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 No.3558[View All]

Thread for those who like to read and write including fanfiction. Share drafts, look for beta-readers, ask for writing advice, give recommendations and do all that other cool jazz. Just remember to not bully anyone else no matter how shit their taste might be.
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 No.16437

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>>15499
I use Times New Roman, but that's mostly because it's the one that I've just defaulted to rather than because I find it aesthetically pleasing or anything like that.

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 No.16440

>>16437
Same for me and Arial, I'm just too lazy to take the time to try using all the other fonts to find one I like more. Though I've found that I like Century Schoolbook and Century Gothic.

 No.16474

>>16437
this is real funny that the thread is talking about fonts
i was watching the middle and like the kid init has a club that talks solely about fonts

Is it true that uppercase manifesto and nexa bold were inspired from the 1920's italian rationalist movement?

 No.16495

So does anyone have any tips on how to successfully sell scripts for let's say a TV show? I plan on writing some pilot scripts soon and just curious how to go about something like this.

 No.16496

>>16495
bump i want to know too

 No.16686

>>16495
my guess would be to find a list of agents, and then send it off to them , choosing the ones who are into what you're working on e.g. comedy
I've only looked into submitting for books though unless someone has a better idea

 No.16748

So what is everyone currently writing?

I'm writing some cyberpunk fiction about this garbage truck operator turned into a pawn for a corporate war.

 No.16767

How long until fanfiction is c&d material

 No.16768

>>16767
What I usually hear is that it already is, it's just not considered worth suing over.

 No.16866

THERE'S A FONT CALLED Microsoft Uighur???

 No.16894

>>3558
I was writing a big post about retard idealism to kantian idealism to hegelian idealism to marxist diamat. It's problematic to anyone who actually knows the subject matter, and I decided to stop writing it. It's in spanish too.

 No.16942

I'm writing a Black Lagoon fanfic where Rock is implied to have died during the events of the pilot episode due to being shot by Revy during one of her usual tantrums and his role within the original plot has been (partially) taken over by someone else, not gonna spoil much more than that.

If that isn't enough to sell the premise, I'll just say that there's gonna be a few interesting original characters introduced in the future including a former female member of the Provisional IRA.

I'll provide link if people are interested.spurdoSpurdo

 No.16949

>mfw my bestfriend only wants me writing smutty fics
>mfw i want to write "deep" and "meaningful" fanfics
>Too scared to write anything orginal let alone publishing something

I can't just keep writing Invader Zim and Orc smut all my life, c-can I?

 No.16967

Anyone willing to tell me how shit my writing is? Need critical readers to kill what's left of my passion.

 No.17020

>>16942

would like to read it

 No.17024

>>17020
https://forum.questionablequesting.com/threads/no-rest-for-the-wicked-black-lagoon-gamer-si.13368/
Here you go then. Note that you need to make an account to access the thread since it's in the NSFW section of the site. I don't publish on FF.net or any other sites at the moment.spurdoSpurdo

 No.17461

anyone writing anything original?

 No.17465

>>16949
Can't you do both?

 No.17467

>>17461
What do you mean by that? Well I'm planning to write a pretty ambitious genre switch story that begins in a high school and ends as communist propaganda

 No.17499

>>17467
as in not fanfiction, but that sounds interesting, was gonna write about a teacher trying to teach in a dystopian setting

 No.17508

>>17499
That sounds better than what I'm going to write tbh

 No.17600

leftypol monthly writing competition or some shit when? also we need to set up a matrix chat

 No.17756

bump

 No.17928

>>17461
trying my hand at a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy adventure story with some political and ideological themes for background.

Also trying a more generic fantasy adventure, which is more simpler but writing itself better.

 No.17929

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>>16866
Kek

>>16949
>I can't just keep writing Invader Zim and Orc smut
>Invader Zim… smut
fuckin' hell go to horny jail now!

 No.17930

Anyone else read that published Evangelion fanfiction series? There's like 5 books and a 6th one being written. It's Russian and is probably on the biggest fanfictions I have ever seen that isn't just a trash dump.

 No.18002

>>3558
What’s everyone else’s acceptance rate with trad publishing or lit mags and journalseurekaEureka

 No.18009

>>16949

How many times have you written about Gaz getting that fat alien cock?

