Silvia Liam

Silvia Liam

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    1. Re: How do you create your stories?

      So, you're writing several books simultaneously? Am I right? Only writing two simultaneously but also working on sequal plans. For me, it's something impossible to write two stories at the same (...)


    2. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      Somewhat, you need to know target base and then write from that.  For example, in China, write OP Wuxia Stuff, in RoyalRoad write pretentious smartass system stuff, which you say is satire, but really (...)


    3. Re: How do you create your stories?

      It turns out that your stories are created as a complex clockwork mechanism consisting of many details. If it's no secret, how long it takes you to write one book? Hmm, I probably got started writing (...)


    4. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      A story that is interesting for a certain audience and good marketing. I think there are examples that prove that only the second one of those is truly necessary. Do you consider marketing a (...)


    5. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      I've got a few readers who are staying with the ongoing story and occasionally commenting.  That is my success, and while I wasn't sure if anyone would want to follow the story, several have, and I'm (...)


    6. Re: How do you create your stories?

      I collect a variety of ideas that appeal to me - character ideas, plot ideas, setting ideas - all little fragments that over time I fit together in strange ways until they reach a critical mass. For (...)


    7. Re: The identity of the author... and his books

      It's a hard topic for me. Personally I tried not to care, but I also don't shirk when it confronted upon me. When I read a book. I read it because the book, the story itself interest me. Sometimes (...)


    8. Re: How do you create your stories?

      I always start with the concept. It lodges in my brain and collects layers of characters and plot over months or years like a pearl before I can finally rip the darn thing out and write it. I have very (...)


    9. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      Well, if I sell snow shovels during summer, I might not make enough money to cover the investment. Success often is dictated by trends and the state of the market. If you wrote a vampire romance during (...)


    10. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      Well, if I sell snow shovels during summer, I might not make enough money to cover the investment. Success often is dictated by trends and the state of the market. If you wrote a vampire romance during (...)


    11. Re: How do you create your stories?

      1. Get an idea. 2. Spend sleepless evenings pondering about it while I should be sleeping 3. Write it down and realize it's not enough to build a story from.  4. Rinse and repeat until I've got enough (...)


    12. Re: How do you create your stories?

      My niche is apocalyptic fiction, so I usually pick what type of apocalyptic setting I want, then create a character or a set of characters. After that, I decide what the goals would be and what message, (...)


    13. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      I thought success was getting a finished product but the further I go the more I believe with others that success is having an audience.  If you can have someone wanting to read and waiting for the next (...)


    14. Re: How do you create your stories?

      For me it was a messy jump around. Since being human mostly elude me, I usually begin with concept.  1. Figuring story I want to tell. This is the genre, the tags,the first/third person view. Here (...)


    15. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      You can do things (genre choice, having it properly edited, an inviting cover, having a good story and characters, etc) to give a book a better chance of being successful, but there no magic formula (...)



    16. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      If by 'successful' you mean popular and profitable, then no. There is no way to predict success. There are terrible books that somehow make it big, and amazing books that stay underrated from the start. (...)


    17. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      I'm not going to pretend, the whole point of uploading a story is so people will read it, success is determined by how many people read it and how many is "enough" depends on the writer. The biggest (...)


    18. Re: How do you create your stories?

      Short answer: Hatred.  Long Answer: I get certain scenes/concepts in my head and I try to build a story around them within existing lore. The lore has been created from years of writing and rewriting (...)


    19. Re: Is it possible to predict the success of a book?

      You may certainly try. However, there is no formula for success. There are things you can do at all fronts of publishing to increase your chances of success.  However, none of it is guaranteed. There (...)