How Many Books Did Roald Dahl Write In All

Ronald dahl and the famous TV poem care to comment.

Today we well speak of Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990 / Cardiff / Wales yet he was originally from Norway)one of the most famous poets in mdern history with works for both children and adults, became one of the world’s BESTSELLING authors. His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his…

roald dahl is one of the greats! i grew up reading his books. they’re excellent. i totally agree with the poem. so many parents use the tv as a baby sitter. it’s not right. my daughter used to read loads. not so much now which is a shame.

Guides for writing a better novel.

Im looking for books about writing what s in a novel, not “write everyday” or “outline your book first.” I ve read that kind of stuff too many times to count. Like at least 3 times.I would like stuff about things like writing your sentences in a way that makes them interesting and more…

Writing a novel is not like building a bird-feeder. While there are books out there that contain useful information on plot development, character creation, description, narrative voice, and advice about all kinds of literary devices, there’s no book out there that’s going to teach you how to construct a novel from the bottom up, step-by-step, with clear, all-purpose examples that will apply in each and every situation that can be recycled indefinitely. And frankly, this question doesn’t read as though it had been written by someone who has put away at least three books on writing. (Would doing something 3 times really qualify as doing it “too many times to count”? Or did the chapter on hyperbole just really sink in?)The best way to learn all the things that you’re interested in learning about would be to read a wide range of different types of books, with a concentration on novels of course, but to see first-hand how different authors approach the formation and the telling of a story.Allow me to be of some assistance in this area:Read Graham Greene’s “Brighton Rock.” This book is a terrific example of how a great novel can also be a very exciting novel. It’s got a wonderful setting, the characters are rich and detailed, the plot is fast-paced and keeps you guessing about what’s going to happen, and it will play games with your moral compass as you’ll feel yourself being pulled back and forth between your sense of righteousness and your sense of empathy. It’s a book for anyone between the ages of 14 and 114 who wants to read a fun book that’s got style.Get a pack of cards. Set the Aces aside. The Ace of Clubs will be “The Big Sleep”, the Ace of Diamonds will be “Farewell, My Lovely”, the Ace of Hearts will be “The Long Goodbye”, and the Ace of Spades will be a collection of Raymond Chandler’s short stories. Mix them up and pick one. Read and enjoy. You want to learn how to craft dialogue? You’ll need to be familiar with Chandler. You want to set scenes? The man could say more in a sentence than most other authors could in ten paragraphs. Punchy, direct, funny, the man was an eminent stylist and anybody who wants to approach the writing of a novel in this century needs to have an understanding of what made him so wonderful.The collected short stories of Roald Dahl. They can be found in single editions, or divided into a few separate collections. The earlier stories differ from the later ones, so skip the first one “Over to You” if you don’t want to go for one that’s got all of them. Dahl was famous for his twist endings, his rich imagery, his vivid characters and his snappy dialogue, and reading his stuff for the first time is a big treat. His work is so incredibly gripping that a 10-page story can get you invested more than a 100-page book can. “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”, “Parson’s Pleasure” and “Pig” are particular favourites of mine that will have you fidgeting and wincing as you read. “Lamb to the Slaughter” and “The Landlady” are often used as examples to teach the art of short story writing.Read S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders.” This is a great book that perfectly demonstrates how a young author can take a vision and run with it, see it through, and walk away having a terrific book. The narrative voice remains consistent even as it changes. Read it and see what I mean by that. They will tell you to write what you know. She did, and this was the result. So you can see why people say that. It’s exciting and it’s filled with tidbits that young authors can nibble on or save for later.Bernard Malamud’s “The Assistant” is a good book. Not a great book, but a good book. It’s got a very simple story that features some very basic characters with very basic wants and needs and it goes from beginning to middle to ending along a very clear linear path, though there are some good twists sewn into the fabric of the tale, it doesn’t hammer the reader over the head with its moral message, and it’s just a very mature and deep parable hidden inside what appears to be a competently, if not even a tad pedestrian, type of novel. It’s a great building block.William Boyd’s “Restless.” A modern spy thriller, I picked this one up on a lark at an airport a few years back and devoured it in a single sitting. It’s fun, it’s got a sense of mystery and excitement to it, and it will keep you engrossed and guessing. It’s another great example of a decent story that’s well executed and serves as a great way to dive into a book for a few hours.You may notice a pattern here. Some of these suggestions are all over the place – you’ve got upper Middle-Tier authors like Greene and Chandler, who while they’re not Nabokov or Malcolm Lowry, they’re still very highly respected writers. Then there are a couple by authors who you might have heard of, but never really heard much about, and then there are short story collections. The common denominator is that they’re all fun. They won’t bore you. And they’re all good examples of what to aim for with writing. I could have rattled off a list with suggestions like Hemingway and Conrad and Dickens, but this list is filled with books that will keep you reading if you open yourself to them.Forget these rubbish “How To” writer’s guides. What you need is to get a good number of well written books under your belt to understand how things are done. Read these books because you’ll enjoy reading them, because they all demonstrate a different set of techniques and different elements of style and because there’s something to be taken away from each of them.

