>what does it take to be a successful writer? (A writer who can live off the money
they make from their book(s))
Is it something you are just born able to do? Can anyone be a successful writer if they put the time into it? Or is it an equal mix of both?
What do all famous writers have in common?
>what do all famous writers have in common?
a fixed sum of talent (x), accessibility (y), and luck (z). x+y+z=100
you are born with talent
you can learn accessibility
no one has a handle on luck
>what does it take to be a successful writer? (A writer who can live off the money they make from their book(s))
Naturally want to create the kind of book that the market wants.
The skill needed to make a marketable novel is attainable by any average person who is willing to put in the work, which boils down to writing a lot and getting useful critique. This is pretty easy, as long as you have the work ethic.
The only major obstacle is for writers who insist on writing unmarketable works, or writers who would prefer to write something unmarketable but force themselves to conform.
So, I just bought this book. Should I expect something good?
So can you come up with an original sentence right now and tell it to me?
Who are your favourite aphorists, /lit/?
Is there any kind of consensus about the best translation of the Aeneid?
>reading in public
How can I write like him, /lit/?
are there any authors who explore similar themes or ideas to Lovecraft?
without being one of those faggots who harp on about muh cthlulu tentacles of course
Is Inferno worth the read? I tried before but got somewhat lost in the archaic language and had to stop.
What do you think about these bad boys? :)
I really like them! they look so classy in the shelf and they are pretty cheap where i live!
What does /lit/ read when they're online?
What publications have exceptional travel writing pieces? Humor? Editorials? Highly engaging blogs?
Sword and sorcery edition
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Just read Lud-in-the-Mist, really enjoyed it. Its kind of the Fae meets Cthulhu taking over a town. Not really sword and sorcery, very different from most fantasy I've read. Anyone else read it?
checked the archive there isn't rly a shelf thread
Let's seem em m8s
Post recs and r8
Why haven't you written a book yet, /lit/? What's your excuse?
All in good time, my dear boy. All in good time.