Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

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    1. Requesting review swap, review, or general plotting advice

      I am getting close to the conclusion for I, Kobold book 1 and would very much like to get a few review swaps, or even just some unrated plot advice, specifically from litRPG/isekai/milfic writers. The (...)


    2. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      constantly claiming Yeah, I have been married for 25 years, I am very familiar with 'You always do this' argument. 2 threads or even dozens of threads over the years does not make 'constant'. Excuse (...)


    3. Re: I don't know what I'm doing.

      Minor, long-term advice. Running a regular pen and paper roleplaying game helps Hanging out and creating areas on multi-user text-based Muds, Mucks, mushes, and moos helps. those are both heavy duty (...)


    4. Re: How does one get new readers?

      I dunno. Sucks that the advice is: game the system. posting a chapter every couple of days helps also, it likely nets you the rising stars list and from there getting 300+ regular readers is easy. (...)


    5. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      This is why I deleted the last thread. Didn't want people getting attacked. I'm sure MelasD is a great/friendly author. That's why I specifically left out all names and made it more of a "general" thread (...)


    6. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      I've seen authors on the forums constantly claiming that big RR authors are trying to keep them down. This thread is in response to The King of Kirby's deleted thread that specified the term (...)


    7. Re: Do you think Light Novel style is viable?

      Sometimes I get fairly confused between the terms 'light novel' and 'crappy writing'. But I suppose that's an understandable, and common, mistake. Well, now I’m just curious what you think about a (...)


    8. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      I've seen authors on the forums constantly claiming that big RR authors are trying to keep them down. Well, first of all, that's bold of you to assume most big RR authors even think about you. This isn't (...)


    9. Re: Why does it seem like most famous authors ignore most writing advice?

      So basically I can tell my critics that complain about 'plot armor' keeping my hero alive in situations where he should die to screw themselves? I never believed in plot armor. Deus ex Machina sucks, (...)


    10. Re: Do you think Light Novel style is viable?

      The narrator explains certain things, but when they want a more limited perspective they'll switch to 1st person. There's a fine line between keeping your readers on their toes guessing and confusing (...)


    11. Re: Do you think Light Novel style is viable?

      What light novels do that English writers don't is switching third and first person (because that's a legit writing style in Japan that is not allowed in English). So that one is a "light novel style" (...)


    12. Re: Do you think Light Novel style is viable?

      Sometimes I get fairly confused between the terms 'light novel' and 'crappy writing'. But I suppose that's an understandable, and common, mistake.


    13. Re: How useful/powerful could this common skill be, in your opinion?

      You have actually just described the primary plot element of my book. The MC is literally reincarnated as something newbies kill in the tutorial to get level 1, he is that pathetic (after being at the (...)


    14. Re: Never go on Hiatus, worst mistake of my life.

      Went through the same thing. Rewriting helps ease the pain :)


    15. Re: How detailed is your chapter outline?

      I don't think I even understand how to do that. I have been a gamemaster for 40 years. I have a plotline that I have decided on, I know the beginning and the end, and I know all the high points that (...)


    16. Re: The Necessity of Health Pools

      The alternate question is, if you have character statistics but they do NOT include attributes like 'strength, agility, intelligence' at all, no health pools or mana pools, is it still considered litrpg? (...)


    17. Re: Can people write what they have never felt ?

      I don't think that the point of the comedy was to be accurate. I was using it as an example that people have seen. The reality is much, much worse. Imagine "Exloding strands of sticky, cottage-cheese (...)


    18. Re: Litrp: why are kids useless?

      Let's see if I can make this simpler, then. You worry me sometimes, ngl I don't care.


    19. Re: Litrp: why are kids useless?

      You worry me sometimes, ngl *shrug* When I was SP, I actually had to arrest a woman for swatting her 8 year old son's butt when he ran out of the house naked and started peeing on her neighbor. (...)


    20. Re: Can people write what they have never felt ?

      Morning, Can? Sure, they can write their take or their idea of it. Will it be accurate for someone who gone through the stuff? Maybe. Maybe not. Should? THAT is a can of worms no one should open. (...)