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I write stories in new worlds of poisoned happiness while delving into the studies of literature and television while pumping music through my veins.

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Going back to classic writing

Is there any way that writing in literature can fall back into the writing styles of classical books. So much of writing has changed and evolved but are there any current books or any possibility of an audience that would enjoy modern authors writing in the style of classical going from Tolstoy, Austen, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Orwell. With Harper Lee’s "new" book coming out onto shelves this next week, it’d be interesting to see others following in her path and falling back towards those times, settings, and styles of writing.

  • I wish such a thing could come true but I think publishers would make it too hard on writers to divert back to old ways (if they're not already famous and can get away with whatever they want). We're always told to be as clear and concise as possible, people don't have the attention spans to sit through intense abstract imagery descriptions. If people don't have the patience to read it, it doesn't sell, they don't get published. To be successful in mainstream anyways (and not to us academics) it must be hard to be successful sticking to classic writing. – Slaidey 5 years ago
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  • What exactly do yo consider "classic" writing? What traits and characteristics must be present in order to be considered classic? Is it merely a question of time period or is it the writing style, genre, or effect on society? The authors you named come from different eras, genres, and have very distinct voices. Can you really call an author who just published a book this month "classic?' – RyanLee 5 years ago
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  • What is classic. In my definition, a classic is something that was written in either Old English, Old Norse, Akkadian, or Egyptian. It may also be heroic. So it depends then on what definition. If Dostoyevsky's writing is "classic" than by the gods Hemmingway is not due to his tiny sentences. A classic also requires then a certain kind of vocabulary level, one that it appears many people lack due to a schoisslickh education system. And then as one of you mentioned above, publishers don't want long expository prose, because supposedly, "It doesn't sell." Thankfully we don't have to take publishers seriously because we kan then laugh at them for publishing Ursula K. Le Guin, and David Mitchell. This is a very interesting topic and I really hope someone picks this up. The trick will be figuring out whose linguistic patter is quote "classical". – Starvix Draxon 5 years ago
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FitzSimmons are really my favorite in the series besides Skye. Their intellect and this sudden geek!Chic has caught on so rapidly and they have been amazing to deal with it for S.H.I.E.L.D. I think the brains really sets the television show apart from the movies of Marvel, even with everything all connected. And even then, it’s always about the intellectual side of it all to keep tabs on what’s happening, what parallels, and what’s about to happen. FitzSimmons embodies something amazing that Whedon has stumbled upon and he knows how to use it wisely. As season two continued on, they made us all love/hate Simmons while feeling so heart-warmed and sympathetic for Fitz’s plights and triumphs after what happened deep down in the sea. There may be not extensive science as everyone was really hoping for and critiquing on but there is a big chemistry between the nerd-squad and the viewers. FitzSimmons has it with their career paths, Skye has it with her hacker abilities, and even Coulson has it with his nerdy love and collections.

The New Hero: Brains of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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I do believe though that the author of 50SoG had written it into the verse of Twilight. Once she was given the opportunity to get it published, it gave her a forced hand to move the story between Bella and Edward.

Fanfiction: The Merits of Originality
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I could go on for days in regards to the debate of Fanfiction. I’ve written it and collaborated with so many people on respective sites for so many years now. I’ve been bashed for choosing to do this for a hobby while I’ve had doors open into my life because of it that I refuse to close now. I saw it mentioned above but, it is such an amazing release to do for writers that aren’t professional. It’s an amazing tool to utilize for aspiring writers and it teaches them of all the varying styles of writing that are around. Fanfiction can be cruddy though, as mentioned in the article. There are stories that everyone has read that are just awful but that’s someone else’s beginning into learning and acquiring their own voice in their writing. We all have to start somewhere, right?

As for originality, Fifty Shades of Grey is the key example for this nowadays. But really, all authors have their influences that have utilized the styles and things they’ve read from other authors. Through the years, everyone has taken bits and pieces here and there and everything has become so collaborative. We’re a big melting pot of ideas that we’re always bouncing off of one another. There is still originality though. Fanfic writers start off from the basis of the story and continue on the character’s paths after the story was finished or completely change it around into an AU scenario. Of course, there is always credit where due and I think that’s splendid to do. But then the story evolves and you grow the characters and make them something else. You have so many ideas of this character that suddenly it doesn’t seem to be the same as they had started out while still in the story that the original author had created. I believe that’s when it turns into originality because you can take the idea of a character, dissect it and understand every little bit of it, and create this whole new world thanks to the ideas of others. But until that happens – writers and readers alike will just enjoy the benefits of reading silly, dramatic, romantic, erotic, and action-packed fanfic for fun.

Fanfiction: The Merits of Originality
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I love the start towards beating procrastination. I think there is truly so much to it though and there really isn’t a way to write out everything to help beat it or the different types. Heck, it could even be a mix of some. But this is an excellent resource to use to take the steps necessary to be able to prioritize. I have the Procrastination Coach website up now and want to really take a look at that as well to get into the mindset of using my time wisely each day to work, write, relax, have family time, and keep up with the house care that I need. Definitely my kind of article!

Writing: The Real Reason You Procrastinate