• First lines of a novel, (revised) what do you think?

    The young woman didn't dare look back. She wiped blood from her lip and clutched the tiny piece of paper in her hand, balling it up so it wouldn't fall from her numb fingers. The fiery glow of the burning car illuminated the night; the heat threatened to scorch her as she stumbled away into the darkness.
    The young woman didn't dare look back. She wiped blood from her lip and clutched the tiny piece of paper in her hand, balling it up so it wouldn't fall from her numb fingers. The fiery glow of the burning car illuminated the night; the heat threatened to scorch her as she stumbled away into the darkness.
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 2 months ago
  • First lines of a novel what do you think?

    I feel like it is awkward and can be cleaned up but not sure) Any help? An orange glow illuminated the night as the car became engulfed in flames, but the young woman didn’t dare look back. She wiped the blood from her lip and continued into the darkness down the street, clutching the tiny piece of paper between her fingertips.
    I feel like it is awkward and can be cleaned up but not sure) Any help? An orange glow illuminated the night as the car became engulfed in flames, but the young woman didn’t dare look back. She wiped the blood from her lip and continued into the darkness down the street, clutching the tiny piece of paper between her fingertips.
    10 answers · Books & Authors · 2 months ago
  • What genre is my book?

    So I m thinking it s a romantic suspense but not sure. It is about a fugitive on the run, but she rekindles a relationship with her ex (who is also a criminal and knows how to make fake ID s, etc). I flash back to when they were kids, how they met, and kind of how they became the way they are. It is a very deeply emotional story of how they grew up.... show more
    So I m thinking it s a romantic suspense but not sure. It is about a fugitive on the run, but she rekindles a relationship with her ex (who is also a criminal and knows how to make fake ID s, etc). I flash back to when they were kids, how they met, and kind of how they became the way they are. It is a very deeply emotional story of how they grew up. and then flash back to the present where they are running from the law. There is bad language, violence, but not smut (just implied but nothing in detail). I m thinking my target audience would be women in their 20 s and 30 s...if anything it reminds me of Gone Girl but not SO harsh, a lot more touching and feelsy. Any ideas? Thanks!
    2 answers · Books & Authors · 4 months ago
  • What do you think of the name Arden for a girl?

    It's actually not my favorite name but I heard it on a girl and just thought it was interesting and different. Not sure if I'd use it.
    It's actually not my favorite name but I heard it on a girl and just thought it was interesting and different. Not sure if I'd use it.
    18 answers · Baby Names · 4 months ago
  • Photography question for my book?

    Random question for my story...for photographers. So...in the book my character takes a bunch of photos on her road trip. She's traveling with someone, and he steals her camera/or film and later at the end has her photos framed etc etc. Question, does he have to steal the entire camera or can he just take the film? Would that ruin all of the... show more
    Random question for my story...for photographers. So...in the book my character takes a bunch of photos on her road trip. She's traveling with someone, and he steals her camera/or film and later at the end has her photos framed etc etc. Question, does he have to steal the entire camera or can he just take the film? Would that ruin all of the photos? Thanks!
    8 answers · Photography · 1 year ago
  • Which one sounds better for a title of a novel?

    The Sunrise Chasers Sunrise Chasers Chasing the Sunrise Sunrise Highway Emerging To sum up it's about a girl overcoming grief, and goes on an epic road trip and finds romance along the way.
    The Sunrise Chasers Sunrise Chasers Chasing the Sunrise Sunrise Highway Emerging To sum up it's about a girl overcoming grief, and goes on an epic road trip and finds romance along the way.
    6 answers · Books & Authors · 1 year ago
  • Is this ok for a query, does the story sound interesting?

    Natalie Sullivan has just lost the love of her life, Luke, in a tragic car accident. Instead of taking time to grieve, Natalie decides to go straight from the funeral on an epic road trip to all of the places her and Luke talked about going but never got the chance; including Zion National Park, the Salton Sea, Anza Borrego Desert, and more. Just as... show more
    Natalie Sullivan has just lost the love of her life, Luke, in a tragic car accident. Instead of taking time to grieve, Natalie decides to go straight from the funeral on an epic road trip to all of the places her and Luke talked about going but never got the chance; including Zion National Park, the Salton Sea, Anza Borrego Desert, and more. Just as she is about to leave, she has car trouble, and the only way she can embark on this journey, is to go with Luke’s younger and abrasive brother Rhys, who drinks whiskey out of a coffee mug and is practically a stranger. Despite her disdain for him, Rhys, a seasoned outdoorsman, becomes Natalie’s guide on this road trip, and through this journey out of grief. Emerging is a story of loss and how the different types of love – romantic and platonic – lead to Natalie's ability to come to terms with Luke’s death, and even her own issues she has been running away from. It is a story of healing through the beauty of nature. It is also about family, and the struggle between two brothers.
    7 answers · Books & Authors · 1 year ago
  • Does this sound interesting to read (for the appropriate audience?

