darkocean (J. L. Salmonson)

darkocean (J. L. Salmonson)

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    1. Re: How many chapters does a story need before you would start reading it?

      *Nods* Then... I'm glad my story is on hiatus this a blessing in disguise, it's going to give me all the time I need to write lots of chapters before making it live again. Trying to write weekly on my (...)


    2. Re: Fantasy Stories That Aren't Isekais or Have Game mechanics

      This needs to be pinned OP please go ask to have this pinned. Having an easy place to find tasty books with out having to dive into the huge search is so great. Have found several new favorite books. 😍 (...)


    3. Re: Gen X/Daria/Whedon - Style humour is everywhere, it's overdone, and it's a writing crutch

      Agree. It's because it's not organic and jarring it's forced. Because of all those it tosses people out of the story. a lot like when a writer uses big words thinking it makes them look smarter, but just (...)


    4. Re: How many chapters does a story need before you would start reading it?

      One. then I'll pin the tab and check back later, If it grew in chapters I'll follow. I'm fussy in someways usually concerning characters, story and plot. Mess any of those up too severely and I'll drop (...)


    5. Re: What, specifically, do you like about LitRPG’s?

      I'm a gamer too and it's nice to settle into a LitRPG :P it's popcorn fiction. But it has to be written as well as possible or, I will not read it the writer has to put effort into it. I want my popcorn (...)


    6. Re: Fantasy Stories That Aren't Isekais or Have Game mechanics

      Mine is a classic fantasy, but I need more time give me two more weeks to built up a little backlog, I never want to go into hiatus again. It couldn't be helped though last year was hell. Anyway, I too (...)


    7. Re: Voting system and 'Hot' list removed

      Oh good, I was getting a little annoyed with some authors begging for votes on every chapter. It's fine to ask but I'd limit it once every five chapters then every ten or so. Comments are better then votes (...)


    8. Re: Questions for Authors: What is your impression of a reader who comments in every chapter?

      <3 I think every writer on here feels the same a nice comment gives us another reason to keep going, it's a nice boost. (...)(...)


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

      Probably leaning more towards squick but how it actually feels to have your thumb cut off how long that would take to heal and coming up with authentic character reactions. needless to say I ended (...)


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

      Probably leaning more towards squick but how it actually feels to have your thumb cut off how long that would take to heal and coming up with authentic character reactions. Needless to say I ended up taking (...)


    11. Re: Making Free covers! (One person at a time) - showing samples -

      Hi, I on occasion would make covers for people, and even made a few for my own book too. two rules: 1. I make for one person at a time. 2. It's really inconsiderate to ask me for a cover then (...)


    12. Re: I hate this fight scene, how do i make it better?

      I can tell this is information that you want the readers to know, but in this case, you're going to have to show this guy doing it. I don't have a name so I'll call him Jake. I'll try to stay in your pov (...)


    13. Re: Something fundamentally wrong with my writing?

      Follow what the others are saying and also remember to include when it's need the five senses! Have the characters smash the table, (hearing) see the shards of glass glinting, (sight), let the smooth cooling (...)


    14. Re: Check chapter 16 (rewritten & revised) for me please?

      I'm almost ready to break free of the hiatus the site put my book in (weep, cry, moan, b**ch) last year was a horror show, if it was bad it happened right after the other. Anyway, have clawed my way back (...)


    15. Re: Tell me your favorite line from one of your own stories

      It needs an edit (getting there am still fixing several paragraphs above this.) but I think it's funny so far. He turned up to look at them, a face weathered by sun and age and plain outfit of a (...)


    16. Re: Tell me your favorite line from one of your own stories

      Ahem "What are you doing, you dolphin dick!" Probably my proudest moment as an author.  Make me snicker, good dialogue,  keep it!


    17. Re: At what time to you write?

      I'm getting older so the 2am time to write is dead, I just can't. 😭 So early morning when my boy is off at school, after some chores are done, waiting for a Dr. appointment, on the bus. When ever and (...)


    18. Re: For writers: How often do you post chapters? And for Readers, How long can you accept between posts?

      It depends on the book! With my current WIP it's really slow or when on a roll I can sometimes have bursts were several chapters are done in a day. Mostly slow due to this being one of final revisions (...)


    19. Re: A quick clariry check, please?

      @ArDeeBurger  I'm doing well, tks. Before getting back into finishing chap. 14 I did a quick check for the weak word "got" (I did a Google search and hit on some articles about this.) Later today (after (...)


    20. Re: Would daily updates of 2k be overwhelming for readers?

      How about writing the chapters and then posting one immediately then if you still have the momentum to write more save as a scheduled draft? That's what I did with the first 10 plus chapters when I came (...)