>just write

>just write
Why is this unironically the only good writing advice a person can give??

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    woah nice gril does she have a pussy I can frick (sex unprotected)

    • 1 month ago
      I ignore women
  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because if you don't write you can't actually assess your own work's qualities and focus on improvement.
    Most people just daydream movie scenes and fragmented lines they think sound cool, and then become weirdly self-deprecating at the thought of actually trying to do anything with them, maybe after attempting half a sentence.

    People should start with the assumption that they have 5000 pages of turds clogging up their brain and then focus on the heroic task of pushing them out, rather than nursing their day dreams and OCs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, I haven‘t heard anyone put it so bluntly but so true

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's the best advice for pretty much everything.

      want to be in shape?
      >Just work out.

      Want to fix small engines?
      >Just start fixing small engines

      Want to get good at killing grocery clerks?
      >just kill grocery clerks

      Because the only suggestions you can give are
      >become well-read
      The more you read, the more you will understand different styles, which will help you give different characters their own voice.
      >become knowledgeable on many many topics
      The more you know, the better your writing will be.
      >improve your grammar and English skills
      You need to be able to express yourself, without sounding like a moron.
      >increase your word knowledge
      People don't want to read the same few words, over and over.
      >write often.
      You can read every book there is on painting, but if you never put a brush to canvas, you'll never know how to paint. Same thing applies to writing.

      because only by doing a thing can you get better at it, moron

      😉

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >People should start with the assumption that they have 5000 pages of turds clogging up their brain and then focus on the heroic task of pushing them out.
      The greatest statement on writing ever written.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Most people just daydream movie scenes and fragmented lines they think sound cool
      Literally me

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Because if you don't write you can't actually assess your own work's qualities and focus on improvement.

      Being your own homunculus' stenographer and putting your mind's eye's scenes into what may as well be braille < composing and editing internally, mulling it over, and being on target in the first iterations. Most of writing is editing. You ought to have the 'RAM' overhead to hold those things captured by the imagination in mind and work on it there before committing whatever floats into your empty head to paper. Clarity of vision and thought is the other half of composition, after editing. The internal monologue's logorreah is as bad as the blabbermouth's audible face shitting.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is great advice if you want to know all of music theory but struggle to play bar chords.
        It is great advice if you want argue about a fighter's technique in the YouTube comment section but struggle to throw a punch
        It is great advice if you want to day dream and convince yourself you have made progress.

        Writing is a physical activity, just as much as a mental one, it requires a mind-body connection and takes place within time and space. When you sit down to write you are engaging parts of your nervous system and brain that not nearly as activate as when you merely sit and ruminate.
        This is a dynamic process, a feedback loop between you and an external object that has to be re-internalized.
        And the thing is you admit as much when you opted to write "on target in the first iterations" rather than just "on the first time".

        You were not just being contrarian, but a self-defeating one too who can't even commit to the bit.

        tld: stop coping and commit to writing or achieve nothing

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    feet

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        literally me every day

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean personally my suggestion is "Stay up hopped up on caffiene until like 3 in the morning, where you're too tired to get distracted but also too tired to realize you don't have to finish a however many thousand word chapter before you're allowed to sleep if you tell yourself you have to finish it first" and then proof read and edit after you wake up. Usually works for me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      May I read some of your work pls 😀

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most of it is shitty bodice rippers and porn for teen girls and moms like that written under an assumed name to pay bills, I was told it was best to have multiple works ready for a "real" authorial debut and a sequel ready ahead of time so I have a skull breaker fantasy novel to finish that's my eternal "I'm working on it but never get anywhere despite being 200k words in at this point" book, an urban fantasy novel that I fully admit has me stumped as every attempt to make the MC "Not Be Harry Dresden" while still fitting the archetype for the genre [because I like it] makes him come off as "What if Harry Dresden was kind of a new money twat on recently hard times when he started" which feels like one upmanship and derivative, and a western about a young man from the east coast heading west to find his family's killer and getting dragged into bullshit magical wild west adventures where I see how much grit I can mix in with the magical glitter before it turns into dusty butthole cowboys with magic revolvers.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Do people actually pay for smut?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Oh frick yeah. Like I don't make bank or anything but like my mortgage is paid every month. You have to understand that while a lot of people got smarter more than one generation grew up thinking "porn bad* and that porn site in particular are virus infested and not all of them saw through the bullshit, particularly women.

