1. Re: Possibly a silly question: What exactly is "cultivation" as a genre or subgenre?

      Hmmm. I'm writing a story that's a kind of an Immortal cultivation story, but using Psionics instead of Chinese elements.  (Xuanhuan?)

    2. Re: What are your protagonist(s) and/or antagonist(s) theme songs?

      In my story I list two or three songs each chapter that I post in the post chapter notes. One in the prologue is a general story theme (Coldplay's Viva la Vida), and each chartacter with a spaceship has (...)

    3. Re: Dark stories with fluffy romance?

      Mine in my sig has a lot of dark mental themes that drove the mc to run away from their spouse of a happy marriage. Forced to interact later on, the spouse tries to break down the barriers between them. (...)

    4. Re: stories with ability stealing MC

      A Peculiar Soul by TMarkos. https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/42433/peculiar-soul Takes awhile to wind up,  but it becomes what you're looking for.

    5. Re: Romance plus world building

      I guess it depends on the size of the chapters.  Mine range from 2500-to-3500 words. 1000 chapters like that would be ~3mil words, but 1000 chapters of 500 words is only 500,000. Did you come from Wattpad (...)

    6. Setting up Donation links for your fiction?

      How does one set up a paypal donation link for their fiction? If there's already a thread for this, please drop ne a link, otherwise I could use some advice. I put into the paypal block the email address (...)

    7. Re: Will give review for free

      I'm writing Crest of the Starbird, a space opera sci-fi with fantasy elements (a psi-fi?).   An alien grapples with madness on an unpoiled world, hoping the solitude will help them regain their mental (...)

    8. Re: Story Structure & Beatsheets

      If I wanted, I could find 4 act/Hero's journey in my work, but I put story before structure because I think that's more important for prose, unlike a screenplay format that treasures its space. Story (...)

    9. Re: Story Structure & Beatsheets

      Couple more interesting takes: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/883908377682530345/886107957069230100/24chapter.plotoutline.final.jpg https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/883908377682530345/886108132634427453/Copy_of_16295939059549022563634602308261.png (...)

    10. Re: Story Structure & Beatsheets

      Well, feel free to recommend them to me, I'm a visual thinker and I love diagrams, unlike Father Grim, lol.  I'm not sure I agree with the bottom half of it, but the only part I don't quite get is why (...)

    11. Re: Story Structure & Beatsheets

      I've read a lot about 3 and 4 act structure, and it seems to work well for movies.  It doesn't really fit with my ideas for novels or series though; not long enough or partitioned enough for a full story's (...)

    12. Re: Story Structure & Beatsheets

      Well, her version of it is simpler. https://i1.wp.com/www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Story-Structure.jpg?ssl=1 The one posted is something I made in the mindomo mind-mapper (...)

    13. Story Structure & Beatsheets

      Anyone follow the 3 act / 4 part structure?  I use as my base Joseph Campbell's Hero of a Thousand Faces, and I closely follow K.M. Weiland's site https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/. Adding (...)

    14. Re: Including images in stories

      If you have a discord, try to upload the image there and use its link. Might help. That did the trick, thanks!

    15. Including images in stories

      I have an image hosted in imgur, but can't figure out how to include it. I used the image command and put the url in, and got the broken image icon. I also tried the link icon, same result. What am (...)

    16. Re: Looking for novels that take gender bending seriously

      I don't have a trans char in my space opera, instead the whole race of the alien lead is cyclically hermaphroditic, similar to the Chieri in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, or the one in Ursala (...)

    17. Re: Looking for 'humans through Alien eyes' stories

      My story, Crest of the Starbird has an alien lead, a member of an ancient race, who grew up among humanity. They struggle with the expectations of their native culture, and how it clashes with the pace (...)

    18. Re: Space Opera/Sci-Fi?

      I'm writing a space opera that could use more exposure. An alien starship captain decides to spend time on an unexplored planet, distracting herself from her problems by studying the local lifeforms, and (...)

    19. Re: Looking for Sci Fi Recs!

      I'm writing a space opera that could use more exposure. An alien starship captain decides to spend time on an unexplored planet, distracting herself from her problems by studying the local lifeforms, and (...)

    20. Re: Space/sci-fi recommendations - giving and looking for

      I've started posting a space opera Sci-Fantasy (the Fantasy tag is for the heavy presence of Psionics, which is basically space magic).  The young leader of an ancient alien race suffers a psychic injury (...)