Two Bs and Two Cs. TFW when you'll never become an intellectual.
Marks are up. How did everyone do?
>reads Plato once
im looking for a book about a man who lives forever and has hones all of his skills perfectly
strange request i know
>focus on the story, prose is just an obstacle you have to overcome
you're an idiot. it's the reverse. MFA retards think shitty purple prose will make their insipid bourgeois tripe, where nothing happens and people are depressed because le human condition, worth reading.
>book is a square
Alright /lit/ I wrote 15000 words. The first chapter of which I turned into a podcast prototype this morning that's, eh, kind of like an audio book? At any rate, 14 minutes of your time, tell me all the things that I fucked up, and maybe if something was okay.
I know it's garbage tier, but do you think you could help a poor guy out and give me some hints on how to make it better?
What is your favorite novel of his, /lit/?
Find a flaw.
I'm looking for a good book by/about Joseph Stalin, but not just a boring history textbook telling me when he was born, what date he did this, etc.
Is there anything that can give me new, interesting information I might not otherwise discover?
Best biography on him I've read so far. Yes, it goes through his life but is extremely well written.
The new US cover for Infinite Jest
Will be spending Christmas alone for the first time ever. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. But at least there will be plenty of time to read on my own. Just finished making myself dinner, which consisted of meat-filled ravioli and pumpkinseed oil-- It was yummy. Might even have enough time to go catch a flick or something. I also heard it's popular to go out clubbing on Christmas in this city, so I might consider doing that. Lastly, the Deutsch girl in this flat I'm staying in is so fucking hot, and I would absolutely rawdawg it with her and impregnate her with my seed.
Because tonight is Christmas eve, here's a little something I just wrote to get you in the right mood and remember what's most important.
It's the latest chapter from "Practice what you Peach", about a peach farmer who hates peaches.
Enjoy. And have a merry Christmas.
>been browsing /lit/ for a year
>still don't understand what prose is
Why haven't any elitists revived Latin as a living language like the Jews did with their Hebrew?
How can I get comfortable with my own writing style? No matter how much I read (mostly Joyce, Ray Bradbury, Shakespeare, and J. D. Salinger right now), I can't seem to have my own register of language when I write:
I wrote pic related (I posted it in a critique thread) and most feedback said it was a unique style, but too formal and too hard to follow - I'm worried that this may arise from me subconsciously trying to imitate the books I have read in the past (obviously, too ambitious a task).
What advice is there for this?
"a writer is a reader driven to imitation" the stock advice here is that you just have to keep writing
but I'd also keep in mind that there are a lot of decisions to make in every sentence. write towards an aesthetic end on a small and large scale. starting out this "aesthetic end" is probably best thought of as "what would I want to read?"
so if you write "Barbara stuck her dick in Jim's ass with force" and then say wellll as a reader I'd like to...
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>I'm worried that this may arise from me subconsciously trying to imitate the books I have read in the past
That's exactly the thing. And it's okay. In a creative field like literature people often forget that imitation is in the core of human learning.
A unique style comes after alot of writing. Usually after you have completed a few works, for some people it comes after being published, even. You need to get really comfortable with transforming whats on your mind into prose, then your own unique voice will slowly be revealed. You could also try and tweak elements of your style once it is established, even if it is too simillar to someone elses at the begining.
Read early Dosto and compare with Gogol. Obviously a (good) imitation).