Who here begins a writing session warming up, like just writing something unrelated to what you're working on, getting in the mood, etc.? Who here just jumps right in?
It's about halfway through writing something that I start to feel a groove.
I've always jumped right in, but the idea of a warm up is intriguing. The closest I get is reading over my work from the previous day--it helps me get into a consistent mindset for whatever it is I'm working on, especially if it's a longer piece.
While you get no attention from publishers or dat qt in starbucks that you're too afraid to talk to, pic / linkrelated makes millions.
Tell me more about art being judged objectively.
No one who isn't a naive child or an autist thinks art is valued by the publishing or entertainment industries. There is an objective judgement when it comes to entertainment, and that's a judgement of how profitable it's predicted to be.
Is this book good?
A friend told me the author is the Brazilian James Joyce and it got me curious.
Brazilian lit thread, I suppose.
It's a fair comparison; James Joyce was a heavy influence on Guimarães Rosa writing.
It also shares a lot of similarities to Ulysses:
To read Ulysses, it's nice to have read the Odyssey before, and be familiar with Dublin's microcosm.
Analogously, it's nice to have read Faust before diving into GSV, and to be familiar with the "sertão" and its mystique.
I forgot to add that reading Guimarães short story book "Sagarana" is a good way of familiarizing yourself with the sertão and what it means for Guimarães Rosa.
Good luck if you're going for it, it's a tough but extremely rewarding read.
This is just from my journal, if you can read the scrawl. Don't try and date severely unstable suicide cases, they will string you on like each day is a pearl.
What does /lit/ think of the Qur'an?
I have an autographed copy from DFW. My favorite part is where Kmart knockoff Gobot Jesus fucks his underage daughter.
>It is the same in literature as in life. Wherever one goes one immediately comes upon the incorrigible mob of humanity. It exists everywhere in legions; crowding, soiling everything, like flies in summer. Hence the numberless bad books, those rank weeds of literature which extract nourishment from the corn and choke it.
>They monopolise the time, money, and attention which really belong to good books and their noble aims; they are written merely with a view to making money or procuring places. They are not only useless,...
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"The truth [...] is that to the dilettante the thing is the end, while to the professional as such it is the means; and only he who is directly interested in a thing, and occupies himself with it from love of it, will pursue it with entire seriousness. It is from such as these, and not from wage-earners, that the greatest things have always come."
Schopes was such a bro.
What? Even if a socialist government decided to distribute literature in accordance with demand, it would still be subject to the tastes of the masses. The only way is to force people to only read certain "high art", and evade demand all together. In that case the quote would make no sense.
Stop making "clever" edgy leftist comments and think before you post kiddo.
The great debate
If I wanted to, could I just go right into reading him? Give me the Stirner starter pack, /lit/.
Audiobooks, Yay or nay?
I'm reading The Mind-Body Problem by Churchland and he said "(TOP DOCS PROVE LIFE AFTER DEATH!!!)"
What is top docs?
what can you do with a novella?
I do not want to self-publish.
Guys, help me out please
This makes sense right?
>Independent clause, coordinating-conjunction (subordinating-conjunction) dependent clause, independent clause.
He walked, and as he smiled, he looked at the sky.
It's the "and as" that's throwing me a little.
Or would the sentence look like this (w/ a comma before the subordinating conjunction:
He walked, and, as he smiled, he looked at the sky.
I would rework it to be IC with conjunction, DC, DC.
He walked and, as he smiled, looked at the sky.
You need something more than a coordinating conjunction or a comma to join two indep. clauses. By sticking the conjunction before the comma and removing the second pronoun you are left with the single IC and a more syntactically correct sentence.
Too lazy to look at the sticky. What are some required classics for Christians--specifically Catholics?
What does /lit/ think of William Golding?
If he has something interesting to say, why did he go about it by being a pompous obfuscating twat?
so that idiots would never be able to understand it.
In the past hidden knowledge was kept secret by membership to organizations.
Now that knowledge is decentralized and omnipresent it is obfuscated such that only the initiated and worthy can understand it.