I just ran into the most retarded review/(er) ever conceivable. Not only she read a mere 7% of Rushdie's actual book for the purpose of her evaluation but also read, completed and attributed a higher evaluation to 'Joseph Anton: A Memoir' which is a fucking book about the Satanic Verses which she din't even fucking read. The comments on her review also transpired high levels of ignorance where it became apparent that a lot of people bought the book out of principle but din't even bother reading it. I think that it's the western equivalent of all...
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Is Ernest Hemingway the Orson Welles of literature?
Did http://inspirobot.me/ give you any lines for your novel /lit/?
How is this?
I don't know, but I'm buying it anyway in hopes that one day I can be more like The Donald. So that I can learn to not only make America great again, but also make ME great again.
Sadly, I can only stir up the motivation to write whenever I get really stoned. Maybe it's because this is my most comfortable state of mind. Who knows? I'll never be a writer anyway.
I get good ideas when high, but I don't think I could write while high, or after getting high where you still have the brain fog.
Something about getting high seems to stimulate your memory in a way that is good for creativity. I know it's a meme, but it is true.
It's just fear of discovering that what you're writing isn't actually good, so you can only write when you're stoned or drunk in order to have an excuse if it turns out shit.
You have to get over this anxiety if you're going to enjoy writing, just tell yourself that "the first draft of everything is shit" and that no one will ever see what you write until you've polished it and decide to show it to them.
Seriously, this has nothing to do with the psychotropic effects...
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It's always said that when you're high, you think your ideas are good, but then when you're sober again, you realize that they weren't good after all. That's not true in my experience. I get ideas when I'm high that I think are brilliant even after I'm no longer high.
I'm writing an essay analysis on this shitty book. It's due in 8 days, and I've only read 40 pages.
Please help me by telling me some points I can write about.
Poetry criticism thread, I'll start:
"The unpenned reports garnish my bedside,
I eviscerate the books, exposing the naked pulpy flesh
Of the colossus, the immortals
I choose to decay myself in peace
Capsized bowls and the corpses of bottles
I’ll use to pockmark the vibrant veneer
And the kind, the meek will all flee,
And inherit this hellish Earth
“F*** off, get out” I’ll say, vouchsafing,
Sacrosanct solace in this homely chamber
Today I expel my life from my mind"
Can you recommend some absurdist books?
Maybe you like pic related and his notion of the absurd. :^)
>dude, humans are idiots lmao!
Delete lit it's finished
>Reading is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. Its chief purpose is to help towards filling in the framework which is made up of the talents and capabilities that each individual possesses.
The time has come /lit/
For the past year I have allocated my soul to the craft of writing and am now sitting with three novels and six short stories that are collecting digital dust as they lay idle in the hard drive. I am satisfied with my progress and could not fathom a greater satisfaction than what I knownow, however I am not beyond acknowledging the benefit that I may gain from distributing my work so I come to you for advice.
I am aware of a website that compiles a list of literary journals to which one may submit short stories so it is primarily the novels that I have not decided how to try and distribute. I would appreciate any advice that is more helpful than to search online for agents; that I can and will do until I receive a better idea from you, my brothers.
If it at all helps, one of the works, the first I wrote although without the intention of advertising it as such, I will say falls under the genre of young adult fiction as I believe it will gain a marketable advantage if I do so. The second is a psychological thriller and the third, an epistolary piece that I do not yet know how to classify aside from literary fiction.
I have told myself that I will not begin working on the fourth, the idea of which has reached the stage of conception and which beckons to be manifested into writing, until I distribute these so that I can at least say, I tried.
I am familiar with writersdigest, but have only now heard of writersmarket; would you recommend paying the subscription fee and doing it through them or send to agents as are listed online?
I have found a number of agents already since I created the post but the process seems tedious if nothing else, also they are overwhelming in number so it's a little difficult to decide between them as of right now.
hey guys, I just found a rare dfw screenshot and I'd thought I'd share it with you folk. please enjoy the memes
Any books that combine retrofuturism with hard science?
Just a friendly reminder for the diseased souls out there that reading tons of literature and philosophy without taking inspiration from it to actually go out and live the things you read about amounts to nothing but leading a handicapped existence. Have a nice day
how a normal human being makes a thread
>what do you guys think of the tension between "praxis" and esotericism in philosophy? are philosophers obligated to live or even die for their ideals?
how a thread is made on 4chan
>DAILY REMINDER THAT IF YOU DON'T LIVE A LIFE OF PRAXIS YOU ARE L I T ER A L L Y A C U C K L O R D HAVE A NICE DAY ;)