Considering that world building is necessary to tell a good story (Tolkien invented languages!) is it possible to do too much world building?
>world building is necessary to tell a good story
The most important thing a writer must build is an engaging story or at least an interesting character or two. At best, the author wants to communicate an important message to the reader.
And since the world is already built for you, you have only to research it.
–Oh, you wanted to make cheap Tolkien knock-offs. Fuck off.
Not the same as favorite novelists or storytellers, but authors you'd read just for the enjoyment of their writing.
Four of my favorites: George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Wolfe, Salinger
How do people over the age of 14 enjoy this book? I thought I would reread it, and the imbuing of ideology is so lazy and transparent, I want to put it down forever
The generation raised on Spongebob will soon begin producing great work. What does this mean?
Will references to the cartoon be equivalent to Homeric allusions? Is Plankton the new Menelaus?
After really only reading the Stoics and Plato for philosophy, what can I expect from reading Nietzsche?
writing a poem for school poetry slam any advice /lit/
Management of a state is a matter for which men cannot be too intelligent.
Why is it that this sentence has two opposite meanings?
Thanks, but I'm looking for a more technical answer. Which words change meaning specifically? Is there a grammatical term for this inversion of meaning? It's not irony or sarcasm, so what is it?
Any of you submitting to literary magazines? How long have you been trying for? Have you ever been accepted? How difficult would it be to get accepted into pic related?
General literary journal/magazine thread I guess.
what's some academic literature that's as engaging and require as little background as this?
Reminder that Chomsky constantly attacks other thinkers for not being scientific enough despite his most famous theory never ever being discovered or any evidence of it being found
if you were to recommend me a book based on the statement "i want to kill myself", what book would it be?
interpret the question and statement in whatever way you like
Any books that feel like the art of Zdzisław Beksiński?
Where can I learn how to read good poetry? From the basics to advanced?
You don't, poetry is not something you can learn to read in isolation, your reading of it will be a a refracted mirror to the entire collection of your knowledge, understanding, experiences and your idea of all art.
You don't learn to read poetry, you just learn and then you read poetry.
Let's talk about William Blake. Was he a saint? Just how unorthodox were his religious views? What was the greatest thing he wrote?
Why must it be this way /lit/? This makes me rage so hard.
Spoken word poetry counts as Literature?
Spoken word poetry counts as Literature.
What are some of your anon's favorite writers who speak?