Jacob A Zucker

Jacob A Zucker

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    1. Re: How can I respectfully write diverse/global fantasy as a white guy?

      I appreciate the advice everyone! A lot of things to think about.


    2. Re: How can I respectfully write diverse/global fantasy as a white guy?

      I have a very specific dilemma. I want to write diverse, global fantasy that doesn't solely take cues from medieval Europe. In my story, a main culture is inspired by Austronesian peoples and seafaring (...)


    3. Re: Today my epic fantasy book goes from ongoing to complete

      That's all I can ask for! Let me know if you feel it's cluttered.


    4. Re: My fiction hit 5000 views and today it comes to an end

      Thanks for the kind words everyone! 


    5. Re: Today my epic fantasy book goes from ongoing to complete

      I think I will! It was a great experience and a great way to get eyes on an early-ish draft. I definitely want to self-publish on Amazon, but I don't think the two should be mutually exclusive. Book 2 (...)



    6. Re: Today my epic fantasy book goes from ongoing to complete

      The title. Today I will be releasing the last chapter in my fiction Nomads of the Sea. If you're looking for something extremely polished, reminiscent of traditionally published adult fantasy go check (...)


    7. Re: My fiction hit 5000 views and today it comes to an end

      The title basically. The timing is sweet. I just hit 5000 views on my fiction and today at 8pm the epilogue of my fiction will be released and the book will conclude.  It's been a super exciting journey (...)


    8. Re: May Thread - Promote your Story

      Hi! If you're looking for a Royal Road story that's highly polished, more reminiscent of a traditionally-published novel, check out Nomads of the Sea. It's a complete novel with a discrete beginning, middle, (...)


    9. Re: April Thread - Promote your Story

      Hi! If you're looking for a Royal Road story that's highly polished, more reminiscent of a traditionally-published novel, check out Nomads of the Sea. It's a complete novel with a discrete beginning, middle, (...)


    10. Re: Self-publishing on Amazon? Has anyone done it? Thinking about doing it?

      Thanks for the answers! That's all super helpful, if a bit discouraging lol. I'd always known it wasn't going to be profitable for a while, but I've been hoping that the first book will yield at least (...)


    11. Re: Self-publishing on Amazon? Has anyone done it? Thinking about doing it?

      I haven't decided yet if I'm going for Kindle Unlimited or not. Either way, as it stands now I will probably delete my story on RR when I publish. So far its amassed a small, but loyal fanbase, but nothing (...)


    12. Re: Describing creatures, how?

      Personally, I think describing creatures should be the same as describing any other character in a book. By that I mean you only describe the features that make it stand out. You would never go through (...)


    13. Re: Self-publishing on Amazon? Has anyone done it? Thinking about doing it?

      I'm reaching a point in my novel where I'm going to be trying to self-publish it on Amazon soon. I think it's good enough to make a bit of money and frankly I just think it would be super cool to hold (...)



    14. Re: Has anyone used sensitivity readers? Anyone able to sensitivity read for Southeast Asian content?

      I would advise against doing that, solely because of financial reasons. I doubt you'd make that money back. But if it's just a hobby, and you don't mind stuffing money in it to make the story as good (...)


    15. Re: Has anyone used sensitivity readers? Anyone able to sensitivity read for Southeast Asian content?

      I would generally only consider such usage if you are explicitly using the actual place and time as it is in our reality, as their usage in fantasy of the type you are writing  is, as you described (...)


    16. Re: Has anyone used sensitivity readers? Anyone able to sensitivity read for Southeast Asian content?

      Personally, I'd say not to worry too much about it and treat it as any other edit - something that provides you with more options to make the work better by your own standards. This is good advice, (...)


    17. Re: Has anyone used sensitivity readers? Anyone able to sensitivity read for Southeast Asian content?

      Well said. I've never doubted the important of someone with lived experiences reading it, I'm just struggling to find someone and trying to figure out what I should expect.


    18. Re: Has anyone used sensitivity readers? Anyone able to sensitivity read for Southeast Asian content?

      Has anyone used a professional sensitivity reader before? Is it worth the money? Are there more affordable options? I'm a white guy, but my story is primarily set in an archipelago inspired by Southeast (...)