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 No.34[Reply]

Post your works, anons
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 No.2125

Is it a bad idea to work on multiple projects at once? I'm getting a little bored with the story I'm working on because I've ran through the plot in my head a million times.

 No.2128

>>2125
Probably, but I am very guilty of this myself. I just can't force myself to sit down and write unless my muse inspires me. Some writers treat it is any other sort of work/job, but that seems so cold and mechanical to me.
So I end up writing on something that holds my interest for a while, then maybe I will be writing on something different, a wholly different genre and mood.

Anthony Trollope got up early to sit down and write for three hours before breakfast, but I simply do not have that kind of willpower, and I fear my already poor writing would suffer if I tried to force my way through it.

 No.2141

>>2125
If you actually sit down and force yourself to squeeze out a thousand words in one day for your current story, you'll discover new plot elements you didn't know about before.

 No.2142

>>2141
Once you start to write a story you keep thinking about it and the characters, and new interesting ideas emerge from that, but I always find that those ideas come when I am doing something else, not sitting down to write. It is very rare for me to come up with some new direction when I am actually sitting down to write. It has happened, but I find that sitting down lessens my creativity.
I always get my best ideas when I am active and outdoors; jogging, watching nature and the surroundings, and thinking about the story and the characters as I walk or jog.

 No.2144

>>2142
I'm the same way. What you do is you sit down, write til you don't know what to write next, then go do something else until you do know. Engaging your brain in intellectual activity is like engaging your body in physical activity; if you don't rest in between sets you'll become exhausted. I banged out over 2000 words today in this manner.



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 No.2108[Reply]

Where do you find pdf/epubs/etc. of books online? I only know of archive.org, gutenberg.org, b-ok.org and libgen.is. Are there any others?
Also, discuss books about pirates and anything related to them.

 No.2113

>>2108
fadedpage.com has a lot of public domain literature, even classic 1920s/30s pulp fiction and weird fiction; H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, &c.
8ch used to have a /pdf/, but it was mostly political stuff.
The Internet Archive has a lot of pulp magazines and short story collections as well, but be sure to download what you need ASAP. They remove anything that breaks copyright, even if it is a long-out of print magazine.

Here is a short story named Pirates by E. F. Benson: http://archive.vn/jZDbV / http://web.archive.org/web/20190803022543/http://www.steve-calvert.co.uk/public-domain-texts/e-f-benson-pirates.html
No actual pirates appear in the story though, the title refers to a childhood game the protagonist used to play. Not even one of his spooky ghost stories, but a sweet, melancholic ghostly tale of an old man reminiscing about his childhood.

 No.2117

myanonymous is a private tracker but very easy to get into and without the autism and ratiofagging of most tv/movie/music trackers.



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 No.1903[Reply]

I have created this Daily Planner to organize my time. Feel free to download it & print a copy off. I hope you find it useful.

Juice!

EXCEL: https://mega.nz/file/vRURkK7A#mWlS9s4MUO1gR38AjihoGxaj1tWlq4k3rOo7ZPu1bf0
PDF: https://mega.nz/file/vM80mCjL#pLEPMWzMlBHbRnRxDekWAWOsTiU3XNvN6QmnN2rKudA

 No.2063

>>1903
Well how about a download like then you dumb prick

 No.2064

olo i meant download link lolo now who's the dumb prick????? XXXXXXXXDDDDDDDDDDD

 No.2085

Here is the Excel File. My apologies for the delay. Doesn't start until November though, so there is no time lost.

https://mega.nz/file/vRURkK7A#mWlS9s4MUO1gR38AjihoGxaj1tWlq4k3rOo7ZPu1bf0

 No.2086

Here is the PDF version if you cannot open the Excel file. Excel file is better to write on & look at, as it has dotted lines in the days instead of solid lines, but some dumb pricks might not be able to open it.

Enjoy!

https://mega.nz/file/vM80mCjL#pLEPMWzMlBHbRnRxDekWAWOsTiU3XNvN6QmnN2rKudA

 No.2095

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 No.2048[Reply]

how would you design characters for 1000 chapters of one piece, pokemon anime or asterisk comic or harry potters?
do you write the story first or do you design characters first? which one which?
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 No.2053

>>2052
oh i ve heard this but then you cant always have one off characters become popular so how does those who you write up as recurring fills in all of your stories "properly"? seems kinda wild without any sort solid ideas or plan…

 No.2068

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>>2048
I tend to make a list of the main characters at the beginning, just writing down all sorts of tidbits about them; physical description, likes, dislikes, family background, etc.
This is especially useful if you don't know where the story is going or how it is going to end.

Some, or most, of these bits of background/info may not even make it into the story, but I find it is useful to have established some sort of basic character before going into the story. It makes it easy to decide where that character is going, how they would react in a certain situation if you know a little about their background.


