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You are a successful well-known writer.

Would you prefer to be as wealthy as pic related (worth $600 million dollars), or as discussed as James Joyce by /lit/?
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>>7629918
neither, I'd rather just be known to a few people, enjoyed by em, and give my books away in e-form for free.
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>>7629923

Mate, if people can enjoy your books, you would either be rich or a literary icon.
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>>7629925
not if i release it anonymously.
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>>7629929

post it here :)
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>>7629932
i have, no one liked em.
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>>7629934

That's cos I haven't read it yet :)

;)
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>>7629940
well, i haven't written a book, but i do have a short story if you're that desperate.

http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?82106-The-Ant&highlight=

i guess this is still anonymous.
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this is usually the reaction. heh
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>>7629918
Rich. I don't give a fuck about /lit/.
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>>7629918
Get wealthy and after you're filthy rich, write your Ulysses.
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>>7629918
filthy rich or posterity

posterity
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>>7629918
I value literature, but I also like SCUBA diving, motorsport and sending my kids to elite schools, so my honest answer would have to be filthy rich.
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>>7629918
I bet coehlo scores mad milf pussy with his new-age platitudes. That beats being the object of a circlejerk of autists and NEETs in a chinese cartoon board who most likely didn't even read my book anyways.
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I'd rather be rich.

My reason is this: I'd rather that many common people read my books, than that a community of academics should make their careers out of misreading my work.

And there are many things, selfish or charitable, which I can do with money.
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>>7629942
(not previous anon)
I enjoyed it alot.
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Both.
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>be rich
or
>be memed the fuck out on /lit/
what do you think
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>>7630596
hey, thank you. i'm glad!
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You don't mean discussed JUST by /lit/, right?

Because if I have to choose between being rich and just being meme'd incessantly on a shitty image board, I'll obviously choose being rich.

However, if you mean "discussed and remembered everywhere, /lit/ included," then the choice gets harder. I confess I'd still like some financial security, and being rich is always fun. However, I do crave literary immortality. I want to write stuff that gets into the canon. I'd love to be remembered as one of the great writers of the 21st Century, of the entire Postmodern/Ultramodern/Neomedieval/Whatever-We're-In-Right-Now period.
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>>7630476
Who the fuck are you?
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>>7629918
He's not worth anywhere near 600 million.
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>being Paolo Coelho

Nothx
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That's tough. Money is literally worth nothing without respect, and with that sculpted facial hair I'd have to assume Coehlo has very little. At the same time, I wonder how much respect Joyce commanded in his lifetime, being a raging alcoholic and having almost no money his entire life. I also don't consider him the epitome of the modern English language, so I wouldn't choose that route, either.
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>>7631272
>I also don't consider him the epitome of the modern English language

Why not?
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Is cohelo really that rich?
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>>7629918
I'd rather be rich.
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>>7629942
>online-literature.com
Would you rec it?
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>>7631380
it has its moments, i just used it to post some stories, and have a place to keep them.
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>>7629918

depends. am i wealthy writing the stuff i want to write or am i wealthy writing the stuff that sells?

because if it's just a question of wealth vs academic merit, i'd pick wealth. fuck the lit crits
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I don't need validation. Give me cash.
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I'd like to be the James Joyce in that situation. I'm not in it for the money. To me, the truth wealth is to be remembered.
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Coelho's actually a very inspirational and good writer. People here would greatly benefit from listening to him.
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>>7629918
I'd rather be properly appreciated by a small group of devoted fans like Gass: having thousands misinterpret my work is one of my greatest fears.
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Anyone else think there's absolutely no need for $600mil? Don't get me wrong, I would gladly and easily spend 5, 10, even 100 million if I went nuts. I just have no idea what I would do with 600 mil.
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>>7632283
Don't you have to go pick up your kids from soccer practice?
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>>7632638
boom roasted lol
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>>7632599
Buy an island and create your own polis.
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>>7629942
I really liked this. It's rare that I say I wish a work were longer...for good reasons, of course.
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>>7632701
That makes me very happy. I'll have to set out to write more. It's been a long time. For me, anyway.
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>Caring what people think of you
>MFW

The dosh obviously.
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