David Musk

David Musk

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    1. 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 (...)


    2. 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 (...)


    3. 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. 


    4. 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 (...)


    5. 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.


    6. 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 (...)



    7. 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 (...)


    8. 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 (...)


    9. 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 (...)


    10. 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 (...)


    11. 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!


    12. Re: Is an 'annoying' protag a story killer for you?

      In Matt Bird's book, The Secrets of Story, he talks about a "badass to vulnerability meter." You probably don't want a protagonist who's too tough (Superman) or too much of a dweeb. This is why some of (...)


    13. Re: RR Premium. Is it a good use of your money?

      I've found the "Referrers" helpful because it tells you exactly where new readers come from (on RR and off.) As for whether it's a good use of money, I'd say that depends on what step you are in your (...)


    14. Re: The Big Guide on resources

      Thanks for taking the time to put this together!


    15. Re: Looking for slice of life stories

      Re:Trailer Trash is definitely my favorite slice of life story on here! Like Beware of Chicken, the MC just wants to make the best of her life without trying to be the best in the world. Although, Re:TT (...)


    16. Re: Is there market for non-LitRPG non-Asian fantasy on RRL?

      I'm pretty sure kingdom-building/base-building can fall under the same "progression" umbrella too, and those can do well on RR. I've never read any of those stories personally, but I've seen them mentioned (...)


    17. Re: Is there market for non-LitRPG non-Asian fantasy on RRL?

      However, I will say that Progression Fantasy in general makes up the majority of RR's popular stories, but this is a broader category that includes litRPGs, Cultivation/Wuxia/Xianxia, Time Loops, many (...)


    18. Re: Is there market for non-LitRPG non-Asian fantasy on RRL?

      I feel like the litRPG question gets asked a lot, so I'll copy a post I made on a similar thread a few weeks back: There are a lot of myths floating around this site regarding litRPGs. I've seen people (...)


    19. Re: does any one have a full image of the sites background?

      https://www.royalroad.com/dist/img/the_birth_of_eden_by_noahbradley-d8gsiolHD.jpg