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Writers thread by Edward Hacklestock - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:22:13 EST ID:2cqnyO9u No.68150 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How is your writing going /lit/? Anyone here working on something or have any work they want to share? Not poetry, we have the OC Poems thread for that.

I am 2 acts done with a 3 act novel. I have written short stories before, and this is my first long endeavor. I had always lacked confidence, but one day, I suddenly stumbled upon the perfect horror novel just sitting in my mind. Like, it is literally the greatest horror story if this generation. It will go down as The Wire of horror stories for it's brutal look at reality at the bottom of the barrel. But it will also be like Trailer Park Boys and have a cast of lovable losers, who are down and out, living where every day feels like the end of the world, and having that corner of the ghetto become the backdrop for what will be the end of the world for real, with the local stoners and crackheads the last line of defense before an ancient evil reclaims the planet it once ruled a millennia ago. It is not a horror comedy like John Dies At The End, it is straight horror with some comedic moments the way an action movie can have good comedy. I know it will be an insta-classic and probably get a film adaption. As a long time 420channer, I will find some way to get it to you all for free after I find a publisher, since I know this site thrives on piracy, even if I have to pay them for digital downloads for all 3-5 regulars here. Drugs and the apocalypse, it should be right up most of /lit/s alley.
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Hannah Gushsurk - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:32:47 EST ID:2rHRcE5V No.69719 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Childish would be claiming to be a writer and then just shitting on evevrybody else while refusing to share your own stuff.
>I'm too concerned with writing I don't seem to have the mental energy to engage with friends or girlfriends. I feel remarkably okay with this, at least for the time being.
Something tells me it isnt the writing that keeps you from having friends or getting laid. Although I seriously doubt you write at all.
Augustus Navinglot - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:53:43 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not shitting on everyone else. I'm pointing out that writing stuff to shock your "sweet old lady Mom" is pure edge. You're clearly upset by that, and now you're lashing out.
Emma Gamblehall - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:53:33 EST ID:2rHRcE5V No.69721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, you're just a dick. Listen, this is a slow board and I got the fucking hint you don't like my writing 10 replies ago months back. I'm not going to sit and fight, if you are that intent on making 420chan a less fun place for me, congrats, you'll win and I just won't post shit here. You're a douchebag and I have no reason to try to keep a thread going on a slow site just to have you be an autist at me. I'll just enjoy the many other boards of the site. I'm sure you're a troll on them too but they are busy enough where the cool people will outnumber you. RIP this thread
Shitting Bizzleham - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:32:10 EST ID:gm3S+7Ik No.69724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i've been writing a fantasy.. setting for a year and a half now. it's, uh, going I guess. I'm not much of a writer. it's all just pages of descriptions of imaginary history and geography and shit. at some point i'm sure i'll be able to parse some of it out into short stories or a novel, but i'll have to learn a lot more about crafting a written work before then.
Beatrice Brallyfure - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:12:39 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69726 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's nothing personal mate, I haven't been checking post id's to single you out. Just responding to whomever as and when I feel like it. If you can't deal with even mild criticism then it's a bit silly to post your work online. Yeah you could leave in a huff, or you could learn to take criticism, or you could just ignore me.

Looking for a book by Jarvis Brosslegold - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:17:34 EST ID:67NFy/98 No.69711 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I`m looking for:

microeconomics neoclassical and institutionalist perspectives on economic behaviour
By Himmelweit, S., R. Simonetti and A. Trigg, Cengage Learning.
ISBN-13: 978-1861525390
ISBN-10: 1861525397

I am unable to find is through major sites like bookzz and many others, can anyone help me? You will be my eternal hero.

Philosophical Speculative Fiction by Betsy Hucklepud - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:20:18 EST ID:9XiochA5 No.69602 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Been enjoying Borges alot recently anyone know of any other writers with a similar mojo?
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Edwin Honderladge - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:55:02 EST ID:F9phQiNf No.69654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kafka, Calvino, Joyce, Danielewski, Ende, etc.
Cedric Hommlefoot - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:07:27 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69657 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You've a novice reader, are you not, OP? That's ok. But you're also a try-hard, which is not ok.

The answers to your question confused me at first. But after some thought, I see they each have their own reasons/similarities. It's just that you didn't state clearly what aspect of Borges' writing you are looking for.

