Vivian M.K.

Vivian M.K.

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    1. Re: Trying to write in first person for the first time, tips?

      I write in first person and can pass on a few tidbits. First, you need to come up with ways to get around the limitations of the POV. Often the reader needs to know things that the MC doesn't, or (...)


    2. Re: Showing vs. Telling Part 3: Numbers and Character Descriptions

      This is a good guide, but there's always exceptions to the rule. For example, if a string of numbers make up all the dialogue in a given line. Something like: '6...13...18...23' Compared to: (...)


    3. Re: Help with review swaps after we're 90% sure we got review bombed by someone we upset on here.

      If you're still looking for help, please let me know. Feel free to DM. Happy to review swap.  Thank you! We'll dm you tomorrow. 


    4. Re: Do you ever conform your story to your reader's taste?

      That depends. Does what they say ring true? If we agree with it, then we'll work with it. That being said, if it's something asinine, then no, we won't change the story at all.


    5. Re: Just reached around 25K words with our first released story with 4 star reviews. This feels unreal.

      We know that this isn't as big as other milestones that people post here, but this was a massive goal to us. I am proud to announce this milestone as someone that's never put their work out to anywhere (...)


    6. Re: What’s a piece of common writing advice that you really disagree with?

      What I honestly hate is the advice to start all your stories with an attention-grabber, or, as I call it, BANG. I don't mean that the first chapter of a story does not need to be interesting or leave (...)


    7. Re: August Thread - Promote your Story

      Even in Chains is a story about the recovery of trauma. Trauma can be a slow burn when it comes to recovery, so that means that this story will also be a slow burn as it dives deep into the thoughts, daily (...)


    8. Re: For All the Authors

      Real struggle. Infodump everything, someone will dislike it. Don't infodump, someone else will dislike it. Put subtle foreshadowing, people will criticize you for being confusing. Don't put foreshadowings, (...)


    9. Re: Help with review swaps after we're 90% sure we got review bombed by someone we upset on here.

      <3 I think it's just one of those unfortunate things where there just isn't enough for me to go on wrt Esmer's character, so all I can do is go, (...)(...)


    10. Re: Help with review swaps after we're 90% sure we got review bombed by someone we upset on here.

      Sure, I'll read it right now and give it a review! Thank you! We don't see a way to respond to the review itself, so we'll do it here real quick and say that we'll work on that style part you brought (...)


    11. Re: Help with review swaps after we're 90% sure we got review bombed by someone we upset on here.

      Sure, I'll read it right now and give it a review! Thank you! We'll go through your story as well after we get done reading through another person that said they would.


    12. Re: Help with review swaps after we're 90% sure we got review bombed by someone we upset on here.

      Yesterday I engaged in a conversation on here, and they got pissy at the fact I was replying to what they said. They claimed they reported me for replying to them, and I guess when that fell through, (...)


    13. Re: Better late than never, and since I'm not dead...

      That's exciting, how does your friend keep you to task? At this point hubby is writing a live novel in his own universe to spur me on, in addition to his usual efforts with our main series. He's also (...)


    14. Re: For All the Authors

      We once had a reader (Not on here) that took 'The smell of fresh cut wood hit me right in the face' to mean that she got hit in the face by an actual piece of wood.


    15. Re: Is it better to add titles to your chapters? Or not?

      Look, I am not here to get into any debate as I stated, rather I just reported you. Since I clearly stated, not to badger me. Sorry, I don’t like to do this. Not in a good mood, and have very little (...)


    16. Re: Is it better to add titles to your chapters? Or not?

      While we are debating using proper chapter titles and are open to it. This is a hard no. Having 'Chapter #' is under no stretch of the imagination unprofessional. In fact, there are people who find chapter (...)


    17. Re: What unpopular gaming opinions do you have?

      * Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the new world is a great game (if you've played it before Tales of Symphonia) We 100% agree with you, but we played Tales of Symphonia first. here's one that probably (...)


    18. Re: Is it better to add titles to your chapters? Or not?

      Personally I am fine with either, but I’m curious about what you guys think. As readers and authors, is it worth it to add titles to chapters or is it a waste of time? There are several reasons why (...)


    19. Re: What do you think is the optimal chapter size?

      I don't know if anyone can see the above post or not, but we tried to paste a picture of our word counts and that's what happened. I also can't delete it for some reason. Original post: Except for (...)


    20. Re: Better late than never, and since I'm not dead...

      Welcome to the Royal Road forums! We hope that you have a fantastic time here, and we wish you the best of luck with Strange Aeons! I suppose you could call us a team, though it is more so that one (...)