I'm a bad writer. Most of the time when I plot out a story it feels original but once I begin writing it's some really lame ripoff-DFW kind of thing.
Should I make a point of not copying others' styles? or is the experience of writing in an unoriginal fashion - writing anything at all - worthwhile for the experience?
Anyone else realizing they won't make it as a writer?
I realized that a long time ago, when I was young and believed I would be the next big literary genius. But I was awful, admitted it to myself, and moved on.
No reason to let that make you stop though.
I'm the favorite in the english department at my uni...I hang out and drink with all the professors and we trade stories. I'm in a semi-relationship with a 45 year old professor. She's divorced and she likes my company. We sleep together, actually sleep, sometimes and others we just fuck.
She can deepthroat. I am a successful writer.
/lit/izens who write short forms (stories, essays, poems): what are some places where you've been published? I'd like to check out the publications we write for, in addition to what we read.
>zero threads on /lit/
further proof /lit/ is a bunch of pseuds who don't read.
What do you think of him, /lit/?
I've read Animal Farm and 1984 and they're my personal favorites, something about his literature is simply beautiful.
Open for discussion.
I know you're the one making all these 1984 threads and it needs to stop.
I get it. Welcome to literature.
Any good medical related books? Like Frankenstein?
are there any books that make remotely convincing arguments in favor of free will?
thinking of checking out Dennett's "Freedom Evolves". can anyone vouch for it, or recommend something better?
really mostly just looking to round out my understanding of the the issue. i'm not afraid of the truth.
although i'd be lying if i told you that i don't find the idea of determinism tremendously sad.
In this thread, some of us post our handwriting, and everyone else makes fun of them for posting their handwriting.
Post excerpts, memes, dreams, etc. etc. Anything that involves your handwriting. Go.
Have you pre-ordered your copy of the #1 best selling book in America?
Do good pirate books exist? Nonfiction? Fiction?
I just want to go on an adventure on the seas and sing shanties.
Howard Pyle, the guy who wrote Robin Hood, wrote a book about pirates.
RL Stevenson has Treasure Island and Master of Ballantrae.
There's lots of good pirate books from when they were a thing on more seas, because the other sea captains would write about them.
"Captain Charles Johnson" one of the more famous of these, is hard to find records on, and some people think is Defoe, but he's a classic if you can get over the English style of the time. If you gave up on Defoe before though, it'll have more pirates at least this time?
I'm looking for something very abstract, like creative writing that speaks directly from the sub conscious, like a bizarre dream.
Are there any English Victorian writers that don't have completely sterile prose?
Writers of /lit/. Did you already realize it's easier to write a bunch of novels for yourself than being published and read all around and that most of us will die without being acknowledged even by a small group of friends (if any)?
I had a huge let down last week and I don't think I'll spend anytime trying to get published anymore. Actually, I don't even know whether I should keep writing or not.
Let's face it. Nowadays the only way to be read is being known before publication. So, if you're like, a youtuber or some shit like that,...
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Idk how to ask this, but I'm looking for a philosophical mind fuck of a story. Something that really breaks down reality, makes you question your whole existence, speaks to you in a way which is emotionally bewildering, but not in a way that's indecipherable and incoherent. I want something somber and spooky, something that will shake you out of your cartoon outline of existence and send normies running away faster than they ever thought they could run.
Can we have a George Bernard Shaw thread?
What do you guys think of his work?
I find his early struggles to live of writing, to learn, to keep moving forward despite failures to be quite inspirational.
One can read a quick summary in Wikipedia: