1. Re: To all authors: don't give up if you're demotivated. Press on, rewrite, or start a new story. Whatever it (...)

      I agree wholeheartedly MelasD. I'd say the big three things for writing are Discipline, Motivation, and Inspiration. With the latter being least important.

    2. Re: What about Isekai/Portal Fantasy that turns readers away the most?

      They tend to be very bland and seem to skip over the the reincarnation bit and previous life as fast as they can. The ones I have found to be good use the old lifes implications and reincarnation throughtout (...)

    3. First Review of My story!

      A small review but the person made an account to make it and compared my story to 2001: Space Odyssey and that my relatively short chapters weren't a detriment to them. :DrakanWine:

    4. Re: Some people must read like army worms

      Hyper Focus makes words go brrrrrrrrr

    5. Re: Is RR audience more homo-/transphobic compared to other similar sites?

      The nail that sticks out is the one that trips you. Negative comments and such stick out far more than good, not because there's more of them but because the han brai remembers negative things more than (...)

    6. Re: Interesting or Amusing Goals?

      Hmm I would like to eventually get fan art. But mostly just want to be able to say I've written a book.

    7. Re: MBTI personalities of Authors and Main Character(s)

      INFP-T have been for quite a while too.

    8. Re: Completed my story.

      Its done, maybe not perfectly but it's done. Now to take what I learned and start on the planned sequel.

    9. Re: What amount of views is good?

      I suggest not looking at views or statistics. They can be a trap and get fairly demotivating, especially if you compare your stories to others.

    10. Re: Writer looking to read

      I doubt I will have been recommended, so I'll drop my own in my signature, it has my main story and several bonus short stories I've written. Also, look up Grand Design, Inheritors Of Eschaton, and (...)

    11. Re: What are craziest places to fetch your ideas?

      By helping other authors with their stories. Nothing like juggling ideas for someone else and having ine for your own story pop up.

    12. Re: Most interesting story line ideas?

      Write a story that is understandable but not. A story written  in a way it hurts to read but also seeps into the mind and lodges itself there.

    13. Re: Restrictions You Put in Place in Your Story

      No NSFW stuff, and try different things as I go. Mainly to write a stroy while learning to a write a story. It started out fairly rough.

    14. Re: 10k views!

      Yes I know they aren't unique views but damn that's still impressive to me.

    15. Re: Do you "advertise" your stories?

      Not really, but I mainly write for myself as opposed to wanting to write something for people to enjoy. Also having random people read my story is a little anxiety inducing but a needed evil for learning (...)

    16. Re: Do you "advertise" your stories?

      What I mean is: do you try to draw readers from outside of Royal Road? Like, post links in your social network, in other forums, etc? If yes, where, how often, and do you feel it helped you gain views? (...)

    17. Re: Why do some sci-fi authors feel the need to describe everything in insane detail?

      Detailed descriptions and settinga is a hallmark of Hard Scifi, but it's also present everywhere. Even Tolkien had long rambling descriptions of things like food or trees. What often makes it less noticeable (...)

    18. Re: What is the strangest thing you have had to research for your writing?

      Not a lot about cloning or duplication of the mind. So I need to go digging for precedents...

    19. Re: What is the strangest thing you have had to research for your writing?

      Insect anatomy and legal ramifications of duplication.