Came across these notes J. K. Rowling made when she started writing the Harry Potter books, detailing the blood status for each character was something she thought to include from the very beginning. The empty circle symbolises a pure-blood father, the filled square a non-magical father. The Star of David symbolises the mother's blood status, while the square with an 'N' inside means a non-magical/non pure-blood mother(?). Finally the letter at the end is the house they end up in at Hogwarts (Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor or Slytherin).
I could not find anyone talking about the fact that Rowling used a Star of David to symbolise the mother's blood status; is she implying that the witches and wizards are like Jews? The serpent symbolism of Slytherin is also interesting, especially since these witches and wizards are die-hard blood purists.

 No.2073

>>2068
You take pictures like a 90s serial killer. How many people have you killed?

 No.2077

>>2073
I think he merely saved the pic, anon.

 No.2090

>>2073
As >>2077 pointed out I did not take it myself, it comes from the Harry Potter Wiki, and from the 2001 documentary Harry Potter and Me where Rowling shows off her earliest notes before she started writing the books.
Because it is a screenshot from a 2001 documentary that is probably the best image quality out there.
http://web.archive.org/web/20211020003906/https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_Me

No one seems to have commented on the Stars of David, or the fact that Rowling thought about the importance of the blood purity from the very beginning.
The circle around the Star might mean pure-blooded mother, while a plain Star is a Muggle mother. Still no idea what the 'N' is supposed to mean…



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 No.2088[Reply]

Looking for free writing online so I can read and analyze how it's done. Looking for action and fight scenes and horror. Links to short stories or segments would be nice. Free stuff. Thanks guys, enjoy the holiday weekend.


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 No.2071[Reply]

can someone explain ta me, say if you write storis like harry potter, twilight, james patterson whatever and stuffs like that

how would u plan the storis, design the characters and the set
to,say …create the content itself? what do you base you, top grossing material of? especially your designs… how do you choose so that it is good or cohesive, logical, and no continuity error or retcons at least

 No.2072

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>I went to the Yale University bookstore and bought and read a copy of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." I suffered a great deal in the process. The writing was dreadful; the book was terrible. As I read, I noticed that every time a character went for a walk, the author wrote instead that the character "stretched his legs." I began marking on the back of an envelope every time that phrase was repeated. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several dozen times. I was incredulous. Rowling's mind is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that she has no other style of writing.

>But when I wrote that in a newspaper, I was denounced. I was told that children would now read only J.K. Rowling, and I was asked whether that wasn't, after all, better than reading nothing at all? If Rowling was what it took to make them pick up a book, wasn't that a good thing?


>It is not. "Harry Potter" will not lead our children on to Kipling's "Just So Stories" or his "Jungle Book." It will not lead them to Thurber's "Thirteen Clocks" or Kenneth Grahame's "Wind in the Willows" or Lewis Carroll's "Alice."


>Later I read a lavish, loving review of Harry Potter by the same Stephen King. He wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are reading Harry Potter at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to read Stephen King." And he was quite right. He was not being ironic. When you read "Harry Potter" you are, in fact, trained to read Stephen King.

 No.2075

>>2072 that is very hilarious… i cant see how potter and king's
is related though.

Still, what do i do? how many character? how big of plots? what are the environments?

 No.2076

>>2075
>i cant see how potter and king's
is related though.
by being the same thing: slop

 No.2079

>>2076 ok sure. stil, what do i do then? climax or whatsoever, intros and exposition, how do i fill in the blanks? i cant seem to decide other than filing in names of objects but not sure how are they arranged to



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 No.2041[Reply]

any tips on choosing the story to write thatll profit? i know you should follow trend and whatnot but if i were trace it then it ll be copying, while if i make it original it may not be better so how do i make informed choices on the things i should put in?

 No.2042

Disclaimer: I have no experience writing for money or working with people who do and are successful at it.

In my opinion it's only not about how well you can write but about how well you can sell it.
You could have some awesome story and if you have no way to promote it it'll just be another work lost in the sea of self-published garbage with other gems floating around.
Find a way to cultivate an audience or find a way to get your work promoted by a publisher. Best ideas I can give.

 No.2043

>>2042
ok, some question:
how do you cultivate audience usually?
and in these days, what kind of "publisher" can help your writing busness… which is online now, to improve?

 No.2046

Submit something to the littyzine if it's worth I'll tell you the genre you need to write

 No.2047

>>2046
wheres littyzine



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 No.2044[Reply]

when do you retcons? was there retcons in literatures?


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 No.1899[Reply]

There once was an amerimutt
Who had a stinky poopy butt
And when he tried to drink his tea
It smelled like really nasty pee!

 No.1900

>>1899
Very vivid imagery you are working with here, Anon; the striking image of an amerimutt sets us off, followed by the short, yet highly descriptive qualities of his butt, and his pee…
Am I right in assuming you may be of the Tarl Warwick and Dan Harmon school?

I believe you mentioned you had written more poetry, and even some prose as well, would you mind sharing some more of your work with us?

 No.1901

>>1900
Okay

THE BLOCK THAT BECAME ROUND
"Holy crap!", Peter Griffin exclaimed as he was playing Minecraft, "a round block!". "Don't be ridiculous Peter! There's no such thing as a round block, especially not in Minecraft!" said Brian Griffin, Peter's talking liberal dog. "No, Brian, you gotta come look" Peter responded. Brian shrugged as his face took on an annoyed expression. He walked over to the couch where Peter was sitting and looked at his iPad. Sure enough, just as Peter described, there was a perfectly round sphere, black in color, was sitting there in the Minecraft game. A dark wave of terror came over Brian Griffin and he began to scream. After a few minutes he was able regain just enough composure to utter the words "We have to tell someone about this!".

