/lit/, what's the nicest (or most memorable) thing a stranger said about your writing?
Someone on lit said that I wrote the best poem he had ever seen, and asked me permission to save it and pass it around to friends. Kek it isn't even the best poem I wrote that month but oh well
My father told me that when I write a book I should mention his name at the start, and then he told me how proud he was.
Do mothers count?
Not mine but my ex-gfs mom once said - "You should write. You have to write, anon. You must write. It seems to me like it's in your nature to write and realize your destiny in words."
She's being nice of course and English wasn't her first language but i never forgot that. Felt good.
>tfw miss my ex's mum more than her. Shit stinks to high heaven.
My dad has always said I'm a good writer and encouraged me to write which is odd because he's only read some of my school papers and my stuff for when I wrote for my college newspaper.
Anyway, thanks dad.
>tfw I've been published and received accolades, and I still get way more out of coming back from the shitter to see a ton of replies to my post on 4chan
>tfw something you write becomes copypasta
>tfw that warm feeling when you write something and there's a very nuanced little joke in it and you browse reviews/discussions of it one day and see someone who completely got it
Some of the worst though:
>write something holistically with a specific point in mind
>people focus on the one paragraph where it references some hipster shit they want to brag about understanding
>your writing only gets talked about because people use it as an opportunity to go "Ah, yes, [reference] in [your writing], indeed I get that reference."
Our next book should be "conversations between various prisoners" and explore the similarities between people who acted out until they were put in jail and people who repress themselves into the mental jail that is internet escapism addiction
In terms of rejection letters, it's a definite toss up between:
"Unfortunately, we will not be able to publish your recent submission/s, however, we wish you luck etc."
"It is with regret that we must inform you that we will not be publishing your recent submission/s. Please try again in the next quarter issue"
It's so hard to choose.
On a short story, one of my teachers whom I admired the most from creative writing classes gave me an A+ and wrote beneath it: "I don't understand any of this but I'm sure it's good"