I just finished the Western Canon ending with the Greeks and it was amazing. The Greeks allude to tons of great later works in a culminating masterpiece.
Has anyone here ended with the Achaeans?
Currently writing something which I think will end up as a novelle about a bureaucrat in a technocratic republic who suffers a heart attack and joins a lunatic terrorist cult.
Getting it out of my laptop isn't on my plan, but if the final result plesases me I'll maybe do. What would you think?
>Getting it out of my laptop isn't on my plan
Why even bother then? It's one thing to not have unrealistic expectations but that just sounds like you have no motivation to put it out at all.
What's /lit/'s opinion on Bukowski?
Can you recommend me decent books about witches and knights? All the better when the knight serves a witch.
Any opera fans out there? Have any of you ever thought about writing a work for the stage? I'm a lone wolf composer with no talent for writing whatsoever. Also discuss opera
>I'm a lone wolf composer with no talent for writing whatsoever
Know that feel, man. Started writing for orchestra and chamber ensembles because my Libretti always sucked.
Oh well, I can still write Lieder, I guess.
Can we talk about how "Octet" is so bad it almost made me stop reading "brief interviews with hideous men" ?
Jesus christ it wasn't even that bad up until the last "hey if I'm meta enough nobody will notice I'm a lazy piece of shit and only finished half of the work I was supposed to do" part.
How he explicitely complains about the kind of person who is manipulatively self-deprecating and yet is so fucking self-deprecating throughout the whole chapter about his choice of words and about coming off cringy and insincere....
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How much has literature informed your opinions, personality or perspective, /lit/? I'm curious as to how often a reading experience continues to affect you long after the act, and if a work of literature did change you, which was it?
I read a lot of non-fiction, especially on Theology and Philosophy. I usually think about what I've read and figure out if I agree or disagree. If I disagree, I try to come up with counter-arguments.
Oh, and I guess reading turned me into a theist.
one of these threads
Possible spoilers ahead:
So today we were analyzing Huck Finn for satire, and we were talking about the chapter where Huck is trying to trick Jim into thinking that Jim dreamt Huck being separated in the fog. My teacher said that Jim knew Huck was tricking him the whole time and that he was just playing along by interpreting the dream and acting fooled. I always thought that Jim was actually fooled until the end. Am I right, or have I been reading this book wrong the whole time?
>inb4 underage. I'm 18
>knowledge is not possible and some aspects of reality do not exist as such
I consider myself fairly nihilistic, but i've never understood what they mean by this.
Is it descartian or because of observational bias or what?
How do you guys plot/plan out your stories or novel ideas?
I don't really do much myself. I try to keep most of it in my head until I write it out.
i like to write out a narrative plot. it helps me remember things, find holes and questions, develop characters and motivations, etc. but it's always very loose and if i come up with something better along the way i go with that instead of sticking rigidly to my original plan.
i think up a set-up, try to imagine how it would come to a problem, then try to solve that problem in terms of the characters and their situation. preferably in a way the reader might not immediately think of.
then i get really stoned and forget all that shit and just type anything that comes into my head. might explain why i have so much trouble getting published.
what books do laveyan satanists read? doesn't have to be pertaining to this philosophy just anything .
Questions for writers:
When can you tell you have a good concept for a story? Is there a feeling associated with it, an inkling, or are good ideas only wrought with a lot of massaging and sweat?
How do you narrow the scope of a story and choose what to focus on? I have the urge to yield to every clever tangent, and then get lost second guessing myself following various threads, and ultimately feel powerless to web everthing together coherently.
If I think of something that makes me laugh, I think it's good enough to turn into a story. Also I always start with a clear ending in mind, sometimes even writing the ending before anything else. It helps keep the story focused in that everything has to build towards the ending that's already there.
I'm looking for two sort of stories
>fantasy with a lot of political drama but some magic (wasnt fulfilled with ASOIAF)
>Sci fi with a main character thats morally grey (akin to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep or Ender's Game)
Just finished Heart of Darkness by Conrad. That being said:
ITT books that would for sure piss of SJW's.
What does /lit/ think of Bukowski? My gf just gave me ham on rye, it was pretty good.