Does /lit/ have any prolific writers who post? I'd like to hear from the ones who are actively turning out a lot of work.
Surprisingly, no. All the writers on here are trying to create the next masterwork of literature. You'd think some pissbottle prolific selfpublishing wizard space opera series writers would exist but nope
no autism. just hard work.
and its 11 books across 4400 pages. going to market in less than 60 days with a new book being released every six months for the next five years. talk shit all you like, i picked a direction, made a plan and created something. don't like it? don't read it. if i start writing MLP fanfics or Hunger Games knockoffs then sure, shoot me square in the face.
I wrote a book myself but when it got rejected about 20 times I packed it in for a while and focused on shorter things. It wasn't fantasy/scifi or anything mainstream so it was a longshot from the start.
I have no idea how you can convince yourself to write an entire 11 book series before anyone even expresses any interest.
This sounds like a retarded meme. Sure I like the meme trilogy and postmodernism in general, but I'd never try to write a 1000 page book as a debut. Though I'm saying this as probably one of the only people here who's actually finished a full-length manuscript (even if it wasn't published).
"Going to market" just seems like a really weird way to phrase it if you're self-publishing. And the one every six months thing seems like an awfully specific schedule, one that I'm not sure he'd be smart enough to come up with on his own.
He's either self or vanity publishing. No doubt about it. Sure, it's great that he wrote an 11 volume, 4400 page series. It's great that he wrote something.
But the only people publishing that as a debut are himself or a vanity press. Which is fine. I don't care.
intentionally vague + timeframe that's been discussed here as a successful way to collect an audience releasing on amazon
sorry about the shitty syntax. drunk as hell, hope i make sense.
Even beyond that, I actually think anything over 100 thousand words is kind of clunky. My favorite author is John Hawkes and as far as I can tell he never wrote anything over 300 pages.
This is true, but stranger things have happened. You're probably right but there's an off chance that he lucked into a deal. As much of a joke as this dude is, I'd actually be happy to see him succeed because it would mean there's hope for the rest of us.
That is plausible, I suppose. He definitely didn't come up with that schedule on his own, but I could see him cribbing it from someone here.
I agree, but I have different views than most of /lit/.
For example, Hamlet was Shakespeare's longest - 30,557 words. I know it's not the same genre as the novel, but it's part of a larger point.
War & Reese's is less of a novel and more of a historical fiction. Like a journaled encyclopedia of a time period. It's the same...but different...but still same...know what I mean?
i'm not even here that much and i've seen multiple times that a serial fantasy with concrete updates is the way to go on amazon to build an audience. anyone who's faggot enough to trip has DEFINITELY spent enough time here to see that same conversation more times than me.
lpus notice that asshole stops responding once people start probing for specifics: >>7688136 >>7688293 >>7688369
If you see a series of four long-ass fantasy books pop up over the next two years on Amazon you'll probably know it's him. I don't think most self-published authors write their crap fast enough to put it out that quickly.
>implying i'm going to stalk amazon's self releases for the next 2+ years to try to id some tripfag
nigga you high?
>The highly rated porn on literotica is all serial too
i fucking hate that shit. rating should be fr the whole series, not fucking part 13 just cause you've loved jerking off to the first 12.
>stop giving specifics.
I went to bed early. The new job away from the fuel shed requires a lot of driving but at least there's commas in my paychecks again.
That's the other thing. Validiting my claim with the name of the title of the first book and series would invalidate my anonymity. That's point of the site isn't it? I don't think anyone wants to be spammed in a thread for self promotion. when it's up and running I'll drop a few vague hints in a thread and if anons figure it out then great.
Here's the first cover with the name and title cropped out
>stock photo as a cover
>a really shitty one at that
The idea to use vector "abstracts" for the branding one was both a cost and design aesthetic issue.
Illustrators want hundreds of dollars per piece
I don't want depictions of the characters on the covers. The reader should decide in their head what they look like. I personally would never pay money for a copy of lord of the rings with a pic of Elijah woods face on it.
If you buy the first few and people talk about the next cover..."It'll probably have some kind of colorful tech design" that establishes branding and adds familiarity. Plus, when you put them all together a running theme.
It's all a learning process. There's no manual about how to go about all of it. I mean, there is, but those books are people who make their money trying to steer real authors from the self help section. Mistakes will be made and not made again when the second series comes out. Maybe then I'll have the funds to create every aspect to the liking of a stranger on a Burmese pet trading image board.