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May
24
answered Is this description of my small productivity application clear enough?
May
20
answered Is there any point in learning to write in cursive?
May
13
answered What are some strategies for developing basic writing skills? Beginning Writing (again)
May
10
answered Is a novel less credible if the dialogues are too perfect?
May
10
answered Is this clearly expressed: “The real power is information”
May
4
comment How to attract the average reader to an “intellectual” novel?
The quote is a good example of a sentence that's immediately understandable, yet does not reveal enough to allow it to stand on its own thereby getting the reader to read on. I doubt sales are a good measure of a book's 'goodness' - there's plenty of great free content around.
Apr
29
answered In what order should I describe a setting?
Apr
27
answered Will my readers feel like they are reading a children's storybook if there are illustrations in my novel?
Apr
27
answered How to attract the average reader to an “intellectual” novel?
Apr
27
comment How many words (or lines) are long enough to make someone think about his life but short enough to hook lazy readers?
Too bad this is closed - it's a good topic. The Hemingway answer is great. Here's another "Before I die..." - it expresses a wish, a desire, a goal - something that's attainable and something that's far out of reach - open to a range of possibilities. Maybe something like "Before I Die. I almost laughed when I saw that in the paper. I continued to read what others want to do - "have some fun", "believe", "swim without holding my nose", "live without money" - I was hooked and was..." - you get the idea!
Apr
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awarded  Editor
Apr
13
revised Write a resume objective that expresses my desire to hone and sharpen my skills
Slightly modified wording
Apr
13
awarded  Teacher
Apr
12
answered Write a resume objective that expresses my desire to hone and sharpen my skills