So I want to start writing with the intent to have work published. One thing I keep seeing come up is to start with short stories. Problem is I haven't read many short stories. What are some good collections of short stories I should read?
coming from a musical background I disagree. I listen to all kinds of music but the music I make all has a specific sound unique to me.
You have to imitate before you can originate.
It varies wildly depending on where you want to submit them. In general, I'd actually say don't start writing a story on your own if you're aiming for magazine publication, look at what whichever one you're submitting to is looking for in their next issue and try to write that.
>people will defend this
>I here you
>pluralizing words and acronyms with apostrophe + 's' instead of just an s
Am i the only one who thinks Delilo is Pynchon-done-right while DFW was just an imitation of the worse parts of both?
ITT: Books/series only you have read
Bottoms meme is actually pretty good
So, I really want to read books like gravity's rainbow, but is it really hard even for really experienced readers?
I ordered the penguin edition with the blue cover from Amazon and got this (pic related), it's aight, but seems about as durable as your pic related.
anyways, I haven't read it. Just read it, don't be a puss boi
I need help to understand internet language
I've been out for a while and now everyone is write "t."
what the fuck does t. mean?
Opinions on pic related?
how hard is to win a literary prize?
how hard is to reach literary genius status?
Is there a book where societal norms, human sociology, societal laws, and human expectations don't apply? I'm looking for a book that portrays a civilization outside of these things, outside of human behavior, outside of human thought, a sort of strange civilization, if not a utopia, or something where depravity and strangeness occurs, but where human prejudice and rules and expectations don't apply.
What are some worthwhile novels of the 20th/21st century?
I'm about to read this. What am I in for, /lit/? After reading so much depressive shit, its refreshing to pick up a light-hearted comedy filled with laffs
>tfw you read every one of these
>tfw this series is now less relevant than warhammer 40k novels
god is this embarrassing
What's a book which is just like one enormous, deeply sarcastic statement?
how did diogenes get cucked out cynicism becoming mainstream. why did stoicism make it big
Is this the face of /lit/?
What's the best cyperpunk novel out there?
I still don't get it
you are the black dot
you are smart
you consider your options
you recognize the flaw in all of them (the fatal flaw, that precludes you from doing it)
in inaction, you commit the worst flaw of all
don is the red dot
he does not consider his options
he refuses to see the flaw in his actions
in action, he is cleansed of all sin
Pay no attention to the criticism of people who have never themselves written a notable work.
> Pic related
Pro tip: You can't /lit/
Okay /lit/ this is my first time posting but really needed an answer!
I've read through the 7 Game of Thrones books several times (mostly loved them) and you'll prob know that it's been ages since the last one.
A friend of mine online just mentioned to me that GRRMartin has actually stopped writing to work on writing the script for the series!
My question is is this true at all and is there any news on when he will resume the book!?
I know GoT is popular so apologies if this is a common question/ thread.
GRRM is—if not yet physically—at the very least mentally and emotionally dead
its best to treat the series as it stands now as COMPLETE, any work he releases at this point would be even more putrid and puerile than his latest work
Why would you come here to ask that? Go look at his blog, for Christ's sake. And no, he isn't writing any more scripts, and Winds of Winter should be out in March (they've delayed the start of the next season of the show for it). The final book will never be completed by Martin.
i was having a good time
a people like that
that tell me to live in north korea
and that human nature
don't fit with the good Marx
Communism looks good on paper.
What about human nature, ever think of that?
Move to North Korea if you don't like capitalism.
You see, under communism everyone's equally poor.
Alright thread can be closed again.
on the level of Derrida, Deleuze, Focault etc.?
He's doing stuff that is very different from the guys you mentioned. To me, it's like asking if Federer is better than Woods. He's among the very best the analytic tradition of philosophy has produced and by the way a writer of very entertaining, simple but elegant and often greatly funny prose.
I'm a poetry pleb, please help me to be patrician.
Suggest and recommend some God-tier work.
Buy an anthology and look further into those who stand out to you. I do the same thing with philosophical movements I'm interested in.
Just got the Modern Library anthology of the American Transcendentalist movement. I'm pumped.
Are there any successful authors on this board?
I have a good idea for a novel. I figure since it's got a catchy story and can be built into a series it's my only chance at not having a 9-5 wageslave job and potentially being rich one day. Right now I'm at 16,000 words. I figure if I just work on it all I can until I'm finished then I'll just have to edit and get as much feedback as I can.
What are the chances of making money off of a novel after finishing? What are the chances of getting a literary agent? Is there anybody on /lit/ that...
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Getting a book published is tough. Think about it like going to a city like Nashville or Austin, both absolutely crawling with talented amateur musicians. Most of these musicians are at least good enough for a few dollars at the door, and a good amount of those are on the level of signed/touring bands.
Obviously, the problem goes beyond just money. Its who gives enough of a fuck to listen to all of that music, even if it is all good? Publishers aren't going to be impressed if you're a good writer - there are plenty of good writers - they want your work to either be marketable or groundbreaking, two things that are a lot harder than good.
Good luck OP. This isn't meant to be discouraging, but its a tough industry Think about how many should-be classics sit in bargain bins because nobody bought them.
If you're serious about it, start self-advertising online when you're close to the end of a good draft. Release your best chapter early and get your friends to follow you on Facebook/twitter. If it seems like your book will be easier to sell, that's a significant leg up on your competition.
One person writes a short story and then we all work together revising it.
Whats the best place to watch Shakespeare plays on the Internet? I want to watch the play while i read along.
Opinion on the work of Plato?