            I write like a 15-20 chapter book about some lonely woman getting ravished against her will be some guy or multiple guys or whatever every month or twice a month while using a woman's name for a pseudonym and I make like 20k a month for each new release and a couple hundred to maybe one to four k from the older ones still selling. I live cheap so I still have enough cash for new books and hobby shit and to put a tiny bit into stocks and shit. It's not perfect or great and some months I'm just fricked but like you would not believe the number of 16 to 45 something year old women wanting their "it's not rape if he has a smouldery look and I say yes eventually" fetish satisfied.

            Horny women too dumb or unwilling to use pornhub are the furries of the literary world. They pay for the slop that pays your bills when you can't make it big.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Where do u sell that sort of thing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Amazon usually.

            I was looking into writing romance books. I was thinking if writers like Colleen Hoover can make bank with her shit writing then I can do so too. But then I realized I would probably have to read some shitty romance books if I wanted to write shitty romance books. Did you read any of these books or did you just dive straight into it? Are there any tips you would give to a new schlock writer?

            Honest to god, it's pretty easy. Just plot out a 4 act structure and come up with broad templates [the meet up, the assault, the seduction, etc. Just broad frameworks you can mix around and fill as needed], make sure to have at least 1 sex scene every 2 major acts.

            Men's porn if you look actually usually focuses on how good he can make his partner feel, see all the vocal call outs and the exaggerated pleasure on the receiving end, part of that whole provider/protector instinct basically, being a good lover is fulfilling and an accomplishment, but women's porn is inherently the most selfish shit imaginable since all they care about is how they're feeling, so emphasis should be on how dirty or free it makes them feel and what they're feeling physically. The guy should basically almost never talk, never mention how he feels or anything, and just be a meat dildo communicating desire through body language, unless he's subtly or unsubtly degrading her per the theme of your book while also making her out to be a goddess, it's all about her.

            I just dove straight in more or less but that was because I grew up surrounded by the lowest common denominator type of women so I understood that pretty well by the time I hit my teens, well that and watching some "porn for women by women" to double check.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're telling me you make 20k out of all of your books monthly?
            How stable is this?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Stable enough so long as I can keep dumping them out, don't get me wrong I have a month or two here and there where sales drop and I'm making like, 8 to 12k from the new ones and not a ton from the older ones because for whatever reason its just not happening, but like the market seems impossible to oversaturate.

            While I don't believe that you never read any romance books to come to this conclusion I agree it is the correct one.
            After reading copy after copy of that self centered narcissistic hedonic trash I couldn't look at a woman the same way again. It was the final black pill that made me realize how fricking ridiculous the world is, perched on their dumb birdbrained desires. They are truly disgusting creatures.

            Oh no I read romance novels but like, there's a difference between the good shit and this garbage. Dunno if women like a 100+ years ago were just more mature or if all those women who wrote these back in the day were just writing for dudes or what but even the penny dreadfuls tended to be better once upon a time.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What's the average word count you have? You mentioned 4 act structure and lots of these smut books I'm seeing are less than one hundred pages

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            40 to 60k maybe? Not long. Sometimes I'll get bored and settle for like 30k but it doesn't seem to matter.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The most popular formats are novella length or serials made up of what are rightfully a few long short stories that may max out at 30 pages each. There's a distinction between romance and erotica at play with all of it that is hard to pin down unless you read a lot of the shit across genres and fetishes.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Classic romance was founded in some of the best plays and word-of-mouths shitposts to grace this earth. It's damn near greek drama with the serial numbers filed off, medieval courtly love for peasants. Some of that shit is written by actual lords, for lords and is just a higher bar all around. Check out the Genji, not the most exciting read and I use it to cure insomnia but the stories in it are timeless and powerful in a subtle way. You can tell b***hes were rubbing their slant pussies to this shit in the 11th century.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Tale of Genji??? It's that good??

