Angsty kids read F&LiLV sometime in high school and it convinces them to do more drugs and talk about how good the book is, so a lot of people tend to just avoid Thompson's work altogether.
Fucking ridiculous. F&LiLV is somewhat entertaining, but some of the dude's other shit is legitimately outstanding (pic related). Thompson himself didn't even particularly like how popular LV got, and it really fucked him up.
Thompson appreciation bread. Post your favorite articles, books, stories, picture, anything. He was a real treasure.
Yeah most people misinterpret his genius and just feel like he's telling them to do drugs. Fear and loathing on the campaign trail is awesome, the Hell Angels though is my favorite and the Rum diaries of course. The book I'm working on now is the 40 Oz diaries
kind of torn on HST. at times he's lyrical, and at other times he comes across as an entitled aspie - like when he was demanding that Willie Hearst fire one of his editors for daring to change the way he spelled "ghadaffi".
;-; poor little buggy ;-;
WILL WINTER EVER COME
Is really possible to write something really good without having lived those feelings.
I mean, someone whose parents were good and lovable can write a novel about evil and tough parents? Someone who never went to war, can write something really good being a filthy, idle neet?
Well, in the case of fantasy literature, everything it creates comes from a metaphor or any literary figure which requires of something real
So there's my question again, refering to that "something real"
How do you even recognize the possibility that it may be necessary to live through something before you write a story about it, and then feel the need to try to make the case that it's not true?
Obviously it's necessary. All art is imitation, so your choice is simply to either imitate life or imitate other art, and you're constantly making that choice whether you're aware of it or not.
And obviously if your art is imitating other art then you're doing an imitation of an imitation...
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>Promised myself when I first started college that I'd be publish by 22
>I'm now 23 and haven't had a single thing published outside of what I put up on the internet myself
I think I fell for the "Hard work and constant practice will lead to success" meme, but I'm not quite sure yet.
Wrote a 3000 word introductory chapter to my book. Finally started, finally some progress.
How do you guys keep it up?
Do you set goals for every day?
Wake up early every day, drink water, sit down and force yourself to write. Creativity doesn't come from nowhere, you have to channel it. It's the best feeling.
Usually I get up at around 4:00 and write for four hours a day, or do something. Drinking water, listening to classical music, stretch. By 8:00 and when work starts, I've already written for 4 hours, so at least I've got that going for me.
Good luck anon
I applaud you for being able to wake up that early man. 4 is a little too early for me.
I plan on writing this over a long period of time since I have school and work right now, but I'll definitely try to cut some time out of my week to just sit and write. You're probably write too, earlier the better.
Just break it into parts. A book is just a series of chapters, a chapter a series of pages, a page a series of paragraphs, a paragraph sentences...
You can only work at the level of words, sentences, pages and chapters. So don't get overwhelmed by the big picture. Just make sure to link up each smaller unit so it fits into a greater whole.
I don't think it is his best, but it is definitely one of the best
Solid Hemingway. For Whom the Bell Tolls is better though imo
So far the only Hemingway I have not enjoyed was The Sun Also Rises. Literally a chore finishing it and I still think it's one of the worst books I've ever read.
really tired of some people writing 500 hundred pages where 350 more or less are a black boring void
Borges was the greatest and we know the length of his works...
Then my question is: Lit, show me really good and complex short-stories writers
I think Borges took it a bit far, you can count the number of pages in his stories in your fingers, but he's definitely the greatest short-story teller.
Try Flannery O'Connor, she's a southern Gothic short story author and easily one of my favorite authors period.
ITT: Try to write as much as you can of the first page of a book from memory, then laugh at the mistakes others are making
Is there even a single self help book worth reading?
Which books make you feel like going on an adventure yet transcend children's literature?
how do i motivate myself to read all these tabs?
>tfw you finally let go and close all 52 tabs you have open and you feel like a new man
It's a great feeling that I have the pleasure of having every month or so
Happy Bloomsday /lit/!
Is anyone else taking a break from what they're reading to go back to Ulysses for a day?
Was he an active nihilist or existentialist?
and why one but not the other?
>"You have committed one of the greatest stupidities — for yourself and for me! Your association with an anti-Semitic chief expresses a foreignness to my whole way of life which fills me again and again with ire or melancholy. … It is a matter of honor with me to be absolutely clean and unequivocal in relation to anti-Semitism, namely, opposed to it, as I am in my writings. I have recently been persecuted with letters and Anti-Semitic Correspondence Sheets. My disgust with this party...
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What are some books that will teach me how to write a novel?