Derin_Edala

Derin_Edala

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    1. Re: Do you write chapters in order?

      I always write in order. My planning is pretty minimal (I note what needs to happen and in what order and then keep writing until it happens; it often takes more or less words than I think it will), so (...)


    2. Re: Boredom.

      You're only going to get six billion replies from people asking you to check out their story if you admit boredom here. I suggest youtube.


    3. Re: What are craziest places to fetch your ideas?

      My best writting, or my best ideas, usually comes from anger. I mean looking back, subconsciously, I'm pretty sure I wrote After the Tilt as a way to express my anger towards the university system and (...)


    4. Re: How to promote yourself on Royal Road?

      Like the others have said -- signature, updates, review swaps. Your signature space on the forum is free marketing space. Get a cover that looks interesting, maybe add an attention-grabbing tagline (...)


    5. Re: What are craziest places to fetch your ideas?

      Most of mine come to me at 3am when I'm trying to sleep, or right in the middle of a tasks I can't pause like doing dishes.


    6. Re: I just got the worst rating.

      1-star and .5-star bombing is normal. Shake it off and keep going, it happens to us all. If you're worried about your average, do some review swaps (in my experience the people swapping are usually pretty (...)


    7. Re: I hate the 'everyone just gets along in the end' cliche

      Case in point: The unpopular kid who gets the girl in the end instead of the popular (and often more attractive) kid, who more often than not is depicted as a bully.  This literally never happens (...)


    8. Re: How would you fair if you are thrown into your story?

      Into my urban fantasy magical school adventure? I don't have magic, so my life probably wouldn't change all that much beyond having some magical protections around the place.


    9. Re: How to keep your motivation strong?

      It's worth pointing out that if you want to write, most of your writing is going to happen when you aren't inspired. Kicks of inspired motivation are great, but a lot of the time, writing feels somewhere (...)


    10. Re: Milk tea or coffee without sugar is disgusting...

      I can't drink coffee without sugar, but I always take my tea with milk and no sugar. I used to take 2 sugars and whittled down, and now putting sugar in it tastes super weird. I did this because I got (...)


    11. Re: Author Social Media

      My Tumblr is here.


    12. Re: I'm constantly worried about how people will perceive my writing.

      The readers don't care half as much as you do, mate. If it's really good, they'll remember it; if they didn't think much of it, there's a good chance they'll forget in a week. Or at least forget who wrote (...)


    13. Re: What is the most unlikeable character you have ever written?

      So this is a little obscure, but there was this one book of my rationalist rewrite of the Animorphs series that was just... really hard to write and edit. There was some alternate timeline shenanigans (...)


    14. Re: 1st Person, 3rd Person Limited, or 3rd Person Omniscient?

      I tend to write in first person, but I don't have a strong preference between first and third limited for reading. Not really a fan of third omniscient, though. I can't recall any third omniscient stories (...)


    15. Re: Hilarious but Convenient Way You Cleared the Board for Plot Purposes?

      I write more political intrigue than action, and have a couple of intrigue versions. My favourites are: a) having someone clear a room by alluding to all the blackmail they have on almost everyone present (...)


    16. Re: "Message me if you want me to remove the cover" - why?

      I don't think it's stealing, but mostly the pics on the internet are kinda free domain and are free to use unless for monetary purposes. The reason for that disclaimer should be politeness mostly. (...)


    17. Re: Is there a place for other genres than LitRPG on RoyalRoad?

      Is there a place for other genres than LitRPG on RoyalRoad? Technically yes. Everyone says that you can post whatever.  Actually no. If you post anything other than LitRPG, expect to maybe only get (...)


    18. Re: Looking for stories with a commoner-noble dynamic

      I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for so take this with a grain of salt, but The Cursed Heart is a fantasy story where two scholarship students from nonmagical families are thrown into a magical (...)


    19. Re: I have a week off work, let's do some review swaps.

      I write a magical school political intrigue/mystery and I'm looking to do advanced review swaps. Story's at 160k right now so I can swap any word count lower than that; just let me know how much of (...)


    20. Re: "Message me if you want me to remove the cover" - why?

      I don't think it's stealing, but mostly the pics on the internet are kinda free domain and are free to use unless for monetary purposes. The reason for that disclaimer should be politeness mostly. Some (...)