Topic: Help writing a true story
July 19, 2019 / By Christine Question:
I've written a thousands of pages with different ideas, and I write constantly and properly. I enjoy writing, but I can't seem to make a book out of it.
I've started out with a motivation, but ended in great amounts of five-paged texts.
It's a little sad, since I want a fulfilling feeling, which I've never gotten. I try to write as much as possible, but it always ends in lack of interest in the subject.
I really want to be able to write a whole book, with the story long and ended.
Sometimes I just guess it's because I feel like I have too little time, which is not true at all, especially now, at summer, when I do nothing for a few days straight.
I have too much other ideas, and every one of them becomes boring to me too easily.
I'd appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks.
Aveline | 2 days ago
Most books have a particular structure. Look up the "three act structure" for novel writing and see if you can create a story around that.
Most importantly, you need a believable and sympathetic protagonist (main character) who has a goal. Introduce the goal early and decide if he or she achieves the goal at the end of the book or not (it can be a tragedy). Once you have that figured out, throw in 3-4 difficulties that get in the way of achieving the goal... or stop them from achieving it.
If your ideas become boring, throw in something totally unexpected. The first idea you get is usually not what the story ends up being anyway. Think outside the box. Be unexpected. And let your characters take control sometimes.
Best of luck!
Originally Answered: Why can't I learn properly?
Well, I've learned and am pretty good at math (err or maybe I am just Asian). Maybe your just distracted by things. Do you like to multitask when working? Maybe your basics aren't so good yet. I love studying why listening to music. Try to find an environment best for you!
Got any questions, email me a [email protected]
Originally Answered: Why can't I learn properly?
I have looked at some of your work on the internet, places you have gone, and people you like. You are quite educated already for your age! What you are needing is motivation to learn and the ability to focus away form unending distractions. You have already learned a bunch of stuff quite properly.
So go this way, OK? Take the name of Jesus with you wherever you go, like this..."Oh Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for your marvelous availability. You are The One, I am of the many who need You as I live. So purposefully now, make your home in my heart through faith. Draw me that I may run after You."
I had the same problem... Maybe you can help me with one of my questions(?). I find that it helps if when you get in a slump to close your eyes and get into your main characters point of view. Really think about how they would feel. Be descriptive. Also think out the story a fourth at a time. That way if you get writers block you already have your main ideas. Hope this helped.
Try working on short stories surrounding your characters. Maybe giving them backrounds. So that you get yourself through something completely. Those short stories could also be used as reference points and quotes when you finally get ready to write a full out book.
Also, you should possibly try outling. I've included some links I've used to help me out.
Originally Answered: Question about how to properly use the constant "e"?
Well you are still 'only raising' n, except the base is e^r and not (1+r). So don't view it as raising e to the power rn, but view it as raising e^r to the power n : (e^r)^n=e^rn
See how it works is : if you want to add 7.5% to a number then you multiply that number with 1.075
and if you want to add it twice you multiply it twice by 1.075, i.e. you raise it to the power two : (1.075)^2
(**) Now with 7.5% added continuously to a number you multiply with e^0.075 and if you want to add it twice you multiply twice by e^0.075 ,i.e. you raise it to the power two : (e^0.075)^2=e^(2(0.075))=e^0.15
The real interesting question is why (**) holds : well, it is ok if you just accept that that is something that can be proven. In fact it is possible to define e through interest added continuously. What have to understand though is what it means to add 7.5% continuously.
O just for the heck of I'll explain it in case anyone is interested. Suppose you want to add 50% to $1000:
You can add it once to get 1000+50%=$1500
or you add 25% twice, which is much better if it is an investment since
what about instead adding 10% five times? that will give you
1000(1.10)^5=$1610.5 which is even better!
If you think about it, it makes sense that the more increments like this you use to add a 'sum total' of 50% the bigger the resulting amount will be. So adding 1% 50 times will give even more than 1610.5.
The important point is that by chopping up the 50% more and more you cannot make the $1000 grow arbitrarily large. There is a very specific least upper bound for how much you can grow the $1000 by adding the 50% in smaller and smaller increments and that value is