Hey /lit/ I have a serious oneinitis and she knows that I love her but she doesn't love me back but doesn't treat me very rudely either so I was thinking to share with her this piece of writing which details our first date but I was wondering if you guys thought it was up to standard or not and if you had any improvements to make?
You will get everything good and all you desire as long as you stay true to yourself
/lit/ is for the discussion of fictional works only. In a century you will be a historical entity. Your form will take shape in the statistical data of am epoch long past. Ergo this thread belongs where all threads that are not about fictional writing belong and that is on the ever-versatile /his/
Any books which emphasise the feeling of being alone? It doesn't need to be a direct theme of the book. Maybe the main character who wanders quietly or calmly around and have musings that feel distinctly his, but all that feels somehow as if he is alone. Stuff like that. Preferably the book isn't edgy or about misery of a guy.
Now that all posters who haven't read the original meme trilogy are being permanently banned from /lit/ and redirected to /his/ (thanks Hiro), I think it's time to discuss which books should be in the second meme trilogy, so we can whittle down our userbase further. Thoughts?
1: Your country
2: Rank the top 5 most important and respected writers in your country's canon (n.b. this doesn't mean 'rank your favourite authors')
>5: toss up between Austen, Wordsworth and T. S. Eliot
Im canadian but read exclusively American (and was born in USA)
1. Melville (obv)
2. Whitman (obv)
3. dickinson (obv)
4. Faulkner (obv)
5. Ashbery, DeLillo (ashbery IS pomo poetry, but DeLillo is probably the biggest influence on writers past the 90's)
Honorable Mentions: Pynch, OConnor, Pound, Eliot, Fitzgerald,
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Who was the better existentialist, Mersault or Rieux?
Mersault always seemed like a whiny bitch to me, especially when he yells at the chaplain at the end. He's like a little kid.
Whereas Dr. Rieux embodied the Sissphyian ideal of struggling against a meaningless situation.
David Foster Wallace substitutes?
Name some books as good as or better than this one.
How does Hegel's "Lectures on History of Philosophy" differ from Russell's "Hisory of Western Philosophy" in terms of biases and understandings? I just started reading the first in the three set volume published by Bison Books.
Who else is participating in No Write November?
(We purposefully avoid writing any kind of poem, story, literature, book.)
Hey /lit/, I want to get into poetry but don't know where to start. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Are any of these essays worth reading?
How many times must one read a text in order to appreciate it like a painting or a song?
Let's have another one of these.
My recommendation for Nanowrimo?
Don't write a fucking novel. That's stupid. Do however use the deadline to force yourself to write 50,000 words. Then you will be 50,000 words closer to writing a decent novel.
So how do you do this?
50,000 /30 days = 1667 a day (I understand we're at day 2 now but fuck it).
For at least 10 days write 10 stories/scenes/summaries/dialogues of 1667 words and do not try to link them at all. Focus on the technical aspect of the writing only.
Now you have 33,000 left and 20 days. Use these to write either...
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