What's stopping you from writing a tropey but fun to read novel?

What's stopping you from writing a tropey but fun to read novel?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do web novel count? If yes, I will make something out of it in a few months.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *novels

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because I prefer to write non-fiction

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not fun

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being fun and “tropey” is a consequence of having the environment.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the israelites, unironically

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    magic system autism

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im honestly a total fricking idiot dumber than any nepobaby or romance novelist. I am living proof that reading books, understanding themes, appreciating prose. Its all just a hobby and none of it implies intelligence whatsoever.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what's stoping you
    >can't really think of anything
    Y'know anon. Maybe I should do just that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good anon

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A sort of prideful awareness which weighs each further future as greater than the future which precedes it, thus rendering the hypothetical opinions of posterity as infinitely heavier than those of humans now living.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "I can't be Tolstoy so I won't bother", basically?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't tell myself, "I can't." What I mean is I won't stoop to mediocrity simply because it's attainable. I care too much for my own fame and its memory. Better a brilliant nobody, than a famous moron, basically.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Better a brilliant nobody, than a famous moron
          Bold statement. Mind backing it up?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >implying nobodies have concrete proof of the value of their intellect
            Without a body of work it’s just delusion. My dad was a self-destructive, dysfunctional drunk. Yet everyone seemed to lament his squandered “intelligence”, even at his fricking funeral.

            He had literally nothing to prove it. That was just his local reputation, which bolstered what I can only assume was narcissism on his part.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You assume that public life and private life are the same thing. You could be a public famous moron, and privately a brilliant man.
            Funny you say your dad was self-destructive and narcissist, because that's exactly what you sound like.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The work speaks for itself. If there is no work, then there is no proof.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, that’s a pretty convenient way to cope with failure I think. I may even employ that thought process the next time I get butthurt when no one acknowledges my “genius”.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            which bit do you disagree with

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Actually, upon rereading it, I don’t actually disagree. Truth is that I am just a ridiculously shitty person who has become self-absorbed to the point of nonstop neuroticism, and it has driven me pretty much insane. I doubt anyone can rely upon me for an emergency. I doubt anyone takes me seriously. I’m just a crazy bastard with delusions of grandeur to keep me company as I mindlessly argue with random people on the internet until I become exhausted and fall asleep.

            I am poor, I am worthless, and I am living in a toxic environment. I am not of any help to anyone.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Midwit drivel. An excuse for your insuccess. Nothing more.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >an excuse for your insuccess
            What? I think you may have quoted the wrong person. kek

            Also, who the hell uses the word “insuccess”? You’re trying way too hard, anon.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lmao you're so afraid of this discussion that you go full on ad hominem mode.
            Keep evading my points, you can't evade life

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, actually. Who are you to me to make demands? Don't like my opinions? Neat. Get your own.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You confuse an opinion with a cope.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Myself. And I hate myself because of it.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >write multiple novels
    >don't think I'm good enough for tradpub
    >self-publish everything
    >realize I actually write better than most published authors
    >I could've been something if I tradpubbed
    >no publisher will touch my work now that they're already out there
    >nobody knows me, none of my books sell
    it's over

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nobody knows me
      then how do the publishers know your books are out there?

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The connected parents to publish it regardless of quality?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing, I'm doing this while I'm at work and it's good fun. Publishing is another thing however, I know zero about that lol

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Epitaph for an Unfortunate Artist by Robert Graves

    He found a formula for drawing comic rabbits:
    This formula for drawing comic rabbits paid.
    Till in the end he could not change the tragic habits
    This formula for drawing comic rabbits made

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would I waste my time doing that?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Money

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't write for shit. Also ESL.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I uproot myself when things don’t go accordingly. Fascination issues, non-metaphysical language, belongingness. As long as I felt like I’ve lied I die on the inside.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I had a plot I would. I can do characters and dialogue but don’t know a decent story.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just steal a plot.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Finally finish my 1st (non-trunk) book
    >submit my query letter to Query Shark for advice, avid reader of her blog for years, eager but patient to hear whether or not I have what it takes to start querying
    >she dies a month later
    Really know how to make a guy feel superstitious don't you Big G

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    loved this when I was a kid, didn't have the 4th book though, read it as an adult and it was dogshit, first three books ain't that bad

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's stopping me from eating styrofoam on a webcam for money?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Me, because I did it first. Playing second-fiddle to the styrobro isn’t a good look, anon.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    won't get published unless you're a nepo baby like Christopher Paolini

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He self published and then did a bunch of book signings until Random House picked him up. Amazon lets you self publish for basically free. You're just making excuses.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm very lazy and very stupid

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'd need to have read several books in the genre to be knowledgeable about what tropey even means in said genre.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Disagree, for fantasy YA I can think of several popular tropes despite never reading fantasy YA. You pick that up through cultural osmosis.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just watch the movies

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      or just google fantasy tropes

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I do wonder how all the pulp that's out there ever sees the light of day. Walked past one of those quirky New Age stores recently, they had an entire bookshelf dedicated to healing yourself with crystals and the law of attraction and shit. Someone wrote that stuff, and someone paid to have it printed and distributed. So why not me. Oh well.

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