1. Re: What is the Worst Premise for a Story?

      I  already posted on this, but just for kicks I'll note my weird taste for all sorts of crazy stuff. One of my favorite Anime is Girls und Panzers. https://www.crunchyroll.com/girls-und-panzer

    2. Re: What is Rep? What does it do? A guide to the current state of Rep.

      One way of looking at it is as a way to validate and encourage comment.  They are the points given by other members for useful contribution in the posts and chap comments. Higher value contributors (given (...)

    3. Re: Wattpad refugee hoping RR might be more suitable for my fantasy story.

      Sure. We've even chatted on Wattpad a bit. I was never over fond of its forums, though I sponsored a few running threads on it from time to time. Anyway, its all history since they closed them down. I (...)

    4. Re: asking cause i'm kinda paranoid

      If its important enough, buy a printer and make hard copy. Electronic backups are essential, I don't care what venue you use. No such thing as ironclad safe electronic storage. Its a unicorn.  Sites infer (...)

    5. Re: Has the fantasy genre lost some of its fantasy?

      For a lot of theater goers (not all) Fantasy only grabs them above a certain level of cinematography, regardless of the story content. Written work is another story. Readers look for different things to (...)

    6. Re: What is your opinion regarding Onomatopoeias?

      Yeh, well, works in the comics and old batman TV series stuff - where it belongs. Onomatopoeia, pronounced on- uh -mat- uh - pee - uh, is defined as a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. (...)

    7. Re: Traumatizing Content vs Gore

      Its called low hanging fruit, and while you can never actually know for sure what is going to eat at someone,  yeah, gore is usually considered traumatizing. If you can write around or without it you can (...)

    8. Re: I see books far better then my own, yet for some reason they do worse numbers wise. Why?

      Har, dunno. They say misery loves company. Subject matter has something to do with it, no doubt. Better covers attract more reads, at least initially. Some readers might not be prepared or able to judge (...)

    9. Re: Pets and Companions in litRPG!?

      If you feel its your thing to write Role Playing Game stories that come with, or feature, big tables of stats to pour over, I guess you just have to bite the bullet and do that thing. Dunno what to say. (...)

    10. Re: Need Help! Need Monsters!

      Fanged mailboxes that sneak up to your house and supplant your real mailbox then chew your arm off when your reach in for your mail. Really Giant grubs. Insects that deposit hundreds of Really Giant (...)


      As it's off season, I don't think anybody cares. - Residual concern for Easter bunny mayhem perhaps, but that would be fading by now.

    12. Re: Is it possible to lock a forum thread I created?

      No. These are public forums , not private chat threads. You can ask for administrative interventions where you see reason to curtail some commenter, or ask that the thread be closed, as in closed.  

    13. Re: Stories with friendly Eldritch entities. Why isn't there more?

      I'm not clear on what you are looking for. Eldritch?  Eldritch definition is - strange or unnatural especially in a way that inspires fear : weird, eerie. Pretty sure most of the stories on RR feature (...)

    14. Re: How many members should be in a party in a dungeon crawler type story?

      As noted multiple times above, The fact its DND isn't the biggest issue, its juggling a horde of characters in a novel. There are novels with large casts, but it is undeniably hard to do well, or to the (...)

    15. Re: Your fedora-tipping atheism makes your fantasy gods boring

      "I want to add; it's true from the arcaeological evidence that the aztecs did practice human sacrifice, but don't forget who recorded these rituals." Hmm, so the rites were documented by archeological (...)

    16. Re: Has the fantasy genre lost some of its fantasy?

      Well, no. You are not talking here about your local paper boy, but specifically about fantasy writers. I very much doubt there is anything similar or even comparable between some flight of mind a two year (...)

    17. Re: Any novel similar to The Stars Have Eyes

      Unfamiliar as I am with the specific title mentioned, If straight SF is your thing, and decently written is your wish, you could give this a try: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/31666/a-theft-of-stars (...)

    18. Re: "Book Butchers" Thoughts on this editing service?

      I would ask for references from published writers they have edited for, and attempt to contact them. I would check their references on the  Predators and Editors site. I would ask for a list of works published (...)

    19. Re: Research journal! Hypothesis: fanfiction can be a useful academic tool! What do YOU think!

      Interesting that someone guided you here for fan fiction. of course there is some, but it is not "Web of our own" or "Asian fanfics" or DeviantArt , or "Fanfiction" or anything like a top fan fiction site. (...)