kieranpierce

kieranpierce

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    1. Re: Does anyone else here make horror fantasy? Or at least Fantasy with horror elements?

      Let me be the third person who was going to recommend Katalepsis! Think Lovecraftian vibes.


    2. Re: Genre Help: Demigod Cultivation?

      Hopefully something there's helpful. This is so insightful--definitely helpful! Thank you for providing such a detailed a response!! 


    3. Re: What counts as Ratings Manipulation?

      I don't think so. If you give readers real content in exchange for (probably ineffective encouragement) to get them to rate / review, it sounds like fair game to me.  Personal experience: I said that (...)


    4. Re: NaNoWriMo/Writathon Discussion

      Are people stockpiling chapters then??? It's possible to do that but kinda defeats the purpose.... (I have heard some writers are completely discouraged from partaking in the event because of people (...)


    5. Re: NaNoWriMo/Writathon Discussion

      I guess I joined just in time for the writeathon! Just making it onto the leader board would be a huge accomplishment, sounds incredibly fulfilling! This was me back in April! Originally I was going (...)


    6. Genre Help: Demigod Cultivation?

      I'm planning a (far-off) rewrite for my story Divine Blood for many reasons. It's about gods and demigods, inspired in Greek and Roman mythology (although I populate my own world with my own mythos), so (...)


    7. Re: What happen to monsters being terrifying in fantasy?

      Oh, she is great and serves her purpose in the story perfectly. But her description in the text is that of an overgrown spider. I know that it is subjective but I don't think that her description in-book (...)


    8. Re: What happen to monsters being terrifying in fantasy?

      But not all great authors in history that write monsters make them bone-chillingly horrifying. Take Tolkien for example. Is he the father of modern fantasy? Yes. Are his orks described in horrid details? (...)


    9. Re: Reminder for my fellow writers: there are eight carpal bones in your wrist, treat them kindly!

      Im reading about these keyboards, and as neat as Dvorak looks I just can't fathom that I could ever learn it.  Yeah, it is pretty intimidating. Typing tests like you're first learning to type and transferring (...)


    10. Re: This is already better than Wattpad. And Vella.

      What is the problem with Vella? We don't have Vella in Germany (yet? who knows) and I was at least interested. I heard the problem with Vella is not enough visibility nor enough money. The person whose (...)


    11. Re: Story Growing Slowly: Should I Give Up?

      When I look at this guy, what I see is a poster child for the 8000 followers I wasn't able to attract out of 10,000, and I ask myself how can I write a story that guys like DaoistFilth can give 5 stars (...)


    12. Re: Reminder for my fellow writers: there are eight carpal bones in your wrist, treat them kindly!

      I switched to a more optimized keyboard layout You have to say which layout :P We are kindred carpal tunnel-prevention souls. I switched to colemak! Are you dvorak or colemak too (or something else (...)


    13. Re: This is already better than Wattpad. And Vella.

      Hello! Glad you're here! RR really is a wonderful place with lots of wonderful stories! You definitely found a good place to be! I've been thinking about cross posting my story onto Wattpad because (...)


    14. Re: Reminder for my fellow writers: there are eight carpal bones in your wrist, treat them kindly!

      To add onto this, I started developing early carpal tunnel symptoms at a pathetically early age, but have since made it go away. (I'm a programmer and a writer--my life is typing. I wore out my laptop (...)


    15. Re: Story Growing Slowly: Should I Give Up?

      Also writing-to-market is a lot about mental health, not just career or whatever.  If you want to see what not writing-to-market gets you, take a look at the latest hate mail I got on my story. Multiply (...)


    16. Re: What happen to monsters being terrifying in fantasy?

      I think this can be a problem, and Val does a good job covering why that could be the case. You might find stuff more to your taste in a dark fantasy / grimdark genre where stuff is going to be a lot grittier, (...)


    17. Re: Story Growing Slowly: Should I Give Up?

      I'd toss the story, re-evaluate and read more. There is a meta for stories on royalroad for what stories do well. Right now cultivation is in.  Oh yeah.... So, you got a lot of responses from the (...)


    18. Re: Story Growing Slowly: Should I Give Up?

      No. You've only been posting for 2 months and have not quite 30k words. There's people who will not read until you have more content / more time of proven update consistency.  You should definitely (...)


    19. Re: Things that are popular

      Yes, I am also like this with almost all things. The hype for good books or movies usually sets my expectations high, then most of the time I just found it to be okay, and therefore I am disappointed (...)


    20. Re: I feel like Isekai can be really fun, but it is brought down by bargain bin fanservice and sloppy writing (...)

      I have a hard time reading a lot of isekai and portal fantasy because I feel like I'm reading this boring, generic beginning while I'm waiting for the story to actually start. (Even when the beginning (...)