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Blood Song by Anthony Ryan Sharklops 13/10/26(Sat)18:45 No. 17033 [Reply]

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I read a lot of fantasy novels and somehow this one wasn't anywhere on my radar. A friend suggested it and it turned out to be really great...right up there with some of my alltime favorites:


Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)17:15 No. 17083

hello anthony. yes it is worth buying, isn't it?

Hipster Slut 14/02/27(Thu)11:50 No. 17114

mimimimimii. thats all i have to say to your moralfagin'

Hipster Slut 13/03/24(Sun)16:14 No. 16763 [Reply]

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Hi there 7chan. We are a couple of guys that just has started a lit-mag, the writer base stems from the /lit/'s of the net.

I'd thought i'd let you know so you can submit you works if you want to.

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Hipster Slut 14/01/14(Tue)03:27 No. 17096

I'll pass on editing but I would appreciate an RSS feed exclusively for the magazine/reveal, this thread is the only reason I'm even aware of new issues. I don't use facebook/twitter and I don't want a feed with every single article you release cluttering up my current feeds.

Hipster Slut 14/01/28(Tue)01:52 No. 17100

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Here is the feed you are looking for.

Metric 08 is out.

Hipster Slut 14/01/31(Fri)05:31 No. 17102


Unplanned Writing Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)08:23 No. 17079 [Reply]

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I'm writing a novel about a snobbish has-been author.
I normally plan out my stories and write the events, but I'm trying out a different style this time.
Sort of a "Just write it" style. I don't know where the story is headed, but I feel liberated and unsure.
I'm hoping my story doesn't run out of steam.
I plan to revise and probably rewrite once I've spilled my thoughts on the word document. (I read Stephen King uses this method, his books tend to be long, with a ton of characters.)

Has anyone else tried this type of writing style? If so, what is your experience on keeping the story fresh. I find myself expanding on scenes, when I normally keep them as short as possible.

Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)08:41 No. 17080

there's a variety of ways to make a plan come together

I know of 3

you can spill your thoughts out, you can outline a general plot and make the individual sections fit the theme, or you could have a general starting concept and then gradually evolve it as things go along, keeping in mind the importance of the rough structure

Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)08:45 No. 17081

I guess I'm trying to spill my thoughts and write it sort of like "On The Road".

Hipster Slut 13/12/11(Wed)02:21 No. 17074 [Reply]

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To these few words, it seems to me,
A wealth of sound instruction clings;
O Learn to Take things easily –
Espeshly Other People’s Things;
And Time will make your fingers deft
At what is know as Petty Theft.

Your precious moments do not waste;
Take Ev’rything that isn’t tied!
Who knows but you may have a Taste,
A Gift perhaps, for Homicide, –
(A Mania which, encouraged, thrives
On Taking Other People’s Lives).

“Fools and their Money soon must be part!”
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Hipster Slut 13/11/24(Sun)00:26 No. 17055 [Reply]

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Does anyone here have Koushun Takami's Battle Royale (the novel) in a decent-looking epub?

Soumy 13/11/26(Tue)22:37 No. 17064

It is on 99chan I think.

Hipster Slut 14/05/09(Fri)00:09 No. 17162 [Reply]

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Anyone know any books that have underage gay relations?

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dev 15/05/15(Fri)00:34 No. 17425

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dev+ 15/05/15(Fri)00:38 No. 17426

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Hipster Slut 15/05/29(Fri)18:23 No. 17433

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James Purdy is a good place to start.

Look at his books and you should find one.

Hipster Slut 13/04/29(Mon)00:09 No. 16845 [Reply]

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Alright /lit/ I need a little help here. I am shit at Shakespearean sonnets so I need someone to make a beauty

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Hipster Slut 13/08/20(Tue)09:03 No. 16961


Not skilled enough to dismiss the Bard ^_~

Hipster Slut 13/11/09(Sat)04:41 No. 17043

A sonnet and a limerick are two different things.

Hipster Slut 13/11/24(Sun)15:43 No. 17058

You contradict yourself and your rhymes suck. So a fairly good sonnet then I guess.

Hipster Slut 13/03/16(Sat)16:45 No. 16745 [Reply]

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Why don't you write a journal. Before you think, oh, it's all so very, unnecessary, I have no will or want for it, consider how in your old age you will forget your memories and your past will be a blur, and you will forget who you really are and all the small lessons, insights, joys and ranges of phenomenon you had that a simple description might re-awaken!

This being said, I'm considering starting now and doing a backlog based on what I can remember, and slowly filling in whatever I can.

It all seems so very, dangerous though. I'm scared of the weight of thinking it through...or missing something and accepting the new history with that gap because it's been cemented.

Are my troubles real?

CandleJack 13/03/26(Tue)06:17 No. 16767

Human memory is a fragile and infinitely, often subversively and invisibly, malleable and editable thing. Most of this happens without your conscious knowledge or input. Most of this is skewed to the positive because humans are hopelessly optimistic creature.

Keeping a journal can only change your memory from what you THINK happened to what REALLY happened. But is having a good memory what you want? Do you want to think something happened a certain, positive and blissful way in your old age, only to go back and read in your journal that it happened in a different way that was less optimistic?

