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Writing a book for the first time by Hedda Peffingmetch - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:44:33 EST ID:rMTBFubI No.69164 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's that time of the year where my eyes turn into dollar signs and the hunger for money becomes so great that everything seems possible or at least worth the shot, as long as there is a chance of some money. So much so that me, who never reads books or writes anything, can potentially become a successful writer. But obviously I know it's more dreams instead of reality and so here i am asking about some thoughts on my mind.

>How does someone like me know if I'm writing something good or not
>how do you know if you are even cut out for writing?
Basil Trotforth - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:12:09 EST ID:XMHdHQWf No.69166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can't know for sure, unless you've been writing for a long time and slowly saw your progress and success rise over time, where you can objectively look at your stuff and justify most of it with eyes of experience. But even then, success comes down to selling your work to the people, not being objectively good (as far as objectivity goes anyway).
Nicholas Fumbledale - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:02:34 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah this.
Also I am a published writer. I like to forget about my work for a good amount of time and go back and read it myself. I either think "holy fuck this is good" or I make changes.
A good tip though is to write for yourself, not others. Write with good long detail in a style you like in a way that you could see yourself reading it and ABOVE ALL,
Take Your TIme. I never spend less than a year on a book.
Nicholas Fumbledale - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:04:13 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Another tip, before you waste months and years of your time waiting for a response from an agent, get self published with nook, amazon, or smashwords. then apply through as many agents as you can find while you self promote. Makes things go smoother and faster
Hugh Dugglefield - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:55:24 EST ID:oy9KP1f+ No.69170 Report Quick Reply
Self publishing on Amazon doesn;t make you a published writer. That's like me calling myself a published writer because I wrote this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ33KQ7
It's a great book and all, but until a publisher buys it or one of my future projects, I'm unpublished.
Not good advice, don;t self publish unless you have completely given up on finding a home for your book. I only self published once I had two more novels under my belt to start sending to real publishers and could use the self-published book as resume padding.
Nicholas Fumbledale - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:57:33 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69171 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Its how I got my start. Until then the big names wouldnt even look at me. It is a foot in the door.
Also you are a total faggot for making assumptions
Sophie Faffingheck - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:09:13 EST ID:WPE+/c8N No.69173 Report Quick Reply
Your the faggot trying to promote his own book claiming its "just some cool book he stumbled upon on Amazon", fuck off loser
Nicholas Fumbledale - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:10:48 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck you, no im not.
God damn you are an assumptive little bastard
Nicholas Fumbledale - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:31:11 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It is actually baffling the level of complete and total fucking retard waste of air you just achieved. Do you have any idea how many people come here? Not to mention I already said I was published by a major company, I just got my first books started elsewhere. Your father should have used a condom you stupid fuck, go kill yourself
Sophie Faffingheck - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:48:08 EST ID:WPE+/c8N No.69177 Report Quick Reply
Yes you are, this site has IDs you idiot, you obviously made these posts >>69124 >>69137 go back to whatever site you came from (most likely the future). I dont believe you were really published. You lied from the first post here you made so I dont believe you now either. For a writer, you aren't too bright. BTW what I saw of your "writing" in your "book" is pathetic. You should give up the dream, bro.
Cornelius Fuvingwone - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:05:48 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I use a vpn to come here and im not the only one who uses it because i often get a proxy server that has already been banned for something that wasnt me.
Still an assumptive dickwad. Seriously go kill yourself
Cornelius Fuvingwone - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:25:08 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I would like to add, only an idiot like you would post their own book on a site like this.
I talk about drugs, sex, and am a general asshole. That is hella bad publicity.
I think that pile of shit is your book and you are just trying to stir shit up so people look at it. Not working retard
Samuel Bandlestatch - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:44:39 EST ID:CQZtOz+q No.69180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just like with any practice, you improve with time and effort. Its gonna take awhile until your writing is good. Even a gifted writer's latent talent wont progress without diligence. So if someone without a notable potential for the art did their best and persevered they too could be a master.

By what standard is the writing judged? Well I guess it depends. What are your own thoughts about your work? Have a friend read it. Their impression? Post it here to probably get shit and support. A publisher? Critics? ...

Hey, its good y'all were able to write a book, instead of, you know, not.
Alice Munderspear - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:40:37 EST ID:QBAOTC0t No.69188 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You will never know if what you are writing is good. Like art or music, the only way you can tell if something is good is if
  1. You like it
  2. Other people pay you for it
People can always hide behind the excuse that their writing is 'too deep' or 'beyond' common plebs and thats why agents wont publish it. Don't do that.

You will also never know if you are cut out for writing. Write because you like to write, tell the stories you want to tell, not the stories you think will make you money (unless you are actually good, in which case write flash porn fiction). As you write more and think critically about your work (possibly joining some communities online to have other people critique your stuff) you will eventually get better. Then you'll write more, critique other people, write some more. You'll talk about your book and no one will listen or care because no one gives 2 shits about your sci-fi fantasy cross over where the aliens speak in verse and barter with space weed. So you take a break for a few months, the rejection was really rough and your hopes were dashed. But, like some degenerate addict you keep coming back to the keyboard, turns out you don't care about what other people think (most of the time) because you like YOUR stories and you enjoy writing for its own sake.

Eventually you write a bunch of short stories and submit them to what few publications are left, they are all rejected and you feel like dirt again. But fuck, you keep writing anyway because despite all the rejection and seclusion you still want to tell your stories, you still think they are good, and you still feel like you've got something to say that someone else isn't saying. So you write more short stories and give them to your friends this time, you've been at this for YEARs so you must have gotten better. But they are your friends so their approval ends up meaning nothing. You want to get published because thats the only way to know for sure.

So you write some more, critique some more, get critiqued, accept critiques, ask for more critiques. You grow a very thick skin and stop being so sensitive about when other people tactlessly rape your work because you suck at grammar. You submit more short stories while working on your master piece novel. Eventually, one of your pieces gets accepted and you take home $100. You could have made more money sucking dick or panhandling but the feeling of validation after so many years of rejection is incredible. You keep hacking away at that novel, knowing that you are on the right track but with no fucking clue of how long it'll take to get there. But god damn it, you love to write, so even if you fail what do you have to lose?

That's how you'll know if you are cut out for writing
Isabella Mevingbanks - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:27:03 EST ID:ERVqL6V2 No.69193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thank fuck there was one decent post worth reading after all the go-kill-yourselves.
Caroline Blallystere - Mon, 01 May 2017 14:23:49 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, of all the people who happen to use the same VPN as you one of them also comes to the literature board on 420chan. That's totally believable.

Good stuff.
Sophie Bullyhure - Wed, 03 May 2017 13:35:54 EST ID:eN2ZCZE2 No.69196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i got a book by alexander pope called an essay on criticism which might help you, I only read the first couple of lines to see what it was like and it seems useful

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