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How can you write a good story.

I used to like writing and dreamed about becoming a remembered author like Roald Dahl or J.K. Rowling but after a while I started to feel my stories were no good and plus I was often told becoming an author is hard. So much for following your dreams! But I still like writing, but the problem is I’m not really…

You have to learn about the building blocks for writing a good story, first of all! There are certain way to structure the story line, building you characters etc. Have you ever taken writing classes? Knowing all the tricks can be really helpful!Also, never go out of your way to be original. All stories have already been written a hundred times before, it’s impossible to be completely original, and if you try to squeeze in, say, vampire alien mob superheroes or something like that, it will just seem incredibly forced. Stick to one thing! Less is more in writing.And the best thing once you have decided the overall plot line (you will learn how to do this if you take writing classes) is to just write. Don’t think too much about it and don’t be too picky! It’s a first draft, it can have a lot of mistakes, it doesn’t matter. You will go back many times to fix those mistakes later, it’s much easier.EDIT: I forgot to tell you the mantra of my teachers: “dig where you stand”. Meaning, write about what you know. If you work at an office, use that environment in your story. If you’ve experienced heartache, write about someone who get their heart broken. It doesn’t mean you should write an entire book about every part of your life, not at all, what I mean is that you can use certain experiences in your life to make your story seem more real. You can also pick certain parts of your personality and exaggerate them to make up a new character. Example: I’m shy, artsy and I like cats. An exaggerated version of me could be a crazy hermit cat lady who is also a famous artist, lol. You can come up with all sorts of interesting characters in this way.

Characters, writing a book and needs a small bit of help.

I have seven characters, plus a dog, that need to be introduced in the beginning of the book. It must e this way because they are all in the same place, and heading the same place. How can I do this with out confusing the readers. . .I’m afraid the readers will either read it and be confused with some many…

A useful trick when you want to introduce them all subtly is to have them do it via dialogue.E.g. Let’s say they’re called Mary, Bill, Jack, Joe, Ashley, Jenny, Charlotte and Bruno the dog.”I really like The Twits, by Roald Dahl,” said Mary. “WHat books do you guys like?””I like Twilight!” said Bill enthusiastically.”Who doesn’t?” muttered Jack, rolling his eyes.”I like anything girly and glamorous!” said Ashley, giggling.”I prefer non fiction stuff,” said Charlotte, bending down to stroke Bruno, who was wagging his tail energetically and chasing pigeons in his path.Try and get them all talknig to each other and referring to each other like that (obviously that was a bit rushed, slow it down a bit too, don’t just introduce them in a list like that) 😀

Does this book idea sound original.

I’m not sure if it would be, because there are so many things that could be like it. I don’t want to spend ages writing it, to find it’s plagurisedBasic plot: the kids were at a party, but then someone’s there and makes them have terrible sudden pains by rippling his fingers, making loud…

Does the book sound original?No, but that’s okay a lot of books in fact most aren’t “original” . There has been so many books written that almost all are derivative from something else. Take Harry Potter for example, inside the book JK took several plot points, archetypes and even objects from other series and books. Dumbledore, bears a striking resemblance to Gandolf. Tooth-flossing string mints are from Roald Dahl and so are pepperimps.I review books and write quite a bit, so it’s not really if the story sounds original. It’s if you execution is original. Flesh out the idea a bit and go for it. The story sounds like it has some nice framework that with the proper care could go somewhere. And being 15 shouldn’t interfere. Have you read the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini? He started the series when he was 15.

40 Fun Questions for Writers..

1.What is your main character/s name?2.What is their personality?3.How many pages in your book?4.How many words?5.List 5 words that describe your character (they have to be unrelated, as in like, funny, peach, yellow, etc)6. What is the first 3 words in your story?7.What do you do when you have writers…