I suppose a solution would be to only write about the happy things that happen every day. That way you can look back and be happy instead of looking back and realizing how drudging and pointless and painful your existence was.


March 25th, 2013:
Got in a car accident yesterday. Totaled the car. My fault. In hospital recovering from two broken legs, fractured pelvis and a smashed right wrist. Hospital food is terrible. Dry meatloaf and stale bread. The jello I had for dessert was really good. I don't know how I will pay the bills. I think the wife might leave and take the kids.


March 25th, 2013:
The jello I had for dessert was really good.
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I+want+to+be+a+professional+slacker+(I+mean+book+reader) 13/03/27(Wed)14:13 No. 16774

I was getting more at the level of often we think about philosophy, our consciousness, reality, and such things.

In certain states of presence, I certainly don't think of these things.

I worry forgetting part of this is as good as dying.

It is almost, losing a kind of higher level self awareness.

Anyone feel me?

Hipster Slut 13/11/24(Sun)15:39 No. 17057

Yeah, you should keep a journal man. I've kept a few different types, but the ones I think I find most valuable to look back on now were when I didn't write any crap about the time and the date and the locations, just what I was thinking. It can be a bit frustrating looking back, because sometimes I want to know what was happening or where I was when I was thinking that, but its a lot easier, and often if you worry too much about putting dates and whatnot in youve forgotten what you wanted to write by the time you get round to it.

Try keeping a few notebooks. One for stuff you need to do, one sort of a logbook of your activities, and just a sort of thoughts and feelings journal. Not necessarily at the same time.

Good luck!

Hipster Slut 14/11/02(Sun)08:50 No. 17347 [Reply]

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proofread my post:

Yes and no... You see, Japan is real but it's capital city, Tokyo, is not. At least, it's not what you've been lead to believe.

Tokyo is actually a moon colony, buried beneath the moon's surface on the Bright Side.

The Shinkansen system was initially an ordinary bullet train, bit since the Bubble Era, they were converted into mass-driver launched spacecraft. Every window is equipped with an extremely high definition screen to maintain the illusion of coasting through the countryside at a speed significantly less than you are actually moving (the gradual acceleration is deceptive).

It may seem like a lot of trouble to launch an entire metropolis of people to the moon and set up elaborate deceptions--even portals for aircraft entry--but there really was no other way.

In the early 90s, Japan discovered point-to-point teleportation in the midst of an economic boom, yet still the costs and materials were too precious for practical implementation. Then these... things came through the soft places product testing had made in the barrier between our worlds.

Original Tokyo was overwhelmed. In a matter of hours, half a dozen wards were smoking rubble. Then it stopped. The hero remains unknown, but survivor accounts told of last-ditch nuclear engagement. The cold-war cache, buried--by Nixon--in a secret silo in Hokkaido, finally saw the light of day; and exploded with a flash times brighter. The portals collapsed and all EM activity for ten miles out went static.
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Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:39 No. 17395

It is not going anywhere. It is an over long bland passage of descriptive text that doesn't ground the story in any way. I assume there is eventually going to be a character somewhere, doing something within this setting? If so, start with that and scrap this crap. We can then infer the setting and history vicariously, through this character's perspective on the world.

Hipster Slut 15/03/01(Sun)00:04 No. 17404

>>proofread my post.

Like 17395 said, it's shit. Meandering, overly long, "As you know, Bob..." shit. You can't even get what little science it contains right, such as...

>>moon's surface on the Bright Side

The Moon doesn't have a "bright side", idiot. It's tidally locked to the Earth, but not to the Sun. Depending on the when during the year it occurs, the Moon's day can last between ~27 and ~29 Earth days.

If you're going to write science fiction, you need to learn how to write and you need to understand science. You can't do either of those things now.

Grammar Hipster Slut 14/08/19(Tue)12:34 No. 17277 [Reply]

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>"Why don’t you wait over there--" she nodded to some chairs against the wall "--and I’ll give you a signal when he comes by."

>"Why don't you wait over there," she nodded to some chairs against the wall, "and I'll give you a signal when he comes by."

>"Why don’t you wait over there"--she nodded to some chairs against the wall--"and I’ll give you a signal when he comes by."

>"Why don't you wait over there,"--she nodded to some chairs against the wall--"and I'll give you a signal when he comes by."

There are probably more variants I could write here, like adding a comma after 'wall' in the first version, but which is the most correct?

I understand that different publishers/editors go by different house rules and more than one can be 'correct', but there has to be a majority consensus on one method, right? Or at least one method has to be more popular than the rest, even if it's split down to a minority.

So what's your thoughts on this? Which is the best way to do this?

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Hipster Slut 14/09/25(Thu)07:10 No. 17310

That fookin' gif m8!

Hipster Slut 15/03/16(Mon)01:26 No. 17407

Grammatically, only the second is correct.

Hipster Slut 15/12/30(Wed)23:35 No. 17514

"Why don't you wait over there," - she nodded in the direction of some chairs standing against the wall - "and I'll give you a signal when he comes by."

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