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Writing for the chronically unfocused by Isabella Billingwater - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:30:46 EST ID:Tq0VT7wP No.69069 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /lit/?
Honestly I don't come here often, but I got a question for y'all regulars who know a bit more than I do. I like to write, I don't do it very regularly, but I do love doing it when I get around to it. The problem is I'm not great at doing things regularly unless I have structure. When I took a writing class I'd be writing multiple times a week and I'd be constantly thinking about this. This semester I don't have a writing class and I'll write one time a week if I'm lucky. Having a deadline, and knowing that what I'm writing will actually see other peoples eyes and get a response goes a long way for me. So for a guy like me, what's the best way to get some structure in? How can I get myself into a situation where I'm writing in order to present it to others?
Samuel Herringstock - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:40:18 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can think of two ways right now that both involve the internet. Wordpress is a way to write and get people seeing it, you can get some feedback that way. Or you could take the route of making your own site and writing for it so you can get some responses from people.

The deadlines will have to be self imposed. But these are just some ideas of ways for you to write and get people reading it a bit. There's other sites too take a look, depending on what you write and your acumen for networking you might like one site more than the other.

Weird Fiction/Decadent Movement by Whitey Turveygold - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:33:43 EST ID:Pzjg6R/p No.68120 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been trying my best to marathon all I can in order to try to emulate the spirit of the genre through my own stories... Can we get a discussion/recommendation going? I'll contrib00t more when I'm not so xannied out... So far I've got a pile of books conisting of:
-H.P. Lovecraft- The one and only
-Lord Dunsany
-Clark Ashton Smith
-Arthur Machen
-Robert W. Chambers (with the King in Yellow)
-Edgar Allan Poe (of course)
-Thomas Ligotti- My personal favorite so far; can't get enough of this guy's shit
Basil Wuvingfit - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:17:19 EST ID:taTKC37o No.68125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Try some Ray Bradbury, even if it is more speculative than weird, I think his writing style is more fluid. All those old horror writers were so antisocial that they had no real grasp of how actual humans interact and, while the stories were great terrors, the prose and dialogue could often feel clunky and unnatural. In stories where the characters die at the end, you need to make the audience actually care about the person and see them in something other than a miserable light.
This is the last short story I completed. I knew the ending would be very unsettling and wanted it to freak the audience out, but realized that it wouldn;t work if I spent the entire story trying to build a creepy atmosphere, so I gave it a light Bradbury tone for the first half of it, and then let it slowly slide into horror territory. I wanted people to genuinely fall in love with the doomed heroine of this tale, and Bradbury's style will make the audience love a character much more effectively than some morose Lovecraftian loner ever could. http://textuploader.com/52sit

Bradbury wrote plenty of disturbing short stories that maintained a glib tone the whole way, yet still made the killing blow at the end completely devastating.
Hedda Cucklewell - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:40:48 EST ID:VkKRYWvb No.68152 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Robert Aickman, especially "Cold Hand in Mine", but almost all of his stories are good.

Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows", though you have probably heard of it already.

Some of M.R. James' stories.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

Michael Cisco, a modern "fantasy" author that you might enjoy.

William S. Burroughs definitely has elements in his fiction derived from Lovecraft, if you don't mind reading about violent, frightening gay sex in every other chapter. Try the Cut-Up Trilogy or his last three books, especially the Western Lands.

Brian Evenson's short stories may appeal to you.

Lafcadio Hearn's collection of Kwaidan, and Pu Songling's Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio.
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Isabella Blackdale - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:30:59 EST ID:gzTaKzPW No.69063 Ignore Report Quick Reply
H.P. Lovecraft- The one and only is a good one

Wrote a short Story by Walter Nannerfield - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:53:30 EST ID:1qIPOamG No.69026 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Doris Dallytit - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:04:25 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're still 12 years old.

Burgomeister's Books by Doris Wubberhet - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:03:20 EST ID:IpqaMlaT No.69018 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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First time posting in years. I haven't been to this guy's site in a long time and it looks like it was shut down. I was wondering if you guys knew of a site mirror or archive? He used to sell discs with copies of everything, any way to find those?

Give us a review of your book! by Thomas Droblingseg - Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:57:15 EST ID:CV4gZNBP No.68896 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Tell us about the book you're reading and tell us how you're finding it so far? bit of a bore? bit of a breeze? "just one more chapter" 3 chapters ago?
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Phyllis Haffingwock - Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:06:27 EST ID:4NhWCFnK No.68992 Report Quick Reply
Infinite Jest was pushed real hard last year, there was an internet movement called Infinite Summer where the whole web was pretty much an Infinite Jest bookclub. I missed it but am the guy reading it currently, I'm right in the middle. It's fucking long but worth it since it feels like a bad acid trip. Every other chapter is like something from Requiem For A Dream with horrible scenes of people on drugs doing despicable things.
Phyllis Goodman - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:06:27 EST ID:CudoB9ff No.69004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Last year? Infinite Summer atarted in 2009
Ernest Memmerfet - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:08:17 EST ID:iwDYYELn No.69006 Ignore Report Quick Reply

He achieved the extraordinary by never having to fight any Eastern Europeans due to the Cold War. Ali was way too small to go up against Slavic beastmen.
Betsy Pockcocke - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:14:35 EST ID:8rp8A23H No.69009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I finished the first two books of the Hyperion Cantos. A grand adventure and a big universe to play in.
Sophie Clellermed - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:56:12 EST ID:c+8yEdP3 No.69016 Ignore Report Quick Reply

What a silly person you are

CHILDREN OF ISIS - WELCOME TO MAINFRAME 6 by Nigel Nishbene - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:44:11 EST ID:yfUM4nSP No.69013 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I would like to share a story with you that came to life in the late 90s when I was a teenager and took full form whilst I travelled and lived in Hong Kong last decade. It is a fast paced journey following the lives of two shadow-government agents in a city reaching critical mass. With each year that passes I see more of its prophecies come to life and feel more empathy with the main character. It is a strange reflection of my own life and the world we live in.

