What creative strategies have you considered as a means of either making your book appealing to publishing houses or in marketing and finding an audience for it?
I have recently completed the sixth and final installment of my debut memoir, and although the editing process will take another two months or so to conclude I am forced to accept that the most important thing for me in the foreseeable future is to identify publishing houses worthy of representing my book and thinking of ways to submit my work to them in a way that will leave them incapable of turning me down....
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Just finished reading 1984 by George Orwell. Was it any good?
George Orwell was a communist and the book was protesting authoritarianism as a whole, with a focus on fascism and Stalinism. Don't believe anyone who tells you Orwell was anti-communist.
Good books about love, lost love or longing for love? Something bittersweet, not all negative please.
Philosophy pleb here.
How come you can't get an ought from an is?
And if that is the case and is widely accepted how can anyone argue for an objective morality if this is the case?
Whats the point in the starting to write if the first thing I write is destined to be shit?
The better question is why are you afraid of being shit?
New to /lit/
Is this a good book? I am thinking of ordering it on Amazon.
I understand the first two Laws, and the "Zeroth Law," but why did the third Law exist? Why should robots be forced to protect their existence as long as it doesn't endanger or conflict with the orders of a human?
Because the worth of a robot is greater than the majority of simple tasks a robot would theoretically be asked to accomplish. A robot may not understand this and complete a low-priority order regardless of a danger to itself.
Telling a robot to go from point A to point B might result in it wading through a swamp that ruins it, but the robot - without the third law - would be programmed to follow all orders without considering that maybe the human might decide the order wasn't worth it after realizing what it would do to the robot
Recommended books on political theory?
Currently, I'm interested in learning more about right wing concepts/ideas, but anything that's suggested will go on my reading list.
Pic is the first thing on my reading list.
H.S. Maine - Four Essays on Popular Government
It's a history of the evolution of the various forms of government that are called Democracies.
what is the literature equivalent to black twitter?
>The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. "Vámonos, amigos," he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock. And they rode on in the friscalating dusklight.
People defend this hack?
>Hey, Baby, I'm going to make your fantods howl all night long
who's /tabletreader/ here?
shit is so convenient, i just threw out my bookcase because i don't need it anymore, all my books are in one spot
they even have manga
i mean if you still use paper at this point it's like you're using a tape player when you could use high quality wav files for music instead
What are the best modern books for writing fiction? Pic may or may not be related.
I don't hate King but I think his writing advice in that is pretty bad. I'll take Vonnegut's rules as a framework over that one any day: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/04/03/kurt-vonnegut-on-writing-stories/
Monkeys with Typewriters - Scarlet Thomas
Reading Like a Writer - Francine Prose.
Hey guys so I'm doing a presentation on existentialism, absurdism, and postmodernism and its i influence on popular media. And I hope we could have a good discussion about it?
What did you guys think of this book?
Are the philosphical speculations of any worth?
Does it perhaps correspond a bit to anarchism ( for those who have also read goldman, bakunin, proudhon etc) cause it feels like it would provoke thougts of materialism etc.
This all being said by someone who is thinking about buying it and really doesn’t know anything about it.
Yeah I’m just 20 years old and am in sort a rebellious face where I kinda want to just live that starving artist lifestyle not caring about possessions etc - but will probably end up a corporate lawyer though - I just really wana enjoy this face while it lasts and try make the most of it you know