    Natalie Sullivan has just lost the love of her life, Luke, in a tragic car accident. Instead of taking time to grieve like a normal person, Natalie crazily decides to go straight from the funeral on an epic road trip to all of the places her and Luke talked about going but never got the chance; including Zion National Park, the Salton Sea, Anza... show more
    Natalie Sullivan has just lost the love of her life, Luke, in a tragic car accident. Instead of taking time to grieve like a normal person, Natalie crazily decides to go straight from the funeral on an epic road trip to all of the places her and Luke talked about going but never got the chance; including Zion National Park, the Salton Sea, Anza Borrego Desert, and more. Just as she is about to leave, she has car trouble, and the only hope she has to go on this journey of self-discovery, is to go with Luke’s younger and abrasive brother Rhys, who drinks whiskey out of a coffee mug and is practically a stranger. Despite her disdain for him, Rhys, a seasoned outdoors-man, becomes Natalie’s guide on this road trip, and through this journey out of grief. Emerging is a story of loss and how the different types of love – romantic and platonic – lead to Natalie's ability to come to terms with her boyfriend’s death, and even her own issues she has been running away from. It is a story of healing through the beauty of nature. It is also about family, and the struggle between two brothers. I have been writing for many years and have a few short stories published in local magazines. I also wrote for my school newspaper in high school. In addition, I’m an avid road tripper, hiker, and include many of my journeys and experiences in this book. I am a San Diego native, so this agency seems like a perfect fit for me. I look forward to sharing the complete manuscript with you!
    3 answers · Books & Authors · 2 years ago
  • Can someone critique this query?

    Twenty-five year old Natalie Sullivan has just lost her boyfriend, Luke, in a tragic car accident. Instead of grieving, (giving herself time to grieve?), Natalie decides to go straight from the funeral on an epic road trip to all of the places her and Luke talked about; including Zion Utah, the Salton Sea, and more. Just as she is about to leave,... show more
    Twenty-five year old Natalie Sullivan has just lost her boyfriend, Luke, in a tragic car accident. Instead of grieving, (giving herself time to grieve?), Natalie decides to go straight from the funeral on an epic road trip to all of the places her and Luke talked about; including Zion Utah, the Salton Sea, and more. Just as she is about to leave, she has car trouble and the only hope she has to go on this journey of self-discovery, is to go with Luke’s younger and abrasive brother Rhys who drinks whiskey out of a coffee mug. Despite their disdain for each other, they find solace traveling together, and Natalie discovers secrets about Luke that she never knew before. This is a story of loss and how the different types of love – romantic and platonic – lead to Natalie s ability to come to terms with her boyfriend’s death, and even her own issues she has been running away from. It is also a story about family, and the struggle between two brothers. I have been writing for many years and have a few short stories published in local magazines. I also wrote for my school newspaper in high school. In addition, I’m an avid road tripper, hiker, and include many of my journeys and experiences in this book. I am a San Diego native, so this agency seems like a perfect fit for me. I look forward to sharing the complete manuscript with you! I REALLY appreciate it, thanks.
    3 answers · Books & Authors · 2 years ago
  • Name this family?

    Surnames: Lewis, Gray, Harris, Kaplan, Winchester Father: Clark, Ethan, Maxwell, Scott Mother: Olivia, Paula, Jane, Meredith Daughter 1 FN: Chloe, Violet, Sarah, London MN: Paige, Brooke, Elise, Isabel, Hazel Daughter 2 FN: Wren, Amelia, Sage, Carissa, Briella MN: Rose, Charlotte, Esme, Katherine, Giselle Son 1 FN: Kent, Landon, Toby,... show more
    Surnames: Lewis, Gray, Harris, Kaplan, Winchester Father: Clark, Ethan, Maxwell, Scott Mother: Olivia, Paula, Jane, Meredith Daughter 1 FN: Chloe, Violet, Sarah, London MN: Paige, Brooke, Elise, Isabel, Hazel Daughter 2 FN: Wren, Amelia, Sage, Carissa, Briella MN: Rose, Charlotte, Esme, Katherine, Giselle Son 1 FN: Kent, Landon, Toby, Oliver, Nathan MN: Samuel, Thomas, William, Blake, Emmett (Twins) Son 2: Rhys, Carter, Levi, Kyle, Ethan MN: Parker, James, Nolan, Nicholas, Archer Daughter 3 (twins with son 2) FN: Natalie, Natalia, Louisa, Hannah, Hallie MN: Grace, Juniper, Willow, Cadence, Harper
    39 answers · Baby Names · 2 years ago
  • Name this family?