Word of the round block spread all over the world. The sky turned dark, the clouds began to bleed and there was gnashing of teeth upon the Earth. All of the leading Minecraft experts, the very kings of this realm, gathered together at a press conference to issue a statement regarding the sphere. Peter and Brian Griffin, devout Minecrafters, were watching with baited breath. Captainsparklez, Skydoesminecraft, Jackseptic… everyone was there except Markiplier, the mighty "First Among Equals". "W-We are aware of the situation", Captainsparklez said with obvious fear in his voice, "but we would like to remind everyone to remain calm. Do not pani-". He could not finish his sentence before his face began to melt, his eyes, nose and mouth fell off of his face and his entire body collapsed in on itself as it melted.

Peter and Brian were horrified by the image on screen. Just then, the broadcast cut out as their television set turned into a black sphere, identical to the one they had seen in Minecraft. They shouted in fear. "Where's Markiplier?!" Peter asked. Everything around them became softer and rounder and all that was solid around them became as liquid. "The entire planet is melting!" said Brian. "Good thing I built that rocket ship for emergencies like these!" Peter replied. They rushed to the spacecraft and flew into the endlessness of Space. They gazed out the window and saw that even the familiar cube that was Earth was melting and had transformed into yet another black sphere. It's surface began to ripple like water and an image began to form in it's reflePost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.1907

When is the next Littyzens issue going to be published and deadline? Did you die from COVID TBC?

 No.1951

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>>1907

extendid aporoghees 4 mie absence, irl stuph + own personal writtan jags haev kinda overtakin mei tiem %^x

the next feuilleton will b ree-lees'd on X-MAS DAY (eef submissions r staqqed enuff bie then - eef gnawt will wait a lil lawngur but eets lookan sumwat sparse soe whew noes) n u can submit auwp til A WEEK AOT FRUM X-MAS DAY (but idk send eet ean aftur dat n eye'll prollie maek eet werk)



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 No.1669[Reply]

Will reading Culture of Critique by Kevin MacDonald help me better understand the world?
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 No.1708

all left wing ideologies are controlled by marxists, even if they oppose marxism, they will ultimately act in a way that benefits marxists and marxism among you, once they are no longer useful as cover, they will be discarded, but only after you had been.

two of the core elements of marxism is that it requires the elimination of all non-marxist elements and that it will use any means, including grandiose acts of deception, to achieve this end.

they are a cancer that will go to any length to seek out and destroy anything that does not conform to it's very strict standards, you let them in, even a little bit, and they will metastasize and grow until you are pushed out, they cannot tolerate the existence of dissent, even if it is only limited to a small insular group in a remote and isolated location that communicates in secret, all who do not conform must be found and purged before their promised utopia can be delivered, all failures of their ideology are put down to outsiders or a lack of faith on someone's part.

the left prioritizes the most dangerous sources of dissent first if the left is coming to you for access, it means yu have been identified as a worse threat than whatever they haven't sought out yet, they will talk about acceptance and tolerance and freedom, but once they get their feet in the door, they will focus on building themselves up and then pushing you out of the space you built for yourself, look around at all the other things that gave coexistence with them a chance every time letting one in allowed them to take over, it was inevitable.

the right can tolerate a large range of disagreement, the left cannot, they are obsessed with growing their numbers, aand as their numbers grow, they develop a strict conformist ideology that eventually becomes full-blown marxism, and they become more and more fixated on purging those who disagree, do not let one of these vermin in, or you will end up swarmed by them.

do not make the mistake so many others have, you cannot inhabit the same space as these sorts of people, even the most liberal looking ones eventually turn against you once they feel the pressure to transform into their worst forms for fear of being given the same treatment they would give to you (and they fear rightly)

 No.1713

>>1706
damn, not good!

 No.1868

As with a lot of these books on the kikes, I buy them and can't read them.
They're so dense, and this whole topic is so overwhelming.
It's not a red pill. It's a red dumptruck full of dirt being poured on me at once.

 No.1893

>>1669
You can't really understand why the 20th century went the way it did without understand the role of its Jewish intellectual movements. I don't know how accurate the idea of Judaism as a group evolutionary strategy is, but The Culture of Critique does a good job of showing how they were all had at least some element of pursuing Jewish group interests. I'd recommend going with Jewish History, Jewish Religion by Israel Shahak first. It focuses on how Judaism has historically been aggressively self-aggrandizing and extremely hostile to outgroup members. The author was a Jewish liberal, but he was the consistent kind.

 No.1906

>>1708
>doesn't understand what marxism is, confuses it with communism
>doesn't understand that both marxism and communism lost 40 years ago and are now dead and buried
>thinks muh right can tolerate dissent better than muh left, because ideological content totally has something to do with ideological structure
Let me guess, american?



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