Why some many science fiction writers are also fantasy writers?
Could someone explain me what is the point of this play, what is it even about? I'm having kind of a hard time understanding it.
I'm trying to get back into reading and had a question. Do you guys imagine people you know as characters in the book? I could never do that.
I'm trying to write a screenplay set in 1712 in rural Britain. I have a basic plot outline and a strong thematic and character foundation but it demands this specific setting that I know precious little about. What tips do you have for writing a setting you are not an expert in, and on researching something like this?
It's actually the easiest thing in the world, you only make use of the setting when you need to or when it'll help the action in someway. But otherwise just completely forget that it's set in a different time period. In novels from the 18th century the thing that interests is the relatable human interactions and ideas, not the details of whatever they used to shit in.
If you really want to you can research like a motherfucker and go all out, I think the go to example for this is The Name Of The Rose.
historical movies are usually lot more expensive i doubt anyone would make such movie without some fanbase behind it or smth
your better off making thread on /his/ than here
>What tips do you have for writing a setting you are not an expert in,
dont do it
write about something you are expert in-common sense desu
Hey guys, let's find the worst state poet laureate.
My submission is Cyntia Huntington from New Hampshire, good luck finding a worse one
Excerpt from "meds":
I must elude pain
float past clarity
pain in the brain
slammed down like a housefly.
It’s a big dodge.
Fly on a stovetop
sizzle and ash pop.
This is illusion,
born in the synapse.
What can be undone
down to the last gasp.
It’s a hodgepodge.
If you kill pain
you will become pain;
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so America needs to find 50 new poets to honour every few years ?
of course most of them are gonna be shit
Requesting some recommendations for core mysticism writings, esoteric if possible.
Thanks in advance.
Found this ( http://www.pdfarchive.info/pdf/S/Sc/Scholem_Gershom_Gerhard_-_On_the_kabbalah_and_its_symbolism.pdf ) if anyone is interested in some light Gravity's Raimbow prerequisite reading.
What are some good horror books?
Can anyone recommend a couple good WWII books to me? Preferably either what life was like in chaotic Germany or in the pov of a Nazi. or any other good ones.
I've been making a panorama of South American literature. I could find some good stuff, mostly from Chile and Argentina. Why is it that Brazil being such a big country hasn't produced anything readable?
My definition of South America excludes both places you said.
Assis seems to be the only named classic writer they have, I read his two main books. Feels the same as other third world realism literature, too "inspired" on european realism standards.
Who's the best black writer?
So besides this and Blood Meridian are there any other Westerns worth reading?
Can anyone read russian?
What's the verdict, /lit/? Does the genderswap work? Is it better than the original?
>reading 1984, Brave New World, Lolita, Fahrenheit 911, Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Rings, or the Great Gatsby
>not having shitty reddit-tier taste
I never see this talked about here.
How is it?
Any good? Worth Reading?