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i just copy pasted my exclamation point line into #bookz and nothing happened what do i do? P.S. it was !FlipMoran Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (1966) - Bobby Fischer et al.pdf ::INFO:: 17.1MB

creative writing general

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Got a few questions about creative writing. I just thought it would be a good idea to create some kind of general guide, so the board doesn't get spammed with writing threads, especially since it is NaNoWriMo currently. So the first question: What do you guys think, when you read a line said by a character like this: 'Hm... I don't think this is a good idea.' or 'Huh? I thought you weren't going!' I just feel like this is really damn shitty and instead of using words like 'hm' or 'huh' I should explain the feelings / emotions of the character. So in the first one it would be, that the character is thinking hard, maybe even describe his face while he thinks and in the second one it would be suprise. What do you think about it? Second question: What do you guys think about open or unexplained endings? Recently I really have become a big fan of psychological horror and most of the time my story ideas don't really give you a conclusion. I am not going into the 'Oh well better kill myself since this was so horrible' and explain nothing. Instead I want to leave my character in a state of confusion at the end of things as well as the reader. There are multiple things that could have happened, but it is not shown or revealed what really happened. I have thought about putting little hints, that a reader who reads sorrowly might find out, but I am not sure about this. Thoughts? Also I am not a native English speaker and won't attempt to write in English, so don't mind grammar or anything please.
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Can you guys rec me more like this? I'm about 3/4 of the way through and loving most of them.
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Did learning to like reading stupid fantasy/young adult literature have much influence in your interest in literature? People like to defend dumb genre fiction with the defense that its a gateway to serious reading, but after a certain point I think that's bullshit. Obviously you need to read in your formative years to know how books 'move' but the reasons I liked Harry Potter when I was 9 and the reasons I like Celine now, at 24, are so utterly different I can't imagine they're much connected . . . I didn't read one single novel between the start of middle school until about 3 years ago and I have better taste + skill for literary theory than most people my age IRL. What about you guys? Was Harry Potter or whatever important in becoming a reader for you?
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Can someone explain to me how it is that +50 year old ebooks still cost so much money? Considering the author is long dead and the marginal cost of publishing an ebook is basically nothing.
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This collection by Louise Glück is the first book I've ever pre-ordered (which I did months in advance) and gotten on the day of release. Anyone else a fan of her work? The New Yorker ran a decent article about her in last week's issue. Unfortunately, it's not available in its entirety to non-subscribers. Here's the link anyway: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2012/11/12/121112crbo_books_chiasson
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Sup. Looking to get into reading. Anyone got any good MLR replays?
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>open e-reader book list >take screenshot >make implications about others by what they read
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any background I should read before venturing into Homer? Could /lit/ suggest a decent myth compilation or just myths told by greeks? (ex: Sophocle's Oedipus Rex)
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I came across a poem in an older book--some compilation of war poetry. I very dearly loved it, but for the life of me I cannot remember the name now. I can remember a few lines, but the only part that I know is accurate is this: "Speak no more of ceremony, And speak no more of fame, My heart must seek a burning land to bury its foolish pain." I know it's one hell of a long shot, but does anyone recognize this?
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My eyes are too tired to read but I won't be able to fall asleep 10 seconds after I close them. The waking minutes (can minutes be used here?) when I'm not reading this are too torturous. I will buy eye drops tomorrow. Anyone else felt like this?
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Post love poems you like. Post your poems. Comment love poetry or poetry in general. I'm starting this thread asking for some good recent poetry. Don't give me crap, only good stuff. English speaking authors please.
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hey /lit/, I'm visiting from a /tg/ thread about homebrew space marine chapters based off of old stories and someone suggested Huck Finn. Now I have not read the story but I kind of know a little about it, can anybody give me a summary to help with this chapter?

Wow. Desperation is a really bad book.

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What a bad book from Stephen King. First 200 pages are fairly good, then it completely falls apart. The rest is just a vague and pointless mess. Did anyone enjoy reading this?
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Have any of you read this book? I really enjoy how Thomas McGuane structures the book to parallel Chester's memory problem.
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any idea what Kafka means with the following quotation? (maybe it's not necessary for answering to have read the book) Logic is doubtless unshakable, but it cannot withstand a man who wants to go on living. –The Trial
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Of course War and Peace is a classic, but should I read it considering it's slightly difficult and lots of pages?
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Is it possible to plagiarize yourself by using content you have already published or posted ont he internet without properly citing yourself?

Book Sale

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http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-community-events-HUGE-BOOK-SALE-ENNISKILLEN-UNITED-CHURCH-W0QQAdIdZ360399 108 Will this be any good? Please respond

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