 No.18486

>>7051
Reminds me a bit of the Blood Mining thread from /leftyb/

 No.18570

If anyone is interested a rather odd crossover of Friday 13th and Familiar of Zero is up for adoption and if anyone's interested PM the author. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12524976/1/The-Unstoppable-Familiar

 No.18626

>>3558
Anyone else feel like they lack the conceptual skills to properly evoke emotion in their writing? Just finished Disco Elysium and my writing in comparison feels like a little kid's drawing.

 No.18631

>>18626
It comes with practice. Frankly I find it best to picture myself as a character in the situation and thinking "what would be consistent with my character to feel and say" and from there write it out.

 No.18640

>>18631
I dunno, man. It feels like I'm actually lacking something foundational to my cognition. As in, I will only ever be capable of flimsy conceptualisation, no matter how much I practice.

 No.18641

>>18640
It's possible (some people have trouble picturing objects or concepts in their heads) but I think the best is to just
A) read a lot of wordy literature, expand your vocabulary
B) whenever you see a situation, a conversation, or whatever, try to step back and place yourself as one of the people and empathize with them, just let the words that come to mind go on paper, and then reorganize and clean it up afterwards.

 No.18750

>>18641
>It's possible (some people have trouble picturing objects or concepts in their heads) but I think the best is to just

Thing is, I never used to have trouble picturing things, but it seems as though my imagination has become tired and using it for extended periods of time, say, long enough to write a decent scene, feels laborious. I used to have a better flow of ideas and emotions, but now I struggle to even come up with a conventional metaphor, let alone a novel one.

>A) read a lot of wordy literature, expand your vocabulary

B) whenever you see a situation, a conversation, or whatever, try to step back and place yourself as one of the people and empathize with them, just let the words that come to mind go on paper, and then reorganize and clean it up afterwards.

That's good advice, thanks anon. Any book recommendations?

 No.18751

>>18750
>now I struggle
It's because of social media and the internet, no joke, this shit fucks your head until your attention span is short as fuck and you stop being creative in lieu of just copying and imitating what you already know.
>thanks
No problem, I used this to get through writers block (I'm still writing out my story(s) tho)
>Any book recommendations?
For metaphors and a wider grasp of synonyms I suggest Gerald Durrell's books on his childhood on the island of Corfu (My Family and Other Animals is the first book), his adventures as a zoologist in Africa and his fiction books The Mockery Bird, Rosie is my Relative and The Talking Parcel, all of which are very funny and descriptive with vast vocabularies.

For conveying emotional feelings in a situation I suggest Hemingway's Old Man and The Sea and The Great Brain series by J.D. Fitzgerald. Mark Twain, Sid Fleischman, Jack London (particularly White Fang, Sea Wolf, and Call of the Wild) and Roald Dahl all have very varied and creative ways of describing emotions, feelings and expressions.

 No.18762

>>18751
>It's because of social media and the internet, no joke, this shit fucks your head until your attention span is short as fuck and you stop being creative in lieu of just copying and imitating what you already know.

Yeah, I've had a feeling it might be that. I hope it's something that can be repaired, otherwise I may as well off myself, lol. Being conscious of the beauty of reality but unable to fully capture it, even just a small measure, would kill me.

>For metaphors and a wider grasp of synonyms I suggest Gerald Durrell's books on his childhood on the island of Corfu (My Family and Other Animals is the first book), his adventures as a zoologist in Africa and his fiction books The Mockery Bird, Rosie is my Relative and The Talking Parcel, all of which are very funny and descriptive with vast vocabularies.


Thanks, mate. Those all sound interesting. Might have to train myself to read recreationally again, however. I'll see if I can grab a copy of a Durrell and a Hemingway on amazon or some shit.

Hell, might even try cracking open the copy of The Idiot I've had lying around for half a decade.

