1. Re: Simple question - how's my cover?

      Just give me your immediate first impression -  https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/a24f287c-2528-4fa7-bfbf-e2794f7b806e/deh5msz-ff86be72-d49b-49aa-8619-a74270c330cc.png/v1/fill/w_1280,h_2043,q_80,strp/cover_for_my_story___rip_current_by_wasatchwind_deh5msz-fullview.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3siaGVpZ2h0IjoiPD0yMDQzIiwicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvYTI0ZjI4N2MtMjUyOC00ZmE3LWJmYmYtZTI3OTRmN2I4MDZlXC9kZWg1bXN6LWZmODZiZTcyLWQ0OWItNDlhYS04NjE5LWE3NDI3MGMzMzBjYy5wbmciLCJ3aWR0aCI6Ijw9MTI4MCJ9XV0sImF1ZCI6WyJ1cm46c2VydmljZTppbWFnZS5vcGVyYXRpb25zIl19.f7YP2VahzutvYhC1Hivd54VB1nmpYyKI0aCd1taBH-k (...)

    2. Re: Heavy RPG elements or light RPG elements. Which is better?

      I've never gotten litRPG. It takes me out of the story when I have game elements thrown in. I don't read a story to have the more cumbersome elements of a D&D game thrown in - I don't care about the numbers. (...)

    3. Re: Difficulties for Royal Road Authors: Beginnings or Endings?

      It's the middle actually for me. I think I'm decent at figuring out beginnings - I have some idea of how I want it to end - but how to bridge the gap between those two and have interesting developments (...)

    4. Re: asking cause i'm kinda paranoid

      is google docs safe enough? I am not going to lose my files suddenly because of a computer malfunction or something, am I? or are there other mediums to keep my files safe enough? What you do is (...)

    5. Re: I need an honest opinion here.

      The premise of my fiction is basic. It will depict a fantasy world with more grounded and realistic applications of what "Monsters" and "Magic" would affect in it. That being said another thing I (...)

    6. Re: Hello

      I'm Indypendence, or Indy, and I am "new" to Royal Road. I had been reading a few stories on here without an account for about a month. I saw that this place seemed to be a good community for discussing (...)

    7. Re: What is your opinion regarding Onomatopoeias?

      It depends for me - I think I agree for the most part with others here that it comes across as somewhat amateur. Another thing that I see a lot of less experienced authors do is really accentuate an accent (...)

    8. Re: Just a fun variation on my profile pic

      Very well done. Thanks! 

    9. Re: Just a fun variation on my profile pic

      I like it... Thanks! In some ways, I like it more than my existing profile pic! :)

    10. Re: What is the best bird?

      Peregrine Falcon I'd say. Those things can dive bomb at an insane speed.

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

      On the other side of this issue I've seen a surprising lack of Isekaied people who actually are faced with danger if they even mention that they haven't heard of the official religion before.  Nor are (...)

    12. Re: Any Zelda fans about?

      Just wondering if there are many Legend of Zelda fans around here.  You excited for Breath of the Wild 2?  You hoping for anything special with the upcoming 35th anniversary?  Been playing any (...)

    13. Re: Just a fun variation on my profile pic

      Considering that I'm working on my merfolk themed fantasy, I thought it would be fun to do a little variation on my profile pic: https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/a24f287c-2528-4fa7-bfbf-e2794f7b806e/dehh8et-81a79ee5-e954-4c84-a31e-7789c39a59cb.png?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3sicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvYTI0ZjI4N2MtMjUyOC00ZmE3LWJmYmYtZTI3OTRmN2I4MDZlXC9kZWhoOGV0LTgxYTc5ZWU1LWU5NTQtNGM4NC1hMzFlLTc3ODljMzlhNTljYi5wbmcifV1dLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdfQ.vcobP8N_bZFiL447YYY5kk-snIx6Eu1erbjlFEq2cJU

    14. Re: Hi there! I'm Liquid!

      What kind of genres are you looking into writing?

    15. Re: Looking for recs with no romance, no sex, and great grammar.

      Well, I will begin with just my own book - a high fantasy, about a boy who works as a scale farmer - he removes the colorful scales of imprisoned merfolk, and then sells them as jewelry. The story pertains (...)

    16. Re: Hi there! I'm Liquid!

      How do you do? Welcome to royal road! Not sure what advice you're in need of - for covers, might I recommend a few things - you can find images that avoid copyright issues by going onto google images, (...)

    17. Re: Swap? Sci/fantasy, low fantasy

      I have some time for 3 or 4 swaps if anyone is looking. I apologize in advance - I'm not familiar enough with litrpg/Eastern tropes to do them justice. And prefer less gore ... I'll have at least 10k (...)

    18. Re: New writer here!

      Welcome to royal road! I wish you luck in your sci fi!

    19. Re: Summoned/Reincarnated/Teleported to a new world and they want to go home? Seriously?

      I think a big thing here is that you appear to have clearly differing views from other people. I would be mortified if I even found myself trapped in a foreign country, let alone another world. Even if (...)