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Is it just me or is this not that good?
>feels slightly overwritten, and I liked all his other stuff
Archy feels like Grady Tripp from wonder boys, he let's his life run out of control and is careless, but Archy isn't explored as much because everything is spread so thin between characters.
It has no plot (inb4 reading for plot) but the characters really aren't making up for it at all.
Also, I know I'm infected by ADD internet culture, but does anyone else think that an author writing a book over 400 pages is really fucking pushing it? Fair enough if it's your masterpiece like IJ, GR, K&C or whatever, but not for regular stuff like this.
The traditional TAR mid-monthly advertisement
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Hey...Hey! Mister writer! Don't cha wanna submit to TAR this month? You could win some money....
>Have I posted this too many times yet?
After a short hiatus, we're bringing back cash awards for authors this month. A modest award sum at $30, but it is the least we can do. If anyone feels like submitting content, our email is email@example.com. We take fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and virtually anything else capable of being pasted on a page that you're willing to throw at us. Chances are most of you already know this and are familiar with us, but in case not: TAR is a non-profit magazine for writers that has been on /lit/ since the dawn of time. Seriously, this is our 22nd issue and we've already been going for a year
As per usual, if anyone feels inclined to make some suggestions we're always open to discuss that too. Thanks /lit/
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So, I'm wasted and I feel like writing a bit. So I'll just start by describing my apartment. Herr goes!
The table was solid; we had a couple dozen bottles on it. The glasses clattering together, on any given day, were nothing out of the ordinary. There was no shortage of alcohol, but maybe a bit more inspiration could do us some good. Only a couple of us were writers, two to be precise. One of the more literary of us was busy spilling his guts in the bathroom. His fluids splashing against the toilet bowl was never an unexpected event... he was a skinny little bastard, who never prided himself on holding his liquor. A single, yellow bulb above the sink was all that lit the grimy kitchen during these nights. A twelve dollar fifth of Even Williams Bourbon was the only comfort to be had on such a lonely occasion (now that he had stumbled to bed). Needless to say, I was bored. I had just recited "The man who taught his asshole to talk" (from Naked Lunch), practically from memory, to my roommate. He claimed to love it, but waited no more than two minutes before rushing to the bathroom to vomit once again. It was quiet now... only the humming of the thirty year old fluorescent "COLD BEER" light remained. "Well... what now?", I wondered to myself. I had been writing poetry for the past year (to no serious avail). What was I doing? I had to attempt something respectable before the end of the year, but nothing really stood out. But, I was determined. After all, I saw my writing as a sort of "on-going suicide note". Basically, that anything I wrote during the duration of my life would prove to be my final words, in the event that I would go out by being stuck by a bus, or cut down in some convenience store robbery. But, I had nothing. Even the moleskin I toted around was full of junk. It was only now that I realized I would die living my worst fear... being a shit writer. "Oh well", I thought... at least I tried.
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Hey everyone. My girlfriend has asked me about getting into fantasy fiction, but she's not ready for the kind of stuff I read (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Song of Ice and Fire, Wheel of Time, etc).
She's liked Harry Pothead, but that's it. I've been thinking of telling her to check out some Redwall or Narnia which might be more her speed, but that's all I can think of.
So, TLDR; give a dude some recommendations for some easy-to-get-into fantasy novels. Thanks in advance!