Self Publishers thread, list em.I'll start,
.flow-esque booksA fair amount of people have asked what are books that are reminiscent of Yume Nikki. This made me wonder if there are books of similar vein to .flow - or, to be broader, it's like a Yume Nikki-esque book but gritter, creepier, or more horror-oriented. Would be interested in reading what y'all mention.
- Division of shit from lit: No flimsy, short, barebones posts that are undeveloped and thoughtless. If you're going to write something, write something. Posting an outline of a story or some ideas and looking for critiques or advice is totally acceptable, though.
- No smut: I had to think about this for some time. Tasteless fap material is not welcome in /lit/. This isn't your personal jerk-off board. Don't write stories that are sex-centric. Sex is a natural human act so it can enhance a story, but sex itself is never by any means a story. Although, if you must, post it in /ot/. If enough people post their smut there, hell, you might get your own smut board.
- Content: What is/isn't allowed? The works posted do not have to be related directly to Yume Nikki, although a majority tends to me. I believe as far as writing/literature goes, most anything can find its way here. Talking about books and literature is encouraged, as well!
- Labeling of NSFW material: Some people don't have strong stomachs or don't like sexual content to your writing. If a post or chapter of a story contains some, please label it as such.
- Level of maturity: Sure, some writers may not have the technical finesse or prowess of people who have been writing for a while. Still, as long as the fledgling writer is trying their best, don't insult others and instead offer advice. Otherwise, posts will be deleted and you may be banned. Repeated offenses will incur increasing penalties.
Lets Get into BooksStarting from two weeks ago I've resolved to actually get into reading and start going through books one after another. It's not like I don't pick up something for fun once in a blue moon, but I never really submerged myself in literature. I figured it would be better to die after going through my bucket list plus some. It's the sort of thing you can wait on for years after all.
Writers' Groups and SupportPic not related
Experiences and IdeasTalk about your experiences with writing or the ideas you got laying around in your head. Critique others and how they could improve.
NekojiruNekojiru Udon (known in english as Cat Soup) was a manga originally published in Garo magazine. Some of it got translated (http://mangafox.la/manga/nekojiru_udon/) but there was much more that never was to my knowledge. There's a blog that was translating it (https://translatingnekojiru.tumblr.com/) but from what I remember it was a clusterfuck of random pages from different volumes, and now you apparently can't view it without a tumblr account. Does anyone own scans of or physical copies that they could scan of the untranslated volumes?
Short storiesShare em.
Imouto OperationHi there.
Currently reading?I just finished reading Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre a week or so ago, and I read "The Double" by Fyodor Dostoevsky out of a collection of some of his works that I bought; it seems that the next work of his in the collection is "White Nights," so I'll be reading that soon.
Embarrassing blindspots?What haven't you read that you feel like you really should have?
Favorite books?As for me:
Fantasy BooksAny of you guys read fantasy? I'm reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb at the moment. I was making a list of the fantasy books I've read and realised I've forgotten a fair few of the books I've read and struggled to recall a few series which I loved. Now that I've gotten around to thinking about it I might just go digging up some old books. Anything up with you guys?
The Edges of The CubeDear Friends,
The Ban of Corruption>>457
Borderline erotic youth literary writings by meOkay, I write pretty regularly. Lately, though, I've been experimenting with more stuff that evokes a little bit of eroticism in depictions of youth, preteens. I think I'm seeing how far I can go in order to prepare for a story I'm planning about a hikikomori girl, without making it come off as pervy (there will be situations where she's judging her body in a mirror).
The Story Part of StorytellingI figure I could try to make this board un-die even though that is a long fucking shot. I write a lot. In fact I enjoy writing so much I even enjoy helping other people write. However, I keep running into the same problem over and over again with the people I try to help. The problem is simple. The story simply isn't compelling. It isn't good. Someone might try to write a generic monster. The characters aren't very human. The setting is badly hashed out. But most of all, there's no real story there. It's just a bunch of events, but nothing is creative. It's just words- it isn't saying anything.
Hey I wrote a fangameI was a little pensive about posting about this here (or anywhere) because I'm always a little afraid of people and interacting with them but I'm feeling brave today :x
The Echo of HumanityAs I had mentioned before I will be adding something to /lit/ in regards to a hypothetical Apocalypse scenario in which everyone is changed into a form more fitting to their soul.
What do you guys think of this book?Okay, so I'm becoming downright fascinated with hikikomori. I myself am not a shut-in, though I am a part-time writer and working endlessly on projects has me locked in my small apartment frequently, where I get cabin fever. A story I wrote ended up using that as part of the theme (though the character was an old retired lady and not a young NEET).
A discussion of recommendation by categoryI personally read more Graphic Novels than Books, for reasons I won't really get into, lest we start a debate about whether or not Graphic Novels are legitimate literature.
Four Letter Finishing MoveWould you like to play a game?
Chesir's JournalHi lit; I was looking for a notebook, when I found my old yume nikki and some things I wrote at my pre-teens years. I readed them and… god. I didn't remember that dream and the things I have written… how I have written them.
The Second Coming (Poem by Yeats)I had the fortune of analyzing a poem called The Second Coming by the one named Yeats recently in English. I'd like to share it with all of you because of how amazing I think it is.
Yume Nikki Doujin mangaDon't know if this would be the right thread… but you can read it… and it's a "book" so BAM. I know there's a Yume Nikki manga that someone made (it's not shipping or anything, just follows whatever small hint of a plot YN has) but I can't seem to find it. Help??? ((Pic unrelated))
Lets Share Our KnowledgeWriting literature takes a lot of finesse, understanding, and most importantly, knowledge of what makes a good story. Characters, settings, and background, as well as the events within your story, are what make up any piece of literature. I'd like to discuss all these things, share what we know and what we think makes good ones…..and bad ones, and discuss them, with any luck we may all become better writers because of it.
A PoemWould poetry be considered literature? Anyway, here is a poem I wrote. Constructive criticism please. Also please tell me what you think it means, I want to know how it comes across.
[Short] Every DayA second-person exploration piece that I did for my Writer's Craft course. I hope you enjoy it.
Collection of Banned and Rare BooksThis is a collection of Rare and BANNED books. (and some other interesting stuff too)
Writing TipLooking for advice.
Yume Nikki - Opening the Book [Completed and Continuing]Opening the Book