Hey /lit/ how can you tell if you've written an interesting, well-developed character. I've finished writing the rough draft for my novel but I wanted to know if there were some ways to know if I was missing something when it comes to characters.
Character development is a meme. Post prose.
By showing it to other people.
You're a very imperfect judge of your own work. That's what editors are for. You've written an interesting, well-developed character when people with expertise worth listening to say that you have.
What is Literature?
One might think that, at the very least, literature is works of the written word. Not to fall into etymological fallacy, but the word literature implies literacy, therefore it is a medium that is to be written and read. This definition is broad without being meaningless, it encompasses fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose. However, there are problems.
Were the Iliad and Odyssey, for example, not literature before they were recorded in writing? These epic poems are foundational in Western literature, so it would seem odd that they were at...
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Daily bookshelve thread.
Ive updated from last time, pls be gentle guise and validate my patrician ego.
What is the most Reddit book ever?
Moon Gates edition
General: http://i.imgur.com/r55ODlL.jpg/ / http://i.imgur.com/gNTrDmc.jpg/
>mfw I just figured out a major connection that unifies my fantasy novel and irons out the motivations of five main characters at once
Feels really good. I'm gonna get this, lads.
Not that I plan on pimping it here when I'm done, I'm not getting Tao Lin'd.
Looking specifically for a huge chart that was essentially a guide to all modern fiction.
Why do STEMfags believe that social sciences aren't real sciences? We follow the scientific method, use theoretical models for experiments, analyze data using statistical science and draw conclusions from results. In other words, according to the philosophy of science, social sciences are necessarily science.
Because social science courses are laughably easy and social science majors are intolerable cunts. Also because social science is typacilly taught and executed with social and political agendas in mind, whereas that's not really possible with something like mathematics or engineering.
Joelle Chapters Approaching Hype Edition!
/lit/ has an Infinite Jest summer reading book group!
If you have an interest in this book -- whether you have read it or not -- please consider joining us!
We will be reading Infinite Jest from June 3rd (today) – August 11th with an average pace of 15 pages a day.
Discussions will take place right here on /lit/, hopefully we will keep a thread floating around most of the time, but should activity slow down new threads will be made Friday for discussion to avoid daily spamming of dying threads.
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I fucked up Today's Reading, it is June 17th pages 200-219, scenes 57 and 58!
Reposting last year's poll, rereaders weigh in
TODAY'S SIDE-TOPIC: Who's your favorite Ennet House resident?
Why do I enjoy Kafka so much? His writing resonates with me more than any other writer.
>inb4 he reads translations
Kafka had a cool perspective on being a bit of an outsider. He also understood absurdity like no one else, and because the world is so absurd, lots of people like his stuff. Other reasons too, but I'm too drunk to go next level without knowing you.
I'm kinda drunk, too, anon. Here's a little about me: He's my favorite writer, I went to Prague to visit his birth site, I'm learning German in hopes of becoming fluent enough to be able to read him in Deutsch, and I love Jewish girls.
Help me out here -
What was the name of that subculture in Heinlen's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress? The ones who dye their hair bright colors, use androgynous fashions and are polyamorous?
I was thinking the other day that the author's predictions are uncanny, when we look at the direction the millenial generation has gone in.
(Please give me an answer at least before the /pol/tards come out the woodwork)
Stilyagi. Took me 30 seconds to look up.
PS: pol fags don't read anything but memes and their own hatemail. Who is really going to bite your ass is the elitists who are going to spam anti genre fiction posts
I have been taking an interest in academic Bible study for some time now, and I keep seeing the both of these recommended for their mainstream scholarly commentary.
Can anyone help me decide between the two? I am very racist and sexist, and I hear that New Oxford Annotated is "inclusive to people of color" and "gender neutral". Is this true for both of them? Is there a study Bible that keeps homosexuality as the primary reason Sodom was destroyed?
You should hardly take note of attempts to make the Bible gender neutral. I have the Oxford one and I enjoy it. The annotations are more scholarly/academic than theologically elucidating though
Thoughts on this?
Do we live in a Dadaist society?
What did you guys think of The End of The Tour?
I just saw it and while it was obviously a futile attempt at...anything really I somehow thought it was actually a lot better than it had any right to be.
It was only pleasing to me because i watched some dfw interviews beforehand. The movie is slow and doesn't really capture any of dfws wittiness. It also doesn't propose or enhance any understanding of pomoism. I liked it but can't recommend it
What are some plays that are better read than seen performed live? Also, are there any great "plays" that were never intended to be performed/are impossible to perform according to the stage directions?
I remember seeing something along these lines but it was pretty gimmicky, but thought there might be something halfway decent out there. Thanks.
Though Shakespeare was obviously written for performance first and foremost, many of the Romantics considered his work beyond the scope of stage acting
To take an example, Hazlitt:
>We do not like to see our author's plays acted, and least of all, Hamlet. There is no play that suffers so much in being transferred to the stage. Hamlet himself seems hardly capable of being acted.