David Musk

David Musk

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    1. Re: Which writing method do you see yourself using?

      Sniper method for me too. I mostly just write the sort of books I like to read, and those happen to be existing niches. I'm guessing most RR writers fit into this category since even the most popular genres (...)


    2. Re: How many followers is a normal amount of followers to gain after posting chapter 1 of your story?

      I kept track of my followers on Web of Secrets for the first month or so until it hit Trending. It's been a while, but I think I was trying to determine which days/times were most successful. Hope this (...)


    3. Re: Smart People

      Is it technically possible for someone to read the chapter and arrive at the same conclusion as your MC (before your MC does)? If so, then you're fine.  Show your readers the same evidence as the MC, (...)


    4. Re: Improve Your Humor: Be More Specific

      I have been told that my story made my readers giggle or laugh, but damn it is hard to pull off constantly. Specifics really do help though. Or treating the ridiculous as normal until somebody does not. (...)


    5. Re: Experienced Writers, How Did You Get Serious?

      I started writing back in 2016 when I wrote Book 1 in my Aeonica series. (Took me like a year and a half to write 120k words) Then I spent another year doing a second draft of that book, then I started (...)


    6. Improve Your Humor: Be More Specific

      When we think of humor, we often think of spontaneous intuition. Either your writing comes out funny, or it doesn't. Sometimes, the jokes just pop into my head as I'm writing dialog. I'll be deep in (...)


    7. Re: Reviewing Classic Books as if They Were Posted on Royal Road

      The Count of Monte Cristo by Adumas 0.5/5 Depressing Well, this story started out promising in its first chapter. The author has clearly done his research, and his style/grammar is okay (no obvious (...)


    8. Re: Serious Case Of Purple Prose

      I took a quick look, and I see what those reviewers are saying. I think you have a lot of potential for creating vivid, evocative imagery, but certain aspects can also come off as self-indulgent if you're (...)


    9. Re: Stats before creating a Patreon?

      Honestly, I just waited until people started asking me to make a Patreon (or started asking for advance chapters.) That's a guaranteed way to know people are interested. I've heard people mention numbers (...)


    10. Re: Is Royal Road a safe place?

      Yep, execution is everything! Even if it wasn't, no one's going to look at an amateur writer as a potential idea goldmine. After all, most new writers are just tweaking other people's ideas rather than (...)


    11. Re: Is a dog called an it or a he/she

      (Also American) I use 'it' whenever I'm referring to a strange dog of an unknown gender, then I'll use he/she for a family pet, or a dog that I know. 


    12. Re: What would your fiction's title be if it was a japanese light novel?

      Today I learned why so many webnovel titles are written in the first person. Apparently, I've just never seen a light novel before, so I didn't know where people got the idea. ^ I guess that can be (...)


    13. Re: Present your story with a terrible, oversimplified blurb.

      Web of Secrets: A bunch of boring high school drama, but the characters sometimes do magic.


    14. Re: Dark stories with fluffy romance?

      Hmm if romance as the subplot is mine, I'd recommend the Cradle series by Will Wight. It's definitely a Cultivation story first and foremost and the romance takes a long time to develop, but the two characters (...)



    15. Re: What if a group of readers got together and...

      As a writer, I definitely like looking at people's wish lists, even if it's just for tropes, settings, and character types. Before I started Web of Secrets, I remember seeing a lot of posts on reddit (...)


    16. Re: What if a group of readers got together and...

      As a writer, I definitely like looking at people's wish lists, even if it's just for tropes, settings, and character types. Before I started Web of Secrets, I remember seeing a lot of posts on reddit asking (...)


    17. Re: Showing vs. Telling Part 3: Numbers and Character Descriptions

      Numbers are an intuitive way to communicate information. They're quick, they're easy, and they get the message across. If I say Bob is 27 years old, 6'0" tall, and 170lbs, that paints a pretty clear (...)


    18. Re: How to reference multiple characters without using their names?

      There are a lot of phrases you can use here. The other guys/girls/boys/men/women. The other two. His friends, his brothers, his cousins, her sisters, his parents. Or even just "the others" or "everyone (...)


    19. Re: What the heck happened to RR in the past 12 months!?

      Yeah, this vague change has caused nothing but ambiguous problems. I'm glad someone finally said something!