Warby Picus

Warby Picus

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    1. Re: Just reached 50k views and 500 followers

      Congratulations!  That's amazing!  Out of curiosity, how did you launch your novel?  


    2. Re: What is review swap?

      Following up on some of the above points- the way I have done review swaps is to ask myself "Can I five star this novel in any kind of good conscience?"  If yes, review.  If no, I send a PM asking if the (...)


    3. Re: How can I write better?

      I one hundred percent agree with what Crownfall suggested above in terms of writing resources, and would throw in reading Orwell's Politics and the English Language, which you can read for free at- https://www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-foundation/orwell/essays-and-other-works/politics-and-the-english-language/. (...)


    4. Re: How can I write better?

      I one hundred percent agree with what Crownfall suggested above in terms of writing resources, and would throw in reading Orwell's Politics and the English Language, which you can read for free at- https://www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-foundation/orwell/essays-and-other-works/politics-and-the-english-language/. (...)


    5. Re: Timing the “Ding!” In Progression Fantasy

      It occurs to me that my question could be considered in a different light- should the progression system be the primary driver of the story, (ie xianxia, cultivate to get to next level, end-goal-is-double-godhood) (...)


    6. Re: Timing the “Ding!” In Progression Fantasy

      Totally valid points.  The reason I posted this thread was because I was outlining a new book, and I realized my MC was level 3 after 50 chapters.  Lots of character development, lots of action, not so (...)


    7. Re: Timing the “Ding!” In Progression Fantasy

      Excellent points! I read LMS ages ago, but had forgotten those mechanics. Great thinking. 


    8. Re: slow burn or a slog?

      The first Dark Tower novel is great for this, even though the book itself is often confusing.  Very first line- “The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.”  Bam.  You have action, (...)


    9. Re: What do you call 'Superhuman' for other races

      Enhanciles?  Atavists?  Child of X, Y or Z.  So your super-strong MC might be Elfy McElfdottor, Child of Stone.  Or perhaps “refined?”  A newspaper headline reads “Today, Refined Rights activists protested (...)


    10. Re: Share Your Story Ideas

      Cave man progression fantasy.  Full on Jack Plant- MC is dropped stark naked in the middle of the jungle and told he will be picked up in ten years.  In the meantime, try to survive.  Points will be awarded (...)


    11. Timing the “Ding!” In Progression Fantasy

      The most popular stories on RR tend to be some variation on progression fantasy.  They do really well on AU too.  There is clearly a sizable market, and authors having success in that market.  So my question (...)


    12. Re: How do you keep readers interest while keeping up good pacing and not info dumping?

      A good technique is to work the exposition into the world and let it emerge naturally.  For example, rather than saying “The Gorblix empire has lasted twenty thousand years.  First founded by…” And going (...)


    13. Re: Your story is now a comedy! How are things different?

      To The Far Shore- A lighthearted Harem Gag Comedy about a young man fighting off his loving family as they try to marry him to a series of increasingly beautiful young ladies.  But really, all he wants (...)


    14. Re: Beta readers for my new webnovel

      Never mind, PM'ed you.


    15. Re: Beta readers for my new webnovel

      I took a real quick look.  Do you want the feedback in this thread or by PM?


    16. Re: How the tagging system worked here?

      I don't respond to PM's, too much spam.  I only answer heliographs.


    17. Re: Zuckerberg Killed Facebook, Elon Killed Twitter…So Where Do I Advertise?

      Actually, despite the best efforts of Zuck, Facebook does have some decent writers communities.  At least the LITRPG and HaremLit pages are (comparatively) active.  Not sure about the rules for self promotion, (...)


    18. Re: Promote your story by explaining the differences between our world and the one in your story

      My world is so old, time is measured by the periods between apocalypses.  Because people are always rebuilding on top of the ruins of previous civilizations, the tech level is completely messed up and (...)


    19. Re: promote your story with 3 word sentences!

      3X3 is clearly the superior format: Stole a bank.  Still need money.  Oops, a war.


    20. Re: I Need feedback so that i can improve

      I second everything that Walrus King suggested, and fully agree that it is almost impossible to get through the first couple of chapters.   My advice would be to slow down.  Don't aim for a "flow" of (...)