1. Re: Developing a System

      Pretty much what theDude says - the system should serve the story, not the other way around.  What are you needing/wanting this system to do in the narrative, and can it do that is probably more important (...)

    2. Re: Holiday Review Swaps

      not on holiday anymore, but I'll have a look over the next few days - let me know what you think of Goldthirst!

    3. Re: Holiday Review Swaps

      I'm not actually on holiday any more, but I'll try and fit you in over the next week or so, if you could give mine a read as well!

    4. Re: Please, a normal fantasy story.

      My own story is D&D adventuring fantasy: A series of short-ish arcs each covering an adventure, and the assorted problems they (...)

    5. Re: Reach to 10 chapters and 10k words today. May I ask......

      I'd be interested in a review swap, if you've got time?  My own story is pretty different in tone, being fantasy action with a comedy tone:

    6. Re: Holiday Review Swaps

      @Arthicern: That's fine, I'm not away myself until tomorrow!   @K-Anu-Grymm: Any commentary is useful, but I think it's mostly structural and pacing I'd be interested in - how it hangs together as an (...)

    7. Re: Holiday Review Swaps

      I'm on holiday next week, so am going to have some free time to do some reading!  So, who's up for doing some review swaps? My own story is episodic fantasy comedy: (...)

    8. Re: Characterization, Fight scenes and what you get when mixing the two. Nimbus's advice for beginners.

      Something useful to bear in mind is what's the dramatic focus in the scene - by this I mean is 'what is the fight actually achieving'?  If it's the hero and their nemesis engaged in their climactic fight (...)

    9. Re: High Fantasy Review Swap

      Sorry, saw that just after posting!  Glad you're enjoying it (the releases this week are the same thing told from 3 different PoVs, which I'd be interested in feedback on).  I've started reading yours, (...)

    10. Re: High Fantasy Review Swap

      In the interests of full disclosure, my story is very much more character-based than world-based - there's a world there, but most of the narrative is around the characters interacting and bouncing off (...)

    11. Re: High Fantasy Review Swap

      what definition of 'high fantasy' are you using?  There's 'fantasy set in another world' or the more usual 'high powered epic fantasy' (likewise, 'low fantasy' can either mean 'fantasy set in this world', (...)

    12. Re: Looking for reviews, ratings and feedback!

      Want to do a review swap?  Mine's fantasy as well, although somewhat more low-key and comedic:

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

      I'd like to confirm my interest

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

      I'd be interested in this, when were you thinking of starting?  (I'm a bit busy for the next week or two)

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

      Just to check, so it's basically a small, more in-depth review group, reading up each other's work for feedback and responses?  I am doing some fantasy, but it's more on the low-action, social side rather (...)

    16. Re: Review Swap Train

      Sorry, thanks for the reminder, I'll get the done over the weekend! Edit: wait, I did review it, just forgot to click 'save'.  D'oh!

    17. Re: Review Swap Train

      If you've got time for another, could you fit mine in, and I'll read through yours (also, Domi, I'll have a look at yours. (...)

    18. Re: Need someone who can do the cover for free

      That or find some stock art and make something yourself - it doesn't have to be super-fancy, but finding something appropriate isn't normally too hard

    19. Re: How to get good initial ratings.

      The 'it's a serial' is good advice - I try and start each arc with the main characters bouncing off each other in fairly predictable and standard ways, so someone jumping on there quickly gets the idea (...)

    20. Re: Looking for review swaps

      Thanks for the review!  It's been a busy week, so just smashed through your story, PM'd you a few other pointers!