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Old 12-01-2013, 12:37 AM
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Icon3 how does one improve literature?


in order to keep reading fun and writing a pleasure literature like anything else we do in life is to be improved.
in order to get on in life individuals must improve their ways of thinking their personalities in order to cope with others around them.
so the question here is
how does one keep on improving literature for it not to sag?

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("...no I don't know how to improve literature per se, where I probably do the opposite then..." replied the goblin, adding "...ah yes, but instead I do know how to make my writings more individual and less formal...")

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Read relevant literature. I would also recommend that you read Charles Dickens (yes I know I'm a hypocrite as I don't follow him myself), and other good writers like the Wheel of Time-guy. He writes good fiction.
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Read relevant literature.
Yep. And let your characters feel/express emotion. Their life is lived on the pages after all.
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Well, I don't know about reading Dickens (he's not my favorite author lol) but you might want to consider reading your favorites again and then ask yourself "What is it about these stories that makes me want to read them again? How do the characters grow and change through the course of these stories?"

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how does one keep on improving literature for it not to sag?
Aspiration.
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("...no I don't know how to improve literature per se, where I probably do the opposite then..." replied the goblin, adding "...ah yes, but instead I do know how to make my writings more individual and less formal...")
do you draw to accompany stories?
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do you draw to accompany stories?
"...it's got to the stage where I visualize the texts and word the pictures..." replied the goblin trying to get the most from his posts with whatever suits his purpose, while trying too, to keep it readable and visually enticing to those alas who are more used to thumbtexts than longhand, explaining "...writers forum are incestuous places resulting in the same type hereditary downfall perhaps, which explains why I don't critic others through my fear that in correcting others to some agreed upon norm, the result would be my then reading only that agreed upon norm each time, whereas I know too, that what I want to read won't please me nearly as much as reading that which I didn't know that I wanted to read till I had read it...

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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
("...I don't critic others though my fear that in correcting others to some agreed upon norm, the result would be my then reading only that agreed upon norm each time, whereas I know too, that what I want to read won't please me nearly as much as reading that which I didn't know that I wanted to read till I had read it...")
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I read to inspire myself. I also read to create massive amounts of doubt in my head. The loftier the book the more I tap delete on my keyboard.

It is a vicious cycle but normal or so I am told.

Could be worse.

I could be a goblin.
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Mr G, I doff my imaginary cap.
("...I confess to clicking onto your username to then click upon the find all posts by our very own scornful frog button, where I imagine too, that I'm not the only one neither, so is there something wrong with me..." went the goblin)
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Yes goblin. There is most certainly something wrong with you.
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Caterpillar: Stop! That is not spoken correcitically. It goes: how doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail. And pour the waters of the Nile, on every golden scale. How cheer... Ahem! How cheerfully he seems to grin, how neatly spreads his claws. And welcomes little fishes in, with gently smiling jaws.

Alice: Well I must say I've never heard it that way before...

Caterpillar: I know, I have improved it.

Alice: Well, cough, if you ask me..
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Does literature need improving? I'm not sure my experience reading certain books could ever be improved on.

As a writer I just write the stories I'd love to read. And nobody can better them as they are everything I want to read whereas what someone else writes is just some amazing things I want to read (plus sometimes some new ideas to add to the pot).
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