how does one know when to start writing?
>>21297002Every 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.
>>21297016i think hes talking about how many books he has to read before he knows what hes doingt. guy who read maybe 5 books in his life
>>21297037Oh, 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.
>>21297002you 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.
>>21297002You 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
>>21297062do you think nothing of value has ever been written by a sub 40 year old
>>21297073Almost 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.
>>21297503Evariste Galois, Euler, rtc
>>21297002When you write.
>>21297624>literatureMath is a young man's game, everyone knows that. Literature, not so.
>>21297002Just 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.
>>21297002>>21297037I 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.
>>21297002Can you stop posting that image? It's nasty and disturbing.
>>21297002When one is fructified.
i think there are 2 Approaches1. 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 exercisethe 2. option is to write when inspiuratopjn or passion strikes and is self explanatoryhappy thanksificing
>>21297073Confederacy of Dunces, Outsiders
try to find a rare schizo unknown book and just copy it. Only change the character names and other details, and maintain the plot
>>21297002When they start writing.
>>21298703Who is she?