anyone here written a book or had it published? giving you the opportunity to promo in the comments.
wasnt intending to really but this was the only relevant pic on my computer
'I won tickets to see Against Me! play a concert while I was in Nashville and decided to go. While smoking a cigarette on the back porch of the venue, I saw a pickup truck parked nearby with a gas can in the back. I turned to the guy next to me and said, “I’ll give you twenty bucks if you can throw that lit cigarette into that gas can,” and he said, “That’s my truck.”'
She certainly doesn't carry herself like apublished writer, lol
Pretty spooky, I visited this girl's website recently. Can't remember the publisher's name but it's a real small place. I found her twitter through that and it turns out she's a total trash whore. she has one tweet about going to some house party and a guy trying to get with her and her showing her switchblade and saying "bruh" and getting him to back off. She's a fatter Mira Gonzalez with less industry contacts and worse tits (probably)
>old haggard face
>fucked up hairline
Looks like a preppy girl trying to be edgy. It's sad really. She's fucking up her life in pursuit of fame it's clear she will never achieve.
Nobody going to comment on the shitty title?
Also alt-lit is dead Rachel. If you're going for the Noah Cicero angle then you're still not gonna make it. This kind of writing only works if you're cute and 22. Anything older it's just embarrassing.
omg hi guys i didn't see you there!! there's good news. i am 22. so this kind of writing should work for me for awhile. i'm happy to be on your minds and hearts this wednesday afternoon.
there appears to be a huge bat creeping across that girl's floor
>anyone here written a book or had it published?
yes. i'm a technical writer and normally everything i do is on commission but i have written a book of my own on an IT related topic. not telling you what though, i don't want a bunch of internet weirdos turning up on my doorstep. and no, i haven't made a shitload of money out of it, in fact in the time it took to write i could have made more money just doing my normal work.
I have had tiny little bits of writing published pseudonymously as part of an anthology of political writing but uh that's pretty much it so far.
I am probably going to put out a chapbook because I have a laser printer and time and money.
Pretty sad that you're reduced to shilling your shitty book on 4chan. I mean at least Tao had something of a following before coming here. I saw Jordan Castro posting on /r9k/ a few years back trying to get people to buy his book, I guess he's dropped out of the race now. What are all these mediocre, failed "new sinceritists" going to do when their youth fades and all they're left with is a shitty chap book filled with post-ironic shitty stories. Mira G is winging it because she has connections and is cute. Sarah Alexander is shit and seems to accept that. Willis Plummer has dropped out. Marshall Mallicoat has dropped out afaik. Spencer Madsen is getting cucked hard by his bro. I mean are you even part of the "scene" Rachel, or do you just belong to Chicago's shitty alternative to alt-lit? The sad thing is you've likely adopted the necessary persona to make it seem like criticism doesn't affect you, when really you know, every time you read your book in a serious way, that what you've produced is shit and that your talents are below mediocre.
Hey! it's rachel thanks for the feedback. i didn't even make this post, a neckbeard on my friendslist sent it to me. i'm really happy with the life i live. i get paid to write and i get paid to travel and share my writing. it feels good to make people feel good and be able to earn a living doing it. i'm sorry you don't like it. you seem to know a lot about it so that's cool. i'm sure we could have some good conversations.
What a childish comeback. Are you going to ask literary critics this if (hypothetically speaking of course) they ever take the time to take a look at your shitty writing?
I would literally rather not write than publish something as terrible as Rachel's writing. It's literally "hey guys I'm finally proving my worth to you now, huh!" being said by a kid with shit all over his face to a group of people who still think he's an asshole.
>didn't even make this post
Sure thing. I don't really want to have a conversation with you though, but thanks. I've met enough deep&edgy tryhards for one lifetime, the novelty soon wears off.
It's cute that you think you understand internet culture, or grasp the relevant terminology at least. It's obvious however that you're just jumping on the "quirky & random but ultimately sincere ;)" bandwagon that every other obscure, regional wannabe "writer" has jumped on in recent years. If you actually cared about literature, rather than your persona and the perspective of other people towards you and your writing, then you'd actually focus on writing something good. I mean you must realize you're ugly, right? The same way most girls, including my gf (who hangs out with people in this scene in her college), knows Molly Soda et al. are ultimately pretty pitiful, unattractive human beings. I realize you'll deflect this with the usual "hehe they criticize me I'm gonna act totally nonplussed" pose, but you can't seriously think the people reading your shit actually enjoy it, can you? I mean you do realize how talentless and predictable you are?
i'm so glad i'm not pretending to not care what you think. every guy who talks shit about me online has the same rhetoric. it's boring. if you're gonna write a fucking paragraph you might as well try to get paid to do it.
"people that aumm somethings and are also ooohhh" on facebook lol she's a regular there
Pretentious internet pricks
Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy is about love and sex, personal history and basketball. In these pages we see Chicago-based writer Rachel Bell navigate a world that is equal parts hilarious and awful, sweet and rowdy-as-fuck. Ranging from beat-your-brains-in-with-some-big-heavy-car-part-powerful to tender-as-the-tenderest-chunk-of-uh-like-something-really-tender, these poems and prose poems are damn well written and incredibly relatable. Don't slack. Get your copy today or cry sad rivers tomorrow.
