Sup lit. My novel just got a publishing deal from the big five. I do not read though. The last novel I read was in high school and I only used cliff notes. How is my book so good when I hate reading? Am I just that good?
This is the highest rated book on Goodreads beating Brandon Sanderson' books? Why an average reader thinks young adult and fantasy is the epitome of literature?
I am still not unconvinced that Goodreads isn't a prop for Amazon sales. Almost any book you go to will have a direct link to purchase it through Amazon. Keep in mind too how many people are paid or have bots leave positive reviews for their products- who's to say many popular reviewers on Goodreads are not also paid reviewers and promoters?
> Why an average reader thinks young adult and fantasy is the epitome of literature?
No one thinks this shit is the epitome of literature but for most people it's going to be more entertaining than a fucking ancient tome about a monomaniacal sperg chucking harpoons at whales and 250 pages of pseudoscientific whale morphology and sailing equipment.
It basically is. It's owned by Amazon and they even provide guidelines to authors for how best to use it for marketing. Goodreads legitimately is really popular. I don't think they have to pay people to use it. The goals of authors, popular readership, and Amazon align pretty closely in this case.
>professors writes "calling things a meme is not an argument" on top of paper
calling something a meme is NOT AN ARGUMENT
hey guys, I need your help. I want to write a good mystery story, and I have a general plan written out. The thing is that I want the reader to be able to solve the mystery themselves so I want to leave in clues and stuff in the writing. I want to know how to do this without it seeming blatantly obvious?
rate your purchases thread.
top is moon and six pence
Ok so im definitely a huge faggot because one of my favorite stories is A Song of Ice and Fire. Everyone gives the writing a ton of shit for being bad apparently, but i still feel like its a good story regardless of the writing, like the show. Why is it so heavily shit upon?
can the best female writers compete againts the best male writers?
Yes. In some ways they are much better. In some ways they are much worse.
Female authors, especially great ones, appear less because statistically, not as many brilliant women are born as brilliant men. That, coupled with societal conflicts, both real imagined and often perpetuated by other women, often deters women from such things as literature. Most women invest themselves in things like childcare, teaching, and the arts not related to literature. Most men invest in stem fields.
There are plenty of decent and even good writers of either gender in every corner...
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Click. BANG' The tin can tremored in place, as if to spite your marksmanship, and settled steadfast.
In retrospect, I like to imagine you were thinking about how unwarranted your words were. "Are we still friends?" My utterance was feeble in light of your hostile body language. You glanced at me and stared down the can once more. Maybe I was the tin can, for some reason.
You checked to see if there were more pellets loaded in to the chamber, and were not disappointed. "What the hell are you talking about?" You were somewhere in between feigned...
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>DUDE EVIL TENTACLES AND ALIENS AND SHIT AND MADDENING HORRORS THAT CANT BE DESCRIBED BECAUSE INCOMPRIHENSIBLE SHIT
Was he a hack?
Opinion or thoughts on Esperanto?
I've dabbled in it. As a subject, it fascinates me, but I don't think it's particularly well-suited for literature. It's a good shorthand for communication between people of different languages, but it would be a bad idea to raise people to speak Esperanto as a primary language, even more so if they're raised to only speak Esperanto.
What kind of performances would you, elite, pay for to watch in a theatre?
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Mary, I would have expected results like this, but I would not have expected from them the purported patricians on /lit/.
What are some good romance books for guys?
I'm going to start writing a book. I'm not very smart or talented but I am a pretty fast typer.
Wish me luck bros.
The one book plebs tout when they feel like blaming the world for their shortcomings.
Regardless of that, however, what's /lit's opinion on Atlas Shrugged? Is it Gold or Turd? Cast your vote and elaborate. Or not.
The best thing to come from Atlas Shrugged are those attempts by assorted libertarian nerds to try and create their own Galt's Gulches. It's hilarious watching them fail.
Right now some Czech ancap is trying to make his own. He's attempting to seize some shitty marshland on the Danube that's disputed between Serbia and Croatia. And every time he and his followers try to set up there the police arrest their asses. It's brilliant.
Objectifag here, better philosophizing, worse narrative than Fountainhead. She basically gave up and went full nonfiction mode thereafter
We the Living and Fountainhead are the best reads, Atlas is the most important
Is this a good adaptation?