Can you help with my book?

Can you help with my book? Topic: Can you help with my book?
July 16, 2019 / By Jannah
Question: I am writing a book about about teen who don't like himself. He want to be cool. He start changing the way he talk and the way he dress, but he found out it is better to be himself. There is no plot. This book about self acceptance and individuality. Can you help me? He hate the way how he talks and a little bit nerdy. Do you think it is a cool book?
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Ethelfleda Ethelfleda | 3 days ago has a series of "not cool" items that could relate to a plot. Site also offers an MP3 "Listen to" of the song (which is sung with some genuine feeling). Aivanhov has two books which might help your writing ideas: "Creation: Artistic and Spiritual," and "Man, Master of His Destiny." Also, "The Path of the Higher Self," Mark Prophet, is interesting. "Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei," Weinberger, is great insight into writing. It may be that being true to own self is way to be cool; that could be a theme or a lesson in the book. Also, it is true that earning a living is a way to be your true self; so if your teen finds an ideal job (maybe he likes working with cars, or is a photographer), he could find out he's happier when working. And, "Hope Rising," Kim Meeder, "Expecting Adam," Martha Beck, and "The Overachievers," Alexandra Robbins, have lots of true case studies of teens finding themselves. Some of these might be ideas for characters. Reviews at
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Ethelfleda Originally Answered: If you're writing a book report, should the first sentence of the intro start with "In the book ____ by _____," or not? ** READ DETAILS?
Never begin with something so cliche and staid. Instead, opt to begin with a quote, a fact, or an opinion. Open with this in italics: "There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane, he had to fly them. If he flew them, he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to, he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle." (Heller, "Catch-22", page ___.) Or "The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency." (Eugene McCarthy) Or "If the copying machines that came along later had been here during the war, I'm not sure the Allies would have won. We'd all have drowned in paper." (Alan Dickey) Or try opening with: "Joseph Heller's "Catch-22" is ... (..."a powerful/entertaining/humourous read.") Or "In his brilliant novel, "Catch-22", Joseph Heller perfectly illustrates the idiocy and ridiculousness of modern bureaucracy." Those beginnings are far stronger than the tired old hat.
Ethelfleda Originally Answered: If you're writing a book report, should the first sentence of the intro start with "In the book ____ by _____," or not? ** READ DETAILS?
I agree with Fritz that neither sentence has to start that way. For instance, if you're talking about Catch-22: In [the book] Catch-22 by Joseph Heller... In Joseph Heller's Catch-22... Joseph Heller's Catch-22 is... Heller [does blah blah blah] in Catch-22

Claudette Claudette
You could probably do well by starting and asking yourself some questions about how the story is going to play out to a reader. Why does this teen believe he's not cool (not enough money, doesn't play sports, something else)? What event causes him to decide to change the way he talks and dresses (does he have a 'That's IT, I'm doing things differently' moment)? What event happens to show him that it's better to be himself (does he hurt someone he cares about, or does he realize he's not really happy being one of the cool kids, or something else)? Once you have the situations down in your head, you can start writing in earnest.
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Becca Becca
Well you want a climax or at least some action. So add something dramatic or a big thing in his life that happened which caused all these changes. Use your imagination it could be anything.
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Becca Originally Answered: what is a readers response to the book twilight? (1st book)?
You don't specify length. Start with a summary of the story, write as if you were telling a good friend what the story is about. 2-3 paragraphs should be enough. After that, talk about the book. How did you like it? If you liked it, why did you like it? What were your favorite parts? If you didn't like it, why? What was it that didn't appeal to you. This should help you out to at least start your own essay. Talk about the book as if you were explaining to a friend that has never read the book.

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