1.What is your main character/s name?Charlotte2.What is their personality?Funny, sardonic, and caring.3.How many pages in your book?325.4.How many words?Around 75,0005.List 5 words that describe your character (they have to be unrelated, as in like, funny, peach, yellow, etc) Apple, cupcake, cookie, dog, fast.6. What is the first 3 words in your story? I didn’t like7.What do you do when you have writers block?Lay down and listen to music, and see what comes to me.8.What do you do when a great story idea pops out of no where and you are busy? Store it into my notes on my phone.9. Do you make your characters similar to you in any way?Not at all!10. How long have you been writing for? (from what age)Since age 6 or 7.11. Do you have a writing schedule? And if yes, what is it? nopes.12. Who is your favorite author? Hmmm. I’d have to say Kevin Henkes13. What are your favorite books by them?~Olive’s Ocean.14. What author and actor are a good mix? (Roald Dahl+Johnny Depp=Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc) Stephanie Meyer+Edward Cullen+Twilight (we all know she wishes that was her boyfriend! XD)15. Do you listen to music when you write? What kind? Yes. It’s usually metal, rock, soft rock, and or electric.16. Where do you write? (in bed, computer, school/work, etc) Anywhere really. On the couch, at the dinner table, on my bed, at my desk…17. Do you eat when you write or does it distract you? Sometimes, and it doesn’t distract me that much.18. Do you ever get good ideas for a story then figure out someone already has them?Yeah, I’m like WTF I thought this was original, I then become extremely frustrated, and scrap the story…FOREVER. O.O19. Do you ever write when you are watching a movie? Yup.20. Do you ever plan out your books as movies? All the time, I play the scenes in my head while I’m waiting for sleep to take over.21. Do you ever plan out sequels for your books when you haven’t even finished the first one? yes all the time, it’s so silly though.22. Who do you dedicate to? I don’t really dedicate. : /23. If you couldn’t be an author, what would you be? Probably a–um–a–social worker. : /But not being an author isn’t in my plans.24. How many books have you started (or finished)? Around fifty, and finished about 5.25. You have like a folder or something for story ideas? Yes.26. Do you have any ‘habits’ you do when you are writing? (Click your fingers, pick hangnails, roll up your tongue, etc). No, just concentrating.27. Do you draw pictures to go along with your writing? No. Because I type most of the time.-27: If you do, when drawing faces, do you have the same facial expression as them? (I do, it’s so weird, it just happens, I can’t stop it :P)28. At what time of day do you write the most? Close to the afternoon.29. If your character had to have a password for something, what would it be? DonutHole.30. What is your dream/goal for your life? To become a best selling award winning author! ^ _ ^31. What type of student are you? A studious student!32. What do you buy from Smiggle? (if you don’t buy from them, what do you buy from stationary stores, like specifically, sharpeners, journals, etc) Nothing. : /33. If you are sad, when you write, do you make your characters sad in the book? Sometimes, or I just vent my feelings on another document and calm myself down.34. When you are sad/happy/mad or whatever, does it show in your writing? Like does your emotion affect your writing? Sometimes.35. Do you wear any ‘special’ clothing when writing? XDNo! I just wear what I have on.

How many words do children’s book usually contain…

Not young adult books.I’m thinking of, from age 9-12.How many words do ‘Charlie and the chocolate facotry’, ‘Matilda’, and Judy Blume’s ‘Double Fudge’ contain??

It looks like 40,000 words is the average acceptable length for books for kids in the 9-12 range. Obviously, you could write a book with more words but I think that kids books need to be more careful about the length than adult books. If you were talking about adult books I would say that the story is over when the story is over, and that length should not dictate the story in any way. Kids, however, are not likely to read books that are extremely long and/or complex. Harry Potter would be one of the very few exceptions.Matilda by Roald Dahl – 40,009 words (240 pages for the copy shown in the link)http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home….Double Fudge by Judy Blume – 38,860 words (160 pages for the copy shown in the link)http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home….Hoot by Carl Hiassen – 61,113 words (also in the 9-12 range, 304 pages for the copy in the link)http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home….

Why did Roald Dahl write the way he did.

I’m writing an assignment for school about Roald Dahl and his books, but it’s not supposed to be like just facts about his life etc, but how the way he writes has affected people, why he wrote that way (the kind of special-ish children’s books), and what message he wanted give?

Read his autobiography “BOY”His childhood, family, and home all influenced his writing style and stories. For example, many of his adult characters are dark and antagonistic. As a child, he was beaten and abused in school, and was lacking a father.

How many books has Roald Dahl wrote and what are they.

I really need to know because my friends might want to write it in their biographies they’re doing at school. The subject is Roald Dahl. Can you also give me some info about his life because they haven’t yet finished them so they still have time to add it in. Thanks!

Dahl has so many to his credit, they cannot be counted!Here is a site to give you all the titles, though.http://www.borders.com/online/store/Sear…

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  1. 9. Do you make your characters similar to you in any way? No. Sometimes we’ll share a few common traits like hobby or hair color though.1. Jade Parker.[/DELDUP]35. Do you wear any ‘special’ clothing when writing? No. I like wearing sweatpants but that’s just because they’re comfortable to sit in.You definitely watch too much TV.

  2. 40. When making profiles and such, do you mention writing? YeahYou need to learn the CRAFT of writing, which is understanding how to put a story together, how to get it to read smoothly by a reader, and to keep their attention without padding the story with unnecessary info, to pare it down to what’s necessary, and to keep the storyline on track. Nobody needs a laundry list of the physical characteristics or personality of the main character – unless it’s 100% necessary to the story. So drop the hair color, the size, weight, length of eyelashes, etc. Only newbie writers put all that crud in. Learn how to write with ‘show’ not ‘tell’. THAT is very much key to doing a good story.35.) no, just a t-shirt and shorts3.) I haven’t started my book yet :/[DELDUP()]23. If you couldn’t be an author, what would you be?

  3. 18. Do you ever get good ideas for a story then figure out someone already has them?35. Do you wear any ‘special’ clothing when writing?~ To write, and meet that special someone.26. I crack my wrists often.14. What author and actor are a good mix? (Roald Dahl+Johnny Depp=Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc) I don’t know.22. Who do you dedicate to? Whoever gives me the most support.I’ll start at 11 since I already answered 1 through 10.16. In bed on my laptop.6. See #3.From what you’ve written, your weak point seems to be setting. So start thinking about books you’ve read where you liked the setting, and Google something like “how to write setting”. Some of my favourite authors for setting are China Mieville and James Stoddard. They might not be yours, it’s all up to you to find writing that speaks to you.