 No.18779

>>18762
>something that can be repaired
Stay off the internet as much as possible, turn off social media and read books and watch good movies. In terms of health work out a bit (even just morning exersizes already helps) eat healthy and drink a teaspoon of apple vinegar cider in a glass of water daily (flouridated water causes calcification of the pituitary gland in the brain which is responsible for creativity and the ability to think outside the box) and eat peppers (they have chemicals that essentially kill frayed and worn out Neuron endings and force the brain to 'update' itself, keeping your mind fresh and memories secure).
This takes time to have an impact. Also if you do porn, minimize it, porn has a direct impact on Grey Matter, dopamine release and attention span.
>conscious of the beauty of reality but unable to fully capture it, even just a small measure, would kill me.
That's how I felt a while back.
>I'll see if I can grab a copy
> train myself to read recreationally
Yes, "One should never stop learning… After all, if you're not learning, you're not growing, and if you're not growing, you might as well be dead…"

 No.18859

Do people here have routine or discipline themselves to write everyday or so? I'd take some tricks, if I let myself write only when I want I don't do enough and tend to leave projects unfinished

 No.18860

>>18779
i still don't get how fluoride would result in calcium buildup on the pituitary gland, assuming that is what you mean by "calcification". the rest of the advice is solid tho. where did you read this?

 No.18862

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>>18860
>reaad this
If you refer to the other advice on writing - personal experience. If you are referring to the flouride -I'll just dump my old post on Flouride for that:
>Fluoride build up in the body causes calcification of the pineal gland in the brain.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4213386/
>Calcification of the pineal gland and the resulting degradation results in a worse sense of direction among other negative consequences.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1419179/
The prevalence of pineal gland calcification was 58.8%. There was no statistically significant correlation between age and the extent of the calcification. The prevalence of calcification was 58.6% in females and 59.0% in males. The average anteroposterior measurement was 3.73±1.63 mm, while the average mediolateral measurement was 3.47±1.31 mm. The average total calcified area was 9.79±7.59 mm2.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5620462/
>Excessive flouride damages your teeth with fluorosis.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db53.htm
Fluoride in dental care products is useful, it's water treatment in particular that lacks evidence. Kind of like how magnesium in your diet is an important nutrient, but gargling Epsom salt will kill you from hypermagnesemia. The action mechanism for fluoride strengthening of teeth is entirely topical. You get all the fluoride you could need from toothpaste and mouthwash. Ingesting fluoride means it has to run its way through all your bodily process and then return to your mouth in salivary secretions at very low concentrations for any sort of action on teeth. High bodily concentrations of fluoride can make bones brittle and actually can stunt brain development in children. The only reason we treat our tap water with extra fluoride is because the phosphate fertilizer industry produces hexafluorosilicic acid as a by-product and water fluoridation is used as an excuse to just dump it in the water supply instead of disposing of it properly.
>fluoride stare
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1227276/

 No.18865

>>18862
>The only reason we treat our tap water with extra fluoride is because the phosphate fertilizer industry produces hexafluorosilicic acid as a by-product and water fluoridation is used as an excuse to just dump it in the water supply instead of disposing of it properly.
Not just that, it has its roots even further back in lobbyists from the nuclear industry working to downplay the toxicity of fluoride exposure against workers. One of the biggest advocates for fluoridation and fluoride safety during the cold war was the lead toxicologist of the Manhattan Project and the same guy who orchestrated the human plutonium experiments where they injected plutonium into people without their consent to observe what happened.

 No.18866

>>18865
Thanks for the additional information! Im afraid we're somewhat derailing the thread LMAO

 No.18867

>>18866
I noticed you had pasted something I'd written a while back in a modified form. I was very flattered so I had to add more.

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 No.19405

>>18859
i write in my journal a minimum of 20 minutes. whenever i write over that time, i keep track of it. if i have done this for 3 times in a week, i take the average of that excess and add it more to my minimum writing requirement. i haven't written anything else, but i would like to learn how to write better before i start on some sort of opinion piece.

 No.19412

>>19405
Hmmm where do you write? I should do something like this but I suck with these habits.

 No.19427

>>19412
in my room. you can even start at 5 minutes and work your way up. just remember to enjoy it.

 No.19618

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13940153/8/Dark-Legend-of-Potter-Crimson-Demons-Awaken
>"The institutional hierarchy of the education systems is a bourgeois fabrication of the ruling class to enforce draconian measures upon the proletariat and control the minds of the youth to mold them into nothing more than cogs in the great machine of capitalism!" Megumin ranted. "The modern education system was created in Prussia in the 18th century to produce-"
Ok, fess up, which of you anons is Full-Paragon? This is the most /leftypol/ thing ever, to literally start repeating a political effortpost (pic 2 related)… fucking kek.


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