Do you really think Tao Lin didn't do his share of shilling before people actually started caring about him?
While I have no idea how good or bad her writing is -- since I don't care about her or her books at all -- actually caring about your writing will get you exactly nowhere. It's all about self promotion these days, which sucks but that's just how it is now.
Am I mad? I didn't notice, sorry. I'm just chilling here with my fan on because it's humid af, eating some cereal and waiting for a friend to finish work. Maybe I'll examine my life later, thanks for the tip!
I'm 19 years old.
I am handsome, smart, athletic and virile.
I have a novel that is in it's final editing stage, and a creative writing professor at my college has read the first draft and thinks it's saleable.
I have a girlfriend who is confident, articulate, playful and spontaneous.
I have a small group of interesting friends from different social and academic backgrounds, and I also have many other acquaintances who see me as a reliable source of humour and good company.
Both my parents are alive and in good health.
I have no regrets.
I have already experienced three existential crises, the latter of which was described as having the depth and profundity of a man twice my age.
I am a passionate lover, a sharp thinker, and a trader of witty repartee.
I am not self-pitying, meek or needlessly humble.
I will live a good life at your expense.
yeah you're definitely mad, look at how hard you're trying to insult her and how much you're writing about her. I have no idea if her stuff is good or not but if I had to guess why you're red in the face it's cause she's published and you aren't.
Different anon here, just got a general question for you...have you considered, just maybe....different people...............like different things?
Also, just for a second, consider how mad you are. On an anonymous imageboard.
I did come to this thread from Rachel's facebook post, but I don't care much for her work if I'm being honest. I find amusement anywhere humans are getting mad at other humans for not liking things.
She's been published by a tiny publisher that is likely to take on any young ambitious narcissist with more than 1k twitter followers, and yet they didn't even take you. You must be real trash. No wonder you're so angry.
Cereal dude here. You know what Rachel, I take it back. Good luck to you in your writing career. Maybe I'm projecting shit at you that deserves to be projected at other people I've read in the alt-lit scene. I mean you're young as shit and probably will improve with time, I'd hate to be the fag who discouraged you from writing more.
One of the funniest Lewis Black bits was him leaving a Starbucks and seeing a Starbucks across the street.
I love hillbilly directions.
"Go to the last stop sign, and turn right."
"Go past where the Minit Mart used to be, and hang a left."
"There's an old oak tree with some mistletoe right before the turnoff, you can't miss it."
And of course, "I'll meet you at the Walmart and learn you some manners, son."
I'm never on /lit/ so I can't gauge the quality of this thread relative to the quality of the board, but this is probably one of the worst threads I have ever been during my 8 years in this shithole
That's the internet in general though. Everyone with an opinion thinks they're a critic. Putting opinions out is a lot easier than producing any other kind of material so everyone does it everywhere all the time.
idk man a lot of the alt-lit types are very "success at any cost," I think a lot of them are totally fine with their fans just wanting to jerk off to them as long as it means they can support themselves with their writing. (And honestly all the power in the world to them if that's what they care about.)
damn I got an invite to that reading but I've got plans with somebody! I might see if they wanna go to that tho
I want to see L.P. read and I've never actually seen/heard your poetry, so
I am too shy, though, so I won't do it.
I'm thinking of sending a letter to my country's greatest poet - a Nobel nominee - to ask him for advice. Should I?
I have a very hard time finding the precise words to describe images, sounds, feelings, and ideas. I sometimes manage to come up with a nice verse, and I can write some more or less decent meter, but I'm never able to achieve that sparkling brightness that marks a great poem. It is very difficult, and the great poets make it look so easy. I can't read Milton without feeling ashamed of myself.
If it happened months ago I'm sorry but I don't remember the specifics of why I might have not accepted. Although it may sound a tad superficial, I tend not to friend guys I find ugly.
honsetly this is a poor reaction to a single shitty guy in this thread who was on an austistic rampage against her.
anyway, Rachel, if you look around this board at various threads you will quickly realize we are not your target demographic, don't take it personally.
hey! this is Rachel. I didn't make the post and I know what 4chan is so I know well enough to know that I shouldn't try to market my book here. thank you for advice. I appreciate you.
>tfw being a convicted rapist IRL and posting in a tumblrina author's thread as she gets upset about men triggering her by being mildly rowdy
>tfw vividly recollecting my perfectly sober experience of brutally raping two barely legal girls while reading this thread
>tfw i served my time and there's nothing illegal about this
Wow super interesting anecdote. Worth a chuckle. :^) If the book is filled with clever yarns like this, I will certainly pay real money for it. :^))))))
>Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy is about love and sex, personal history and basketball. In these pages we see Chicago-based writer Rachel Bell navigate a world that is equal parts hilarious and awful, sweet and rowdy-as-fuck. Ranging from beat-your-brains-in-with-some-big-heavy-car-part-powerful to tender-as-the-tenderest-chunk-of-uh-like-something-really-tender, these poems and prose poems are damn well written and incredibly relatable. Don't slack. Get your copy today or cry sad rivers tomorrow.