  4. (you already asked those)~ I don’t eat in my bed, that’s gross. Heh, I get up to have a snack every once and a while.28. At what time of day do you write the most?38. Nah.~ Notebooks and pens.I found this an extremely useful guide: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32331814-the-novel-writing-training-plan40. When making profiles and such, do you mention writing?25. You have like a folder or something for story ideas?38. Does your teacher/boss notice your interest in writing? NoMy only suggestion is follow the law of writing…..a start, a middle and a ending…in each sentence, paragraph, chapter and the whole novel…..an editor say 70% he get he sends back after 16 pages because they are written with no start…..and just wing it for a novel is nothing but hundreds of short stories….a good method to start is to write short stories that run a page to ten pages about anything to get going….for example a facet dripping…dog barking….a cat catching a mouse…. you get the picture I hope ….and I bet you will write a good story for it will take you a year to write a 80,000 word novel for it seems publishers are requiring it to be that long before they even look at it….and never use the word “then”

  5. 5.) Willow- odd sense of humor yet funny, not very serious most of the time, clever, protective, and unique Raine: unique, serious, foxy, protective, and sad18. Do you ever get good ideas for a story then figure out someone already has them? Yean…no..yes…i don’t know.17. Do you eat when you write or does it distract you?

  6. 13. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, of course.Also, when reading books, pay attention to when you stumble across something you like. Then make a mental note of it, so that you can return to it and analyse what the writer did. Sentence structure? Word choice? POV? That kind of thing. My weak point used to be action scenes, today they are one of my strongest points, and I learned it by studying other author’s work whose action scenes gripped me and had me holding my breath.36.) I lay down on my bedroom floor to write :)since i could write so 4/530. What is your dream/goal for your life? Mainly, to be published.these questions seem strangely personal and like your trying to steal our ideas cause you have no ideas!23. An architect, engineer, or a teacher.20. Do you ever plan out your books as movies? No. I plan them as books though8. Write it down real quick on anything I can find.~ I’m not sure.15. Do you listen to music when you write? What kind? Nope.11. Do you have a writing schedule? And if yes, what is it? Nope.NO ONE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS!

  7. I think he wrote 52 books. There’s:anywhere i can. in bed. at the park. in the library.34. When you are sad/happy/mad or whatever, does it show in your writing? Like does your emotion affect your writing? Idk31. What type of student are you?nope

  8. 27. If I’m bored. I’m not the best artist.OMA! I love Roald Dahl! Hahaha29. If your character had to have a password for something, what would it be?11. Do you have a writing schedule? And if yes, what is it?5.List 5 words that describe your character (they have to be unrelated, as in like, funny, peach, yellow, etc) tall, quiet, pizza, messy, blueShow: Jim’s Boxer dog missed his footing and fell heavily on the lawn.

  9. 8.What do you do when a great story idea pops out of no where and you are busy? Just keep them in my head until I have time to write them down and develop them.-27: If you do, when drawing faces, do you have the same facial expression as them? (I do, it’s so weird, it just happens, I can’t stop it :P) What?26.) I listen to music and eat :)40. When making profiles and such, do you mention writing? Yes. It’s an important part of my life.

  10. 29. If your character had to have a password for something, what would it be? She wouldn’t tell you.37 times25. I have a folder on my laptop labeled ‘writing’.16. Where do you write? (in bed, computer, school/work, etc)14. What author and actor are a good mix? (Roald Dahl+Johnny Depp=Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc) You just answered it.

  11. Ah, the nitty gritty details.notepads,notbooks,pencils,paints,pens the sorts.24. How many books have you started (or finished)? A lot started (about ten with only a thousand or so words each.), none finished. (full length ones at least)27. Do you draw pictures to go along with your writing? Sometimes12. Who is your favorite author?21. Do you ever plan out sequels for your books when you haven’t even finished the first one? No

  12. 8.What do you do when a great story idea pops out of no where and you are busy?40. When making profiles and such, do you mention writing?

  13. 6. What is the first 3 words in your story? “We need to catch….”22. Who do you dedicate to?~ Sometimes, I listen to my MP3 player on shuffle. I have a mixture of all of the genres of music.3.How many pages in your book? So far? 90. But I’m only maybe halfway.17. Do you eat when you write or does it distract you? Nope, but it wouldn’t distract me. Only steal my left hand.

  14. publish my current novel that will fix everything.It’s not so much the word count that matters. What it comes down to is readability. Are the words ones that your target age group will understand? What is the subject matter? Is your story more of the same thing that you see on the book shelves or have you come up with something original?28. At what time of day do you write the most? Midnight, late afternoon.6.) I haven’t started my book yet :/The Enormous Crocodile38. Does your teacher/boss notice your interest in writing?

