Simply stated, what makes a great creative fiction story?
Many elements go into a good story such as believable characters, a distinct setting and interesting plot line. But there is a reason as to why only some books become bestsellers while others can only reach a specific audience. The extra magic in these great books come from emotion. Creative stories that can convey an emotion and make the reader feel something will do much better. As a reader, I enjoy reading novels that make me fall in love, break my heart, test my patience and bring out my empathetic side. As a writer, I try to put my characters through both relatable activities to appeal to my reader, but then through tragedy or extreme joy to bring my reader to tears. The difference between a good story and a great story is all in how much you can make your reader feel.
What are the key aspects of common personality disorders?
The major personality disorders are narcissistic, histrionic, schizoid, anti-social and borderline. There are more, but that is a good sampling to touch on. Narcissistic personality disorder is one in which a person has an unhealthy ego to the extreme that it affects their ability to connect with others. They typically in conversation feel as if they are "too good" for another person. This disorder primarily affects men and some symptoms are arrogance and inability to take criticism. Histrionic personality disorder is when one requires excessive attention for feel complete. Typically this disorder affects women and some symptoms are dressing in a scandalous way to attract, feeling nervous when they are not in the center of a group and behaving in such a way to get attention (excessive seduction or flamboyant actions). Schizoid Personality disorder is one in which a person does not wish to interact with others. This goes further than just being "shy". Some symptoms are quietness or no desire to speak or interact with others in a group setting. AntiSocial personality disorder is one in which the person is against the rules of society. They do not feel the same moral rules that somebody without the disorder would feel. Sociopaths would fall under this category, but not all who suffer from this disorder are sociopaths. Symptoms of this disorder are little to no empathy or remorse and going against societal laws without guilt. The last I will touch on is borderline personality disorder. This disorder is characterized as a person always being "on the border". They can go back and fourth between anger, happiness and sadness within minutes, sometimes seconds. Typically this disorder leads to unhealthy relationships and depression, sometimes suicide. The personality disorders are very distinct in their symptoms and the effects they have on an individual.
Some countries struggle with maintaining a fertility rate of abut 2 children, what methods can be used to either halt or encourage population growth?
Typically, people will respond to incentives, whether it is incentives to have children or cut back on family size. In developing countries typically the population is growing much faster than a developed country. This in part is due to limited education opportunities for women, little to no family planning, security, and cultural values. To help remedy this issue, women must be empowered. There needs to be access to birth control and education help women better be prepared for children if they wish to have them. Some countries have the opposite problem. Their birth rate is very low and they are experiencing an aging population. Japan and most of Western Europe would be a good example of a low birth rate. To encourage families to have more children, government programs such as free daycare, free education and long maternity leave could allow families to have more children. Using incentives to push people into having more or less children is an ethical and practical way to help keep a stable population growth.