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    Minimalist Fiction

    I'm looking for reading suggestions in the style of minimalism. I know Hemingway and Carver. I recently watched the movie Tokyo Story, and I loved how understated everything was. The drama was in the...
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    I want this deleted.

    I want this deleted. I want this deleted. I want this deleted. I want this deleted.
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    Short story submission - scenes

    How do you break apart scenes when submitting a short story?

    Here's one of my problems. Let's say you have a story. The first part is narrative summary, and the second part is an immediate scene....
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    What are some novels that use immediate scenes...

    What are some novels that use immediate scenes well which one could use as good examples of "showing" (i.e., immediate scenes)?
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    Immediate Scenes vs. Narrative Summary

    What's your guys' take on immediate scenes vs. narrative summary?

    For example, instead of writing "Tom was nervous," writing "Tom tapped his fingers frantically on the table." This also might be...
  6. Best literary magazines and journals for a minimalistic writing style

    I was wondering if anyone knows of any literary journals or magazines that encompasses a minimalistic style of writing and, also, commonly accepts short fiction from emerging writers.

    If this is...
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  8. Your points are very valid and I appreciate the...

    Your points are very valid and I appreciate the response. Even though I would prefer it minus all the slander, haughtiness, and racial accusations, but maybe that's asking too much. Anyway, besides...
  9. And I have answered them. Now I hope it's clear...

    And I have answered them. Now I hope it's clear what I intend to ask, and I will ask it again now with, what I hope will be, all questions answered and all loose ends tied up, so to speak; in Western...
  10. I feel that this argument is turning into rather...

    I feel that this argument is turning into rather or not lists are an effective tool, which I think is way far beyond the point of this thread. Indulge me for a moment and imagine a classical musician...
  11. Yes, it is subjective. You're right. Hence the...

    Yes, it is subjective. You're right. Hence the purpose of asking people on this forum what they think should be on the list.
  12. Thank you stlukesguild and illiterati. But I see...

    Thank you stlukesguild and illiterati. But I see that Pope of Eruke still is adamant that the idea of this list still holds no relevance. So, let me provide a scenario: you're a guy who just got a...
  13. So, since we're all talking in english, let's...

    So, since we're all talking in english, let's assume we are talking about the Anglosphere. I think it's safe to say that we are not talking about Korean Horror Fiction, or any other regions or...
  14. Oh, I'm sorry. Do my typos offend you? I didn't...

    Oh, I'm sorry. Do my typos offend you? I didn't know I was in the presence of Noah Webster. Anyway, let's assume we are talking about literary authors; I guess if I had to pick one. Even though I...
  15. So, your basically saying that any...

    So, your basically saying that any recommendations for aspiring writer for books that presently influence a mass number of successful authors is a moot point because all books, in the end, are...
  16. In reference to your interest in some raw data,...

    In reference to your interest in some raw data, you might be interested in taking a look at this: http://www.toptenbooks.net/ But I think we're getting a little besides the point. The point of this...
  17. When talking about books before the 19th century,...

    When talking about books before the 19th century, you are right that it is a vast list that absolutely bares consideration, but when talking about books that . . . you just really oughta read, which...
  18. Good point. I agree with you that just by reading...

    Good point. I agree with you that just by reading these books, you aren't automatically "qualified" to be a writer. But if you read what I wrote, you would see that I never used the word "qualified"....
  19. Why? Please enlighten us. But be sure to use...

    Why? Please enlighten us. But be sure to use small words, we're not all as smart as you are.
  20. Top ten books you can't call yourself a writer without reading?

    Looking for the top ten books in which someone who want's to call themselves a writer can't get by without reading.

    Here's my list:
    1) Moby Dick - Herman Melville
    2) Great Gatsby - F. Scott...
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    Authors that write with simplicity?

    I am looking for authors that write with utter simplicity and brevity.

    Writers like Ernest Hemingway or Raymond Carver.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Books to help simplify writing.

    I am currently in the process of trying to simplify my writing.

    The authors that have helped me so far are: Hemingway, Carver and Bukowski.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    (I am...
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    Why don't critics like Paul Auster?

    I've just read New York Trilogy, and now I'm starting to read Oracle Night. I've been reading different reviews online about Auster's work and I can't seem to find a good review from any critics....
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    I think a good comparison to this would be films;...

    I think a good comparison to this would be films; although many of us are familiar with what we would consider "good" movies (ex. Citizen Kane, Casa Blanca, Schindler's List etc...), there's a reason...
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    In my opinion there are two sides of poetry:...

    In my opinion there are two sides of poetry: psychological and emotional. Both are very subjective and both can be interpreted entirely differently from person to person. When it comes to the...
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