  15. 33. If you are sad, when you write, do you make your characters sad in the book?Wtf! No i wouldnt read this ause it makes no sense, you jumped from nails to war to super powers to sea water(is this suppose to mean ocean?) to getting almost killed????????1.What is your main character/s name?27.) no, I can draw okay but nothing spectacular so I just skip that

  16. 21. Do you ever plan out sequels for your books when you haven’t even finished the first one? Well in the past all my books were meant as singles. But this particular book I have a sequel in mind. I didn’t so much as plan it as just got the idea randomly.11. Do you have a writing schedule? And if yes, what is it? Not really. I just write here and there. It’s random and sporadic.36. How do you sit when you write? Who cares. No special positionmy family11. Do you have a writing schedule? And if yes, what is it?13. What are your favorite books by them?9. Do you make your characters similar to you in any way?13. What are your favorite books by them? Again, I have manyuughhh stupid book36. How do you sit when you write?write it on my hand~ In bed, it’s perfect for when I get sleepy. :332. I like to buy notebooks and pens and such.19. Do you ever write when you are watching a movie?13. What are your favorite books by them? Whoops. Look above. There’s too many.15. Do you listen to music when you write? What kind? I just put my ipod on shuffle and listen to whatever comes up~ No.and12. Who is your favorite author? I have many38. Does your teacher/boss notice your interest in writing?25. You have like a folder or something for story ideas?19.) no, because I tend to unconsciously sorta copy some ideas from the movieThat’s stuff all handled in your rewrites. No first draft is publishable, every writer goes through multiple rewrites, tweaking and fixing the issues. There’s no one book that describes that step by step.~ No5. Green, fire, scars, stubborn, burn.MatildaI agree with Andrew and bluebellbkk that the best way to learn how to write (and be inspired to write well) is to read, in Andrew’s words, “a good number of well written books … to understand how things are done.” My problem, I think, is that I’ve forgotten how to read a book like a writer or a student of literature, or I am too myopic or dumb to see how the writer writes an interesting book. So I also read the guides, which are at Dewey 808.8 if you visit a library in North America.Consider what Lemony Snickett’s books have done to improve the vocabulary of children.

  17. no its not distracting so i do eat when i write.13. What are your favorite books by them?24.) I have started my first book and I plan to write many more ( I haven’t finished any though)12. Who is your favorite author? No one. A lot of favorite books though.4.How many words? Um about 40,000

  18. 5.List 5 words that describe your character (they have to be unrelated, as in like, funny, peach, yellow, etc)23. If you couldn’t be an author, what would you be? Illustrator, photographer, dancer, designer, part time teacher, government stuff….A lot, really, i don’t have to worry.16. Where do you write? (in bed, computer, school/work, etc) I plan a lot in a notebook in class when I get bored. But most of my serious writing is done at home in my room.40.) usually 🙂

  19. 28. At what time of day do you write the most? It depends on the day. Sometimes I wake up and get straight on the computer and other times I don’t feel like writing until it’s late at night.28. At what time of day do you write the most?2.) Willow: stubborn, hard to gain trust, competitive, brave, strong, but on the inside, scared, sad, and lonely Raine: just as stubborn as Willow, hard to gain trust too, very competitive, just as brave and strong, but on the inside, lonely and scared

  20. i have like 50 notebooks19. Do you ever write when you are watching a movie?25. You have like a folder or something for story ideas? Nope. Notebook.i wudnt read this in a million years

  21. Book length is not as important as the vocabulary used in it. Children want something pretty easy to read, but don’t mind if you make them look up a word or three in the dictionary.12. J.R.R. Tolkien.Autobiographies * Boy – Tales of Childhood * Boy and Going Solo * Going Solo * The Great Mouse Plot * My Year Children’s Books * The BFG * The BFG, Matilda, and George’s Marvelous Medicine * Charlie and the Chocolate Factory * Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator * The Compete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka * Danny, the Champion of the World * The Enormous Crocodile * Esio Trot * Fantastic Mr. Fox * George’s Marvelous Medicine * The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me * The Gremlins * James and the Giant Peach * The Magic Finger * Matilda * The Minpins * The Twits * The Vicar of Nibbleswicke * The Witches Novels * My Uncle Oswald * Sometime Never Poetry * Dirty Beasts * Revolting Rhymes * Rhyme Stew Short Story Collections * 5 Bestsellers * Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life * The Best of Roald Dahl * The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl * Completely Unexpected Tales * Further Tales of the Unexpected * The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories * Kiss Kiss * Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories * The Mildenhall Treasure * More Tales of the Unexpected * The Roald Dahl Omnibus * Over to You * Selected Stories of Roald Dahl * A Roald Dahl Selection: Nine Short Stories * A Second Roald Dahl Selection: Eight Short Stories * Skin and Other Stories * Someone Like You * Switch B***h * Tales of the Unexpected * Tales of the Unexpected (Volume 1) * Tales of the Unexpected (Volume 2) * Taste and Other Tales * Twenty Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl * Two Fables * The Umbrella Man and Other Stories * The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More Miscellaneous * Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories (editor) * The Roald Dahl Diary 1992 * The Roald Dahl Diary 2000 * Memories with Food at Gipsy House * Roald Dahl’s Even More Revolting Recipes * Roald Dahl’s Guide to Railway Safety * The Roald Dahl Quiz Book * Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes * The Roald Dahl Treasury

  22. Writing requires lots of patience. Inspiration also helps. But when you write, take it slow. Use your imagination. The best stories usually pops when you’re inspired and passionate about something. It doesn’t come everyday. You have to wait for it. Carry on.