I present to you Children of Isis: Welcome to Mainframe 6

Isis: The sprawling island macropolis of Mainframe 6. The islands, originally built long ago as mass-quarantine regions, have now become permanent homes to all. The city's most successful inhabitants live up on the highest and brightest peaks, whilst its poorest are forced to live underground in darkness. In a world so crowded and divided only one force can keep order in the chaos: The Hidden Source. A clandestine organisation which controls all yet only few know of its existence. Roach and Gwent are Psi-Ops agents, trained covert mentalists who use their powers to carry out the Hidden's will. They assassinate, manipulate and sabotage all that threaten its code. Yet as social situations build to a critical mass, as renegade factions seek to shake the foundations, can the Hidden Source still keep control?

Lillian Bobberridge - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:04:29 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nah you can keep it.
Nigel Nishbene - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:57:05 EST ID:yfUM4nSP No.69015 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I surprised you took the effort to read the blurb with ADHD so bad.

i need books by rubyismyhopetogetajobin3rdworldcountry - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:54:41 EST ID:S2/QJGSZ No.68985 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i am new to ruby and ruby on rails. . .
i need books for ruby version 2.0 or greater
and books on rails 5 or 4. . . .
only latest books. . .
also books on ajax , angular js, mongodb ,nosql,javascript,bootstrap ,css etc will also help
i cannot afford to buy pls help
Walter Dabblelock - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:10:23 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.68995 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Textbooks aren't literature, mate.
Sophie Chingerfoot - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:18:08 EST ID:n4lgAsFr No.69005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sure, they are.
Priscilla Murddock - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:39:51 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Start pocking around. They have a lot of fucking books on this subject you'll just need to do a little digging my man. But they are there I've seen them.
Priscilla Murddock - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:40:21 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Forgot my own link.
There you go op.

Classic Bolted Book online by Russell Fernandez - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:44:36 EST ID:yjXQleWX No.69003 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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For the first time, every page of Fortunato Depero's classic 1927 "Bolted Book" manifesto is online at www.boltedbook.com.

Memoir of a Sad Child by Betsy Dartridge - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:50:51 EST ID:bHpImEF2 No.68987 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The Bo Weevil Club Book


publishing my book by fitmis - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:32:06 EST ID:J4yNpbPa No.68980 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i am a student , who is currently doings bachelor's in comp. science, and in desperate need of money. . . .
i have written a book on c prog lang of 600 pages. .. . .
and acvording to me my books is far better than those in the market. . . .
how can i publish it in a way that i get a percent of money that is totally earned by the publication. . . .
open to any suggestion
FYI i don't know anything about profiting or publishing a book . . .
just C
John Pommledale - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:56:19 EST ID:iRjKqKT1 No.68981 Report Quick Reply
I have heard that self publishing on Amazon is extremely lucrative if you have a non-fiction work better than those currently in the market.

If you write fiction, you should find a real publisher, but I have heard only good things about self-publishing textbooks and instruction manuals if you have more comprehensive info than anybody else is putting out.

If you have your own website you want to sell from, use Create Space to make physical copies. If you don;t want to do the distribution, sign up with Amazon. They will ship the books ordered and also offer an e-book edition.
Wesley Menderstone - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:07:44 EST ID:F4/G8Wqg No.68983 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The only issue i can think of is that you might need some editing before publication and or someone to proofread it. if you have had it both proofread and looked over by an editor then go ahead and self publish, im sure you could hire someone to do this for you.

Otherwise, find out who publishes programming textbooks and approach them, maybe they will buy it from you for a couple of grand and give you some of the royalties or something?

I know a few people that have sold their books on amazon as digital downloads, their book just gets lost in the nether because they dont promote their work and neither does anybody else, so if you do that, make sure you go around to all the programming communities and spruik your work, you might make an easy $50 or something depending on your pricing.

What's the best novel you've ever read by Shitting Fedgedock - Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:52 EST ID:Ds6vD/LV No.68778 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Thomas Siblingshit - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:33:58 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I used that exact guide when reading it! Highly recommend!
Nicholas Diblinghall - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:31:30 EST ID:+55q69kT No.68952 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lots of things have made a big impact on me at different times in my life. I don't know.
the flicker (I, Plato, am the truth) !FwnV7hV52I - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 02:56:21 EST ID:srL2IGAJ No.68959 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would also accept: Life A User's Manual, The Recognitions, The Man Without Qualities, Moby Dick.
Ntnchamp2 - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:55:56 EST ID:oyTTCZuB No.68962 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What's The Recognitions like? I asked for it as a gift because of DFW culture; but is it more like the groundbreaking prose of Ulysses or the intellectual mess of gravitys rainbow?
the flicker (無適焉, 因是已) !FwnV7hV52I - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 04:12:02 EST ID:srL2IGAJ No.68963 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wouldn't try to compare it to either novel that way. Overall it is less expressionistic and its narrative voice more grounded. Not sure what "DFW culture" is, sounds terrible.

Master of Metaphysics by liam esoteric - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:46:45 EST ID:IlBVrZGU No.68941 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If you Did Not Exist... You Would be God...

Phyllis Goodman - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:31:38 EST ID:rqp8sPb/ No.68947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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obvious cult-scam is obvious

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