What the fuck makes you think /lit/ would want to read this?
>Ranging from beat-your-brains-in-with-some-big-heavy-car-part-powerful to tender-as-the-tenderest-chunk-of-uh-like-something-really-tender
the fuck am i reading
I'm not sure if you're being ironic but i don't think it's healthy to be this upset by someone on 4chan expressing their opinion with a stale meme.
i like women, i like to spend time with women more than i do men. I don't mind trimmed armpit hair (my girlfriend's is usually about 1 cm), but it doesn't need to be shaved, although i suppose i prefer it that way, and i think rape has gotten too general as a term to be addressed without elaboration.
If you're using it in the normie sense then i think it's probably in the list of worst things you can do to someone.
>TFW the average woman has more body hair than I do
Good god what a fuckin fraud, lol.
>mfw people thought spergers were geniuses before we discovered what aspergers was
> “Rachel’s poetry is simultaneously tender and hard as hell. It is joyfully shameless. She demands to be taken seriously while also not giving a fuck what you think.” -May Waver
>“I enjoyed this book. It was funny, poignant and compelling. The openness with which Rachel describes sometimes painful experiences in her life made me feel less alienated from the world in general. A book like this seems rare to me.” - - Mira Gonzalez, author of I Will Never Be Beautiful Enough To Make Us Beautiful Together
A poignant excerpt from the newest chapbook of Rachel Bell, alt-lit sensation: "“One Christmas I volunteered to help a low-income family celebrate Christmas by buying gifts for their children. ... The three kids made wish-lists and I shopped carefully. I drove through the snow to play Santa. I stopped for gas. While I peed in the gas station, someone broke into my car and stole the wrapped gifts. That is what it feels like to be raped.”
Rachel Bell, alt-lit sensation, offers an enigmatic proposition in her tweets:
I'm not really "upset by someone on 4chan expressing their opinion", I just dislike men in general and I think it would be funny to beat up a man who otherwise faces no consequences whatsoever for being a misogynistic scum fuck on the internet
>'I won tickets to see Against Me! play a concert while I was in Nashville and decided to go. While smoking a cigarette on the back porch of the venue, I saw a pickup truck parked nearby with a gas can in the back. I turned to the guy next to me and said, “I’ll give you twenty bucks if you can throw that lit cigarette into that gas can,” and he said, “That’s my truck.”'
Fuck you that's actually pretty funny, wouldn't pay to read a book full of it but I'll chuckle while masturbating to japanese cartoons at 3AM.
right now, are you from the 402 area or just know Paul through alt-lit circles? I just know him over twitter but he's helped me a lot in terms of fleshing out my poems/ideas/fiction
Hey Rachel, will you cut out a picture of this post and answer it on your FB thread?
You said recently that you quit weed, why? You're an edgy writer that doesn't have to take drug tests I assume, why you quit? I'm curious.
Guys, this the most cancerous thing I think I've ever seen on 4chan and I've been here since 2007. This is what I'd imagine a more rude Reddit AMA would be like.
You should all be ashamed of yourselves for giving this nobody attention when she hasn't even posted ANY excerpts from her book beside 2 sentences, and it was shitty at that. You're giving her attention because she has a vagina. She's published by Literally Who: The Company.
The only cure to this is sage. For shame anons... for shame.
>Hope you guys aren't snoozin' on @racheltacobell . She's a treasure whose writing style reminds me of my brain at 3am in the uber.
>"Your left knee is polyamorous, and both my hands want to date it" @racheltacobell is brilliant.
>@racheltacobell also I finished ur book it was Rlly dank
>my fav line in @racheltacobell book is "I jerk you off until we die at the same time"
>Rachel Bell is a self-professed member of the "alt lit" community of writers I'm so fascinated with these days
>if you don't read this frenetic, smart, funny, painful, sweet book you're an idiot tbh
>Delightful, hot, painful, and free, this story collection made me go wee.
>Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy is about love and sex, personal history and basketball. In these pages we see Chicago-based writer Rachel Bell navigate a world that is equal parts hilarious and awful, sweet and rowdy-as-fuck. Ranging from beat-your-brains-in-with-some-big-heavy-car-part-powerful to tender-as-the-tenderest-chunk-of-uh-like-something-really-tender, these poems and prose poems are damn well written and incredibly relatable. Don't slack.
Oh please. Even harassing that poor booktuber girl was much lower than this.
At least this was more interesting than the daily 'should I read IJ' or philosophy threads that get 20 replies max
The downfall of classical ideals made all men potential artists, and therefore bad artists. When art depended on solid construction and the careful observance of rules, few could attempt to be artists, and a fair number of these were quite good. But when art, instead of being understood as a creation, became merely an expression of feelings, then anyone could be an artist, because everyone has feeling.
I don't trust masters who can't be down-to-earth. For me they're like those eccentric poets who can't write like everybody else. I accept that they're eccentric, but I'd like them to show me that it's because they're superior to the norm rather than incapable of it.
Congratulations Rachel, you got two people on this board to buy your book and made $3 in royalties. Was this part of your plan?