"Mojo" and "Philosophical Speculative Fiction" (please don't invent genres, you suck at it) are not clear enough for good recommendations.

A simple "I liked X and enjoyed Y while reading Borges" would have given you exactly what you want. Now your recommendations are a total hit-or-miss.
Jack Shittingcocke - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:11:47 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is it you?
Henry Sengerham - Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:39:10 EST ID:q+TjMyMq No.69683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Musil, Pessoa, Markson. ESPECIALLY Musil.
Betsy Gommerwell - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:01:31 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you just tryna make him depressed

Can we get an OC poetry thread? by Frederick Snodridge - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:05:46 EST ID:tmVYcUte No.59689 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Haven't seen one in a while, let's get some OC poetry! Just wrote this right now,

Three kings and a jack, traveling down the road.
The road is it, it calls them all, with only time as their foe.
The curtain like clouds, blind them all.
Nothing's certain, nothing's forever

On they must go, on the they must go.
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Yojimbo - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:21:36 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank's, M! Except I'm still alive as fuck.
Wesley Gasslefod - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:47:24 EST ID:reK9sGDz No.69586 Report Quick Reply
prove it with new poems then
Yojimbo - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:19:02 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My cock is big, my cock is bright
My head is pink and it smells like shit
I saw many pussies and can't decide
Which one is the right
I have the power of the might
Caroline Clablingchodging - Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:35:05 EST ID:a7M8vBt7 No.69627 Ignore Report Quick Reply

imposter begone
Priscilla Blinningchit - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:03:30 EST ID:ohlXg0f1 No.69665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pressed for time
Poet types
World all turns eyes
Poem read

Wtf Joshua by Basil Nozzlehood - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:55:13 EST ID:XtSbWTOn No.69647 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just have nowhere else to share this.
I came over this 5 volume series of books called Acorns, by Joshua Morris.
The synopsis text reads:
Acorns delineates the future of humanity as a reunification of intellect with the Deep Self. Having chosen to focus upon ego (established securely by the time of Christ), much more beta brain wave development will destroy our species and others, which process has already begun. We create our own realities through beliefs, intents and desires and we were in and out of probabilities constantly. Feelings follow beliefs, not the other way around.

And then the only other work of him available from the same store is How to Start a Hobby in Basketball. Now I just don't get what happened to him. Especially as the Basketball Hobby book is released two years after the Acorns. Like did you get so woke you had to invest yourself in B-ball instead or just what. I feel like sending him a letter and ask wtf happened to you dude.
Martha Goodbanks - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:42:48 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you are like little baby, watch this
Alice Fobberworth - Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:38:04 EST ID:XtSbWTOn No.69649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh god no.
Get away lizard man.

Legacy of Lazaria by Lillian Gemmledock - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:24:03 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69589 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Act 1 - Heaven, Hell and the middle one

Marcus: "It was a cold day, I was hoping to get help, but instead I was bleeding to death, I was watching on the dead body of Sam. The poor bastard was 18-years old kid, that guy could had a bright future but instead he choosed to fight for this fucking country! It was sad, 'cause nobody would ever know about this kid who sacrificed himself in a war for our country, poor boy was tortured like an animal, but till the end he didn't gived any information to our enemies. It weather was cold, then I saw a bright light, and someone was calling me from that light, I took a cigarete and started to smoke, it was like the last time i was smoking, I had promised to my wife that in someday I will stop smoking, and seems like this is the last time. I started to get some flashbacks from my past, I used to beat Merry(my wife) very often, suddenly I realised what I had lost when she died, my life became empty and I was alone, blaming myself for her death, and begging for forgiveness...
I closed my eyes with a smile and moved the gun to my head, when I was to shoot, something had stopped me, I quicly opened my eyes and saw an Angel with a black wings.

Angel: Finally! A perfect viesel.

Marcus: "The Angel had took my body and soul, and I was trapped in a body that I can't control"

Angel took the body of Marcus and had teleoprted into Limbo.
Dildo Senpai - Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:08:34 EST ID:7YEQcZ0R No.69641 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Where's the 2nd act?

