If you were a citizen of the town, how do you go about ending the lottery?
I call my new book "Shit".
It's a story about a man who accidentally locks himself in the bathroom and has to eat his own feces to survive.
Would you read this?
What does /lit/ think of The Bell Jar? I haven't read any Plath prior to this novel and I honestly don't know much about her as a writer.
Although it's semi-autobiographical and seems to be following a subject I have no interest in what so ever, fashion. It's still managing to keep me entertained and rustled about how much of a fucking eejit Plath is and how she seems to shift blame from herself to everyone around her.
It has a clear and articulate understanding of depression, which many writers have tried and failed to capture. For that I have to give Plath credit. But story-wise, the novel really betrays itself at the end with the whole
I'm gonna kill myself, but wait this other undeveloped character killed herself first, I guess I'm not gonna kill myself now.
Oh I'd totally agree that she captures depression well. it's kind of subtle unlike a lot of authors who scream THE CHARACTER / I AM DEPRESSED!
also I haven't finished it so i shalt not read the spoiler tag.
Would 5-10 years of fame be worth it if it meant living under the shadow of your early work? How would you feel if your groundbreaking novel was now considered an outdated relic?
you've never read any Bruce Sterling, have you? that's okay. i'm sure there's gonna be a new Harry Potter book out any day now.
if you are ever feeling adventurous, check out his novel "The Caryatids".
Lately I've been highly interested on Chinese culture and I would like some books recommendations. Also, as I spend ton of time at the bus would like to know some podcasts since I can barely concentrate reading there. Thank you in advance.
Do you know any good novel featuring a gay/bisexual character having sex with girls?
What are some good books for a person looking to make money solely online? Ones that aren't scams.
So are all books on business horrible, or do some actually have merit. I've noticed it's really hard to wade through the sewage of people who know nothing about the subjects they write about to make money.
How would you describe these powerful buttocks in verse?
How do they make you feel?
I just dusted off my old kindle and I'm really liking it so far. Anyone of you know a good site for downloading ebooks, or perhaps torrents with good book collections that I can add to my kindle?
I know I saw something like this on here a couple of weeks ago.
ITT: best /lit/ film adaptations
I've been experimenting with my novel idea as a stage play and it's been surprisingly helpful, but I still want to present it as a novel. can /lit/ recommend me some novels that have a heavy emphasis on dialogue? Preferably more contemporary examples
Been reading it so far. Fantastic. Tried to get a thread going on /co/ but it fizzled out.
What are some essential books that an artist and/or musician should read? Even if it's beginner stuff.
Biographies are fun.
Doubt it will be of any real use though.
Maybe it will help you see how different bands started off and give you ideas of how you can start off?
I don't really know.
Dear /lit/, please help a Dutchbro find the right proverb. I will have to give a presentation about a social enterprise and I want to express that they are the very first ones to take the leap. How would a native speaker express that with an official proverb?
In my language, we would say "when the first sheep crosses the "dam" (passage/small bridge), the rest will follow.
Pic unrelated to the question, only related to the wicket Dutch society.
"How you uh, how you comin' on that novel you're working on? Huh /lit/?
Got uh, got about 107 pages, 32,532 words /lit/. How uh, how you doing?
I'm gonna start working on my second novel in a few months. My last (and first) attempt didn't go over so well. I think I'm more experienced and know what it takes this time around, however.
But actually I did 65k words on my first attempt, scrapped most of it and am back to 19k.
3 pages written. 10 pages of planning. I'm not going to make it am I? I'm trying to do something different so with every bit I add I'm terrified it is going to cave in on itself. And I keep getting cold feet and I think that I should work on something else to warm up to my ambition, but this is the only decent idea I have.