    Surnames: Lewis, Gray, Harris, Kaplan, Winchester Father: Clark, Ethan, Maxwell, Scott Mother: Olivia, Paula, Jane, Meredith Daughter 1 FN: Chloe, Violet, Sarah, London MN: Paige, Brooke, Elise, Isabel, Hazel Daughter 2 FN: Wren, Amelia, Sage, Carissa, Briella MN: Rose, Charlotte, Esme, Katherine, Giselle Son 1 FN: Kent, Landon, Toby,... show more
    Surnames: Lewis, Gray, Harris, Kaplan, Winchester Father: Clark, Ethan, Maxwell, Scott Mother: Olivia, Paula, Jane, Meredith Daughter 1 FN: Chloe, Violet, Sarah, London MN: Paige, Brooke, Elise, Isabel, Hazel Daughter 2 FN: Wren, Amelia, Sage, Carissa, Briella MN: Rose, Charlotte, Esme, Katherine, Giselle Son 1 FN: Kent, Landon, Toby, Oliver, Nathan MN: Samuel, Thomas, William, Blake, Emmett (Twins) Son 2: Rhys, Carter, Levi, Kyle, Ethan MN: Parker, James, Nolan, Nicholas, Archer Daughter 3 (twins with son 2) FN: Natalie, Natalia, Louisa, Hannah, Hallie MN: Grace, Juniper, Willow, Cadence, Harper
    4 answers · Baby Names · 2 years ago
  • Girl name suggestions for me?

    I used to like several names but lately I ve been so picky. I tend to like feminine/traditional names for girls rather than anything trendy or spelled funny with extra Y s. I really like Violet and Natalie to give some idea. Any others?
    I used to like several names but lately I ve been so picky. I tend to like feminine/traditional names for girls rather than anything trendy or spelled funny with extra Y s. I really like Violet and Natalie to give some idea. Any others?
    13 answers · Baby Names · 2 years ago
  • What genre would my book be considered as?

    It's about a twenty-three year old girl, it's a romance but also deals with her going through a tragedy, finding herself etc. It hints at sex and also has a flashback of her being drugged and violated at a party (but it doesn't go into great detail, nor do i mention the word rape)....Sooo I'm thinking it's women's fiction and... show more
    It's about a twenty-three year old girl, it's a romance but also deals with her going through a tragedy, finding herself etc. It hints at sex and also has a flashback of her being drugged and violated at a party (but it doesn't go into great detail, nor do i mention the word rape)....Sooo I'm thinking it's women's fiction and maybe not young adult? Please help! thanks
    3 answers · Books & Authors · 2 years ago
  • Trying to figure out what genre my book is?

    It's about a twenty-three year old girl, it's a romance but also deals with her going through a tragedy, finding herself etc. It hints at sex and also has a flashback of her being drugged and violated at a party (but it doesn't go into great detail, nor do i mention the word rape)....Sooo I'm thinking it's women's fiction... show more
    It's about a twenty-three year old girl, it's a romance but also deals with her going through a tragedy, finding herself etc. It hints at sex and also has a flashback of her being drugged and violated at a party (but it doesn't go into great detail, nor do i mention the word rape)....Sooo I'm thinking it's women's fiction and maybe not young adult? Please help! thanks
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 2 years ago
  • Attached and don't want to get hurt?

    Edit I feel really attached to my boyfriend, and freak out if he doesn't answer right away. Literally my whole mood and day is ruled by if he answers or not or if we're in a fight (which isn't often) but still, I just have panic attacks about it. I see him on the weekends normally and when I'm alone at my house I miss when I'm... show more
    Edit I feel really attached to my boyfriend, and freak out if he doesn't answer right away. Literally my whole mood and day is ruled by if he answers or not or if we're in a fight (which isn't often) but still, I just have panic attacks about it. I see him on the weekends normally and when I'm alone at my house I miss when I'm not with him. I try and keep my cool but it's just hard becoming more attached as time goes on. How do I just calm down? The relationship could end so I just always want to be on guard.
    1 answer · Marriage & Divorce · 2 years ago