Frog Jones

Frog Jones

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    1. Re: How to write a believable medieval fantasy story?

      Actually, Roman Times would work better for the common fantasy tropes. Out there in the colonies (that is not main-Italy), probably no one would lift a brow, if you walked around with your family heirloom (...)


    2. Re: I got my first 0.5 rating and now I'm sad.

      So, I'm pretty new to Royal Road, and my book has exactly 6 followers.  I haven't had this happen yet, but I will. Elsewhere, though, I'm familiar with the negative response.  I've had a series of novels (...)


    3. Re: What does reputation do?

      In the dawn of time, it was spoken that one shall come unto the Royal Road, and ye though this one seem to be nothing more than a humble purveyor of stories, their wisdom would be recognized by their peers. (...)


    4. Re: Stolen from her home by Vikings, Aefwyn learns to fend for herself as she develops the Soul of the Shieldm(...)

      Au contraire, haha! Let it never be said that I don't take edits well.  Made the fix in the OP.


    5. Re: Stolen from her home by Vikings, Aefwyn learns to fend for herself as she develops the Soul of the Shieldmaiden

      That's fair, I suppose.  I'll tweak it the next time I post a story description.  I have an editor looking at the story--but not at my forum posts.  ;-P


    6. Re: Stolen from her home by Vikings, Aefwyn learns to fend for herself as she develops the Soul of the Shieldmaiden

      When she's presented to the raiders' Jarl, she does the only thing that seems accurate--she kicks him in the shins.  Accurate? Why accurate?  I said seems accurate.  To her.  And so the answer is...because (...)


    7. Re: ☀️Sunday Snippet 12/06 | WEEK 46☀️

      From the most recently released episode of Soul of the Shieldmaiden: The crowd remained silent as I stood. I raised my bloody seax above my head, and looked to Jarl Magnus. “The Gods have decided for (...)


    8. Re: Is present-tense fiction unpopular on RR?

      In my mind, you haven't lost the ability to pace, it's just that the pace is necessarily different and frequently slower. A person running a 10-minute mile obviously isn't going to go as fast as another (...)


    9. Re: Is Star Wars A Good Example?

      Star Wars certainly blends science fiction and fantasy.  And once you get into a blend, people will argue about what it is.  It's either science fiction with fantasy elements, or fantasy with science fiction (...)


    10. Re: Review swap (OPEN)

      I'm down to try.  Link in sig.


    11. Re: Hello, new author here. I'm actually looking for some things to review! maybe yours!? Free reviewer at you(...)

      For what it's worth, go ahead and take a swing at Soul of the Shieldmaiden if you want.  Link in sig.


    12. Re: Review Swaps (Open)

      I can get down with a swap.  Mine is a fantasy set in the Viking age, with a kidnapped girl learning to make her way in the world.  Each episode is roughly 1.5k in length. (link in sig) I'd be willing (...)


    13. Re: Promote your fiction with the most basic description of it you can think of

      Soul of the Shieldmaiden:  A girl is kidnapped from her Saxon home by Danish raiders and is forced to survive in this new culture.


    14. Re: Is present-tense fiction unpopular on RR?

      So, present tense.  OK.  Takes deep breath. Present tense is not an immediate disqualifier for me.  BUT but but but but but there has to be a reason behind doing things in the present tense.  Present (...)


    15. Re: How to write a believable medieval fantasy story?

      All right, so, let's start with this:  this is a fantasy.   A lot of the advice in this thread is perfectly accurate if you're looking to do a medieval European style fantasy.  However, you can achieve (...)


    16. Re: Story setting advise. Mc native to world with magic or non native

      So...let's talk about this. Ultimately, the business side of the question is twofold:   1.  Which one is going to get more viewers, and  2.  Which one is going to retain viewers as it is published? (...)


    17. Stolen from her home by Vikings, Aefwyn learns to fend for herself as she develops the Soul of the Shieldmaid (...)

      Hey folks! This is Frog Jones, and I'm the co-author of several more traditionally published novels (The Gift of Grace series).  Our short stories appear in many anthologies; we're alongside Brandon (...)


    18. Re: Greetings!

      Hi all, Frog Jones here! I'm the co-author of several novels, and we've just launched a web serial (Soul of the Shieldmaiden) right here on Royal Road!  Happy to be a part of the community! Welcome (...)


    19. Greetings!

      Hi all, Frog Jones here! I'm the co-author of several novels, and we've just launched a web serial (Soul of the Shieldmaiden) right here on Royal Road!  Happy to be a part of the community!