David Musk

David Musk

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    1. Re: Advice on Reading for Writing Style Inspiration

      Adding on to the "free books" section:  The library is another great resource that people often overlook. Many libraries these days offer apps such as Libby and Overdrive where you can check out ebooks (...)


    2. Re: Please, a normal fantasy story.

      As someone who shares your taste (not a fan of manga/light novel tropes or litRPGs), I can also recommend Mother of Learning. It's set in a semi-modern world, but the world-building, magic system and plot (...)


    3. Re: Ranking Number Question

      If you go to the “Best Rated” page, it appears to be paginating 20 stories per page. Multiply this by the number of total pages (1190 at the time of this post), and you get 23,800 stories.


    4. Re: Hi! New Here

      How do people advertise themselves? Is it similar to Wattpad where it’s mostly r4r until it gets popular?Yeah, there is some automatic exposure here too. Whenever you post a new chapter, you get some time (...)


    5. Re: Hi! New Here

      Hi! I'm also from Wattpad originally so I can probably help with the comparison aspect. :) From what I've noticed, Wattpad has more of a female audience (I have 80% in my story's demographics) and RR (...)


    6. Re: How to best write discussions with a lot of participants?

      Yeah, I would absolutely avoid any sort of chat-style dialog unless the characters are in an actual chat room. I would also avoid any diversion from ordinary grammar rules (dialog in regular quotes) unless (...)


    7. Re: Anybody used Fiverr?

      The site itself is legit. It really depends on the individual freelancer you work with. My company has worked with logo designers on there before and we had a positive experience. For editors, just (...)


    8. Re: New to RR

      Hi, welcome to the site!  I'm also looking to publish within the next couple of years (trying to finish a full trilogy first). Feel free to check out my story. You might like it. :) 


    9. Re: Repetition of I

      Yeah, javert's advice is one of the best ways to reduce pronouns. And this doesn't just reduce the repetition of 'I', but it also removes the barrier between the reader and the character.  For example: (...)


    10. Re: What is the threshold for "sexual content."

      Yeah, I agree with april18. Implied, "off-screen" sex scenes are nothing to worry about. I mean, Lion King pretty much has an implied scene and that's rated G. 


    11. Re: Any Isekais with female protags that aren't lesbians?

      My story (The Lost Redeemer) is a high fantasy with a straight female protagonist. :)  And I agree with your first reason. At least in my case, having a heterosexual female protagonist who's traditionally (...)


    12. Re: Anyone one know a story with a straight female mc on here

      I found this one recently and I really like it. There seems to be a few female characters but the main one is a created demoness. Check it out: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/25299/misadventures-of-a-rampaging-demon (...)


    13. Re: Moving on to bigger and brighter things; webnovel edition.

      I just started reading Street Cultivation on Kindle, which I know used to be posted here at one point.


    14. Re: Opening a small writing group...

      I might be interested. I write high/epic fantasy without any sort of game/RPG elements, and I'm looking to self-publish within the next couple years. (Finishing the whole trilogy before publishing the (...)


    15. Re: One Simple Question

      As others mentioned, there's a good chance you would need to move the individual parts and then assemble it on sight. They might even "fold up" somehow in the same way treadmills and other pieces of exercise (...)


    16. Re: Losing Followers after Updating more

      I definitely notice my followers fluctuating on update days in general. Sometimes they increase, other times they decrease. I've always assumed it's for the same reason you mentioned—it's an extra reminder (...)


    17. Re: Looking for (professional) Beta-Read

      Oh wow, this escalated overnight. I’m sorry if the tone of my post somehow came across as hostile. Not my intention at all. I was genuinely trying to point you in the right direction based on your requests (...)


    18. Re: OH, THE SMELL! IT'S KILLING ME!

      Well, I don't think my characters will be smelling old bodies any time soon. I can be cruel to them, but not this cruel.


    19. Re: Looking for (professional) Beta-Read

      TBH if you don't already have a price and what you'll deliver in mind, I don't know if you can give me a professional Beta-Read. I am not looking for a proofreader or a grammar-guide, but a professional, (...)


    20. Re: Suggestion: Private Posting Feature

      I'll gladly second this one. I use Google Docs now, but it tends to slow down with lots of active users and/or comments.