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    1. Re: May Thread - Promote your Story

      Back at it again in a self-promotion thread. Same ol' same old, https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/23900/kobold-whisperer Kobold Whisperer is a Western-style fantasy about a knight that falls in love (...)


    2. Re: Can someone who is immortal still be considerd human?

      Immortal doesn't mean invincible, so what changes? They can live for thousands of years and learn well beyond a normal mortal? All right, they could still also die of a plague or get shot in the head or (...)


    3. Re: Can Someone who commit a Mass Genocide be considered "morally grey"?

      One may object and say, "but Japan didn't surrender, and they wouldn't have surrendered if the USA hadn't done that". You have NO idea whether they would have or not. What matters is that the USA didn't (...)


    4. Re: Dilemma in Reworking My First Few Chapters

      I suggest rewriting/editing them to be up to your current standard. I've done that with stories of mine in the past. I feel like I've definitely improved as a writer over the last year of near-weekly (...)


    5. Re: Dilemma in Reworking My First Few Chapters

      I suggest rewriting/editing them to be up to your current standard. I've done that with stories of mine in the past. I feel like I've definitely improved as a writer over the last year of near-weekly uploads (...)


    6. Re: What Fiction Disappointed You Most

      Any fiction that ends with "And then none of it happened." I'm okay with, say, a genie from a lamp undoing all the wrongs of the world, but there's a story by David Eddings, my favorite professionally (...)


    7. Re: April Story Promotion.

      Well, assuming this becomes the official April thread and doesn't get locked or something and a "real" one springs up, I guess I'm early again. Which I guess also means I should do my best to advertise (...)


    8. Re: Does anyone else lose arguments with the characters in their novels?

      No, but that's, as I've explained this evening elsewhere already, because I work on my stories backwards. I start with the ending and then end up with characters that would be there. It's sort of like (...)


    9. Re: The reason why you are part of the "Penguin Guild"

      Are you telling me... this is what happened to Club Penguin?


    10. Re: Were you surprised by any changes to your story?

      The biggest changes to my story as I've written it over the past year have been cuts. Between this plot point and this one, I want X chapters. ...and I have no idea what to write in those chapters that (...)


    11. Re: When your story doesn't really fit in a RR niche...

      For your particular case, based on reading the first two or so chapters you have in that story, I'd recommend mostly just getting some kind of "editor." I use that in quotes because it doesn't need to (...)


    12. Re: March Thread: Promote Your story

      Well, geez, I feel a little conflicted because I'm utterly terrified of someone coming along and telling me all my work has been a waste, but at the same time I did stumble on this thread fresh and I know (...)


    13. Re: I posted a book.

      I've been posting a Western-styled fantasy story on this site for almost a year (literally a year in two weeks) and I've gotten 159 followers on it, with my biggest jump coming when I spammed releases (...)


    14. Re: Monster Story help

      This is where I like how my brain thinks of stories. I always consider the ending first. My brain is always going to the endpoint and working backwards. Sometimes things get dropped, other times it works (...)


    15. Re: Experience with grammarly

      I use Grammarly largely for double checking commas and spelling mostly. It likes to toss out issues like, "THIS NEEDS TO BE HYPHANATED!" or "you used two words that can mean something different when they're (...)


    16. Re: Why do I need 2 factor here?

      If I start to behave without my usual astonishing level of kindness and civility you'll know it's not me though.  I don't remember the website, but the best thing I ever saw about "It wasn't me and (...)


    17. Re: Losing Followers after Updating more

      The trick here is that the number of people joining over time or joining after an update is largely unaffected by the frequency of updates. You would think you'd get more people joining if you update (...)


    18. Re: i kind of hate myself now

      But if you want to add suspense in any form to a story, then there have to be scenes where something bad happens to the heroes in your story - and you should not feel bad about writing that. I contend (...)


    19. Re: i kind of hate myself now

      I'm in the middle of an arc in my story right now where two of the non-human protagonists are captured by slavers. I had to stop so many times and genuinely consider if this was what I wanted to do to (...)


    20. Re: "Borrowing" or using story elements from other novels

      You are kinda confusing the nature of copyrights. You can't copyright ideas. Sure you can call out this author for being unoriginal but he isn't exactly infringing on someone else rights. Yes, (...)