What are your favorite books about serials killers or murderers?
Hey /lit/, foreignfag here. I'm looking for a word/phrase to describe this:
What does one call the state of being immersed in one's inner "world"? For example, autistic people are often immersed in their inner "world", not responding to their name and ignoring social solicitations.
Basically, something like daydreaming but where one is more detached from the outside world.
What would be a good word/phrase to describe this?
I have nothing to say but I want to write.
Merry Christmasto you all
What will you be reading over the holidays /lit/?
Did you find that comfy tome to occupy yourself with?
Just a reminder to spend your holiday reading instead of shitposting.
You could be reading right now
Does /lit/ use the library?
Occasionally. I am obsessed with collections, though, so I prefer buying books.
I am also an absurdly slow reader so I rarely finish on time and it's annoying to drive 45 minutes to the closest decent library to renew it.
>lend one of your favorite books to a friend
>realize you're probably never going to see that shit again
ITT: Overrated garbage.
>he reads biographies
>he reads pop science or pop philosophy
>He reads 'literary fiction'
>He thinks he is 'above' pop culture
Just finished the "Delirium" chapter, where Mitya spends all of his money treating everyone in the inn to an "orgy" of a feast, which ends with him being accused and arrested. Although I've been completely captivated and awed the entire way through, this was the moment where I decided that this may be one of the handful of truly top-tier books in history (although I've only read so many). Anyone else have a similar or different experience?
new /lit/ humor thread
last one's gone
Why haven't any elitists revived Latin as a living language like the Jews did with their Hebrew?
Can a simple man write a great book?
I am deeply in love for the first time in my life. What is some relevant /lit/-approved literature?
It's okay, anon. You'll get through it.
What would be more beneficial for a writer, reading a classic of their language or reading a "Writer's Advice" book?
You must read and write to get a good prose. Books of this kind are rarely useful and often reflect the author's own aesthetic rather a true, sincere style. In this case, since Stephen King is a terrible writer, I wouldn't even give it a try.
New readers often read an author for the first time with a unique style, then they go on to try and emulate it.
Before you ever think about developing a style, consider your own voice.
What are you trying to say?
Any average writer can copy some famous literary style and engage a reader.
Style is vastly overrated and always develops naturally. What is most important is finding your voice.
Example: When you start talking to someone, do you have a clear goal in mind?
>You're taking a shit and there's...
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>They actually believe the Torquato Tasso theory
>Tommy Pinecone posts on /lit/ with the definitive interpretation of his work
>contrarian pseuds reject it
Well, this is a fine way to show Tommy love. Now he'll never post here again.