  23. 36. It differs.18.) all the time :(23. If you couldn’t be an author, what would you be? I’m not sure.27. Do you draw pictures to go along with your writing?sort of~ Bad grades, but I try my hardest.Travis Carlton24. How many books have you started (or finished)?thanks for the questions. i dont understand why people were so skeptical they probably dont have good ideas to steal anyway.

  24. J.K. Rowling+Daniel Radcliffe=Harry PotterAnd otherwise, Google is your friend. Start searching for writing techniques and you’ll get all sorts of hits, like writing good dialogue tags, beats, ending sentences with power words etc.~ No32. What do you buy from Smiggle? (if you don’t buy from them, what do you buy from stationary stores, like specifically, sharpeners, journals, etc)36. How do you sit when you write? On my bed, with my legs straight out and the laptop on top of them.Whew that was long. And to the answer above, what can she steal from these questions? Gosh.

  25. 39. Definitely.Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryAs for description, it’s all up to you. The fundamental rule is to avoid boring the reader. Standards change over time. People used to be riveted by Charles Dickens’s prose. Nowadays many readers find him slow going (the same thing with Jane Austen).39. Do you include writing as a hobby? YeahThere were 9-12 year olds reading Harry Potter so word count isn’t all that important. What matters is catching and keeping a child’s interest.

  26. ~ Ezraisawesome (I’m not sure.)i put some of my characteristics in them33.) sometimes, sometimes not31. What type of student are you? An average one.~ Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.10. How long have you been writing for? (from what age) I’ve been writing seriously since I was 9.NOBODY CAN ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS BECAUSE NOBODY CAN ANSWER THEM AND NO OFFENCE BUT I STILL THIKN THAT YOU WANNA STEAL OUR IDEAS!!!! WHY ELSE WOULD U WANT US TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!21. Do you ever plan out sequels for your books when you haven’t even finished the first one?1.) Willow (girl) and Raine (guy)29. If your character had to have a password for something, what would it be? I don’t know.8.) I usually just drop whatever I’m doing and go jot down he ideas before I forget them

  27. 15.) yes, I listen to whatever kind of music fits with the emotions of the book at that particular time

  28. i fidget alot and talk to myself.7.) I listen to music and I get ideas from the lyrics :)24. How many books have you started (or finished)? I’ve finished four, though I don’t really count the first two since they’re terrible. This is my fifth.37. How many times have you itched/scratched your head while answering these questions? (random) Idk. None?3. Haven’t started.I learned a lot from Dwight V. Swain’s “Techniques of the Selling Writer”. I have the old version which is a bit dated and somewhat sexist seen with today’s eyes, but I believe there’s a newer, updated version available.22. Who do you dedicate to?funny,banana,red

  29. 39.) definitely~ Night10. How long have you been writing for? (from what age)~ Psychologist.26. Do you have any ‘habits’ you do when you are writing? (Click your fingers, pick hangnails, roll up your tongue, etc). Not that I’ve noticed.Rock. Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, the rolling stones.

  30. Matilda(Paperback) is 240 pages37. How many times have you itched/scratched your head while answering these questions? (random) None9.) yes, I usually create the characters based on how I’m feeling33. If you are sad, when you write, do you make your characters sad in the book? No. My mood doesn’t effect the story.39. Do you include writing as a hobby? Yescross-legged

  31. 31. What type of student are you? Always do my homework, but makes fun of the teacher. But I’m home scholed now, so i teach myself. 😛

  32. 29. ‘wreckage’. Haha, I have no clue. ;D~ No20. Do you ever plan out your books as movies?All the questions that you ask can be answered by READING MORE BOOKS. Not ‘How to’ books, but real novels by real writers.3.How many pages in your book?4. ^^^22.) family and friends and teachers 🙂

  33. 26. Do you have any ‘habits’ you do when you are writing? (Click your fingers, pick hangnails, roll up your tongue, etc)….and I absolutely love this poem and agree with it 100%!!!!!!! (Just don’t show it to my parents LOL)

  34. -27: Sometimes.22. Probably to my family.18. Do you ever get good ideas for a story then figure out someone already has them?15. Do you listen to music when you write? What kind?12. Who is your favorite author?29. If your character had to have a password for something, what would it be?no but i write everyday26. Do you have any ‘habits’ you do when you are writing? (Click your fingers, pick hangnails, roll up your tongue, etc).17. I’ll eat if I’m hungry, sure.YES!!!!!39. Do you include writing as a hobby?29.) 57982502- just a random number off the top of my head23. If you couldn’t be an author, what would you be?~ Zerono i dont like reading sequel books.30. What is your dream/goal for your life? A lot27. Do you draw pictures to go along with your writing? No. I’m a horrible drawer.In my novels I use description to help flesh out character and scenes. A novel is not a movie, and it’s not relevant to mention what kinds of birds are chirping when someone is being murdered. In a novel, everything should be tidy, with no loose ends.

