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how does one know when to start writing?
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>>21297002
Every successful author says the same thing: sit down and fucking write, even if it's garbage. Waiting for a big booba muse to appear out of nowhere and incite creativity will leave you with precisely 0 pages.
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>>21297016
i think hes talking about how many books he has to read before he knows what hes doing
t. guy who read maybe 5 books in his life
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>>21297037
Oh, I'm assuming that everyone who pursues creative writing has read at least 200 books, 50 of them within the genre/topic/style he wants to emulate.
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>>21297002
you just start writing. You can't desire to be a writer or desire to write, some days you just feel like writing and you write.
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>>21297002
You should just read until you’re about forty and then write. Before that you won’t have anything to say and will just embarrass yourself
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>>21297062
do you think nothing of value has ever been written by a sub 40 year old
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>>21297037
bump, this.
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>>21297073
Almost nothing. Publishers do promote young authors as they do sell well simply because people are looking for the next genius but in reality their books will be shit until they turn 40 and most of those young writers who do find early success will suffer for it. Mostly they will not live up to their initial hype and disappear.
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>>21297503
Evariste Galois, Euler, rtc
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>>21297002
When you write.
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>>21297624
>literature
Math is a young man's game, everyone knows that. Literature, not so.
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>>21297002
Just don't. If you have to ask, then you clearly don't have what it takes to be an author. Books make for a good spectactor sport. Just stick to being a good reader anon.
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>>21297037
I started writing because I indulged alot in text based roleplays, despite reading a maximum of 5-6 middle school books up until that point.

The difference really, when you start reading more complex material, is you get a better notion of language, phrasing and how to present your ideas without making it sound like heaps of meaningless exposition.
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>>21297002
Can you stop posting that image? It's nasty and disturbing.
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>>21297002


When one is fructified.
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>>21297016
/thread
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i think there are 2 Approaches

1. you can make a habit to write every day - set a time limit or a page quota and just write whatever comes to you. this repetitious act is particularly good for 'skill building'. if you've never really written or have doubt in your literary capability, try this exercise
the 2. option is to write when inspiuratopjn or passion strikes and is self explanatory

happy thanksificing
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>>21297073
Confederacy of Dunces, Outsiders
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>>21298401
it's cute
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try to find a rare schizo unknown book and just copy it. Only change the character names and other details, and maintain the plot
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>>21297002
When they start writing.
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>>21298703
Who is she?



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