How do you guys get over things like writers block and lack of motivation?
Personal example: I love to read, but lately I can't even look at this book I've been reading after getting 200+ pages in. The thought of reading is mentally draining... Even though I love the book so far. I need help bros.
For writers block, I never have it. If I'm imagining a scene in my head then it naturally progresses, and I don't come up with new things or instigate change in what I'm imagining, it just logically flows, so I don't have this problem.
I also never have a problem with not wanting to read if I'm reading something by my own choice.
If you remain diligent, your focus will improve. I definitely didn't start out this way. It took about a year of devoting 3 hours a day without exception to reading before I could read straight through without...
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>Think of great idea for my final year Literature thesis
>It's already been done by someone two years ago
Is there such thing as an original piece of critical analysis?
total newfag here, i just have one question: From all these books, are the ones who have solid movie adaptations worth reading over the movies?
I don't mean this in your perspective, in the average person perspective, is there something more rewarding about reading the books instead of watching the movies?
It's a reading starter kit--a mediocre one at that--it's purposes is to get you into reading, not film.
Maybe one would find a film better, but that would be due to poor reading ability.
For a good starter film: Seven Samurai directed by Kurosawa.
Why aren't there more books from authors who have overcome addictions to drugs? It's such a fascinating subject you don't see written about too often.
People without other passions or outlets are far more likely to become addicts than other people who try the same drugs. It's just against the odds that addicts would also be good writers, though of course there are notable exceptions and "good" is somewhat subjective.
You never get over addiction OP.
It's something that lives with you for the rest of your life, an endless battle on all fronts, waiting for you to lapse in judgement, jut once, to reclaim you fully.
Don't do drugs, mkay? How was my prose guys? Did I do you proud /lit/?
so... i started this
not nearly as hard as I expected but...
i'm honestly just bored
just reading about bloom's love for eating innards
when does it get good
that's kind of the point.
but i would urge you to read on, if not for the personal reward of reading what is considered a masterpiece of modern literature, then for being in a truly small percentage of the reading population that has actually read this book back to front.
the book does have many interesting thoughts/sentences in it, further down half way, though.
Just bought a Kindle. What shoul I know/do?
>bought a Kindle
Congratulations family, you fell for a meme.
You know you can just read over peoples' shoulders (for free) on the bus and they can't legally make you stop, right? Knowledge is free, dumbass.
1. Download Calibre ebook management software
2. Download tens of thousands of books for from various torrents
3. Never read any of them
4. Eventually sell your kindle
Just kidding... just make sure you actually use it to read. and actually download calibre...
Will reading everyday really make me smarter?
Do I need to read anything specific or can I read what I want? Stuff like pic related.
As you can tell I'm a fucking dumbass right now.
It will improve many things, but of-course it depends on what you read. You will become better at reading for one, and you may find that your critical thinking skills have improved. But, it all depends on what you read: read a book on logic and your logical thinking will improve, read a book on the history of Mesopotamia and your knowledge and memory shall improve, read a book on bicycle repair and your DIY skills will improve.
Hello /lit/ first time posting here but I need your help.
I'm trying to make a Book-et list (like a bucket list but for books) and I need to know what you think its imperative I read right now
Was he right?
who /tusquets/ master race here?
just finished the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven
what are some of the best books on the Crusades?
So did this book change anyone else's life?
I was severely depressed and highly suicidal in college, but after catching an episode of Oprah on my mom's TV I knew I had to see this for myself.
In one months' time between buying the book and finishing the program, I got a GF, lost 140 lbs, joined the Masonic Brotherhood of Omaha, and won 400 dollars
Anyone start to read chinese fantasy power novels?
who here has/had pleb groan zone "what u readin for" parents
do u wish u were read moby dick when u were a baby
at such a young age, i doubt an infant would understand either moby dick or disney movies
I would play with it to improve motor functions
it's an infant, after all. One step at a time
Lets settle this long standing question. Were the ancient Greeks really as prone to homosexuality as our modern perceptions make them seem?
Socrates was not only ripped, he was FUCKING ripped. Pretty much every Greek philosopher, poet, tragedian, and so on would have been, because they were all adult male citizens, and either had to fight in the army or (later) row in the fleet. Or both.
People underestimate the level of physical exertion these things required. These guys worked out EVERY day. They worked out so much that they actually liked working out. They lived to work out. Their entire leisure time was composed of working out and getting gay over how hot their bods were in the balmy Mediterranean sun....
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