  35. 25. You have like a folder or something for story ideas? Yep.7. I just relax and go back to writing later.20. Do you ever plan out your books as movies? Yes, all the time.500middlemarchDouble Fudge(Paperback) has 224 pages

  36. 21. Do you ever plan out sequels for your books when you haven’t even finished the first one?~ Noi am only35. Uh, no.not really the character isnt me but instead im my characterI’ll read Andrew’s list. I’m in the mood for a spy story. I love Raymond Chandler, BTW, and I don’t usually like the hard-boiled type of novel.

  37. 34.) uhm, most of the time it does in someway, maybe not a major way but it is definitely in thereyeah. speilberg’s directing. i have wild imagination.34. When you are sad/happy/mad or whatever, does it show in your writing? Like does your emotion affect your writing?You made me wince the number of times you talked about ‘stuff’ as if it wasn’t your STORY: “i am mostly confident in dialogue but for all the stuff in between i never know what to write. And stuff like in how much detail should i describe the scenery?” This ‘stuff’ isn’t some boring material that you put in to join up the pieces of dialogue: it’s WHAT HAPPENS, it’s the action, it’s the development of your story, and your readers need to know about it.13.) Percy Jackson series and the Chronicles of Kane series

  38. 34. Oh, yes.38.) well, my last english teacher did, but she moved away during this summer, PS, she was the BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!

  39. 37.) none22. Who do you dedicate to? No one9. I make them somewhat similar so I can relate to them a bit.30.) to become a published author, even though that is pretty stupid I guess. I think i might give up that goal though because my family doesn’t really support it, but they don’t hate it either.Reading more will help you see how much you can leave out, along with what is essential to leave IN.

  40. 20. Do you ever plan out your books as movies?32. What do you buy from Smiggle? (if you don’t buy from them, what do you buy from stationary stores, like specifically, sharpeners, journals, etc) I have never heard of Smiggle. Nice looking notebooks and what do you call those? ARRGGGG. I am so brainwashed these days. Those stickers for….ARGGG. craft books with pictures or whatever. AH!! Scrapbook. Right. Yay. Scrapbook stickers and sets even if i don’t make scrapbooks.Fashioned sufficient. No thought what H2O is, however children going for walks away from abusive fathers, moms thinking they are able to alternate the behavior of fathers, portals to different worlds, youngsters discovering matters in the woods, and so on are all original suggestions. Even misplaced had a mysterious hatch with a code on it within the woods that folks have been looking to get into. But so what? MOST strategies are original suggestions. The change is in how they are informed. For example, if I mentioned “a younger (orphaned) boy discovers they possess magical powers or items and have to go on a quest to fight the ultimate evil, which only they are able to defeat. They are guided on this quest with the aid of a wizened old mentor who dies along the best way and who knew of this evil and fought it earlier than. The hero is accompanied with the aid of a number of acquaintances to support them whole their quest and they’re going to just about fail before rising as much as win sooner or later…” would I be speaking about megastar Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter? Given that the “suggestions” boiled down are all essentially exactly the same, although i am sure you would agree that the execution of those strategies may be very, very unique. Is your thought real “usual?” No, no longer as a pure concept. However can the story you wrap around it’s normal and compelling and extraordinary? Definite it could. And that is the place the key of being a good writer lay–not within the nugget of an notion, however in the crafting of a full-sized tale around it.

  41. 33. If you are sad, when you write, do you make your characters sad in the book? No. And i’m hardly ever sad. Wait, i don’t write when i’m sad, to think about it.~ Yesrethink my ideas23.) I would be middle school teacher, probably PE or something like that14. J.R.R. Tolkien+Elijah Wood=Lord of the Rings.38. Does your teacher/boss notice your interest in writing? I left regular school at fourth grade~ No~ Yes.17. Do you eat when you write or does it distract you? It distracts me. I need both hands to type.

  42. 10. Probably since I was 4 or 5.~ Not really, just something confrontable.18. Occasionally…..I like to read anyways, and sometimes I get introuble for locking myself up in my room and reading all day haha…….I’m the only one of my siblings that likes to read (that explains my Egyptian brains LOL jk jk)

  43. 25.) I have a binder, if that counts as a folder14. What author and actor are a good mix? (Roald Dahl+Johnny Depp=Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc)33. Yes.20.) nope, I don’t even plan to get them published35. Do you wear any ‘special’ clothing when writing?37. Just once after reading this question. It made me itchy. xD3ala fekra,Enta raye2 ta7n “mazagangy” lol37. How many times have you itched/scratched your head while answering these questions?34. When you are sad/happy/mad or whatever, does it show in your writing? Like does your emotion affect your writing? Nope

