What's your favorite /lit meme?
Enter some of your writing and post the result here.
>I write like Arthur Clarke
>I write like DFW
not even a joke familia
ITT we share the books that changed us, altered our views on our existence, or moved us deeply.
Pic related: Mine.
Really helped me with my financial situation.
helped me through my shitty alcohol habit...still smoke weed tho.
Unfortunately, we can no longer keep our literary journal together. Due to infighting, missing funds, and the general lack of submissions, we will be closing shop. It was a great run, /lit/.
Thank you for all the support!
>Due to... missing funds
I knew you guys were a bunch of rat bastards. I called it all along.
Was mathematics created or discovered?
Are you working on a novel? If so get in here and share your ideas, post some experts.
I'm writing a novel in the concrete-literal style about a bunch of disaffected artist types who aren't really going anywhere in life but they do do a lot of drugs but it doesn't really help them at all. The novel is set up in a semi-episodic slice-of-life style with little apparent overarching plot.
I'm working on a novella, I want to have a MS I can send to agents by June. I was going to put together a timetable of deadlines to finish plot, then the first draft then editing and polishing.
Any suggestions for what sort of division of time to aim for?
What ideology keeps you going?
Has a book ever changed your life in the long run.
fun reading but, what's the fucking point if i don't agree with anything in this book?
I seek the help of anybody thats knowledgeable of this type of stuff since I've taken on a personal project of doing an investigation.
Basically I need to know about Cults in general. People worshipping or idolizing Figures, entities, people or Gods. Organizations or Societies (secret?) that are centered around these type of ideologies, etc.
People have pointed people like Alesteir Crowley and The Book of Law, however trying to read his stuff feels too advanced for a complete beginner in the topic like me.
Basically I want to know...
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How do you guys feel about this book?
Haven't heard of it either, before now. Is it similar to Pilgrim's Progress (in structure, import, or goal)?
The wikipedia entry looks very interesting. I am not as interested in Christian meditations as I am in Eastern ones (not Buddhist, more Vedantic), but I'd be very interested to hear your views on the content of "the way of a pilgrim," and how (if at all) its technique has helped you.
>Is it similar to Pilgrim's Progress
>I'd be very interested to hear your views on the content of "the way of a pilgrim," and how (if at all) its technique has helped you.
The technique takes a long time to master, a lifetime even, if you ever master it. But it is like the Orthodox equivalent to the Rosary, I've found it very helpful.
Osamu Dazai > Haruki Murakami
Can you correctly guess the book cover?
What do you think?
Hey guys. Who is your favorite mainstream author? I personally love Stephen King, no matter what anyone else has to say about it. He's written more (best-selling) novels than most people have read, so he seems to know something about the craft.
So has, i dont know, Lee Child.
If there is such a thing as a mainstream contemporary author, then there are no good mainstream contemporary authors, since the only ones I can think of that strictly speaking fit that classification all suck
THE DECISION to give the National Book Foundation's annual award for "distinguished contribution" to Stephen King is extraordinary, another low in the shocking process of dumbing down our cultural life. I've described King in the past as a writer of penny dreadfuls, but perhaps even that is too kind. He shares nothing with Edgar Allan Poe. What he is is an immensely inadequate writer on a sentence-by-sentence, paragraph-by-paragraph, book-by-book basis.