Writing fiction by Nell Grimhall - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:14:30 EST ID:qmeNY0mS No.69495 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I've began to write fiction. I'm toying with the idea of attempting to write a novel. Mostly for myself, as a means of occupying my mind and giving myself something interesting to do with my time.

My question is, how does one usually go about sharing portions of what they've written for critique. I don't have many close friends and family interested in reading fiction. So far I've come up with a little over a chapter of fiction, and some early, honest feedback from people familiar with literature would be nice.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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Caroline Nandersock - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:39:08 EST ID:5Dw6Tb7B No.69579 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>so, i've begun to do calculus
>(very first problem has fundamental arithmetic error)
> I don't understand why minor addition mistakes and miscalculations are met with such hostility and snobbery on this board. It's not like I'm claiming to be anything that I am not.
Jenny Grimstock - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:54:44 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's not entirely the same, it's not as though his mistake drastically changed our understanding of the meaning of the sentence and the rest of the paragraph.
Eugene Pettinghick - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 04:39:20 EST ID:zxBDCzdR No.69584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They are not the same at all. Language has context and you can determine the general meaning of what someone meant to say.

Math is a formula that NEEDS to be correct the first time around. Writing can be edited :)
Albert Pummerdock - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:11:26 EST ID:pAm5dBQw No.69599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I recommend critique circle, its a solid web page with active community. You only need to crit like three others stories before you can post and get crits for roughly 2k words of your own, good deal.

If you are going to do a novel, i'd suggest short stories to 'practice up' first. Then you can get crits for a full story at a time. Otherwise, if you are intent on the novel you can post 1 chapter at a time on the web page and expect feedback. Be warned though, once you go over 2.5k+ words, the # of crits you'll get is pretty low unless you make some friends and/or become super active.

Good luck!

I'd avoid this board for crits, its neither active or very indepth.
Phyllis Goodman - Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:01:24 EST ID:VDcvzZA8 No.69617 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The general subject matter of the novel is planned to deal heavily on the topics of psychedelia and the psychedelic experience, psychology and psychological health, spirituality, and mysticism, peppered with existential aspects, other various philosophical contemplations, and a recurring dialog on the human condition in a modern societal setting.

You're not going to be able to spin compelling fiction out of bong-session theoretical abstractions. Try elaborating your views on these things in essay format instead. Narrative is built around character-driven conflict; this is true of lowbrow generic stuff just as much as the literary stuff that you seem to have in mind.

A Song of Ice and Fire by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:52:21 EST ID:MnaUA0rp No.69298 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Guess the other thread got bumped off. General discussion of the books (and Game of Thrones by extension).
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Phyllis Forrywater - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:34:37 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The most pretentious people are the ones that don't like something specifically because of its popularity.
Eliza Drebbershit - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:08:26 EST ID:LZCUq544 No.69458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think he's already hinted Sandor being still alive in the books, at some point we're with some monks and a massive new acolyte of theirs drops something heavy in the background of a scene, and I think there's something about the monk saying that he found Sandor on a riverbank, and that "the hound is dead" or similar
Hamilton Cottingbanks - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:09:21 EST ID:jXXC04Ew No.69479 Ignore Report Quick Reply
THE CHRISTIAN FINALE transforms alongside GRRMs new faith!
Henry Hucklekud - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:53:09 EST ID:ql7zsZ64 No.69582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Brinninghood - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:23:13 EST ID:ITW5QW3V No.69606 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I gave up about half way through dance with dragons. I will pick it up again one day. I honestly think GRRM is waiting for the series to end so the books can take on their own life again mainly because when reading dance with dragons i would begin thinking of the tv show and it would fuck with how i was reading the book until it became too muddled and i had to put it down.

