bokhi

bokhi

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    1. Re: Promote your story, but make it rhyme!

      Another dungeon story? How dreary. But fear not, it's got a fairy. Demons and goblins together. Oh my. The story's complete when all the humans die. I found the sudden dark turn completely hilarious. (...)


    2. Re: I made a video ad on tiktok ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      I'll also add a trick I read about re: TikTok. Apparently, some clever clogs use songs that are trending on TikTok already so the algo will push the ad with the song to the front.  Not sure how well (...)


    3. Re: Anyone else think that people in fiction are too truthful

      I'd say some of the responses here referring to reader preferences/comfort are probably on the money, mostly.  Not to worry, though--those of us who like dishonest trickster heroes are still around. (...)


    4. Re: The "show, don't tell" concept

      Well, sometimes you want to show, and sometimes you want to tell. All show means your story moves at a snail's pace, but all tell makes for boring and flat storytelling. The difficulty lies in knowing (...)


    5. Re: Fictions where MC is Person of Color

      The Stormcrow Cycle takes place in a very Mediterranean area adjacent to a large desert, so most of the characters would fit the description of "POC". The main character, Ba'an salu-Ba'an, is from one (...)


    6. Re: What has turned you off about a story?,

      Walls of text.  Just...no. I'm not reading giant block of text with no paragraphs. Also, really bad grammar. I'm talking "I can't understand anything"-levels of bad. Usually I just click the back (...)


    7. Re: What has turned you off about a story?,

      Walls of text.  Just...no. I'm not reading giant block of text with no paragraphs. Also, really bad grammar. I'm talking "I can't understand anything"-levels of bad. Usually I just click the back (...)


    8. Re: Add viewpoint characters to a first person story?

      I've never shifted a POV from 1st person to 3rd person, but I've definitely cheated and swapped POVs by sticking in interludes.  You can probably do the POV switch if you're clear about the switch and (...)


    9. Re: How To Go About Setting Up a Political Intrigue?

      Everyone gave some pretty good advice, but I'll throw my 2 cents into the ring:  1. Consider the culture and resulting political structure of your world. What sort of plays are successful? What sort (...)


    10. Re: The Longest Hiatus you ever had?🧭

      Longest hiatus? Six years.  Currently on hiatus for 3 months. Oomph.  Trying to get back on that horse...bleeergh. 


    11. Re: Free basic reviews

      Ooh, what a kind and generous offer! If you're still doing these, I'd be up for a simple review for The Stormcrow Cycle (link in sig).  =)  If not, no worries at all! 


    12. Re: Give a shoutout to a minor character in your story that didn't get enough screentime, in your opinion

      A shout out to Vaa'ti from The Stormcrow Cycle, who had a much bigger role in the trilogy in previous drafts. Alas, her arc has been changed substantially. We'll see how that goes, lol.  Was nice knowing (...)


    13. Re: I have decided to trademark System Apocalypse.

      https://c.tenor.com/p4-otr1xZNoAAAAC/clapping-shia.gif


    14. I love sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating, just like THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!

      You ever have one of those days where nothing works out?  Like, you go to work but then before the day ends all your coworkers get murdered by bandits, and then just to put another layer of shit on (...)


    15. Re: Thoughts on using both = 1st and 3rd narrative?

      I don't think this is all that unusual, particularly if you're writing different POVs in clearly different chapters. It also sounds like you've thought about the rationale behind it too, so it's not random (...)


    16. Re: August Thread - Promote your Story

      Wait, is it August? My time zone is still in July... :peolaughing: Regardless of time zone, self-promo time is self-promo time! Huzzah! AHEM! Do you like crow-ladies? I mean ladies that turn into (...)


    17. Re: The [Royal Road Flashfic] Contest

      Guardian The figure trudged across the sand beneath the cold glare of the moon.   From above he was only a moving dot against the rippling dunes: an ant, scurrying against an endless hungry tide. (...)


    18. Re: Killing off characters: how to *not* piss people off?

      Make a margarita, salt the rim with their tears. But I swore off drinking and smoking for the rest of my life, lmao. Seriously though, I’ll never poison myself. It was a joke, Felix. You're welcome (...)


    19. Re: Killing off characters: how to *not* piss people off?

      No matter what you write or how you write it, someone's going to get pissed off and get ultra-salty about it.  My advice?  Make a margarita, salt the rim with their tears. Drink while "Mwahahahaha!"-ing (...)


    20. Re: A tip about AI generated pictures - and cover critique request :)

      Oh, as an additional note, I like the chosen font, but I think as far as typography goes, the letters are too far apart.