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Okay, /lit/ I'm going to some kind of writing workshop soon.
I've scouted ahead and it's full of plebs. They'll be having some kind of contest for the best text in their little group.
I want to edgy it up as much as possible
So far I thought of learning a part of the text by heart, so when we read it out loud in front of every one I suddenly stop, sigh, pinch the area between my eyes like I'm tired, lower the paper with my text and just recite the rest of my text from my mind.
In what other ways can I make my reading/performance edgier?
Maybe changing my voice every time a different character speaks?
Do You Even Prose: Midnight and Beyond Edition
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It's about that time, /lit/. How much can you prose?
Take the image given and come up with a descriptive paragraph detailing the picture. You can challenge yourself to any form of writing that fits in one post, or go for a whole short story for all we care, but most importantly provide healthy criticism for others.
It's not a rule but these threads would be more organized if people posted to a certain limit, then new images could be supplied, so hold off on new images until enough people respond to the previous image. It's that simple.
Story Ideas Thread
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Fuck you guys we're having one.
>newly dead person wakes up in office building
>put to work as an accountant
>in hell each accountant is given "clients" to manage, basically running the numbers to try to get more souls into hell
>just like real accountants they try to find loopholes and shortcuts to make the numbers work
>submit reports to the system that manages entrance to both Heaven and Hell, competing with Heaven's accountants for souls
>boss, the Devil, is like a mix of James Woods and Steve Carrell's character from the Office
>have things like casual fridays, office parties, etc
>have things like torture when goals aren't met
>MC decides to start screwing with the numbers to try to keep people out of Hell
>does so much good by keeping people out of Hell he is summoned to Heaven
>God tells him he has earned a place in heaven
>MC realizes he can do more good by screwing things up in hell
>tells God "Go fuck yourself" to get sent back to hell
>God smiles knowingly and winks
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Hey /lit/, I was wondering if there were any sites/videos/threads/anything that you knew of discussing the multiple different versions of King Arthur and how the characters, stories, and writing style were different.
Specifically the Idylls of the King, Le Morte d'Arthur, and The Once and Future King.
There has to had been some sort of article on this on some university website or something to that nature.
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does /lit/ have any good stories involving pretentious high school/college teachers?
>be senior in high school
>not a huge reader but still more than most other kids in my school
>english class, teacher is out
>stuck up substitute teacher fresh out of college takes over
>"yeah I'm reading Ulysses by James Joyce, you probably haven't heard of it, it's one of the hardest books in the English language"
>big Indian guy who doesn't talk much at all blurts out
>"I READ THAT BOOK WHEN I WAS IN SECOND GRADE"
>entire class bursts out laughing
>"um, are you sure? Ulysses? by James Joyce?"
>she argues with him about it for almost half the class
>finally she takes it out of her bag
>"this book? you read this book in second grade?"
>he flips through it
>"oh no, I read a biography on Ulysses S. Grant"
pic sort of related, kind of looks like him. he was my hero.