  44. 24. How many books have you started (or finished)?~ Yes27: If you do, when drawing faces, do you have the same facial expression as them? (I do, it’s so weird, it just happens, I can’t stop it :P)This can be rewritten so that the verbs convey much more action and detail: At dawn he heaved himself from his chair, and collapsed by his window, tearful as he recalled yesterday’s crimes. The verb ‘heave’ suggests that he is very fat and that it is an effort to get out of his chair. “Collapsed’ suggests physical or emotional weakness. “Tearful’ is much more colorful than ‘sad’, and is still only one word.-27: If you do, when drawing faces, do you have the same facial expression as them? (I do, it’s so weird, it just happens, I can’t stop it :P) I don’t.32. What do you buy from Smiggle? (if you don’t buy from them, what do you buy from stationary stores, like specifically, sharpeners, journals, etc) I buy stuff at Wal-Mart. They have what I need and it’s cheap.4.) I haven’t started my book yet :/Sounds crap Tbh…I’m sorry. The start sounds bizzare!!!!

  45. 34. When you are sad/happy/mad or whatever, does it show in your writing? Like does your emotion affect your writing?You can find many examples of famous novelists who ignore the rule about passive construction, but that’s because, like Stephen King, they’re good story tellers. It’s good to be both a good writer and a good story teller.19. Do you ever write when you are watching a movie? No.17.) heck no!!!27. Do you draw pictures to go along with your writing?30. I just want to have a happy life.just oneif you mean cv’s and resumés no because i havent made any but if i did i would mention it. if you meant something else sorry i didnt understand the question.~ No, I don’t.17. Do you eat when you write or does it distract you?15. Sometimes. Usually not.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(Paperback) is 96 pages7.What do you do when you have writers block?16. Where do you write? (in bed, computer, school/work, etc)6. What is the first 3 words in your story?

  46. ~ J. K. Rowling and J. R. R. Tolkien.37. How many times have you itched/scratched your head while answering these questions? (random)36. How do you sit when you write?10.) I’ve been writing for about 3 months now 🙂 I’m only thirteen so I am just startingno because i dont do it in my spare time. i make time for it.16.) anywhere :Dyeah sure its happened a couple of times but i manage to tweak them into something completely originally.an architect or a lawyer

  47. 2.What is their personality? Serious, determined, loyal14. What author and actor are a good mix? (Roald Dahl+Johnny Depp=Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc)do you actually have characters? Or just powers?

  48. 1.What is your main character/s name? Lynnnight from 8pm till 5am35. Do you wear any ‘special’ clothing when writing? What the hell no.

  49. between the questions I in lots of situations think of of…what’s repute incredibly worth no count number if this is contemporary in basic terms after your dying and without your information? i like the assumption of your poem, although I do omit the rhymes. that’s what I consistently say to Shay too 😀 I enjoyed the line “my face has been immortalised in coloration” the main. that is something all of us crave for. yet i do no longer understand this: “with the help of ways the artist concept I regarded”. this is an artist talking his photos and his “existence after dying”, so who’s that this yet another artist?

  50. no its like staying in character when acting.30. What is your dream/goal for your life?33. If you are sad, when you write, do you make your characters sad in the book?There are textbooks for this as well. I can give you a couple of pointers.

  51. 32.) what is Smiggle? …19. Do you ever write when you are watching a movie? No. I think I’d do more movie watching and less writing if I did that!Straight A and A26. Do you have any ‘habits’ you do when you are writing? (Click your fingers, pick hangnails, roll up your tongue, etc). No28.) morning or night, not usually during the day-27: If you do, when drawing faces, do you have the same facial expression as them? (I do, it’s so weird, it just happens, I can’t stop it :P)~ No

  52. 2.What is their personality?yeah some movies give me good ideas and inspiration.30. What is your dream/goal for your life?4.How many words?It sounds original enough to me. Of course, there are lots of stories about kids receiving powers and being chased by some evil people, but I assume you’ve added some original details because this is only a rough outline. Sounds exciting. Good luck writing!

  53. 7.What do you do when you have writers block? I don’t get writers block. If I get stuck I outline and brainstorm a bit and then keep going.~ No.31.) I am the nerdy type, but I don’t really look like a nerd and I do have friends, and NO we do not talk about computer programs and junk like that 🙂 I’m also sorta a tomboy I guess. No make-up, and no fancy clothes, just t-shirt and shorts~ Sometimes.It’s such a nice poem! Thanks for the poem of the morning!

  54. 15. Do you listen to music when you write? What kind?16. Where do you write? (in bed, computer, school/work, etc) Bed, computer.32. What do you buy from Smiggle? (if you don’t buy from them, what do you buy from stationary stores, like specifically, sharpeners, journals, etc)20. Haha, yeah.Tell: The dog walked two steps and then fell down, it was a brown Boxer dog.24. I’m not sure how many exactly.39. Do you include writing as a hobby?31. What type of student are you?125,00018. Do you ever get good ideas for a story then figure out someone already has them? No.george elliot11.) I don’t have a writing schedule, I just write whenever I feel like21. Yes.It was dawn and he arose from his chair. He was sad and sat down by the window, remembering the things he did yesterday when he was drunk.Avoid passive construction and weak verbs. Instead of saying something like,2. She’s adventurous and caring, but very stubborn.not really. pyjamas and jeans+t-shirt

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