stephen Warner. In my eyes you re the most charming man ever. I know how you do not value yourself, my dear. I desperately need you to promise me not to hurt yourself, even in the most difficult situations in your life and remember that even after death my soul will watch you. The winter might seem bitter and harsh, but full of whiteness, purity and hope for warm and fresh air. Think about my words, love. What a sweet insanity has urged me to write such beautiful sentences for you ! Without the power of my passion for you, I d be as cold as ice and as hard as stone. Please do not cry for me after the flight of my spirit, for I m smiling in the darkness, as I imagine your lovely countenance in front of my eyes. I ve drown your face on another paper, you might have found in my closet. God knows how hard I ve worked and how many papers I ve thrown away to sketch out your features, but I m sort of contented with this one. I hope you fancy my art and if not, forgive me for I don t have the sufficient skills in order to draw a decent portrait. I only wanted to show how fond I am of you. My precious man, my hands are not strong enough to keep writing, though my heart desires to talk to you as long as my blood is warm. For God s sake remember what I mentioned about the winter and its difficulties and take care. With all the love in my heart for you, Emily Crimson 21th of February 1838
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