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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!

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."

sup!0CTLGCICdI 14/05/07(Wed)18:24 No. 17155 [Reply]

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hey /lit/ anyone know any books similiar to "welcome to the nhk" , also general great books you have read in last weeks

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Hipster Slut 14/05/07(Wed)19:22 No. 17159

Eh, no not up everyones alley. I would not recommend anything I like to any sane or intelligent person. It is based on the City Infernal series however it can be a stand alone. Brief synopsis: Theology student Hudson has just won the lottery, but not just any lottery—Satan’s lottery. Only eleven people in all of human history have been so honored since Lucifer’s fall from Heaven in 5318 B.C. All Hudson need do is say “yes,” and he will receive an all-expenses-paid tour of Hell, and his tour-guide is the damned soul of H.P. Lovecraft.

sup!0CTLGCICdI 14/05/07(Wed)19:24 No. 17160

cool, so there is kinda mythos in it too? sounds fun

Hipster Slut 14/05/07(Wed)19:38 No. 17161

Again not for everyone, most of Lee's stuff is what I would call modern Splatterpunk or extreme horror. If you want a taste check out City Infernal. I will be starting Hero With 1000 faces next week, thank you for bringing that to my attention.

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