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's like 2000 pages, covers a dude's entire life and then some, contains every type of story known to man at least once (ghost story, mystery, romance, yaoi, thriller, court intrigue) and has fricking rap poetry shittalk battles. There is a lot of good in it, I'll put it that way.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I thought blacks invented rap

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're thinking of rape

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            HAhAHAHAHAHAHA

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks anon I'll read it
            But didn't a women wrote it? Women can't do anything right

            I thought blacks invented rap

            Black folk have done nothing but destruction

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This post makes me hate women

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            hey I was just thinking that

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Hell yeah

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            While I don't believe that you never read any romance books to come to this conclusion I agree it is the correct one.
            After reading copy after copy of that self centered narcissistic hedonic trash I couldn't look at a woman the same way again. It was the final black pill that made me realize how fricking ridiculous the world is, perched on their dumb birdbrained desires. They are truly disgusting creatures.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            damn you're gay af

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No but sometimes I wish I was because talking to women is excrutiating. Foul, idiotic, egotistical dullards who believe themselves to be something special.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This

            Stable enough so long as I can keep dumping them out, don't get me wrong I have a month or two here and there where sales drop and I'm making like, 8 to 12k from the new ones and not a ton from the older ones because for whatever reason its just not happening, but like the market seems impossible to oversaturate.
            [...]
            Oh no I read romance novels but like, there's a difference between the good shit and this garbage. Dunno if women like a 100+ years ago were just more mature or if all those women who wrote these back in the day were just writing for dudes or what but even the penny dreadfuls tended to be better once upon a time.

            >but like the market seems impossible to oversaturate.
            Then this is a literal goldmine
            Can this be true??
            Were women the real coomers all along????

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            women are just as much coomers as men are. they just prefer different media

            If anything, you could probably make more money from gay furry porn if you knew how to draw

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Amazon usually

            I assume you already need some kind of following to do this. How should a complete nobody, writing their first smut novel go about releasing it. Or is simply dumping it on Amazon without doing any other kind of marketing actually viable?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I dont think he's going to tell us the secret sauce, but you can bet your grandma's hat there is one. And it's saucy, vicar.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Grandma shlicking her bean to something anon wrote for money
            Shudder
            I'll never hug my granny again

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I dont think he's going to tell us the secret sauce, but you can bet your grandma's hat there is one. And it's saucy, vicar.

            Honest to frick it's largely a combination of preparing a bit of bulk initial output [to increase the odds of getting a few readers and build basically a money farm from these cows] and taking advantage of Amazon's perverse incentives, if you game their system right they'll advertise for you and push your shit on people who already buy this nonsense, which again the bulk helps, they'll assume you're an accomplished writer who just moved to amazon. I also did a bit of astroturfing by hand a week ahead of time and a few fake reviews [make an email account, buy a gift card, buy a pile of well reviewed and popular garbage on that account, review them all, review your own porn] but in hindsight I don't think that actually did shit to really help.

            This
            [...]
            >but like the market seems impossible to oversaturate.
            Then this is a literal goldmine
            Can this be true??
            Were women the real coomers all along????

            Holy fricking triple dubs.

            In your honor, I can confirm that women have always been the coomers. Probably because it's harder for them to get off or something so they're more desperate I dunno.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >The guy should basically almost never talk, never mention how he feels or anything, and just be a meat dildo communicating desire through body language
            your porn definitely sucks. but you're right that horny women set the bar horrifically low. the quality of the slop some of them regularly consume is appalling. for god's sake, i wish they'd just read fanfiction; at least it's free.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >your porn sucks
            100% it does. I originally tried to be a bit better at it but those didn't sell as well.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            hey man, appreciated your comments above. Do you know any other genres that might still be alive? Not necessarily to this extent but that still could offer hope. I just can't bring myself to write women's shit, it's my kryptonite.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Children books

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            anything else? in fiction, not YA not womens

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Horror

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            okay thanks

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I just can't bring myself to write women's shit, it's my kryptonite.

            NTA but I'm pretty sure it's the only stuff that sells. And this has always been the case. Ton of famous writers who paid the rent this way in their early years.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I was looking into writing romance books. I was thinking if writers like Colleen Hoover can make bank with her shit writing then I can do so too. But then I realized I would probably have to read some shitty romance books if I wanted to write shitty romance books. Did you read any of these books or did you just dive straight into it? Are there any tips you would give to a new schlock writer?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because having something to fix is better than having nothing to even consider fixing.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone else really love it when girls have red toes, heels and foresoles?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's the best advice for pretty much everything.

    want to be in shape?
    >Just work out.

