Zach Skye

Zach Skye

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    1. Re: What's your favorite book you read this year?

      Probably Iron Prince! I really enjoyed that book, and it was audible. Usually I just listen every now and again when doing something. But for that one it hooked me, and there's be hours I set aside (...)


    2. Re: Literary Fiction? I guess it's a "no" :)

      It's fun, but some do have more of an audience than other genres.


    3. Re: My first story is about to hit 100 views!

      Congrats that's a big milestone! It can be hard sometimes to throw your work out there.


    4. Re: The Fancy Pants Kids of RoyalRoad

      Just going to drop this here:  Sir Crabby (Progression Litrpg) Sir Crabby! And they say the perfect litrpg doesn't exist. All these crab fictions are the bee's knees.  I am fond of the ones (...)


    5. Re: How much violence in a story is "too much" in your opinion?

      It depends on the promises you make about the fiction. Starting out as a light-hearted novel about growing up, likely won't turn into a gore-fest horror story where the protag goes murderhobo unless you (...)


    6. Re: Paying tribute to The Wandering Inn in a chapter

      Sounds like a solid concept to pay homage to someone whose writing you liked. How's your experience with the writathon been so far? Had fun? Writing as much as Pirateaba? ;)? 


    7. Re: How to make Patreon fair to readers?

      What do you, as a reader, considers a good and fair Patreon? Access to hitherto unreleased chapters is the hook that gets me. The amount of timed exclusive chapters needed for it to be worth (...)


    8. Re: The Fancy Pants Kids of RoyalRoad

      Hmm. You guys play video games? There's a debate that I always love getting into, both because of my set-in-stone position and the fact that whenever I state it, there's always like seven or eight (...)


    9. Re: New Writer Dorgamund

      Hi there Dorgamund, welcome to Royal Road! That sounds like a cool reason to hop on here. I hope the Writathon goes well for you- nice title, btw.  Superhero fics are pretty good to read from time to (...)


    10. Re: I thought the site didn't allow porn...

      It does look like it's tagged for sexual content.  'Sexy scenes' is limited to a certain allowed percentage based on the chapter that contains them on this site. As long as fiction doesn't go above (...)


    11. Re: Do you like LitRPG elements more prominent or in the background?

      I think it really depends on the nature of the story, and how relevant the actual stats are to the plot. A lot more of my personal attention goes to the stories on the abilities. Most of the litrpg's typically (...)


    12. Re: Who’s your favorite author on RoyalRoad?

      Eligos. Just straight up a fine person. 


    13. Re: Story Length. How ridiculous is acceptable to you?

      Whatever makes you happy. But it is important to consider that you do hit a point where some books are too long and too intimidating for new readers to begin digging into. See, for example, the Dresden (...)


    14. Re: It's Time to Come Clean — Brandon Sanderson

      You can go ahead and criticize them for blindly investing, sure. It's not blind. They have until one second before the campaign ends to retract their pledge. Jumping in early secures limited-run tiers (...)


    15. Re: It's Time to Come Clean — Brandon Sanderson

      Great idea, let's pay hundreds of $ for books which titles we don't even know, just because they were written by Brandon!  I mean, he literally says that over the course of this month, each week will (...)


    16. Re: It's Time to Come Clean — Brandon Sanderson

      Smart marketing, he's leveraging his fame and expansion in different public spaces (Like youtube) to enhance his brand. Then by saving these four books from a trad publisher who'd snap them up, it appears (...)


    17. Re: Why do the first several chapters of most stories consist of pointless stuff?

      Most first couple of chapters in a draft can be cut if the author didn't have a specific reason for them. Act 1 is meant to establish the everyday life of the character, and show their problems. What (...)


    18. Re: Is it True Female MCs are Unpopular?

      Female leads in fantasy in general have historically been less popular. Thats turned around recently, but I still dont think recent fantasy novels have a 50/50 split. Obviously it seems litrpg falls (...)


    19. Re: Round 2 of being a "patron of the arts" aka bribing a writer

      This shows you the value of the arts. 100k words is a little over a month's work (assuming you work 8 hours a day 5 days a week), $1000 US dollars would mean a month's work done for around $5.95 (...)


    20. Re: Round 2 of being a "patron of the arts" aka bribing a writer

      This shows you the value of the arts. 100k words is a little over a month's work (assuming you work 8 hours a day 5 days a week), $1000 US dollars would mean a month's work done for around $5.95 (...)