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    1. Re: Questions about giving out reputation points (I'm probably overthinking this)

      My question is why people thought it was something worth exploiting. Seems silly to me.  Big number good. Low number bad.


    2. Re: Has anyone ever heard of Sharestory and Jason from that company?

       What exactly is this company's business model? Tricking people into signing over rights to their novels, while they sit in an office deep in Kowloon City, impervious to litigation. 


    3. Re: When do you guys think is a sentence too long?

      I don't really think there's any limit on a sentence being "too long." As with many things in writing, it really depends on how well you can pull it off. If you have a sentence that is two pages long, (...)


    4. Re: Since reading is just as important as writing, what is everyone's favorite story of all time.

      Ulysses, by James Joyce. It proved that you don't need a narrative spanning a long stretch of time to tell a compelling story. All it takes is a single day. We are, each of us, made up of a series of days. (...)


    5. Re: "I can't stand xianxia"

      I'm a little biased in that I think it's a bit of a bastardization of the Wuxia genre. I feel like it has too many fantasy elements that, while making it distinct from Wuxia, end up making a lot of its (...)


    6. Re: Two articles on travel times pre modern transportation

      One thing that gets my goat in stories or in movies is how people are shown navigating terrain. A horse can only gallop for about fifteen minutes before it needs an hour rest. And whether on foot or (...)


    7. Re: Review Swap - Cultivation fun!

      Sure, I'll swap. Mine is just at around 15k words, so it'll be perfect for you


    8. Re: Great Titles

      If you want a great title, just join in on a favorite tradition of writers and steal something from Shakespeare 


    9. Re: What do people think about NaNoWriMo?

      Truthfully, I don't really like it. I don't think a writer should need a special month to motivate them to write. It should be something you do regularly. It's also unlikely that anything good is going (...)


    10. Re: Ever tried having a character always "ask questions" instead of making firm statements?

      Plato used that to good effect in his dialogues, but I'm afraid it hasn't been very popular since then. Maybe it'll come back in style in a few more centuries 


    11. Re: Looking for review swaps on my Dieselpunk LitRPG.

      Hey, I'm down to swap since I have some free time this week. You can find my novel in my signature. It's an old-school Wuxia story, with some historical fiction elements. 


    12. Re: World Creation

      You'd probably get more help with this if you post it in the recommendations section of the forum


    13. Re: Beige Prose: Pros and Cons

      Err, as far as I'm aware, the phrase purple prose implies that it is overdone/flowery prose and that it is done badly or pointlessly.  I've always taken it to be overly complicated prose that says very (...)


    14. Re: Need help on AYKB.

      Writers tend to overestimate how much info the reader needs to understand and enjoy a story. In my favorite Shakespeare play, The Tempest, the first act is at the very end of the story. We're given just (...)


    15. Re: 3 Reasons Your Story Sucks (and what to do about it)

      Not sure how much I agree with the first one. By that metric, Titus Groan and Gormenghast would be terrible novels instead of arguably the best fantasy novels ever written. The rest is solid advice, (...)


    16. Re: 3 Reasons Your Story Sucks (and what to do about it)

      Not sure how much I agree with the first one. By that metric, Titus Groan and Gormenghast would be terrible novels instead of arguably the best fantasy novels ever written. The rest is solid advice, though. (...)


    17. Re: Should I restructure the prologue?

      I think my dislike for this comes down to it clashing with the purpose of having a prologue to begin with. Structurally, no fiction novel needs a prologue. They're popular with web novels for one reason: (...)


    18. Re: A quick clariry check, please?

      The last couple sentences are confusing. I don't feel like you really made it clear enough that the bridge was perilous. It doesn't necessarily follow that a rope bridge is dangerous. You mention a dead (...)


    19. Re: Do you love writing, but feels you getting nowhere with it...

      I have to admit I have considered whether to continue writing. It's not that I don't enjoy it, but sometimes just have trouble actually writing. That's when the doubts creep in and any little excuse (...)


    20. Re: Dream sequences? Scenes that take place in a character's dream, or imagination?

      What are your opinions on using dream sequences and scenes taking place in a character's imagination?  Don't. I've read one (1) novel that made good use of dreams, and even then they didn't last for (...)