    Want to fix small engines?
    >Just start fixing small engines

    Want to get good at killing grocery clerks?
    >just kill grocery clerks

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >That health-bar against Zangief as Chun-Li
    Damn girls really do suck at video games.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Half of growing in any art is just observing the art that came before

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because the only suggestions you can give are
    >become well-read
    The more you read, the more you will understand different styles, which will help you give different characters their own voice.
    >become knowledgeable on many many topics
    The more you know, the better your writing will be.
    >improve your grammar and English skills
    You need to be able to express yourself, without sounding like a moron.
    >increase your word knowledge
    People don't want to read the same few words, over and over.
    >write often.
    You can read every book there is on painting, but if you never put a brush to canvas, you'll never know how to paint. Same thing applies to writing.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You also have to read too, if you write without reading your ceiling for improvement is much lower.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because we all procrastinate. I'm doing it right now.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    very enjoyable thread

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Footgays should be lined up and shot

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This photo is a reminder that 'women' aren't desireable, 'YOUNG women' are.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Both character looking in the same direction
    Fake as frick. And I doubt SSF2 Turbo had a Xbox port

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because giving advice puts you in hell

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    feet

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ok

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        feet

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    feet

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    feet

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hm

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because only by doing a thing can you get better at it, moron

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's bad advice, what one of my professors called "a lie you tell children." If you act like it's true, you get results, but it's not really true. "Just write" seems like good advice because real creatives can't help themselves. They read, study grammar, and go through life continuously, then they write, and it all comes out. So, in reality, they do a lot more than "just write," but the advice seems true because real creatives are also depressing handrapers who need to be persuaded not to abuse substances before operating the keyboard.

    I exaggerate only slightly.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it leads to productivity. If you just start writing and keep writing, you will have written something. Writing a paragraph then going:
    >AM I TELLING OR SHOWING??
    >IS THIS TOO CLICHE?
    >DOES THIS FLOW WELL ENOUGH??
    >AM I SHOWING TOO MUCH???
    Just has you editing and editing the same shit over and over. You see it all the time on /wg/ where some guy might upload a 1000 word short story and ask what people think about the plot, and you'll have 15 people screaming at him for misusing a semicolon or leaving in a comma splice. Nothing actually gets achieved apart from some anon being discouraged by some other homosexual with writer's block who probably ended up the way he is by other, similarly bitter, homosexuals.
    When you tell some guy to "just write" and he does that, then he's actually doing what he set out to do. He will edit it himself, he's not moronic, and you'll only actually improve your writing (including syntax and grammar) by actually writing.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Almost everyone on /wg/ is NGMI, probably because like you said they hit like 1k words and quit

      There's a few people who I think have a shot, like one dude just uploads a pic of a word count every few days and then blogposts about it. I don't even think he's said shit about his story though.
      A few people will also doompost about their story flopping on Royalroad for the crime of not being a litrpg harem. Gotta feel for them tbqh, it brands itself as a general "fantasy" site.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /// These Cretan institutions were much extolled by some writers of antiquity, but receive only qualified praise from the judicious criticisms of Aristotle /// The game took an unexpected turn after the first quarter when an opossum scampered onto the field /// He was taken to Havana, and died by garrote in the little fortress La Punta /// I'd love to come to Hawaii with you, but I'm a little strapped /// Expect a breeze to allay the heat /// We decided to brave the elements and go for a walk /// He used his speech to sound a clarion call for affordable health care /// That is the fundamental perversity of dog whistle politics, whereby political parties send coded messages that will be heard one way by their core supporters and another way altogether by others /// The sound of the telephone was drowned out by the vacuum cleaner /// That's the spot where Sara and I used to while away the hours between lectures /// She scrawled her signature on the receipt /// The car pulled up too fast and skidded on the dusty shoulder of the road /// They were in constant contact, conferring about every aspect of the construction project /// How are we ever going to scrape enough people up to form a team by this weekend? /// You can count on him to ham it up for the camera /// The fat man loudly prattled unctuous apologies /// Some respondents who renewed contact with children or siblings had positive responses, but others were rebuffed /// Everything seemed to go wrong. For one, we had a flat tire /// Retailers are moving into high gear as the holiday season approaches /// She wrote several vignettes of small-town life /// Market sentiment can turn on a dime /// Symptoms include a wobbly gait, stumbling or a droopy lip /// The victim wasn't able to identify the perp /// It certainly is no formal, prissy garden - no clipped hedges, manicured lawns or "Keep Off The Grass" signs /// How we love that word—cue the trumpets, unfurl the banners, cast a golden light upon the White House /// Ownership of shoreline property conveys the right to build a pier or wharf /// Parker Posey wants to take a stab at another Scream movie despite her character's grisly death in Scream 3 /// If you're late to work again, you'll be out on your ear /// To what extent is a man of 68 the same person as the callow youth of 18 that he once was? ///

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Copy/translate a book buy an author you like to improve. It will vastly improve prose

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