Becoming the writer I want to be

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Anakin66, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. And some do it satirically, like Mark Twain or William Thackery
     
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  2. AtomicTango

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  3. Then it is a style I won't read.
     
  4. AtomicTango

    AtomicTango Fapstronaut

    You're missing out by not at least giving it a chance. Cormac is considered one of the best living American novelists for a reason. Others like Hubert Selby Junior are also highly acclaimed.
     
  5. Believe me, I have.
    Run-on sentence writing is the default of every hack.
    Respectfully, I pass.
    Mainly because I read for prose.
    Bukowski, Hamsun, Burroughs is the money.
    What does she write about, anyway?
     
  6. AtomicTango

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    I find it odd that you consider run-on sentences to be something only hacks use, then list Burroughs as someone you consider to be good. I like him, but his prose is more often than not complete gibberish. Cormac is a man by the way, he writes Southern Gothic.
     
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  7. I can see why people think that, considering Naked Lunch.
    His first book, Junky, was way, way better.
     
  8. AtomicTango

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    Naked Lunch and The Soft Machine are the only books by him I have read. I might get around to Junky at some point, but not yet.
     
  9. Back writing lads.
    Up a couple thousand words in a couple of days.
    Nice to have the format correct just looks so much nicer to read.
    Can't believe I took so much time and had almost given up.
    I may have been in the flatline for a few months now.
    Could be one of the reasons for the lack of drive I have had.
    Anyway no point staying in the past. Look forwards always.
     
  10. AtomicTango

    AtomicTango Fapstronaut

    225 pages edited. I think the last chapter I did is one of the best in the whole book. I know I was the one who wrote it lol, but holy shit, I dd a good job on the character monologues.
     
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  11. AtomicTango

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    Flatline is a funny thing. Easy not to notice you are even experiencing it. I find that extreme urges and flatline both affect my ability to write. But nothing is worse than trying to the day after a relapse.
     
  12. Thoughts on Henry James?
     
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  13. AtomicTango

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    I have not read anything by him.
     
  14. He's good, but some of his works, especially The Wings of a Dove, have so many run-on sentences that my inner editor was screaming in horror.
     
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  15. I get bummed about writing because most of the process
    is editing.
     
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  16. AtomicTango

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    Then you read about Walter Gibson (creator of The Shadow, a pulp series) writing 10,000 words a day and 24 books a year, and realise you need to step up your game.

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    Seriously though, it depends on what part of the editing process I'm doing. I dont mind adding and subtracting content to make everything flow better, it's mind-numbing but satisfying.
     
  17. I'm enjoying editing and reliving the story!
     
  18. I'm slowly becoming more of an edit fan
     
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  19. Then certainly your writing will be a success.
     
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