recccomendations please. by N7IX4 !!aUW3ymB7 - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:48:19 EST ID:S5Rv/Bzy No.69532 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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transgressive, psychedelic horror, post-apocalyptic, nihilistic, and existential literature reccomendations would be muchly appreciated. books or poetry. just need a break from dry research.
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Archie Fuckingworth - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:49:24 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>House of Cards
Lol It's House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
But agreed that is a fantastic book
You also might enjoy Brian Lumley's Necroscope series, weird crazy psychic thriller turned into demonic-Vampire horror, it's great.
If you want something REALLY weird, check out Liminal States by Zack Parsons, a description wouldn't do it justice
Albert Pockford - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:02:07 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69536 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shit yeah sorry that's what I meant. I was too distracted trying to remember what the author's name was.
Edward Chinkinfit - Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:49:34 EST ID:RUCvfwXM No.69566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The three stigmata of palmer eldritch is pretty spooky shit
Edward Givingkene - Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:30:47 EST ID:XT+L+WtE No.69567 Report Quick Reply
torrenting Necroscope and Liminal States, if they suck I will be back to yell at you.
Hannah Dengerdodge - Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:19:02 EST ID:GP0LBYeb No.69568 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Bataille and bodily fluids by Nat - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:20:58 EST ID:S5Rv/Bzy No.69505 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone have access to quotes by Bataille about bodily fluids? I saw one by him on tumblr about how they can be part of a transcendental experience but don't remember the exact words. How to access more of his obscure work would be great to know too. I want to write a thesis about diapers and magick. I anticipate to spend about a year on it but haven't written a paper in years. General research advice would be appreciated. A friend already told me about MLA format. I can probably narrow down the topic as I acquire more information.
James Fingershaw - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:37:18 EST ID:DjhHGfPo No.69545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's cool, do you have an abstract on it already? I've started reading Bataille not so long ago, it's really a wonderful author.

On bodily fluids, I recall a beautifull passage on "The history of the eye" that includes sex, blood, vomit, feces and urine.

Surely there's something about fluids on his lectures called "The Erotism", that's like, his main ontology book, so there'll sure be something about fluids and the experience of the sacred there.
There's some mention of rituals and blood on "Slaughterhouse". There's mention of ghosts and spirits on "Dust". Anyway, sadly I haven't read that much from Bataille, but I'll sure be getting into him in the following couple of months.

I can also recommend an article on bataillean materialism, it's a really great intro to his philosophy: 'Hollier, D. (1990) The dualist materialism of Georges Bataille"

You could also check out Paul (ex-Beatriz) Preciado for fluids' talk. He doesn't talk all that much about shit, but he pretty much builds an entire philosophical cosmovision on semen.
He also said at a conference that his next work was a "History of fluids, of blood, semen, feces, etc".
OH! And he has an article on gendered bathrooms called "TRASH AND GENDER. PISSING/SHITTING. MASCULINE/FEMENINE".

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N7IX4 !!aUW3ymB7 - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 21:30:10 EST ID:S5Rv/Bzy No.69548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No abstract yet, but thanks for bringing to my awareness that I can start with that. Seems less intimidating of a goal than an entire thesis. I'm new to him too.

I read "Story of the Eye" in high school but forget most of it. I'll try to order the titles you mentioned eventually if I can't find them online.

japanesse horror novels by Priscilla Goodson - Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:25:28 EST ID:LcsC+kFT No.69523 Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are the best of the best? No anime/manga, we all know Uzumaki exists and is scary, this is for novels/short story collections.

Which Fantasy Series Should I Read? by Hugh Blesslecocke - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:56:33 EST ID:kwVTiD1G No.69362 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Should I read the Malazan Book of the Fallen or The Wheel of Time, or Some other series?

I want to read a fantasy series that I can get completely lost in.
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Graham Surringridge - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:36:11 EST ID:7ncN5Wag No.69454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No better time to read Memory Sorrow and Thorne than now. There is a sequel trilogy underway, decades later, with the first book out and 2 more to go. 5 books ought to to keep you busy till the rest come out. To Green Angel Tower alone will take you like 1400 pages lol
Graham Surringridge - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:37:10 EST ID:7ncN5Wag No.69455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
4 books ought to keep you busy* nb
OP - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:23:09 EST ID:dU6r9m2r No.69477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
seems everyone beat me to Brandon Sanderson. i've been obsessively reading and listening to his books ever since he offically took over the Wheel of Time series.

the man has a command of world building and magic systems that has me entranced
z - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:39:22 EST ID:SSpVtlT1 No.69493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i quite enjoyed the powder mage series by brian mcclellan
Charlotte Duckwill - Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:02:20 EST ID:1MdE3704 No.69494 Report Quick Reply
Im working through Malazan 7 this weekend. 6 was my favorite one yet, it was about time they did a book with the actual main characters in it.

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