1. Re: The power of one

      My story's only rating so far is a 2.5 star rating.  The view total is still creeping up.  I'm not sure where the views are coming from.  I've just been trying to dabble in the forums in the hopes of drawing (...)

    2. Re: Promote your story by telling us why you wrote it in that genre and what you like most about the genre

      I wrote a fantasy story, but more importantly I wrote a travelogue.  My entire setting has no large-scale violence.  I wanted to get away from violent stories.  I wanted a fantasy of characters who live (...)

    3. Re: Anyone else plagued by the feeling of your writing being “never good enough?”

      I thought I was over this, but everything I write feels like the new worst thing I've ever written.  Reader feedback suggests that my second manuscript is actually better than my first, which took me a (...)

    4. Re: Promote your story with the first three paragraphs the reader sees

      To try to reassure myself that people would read this far into the thread, I read over half of it... before losing patience and jumping to the end.  So this may be a futile gesture, but it's a straightforward (...)

    5. Re: My experience with Royal Road advertising

      As much as I want views, I've been too shy to use advertising.  It feels forbidden and taboo to me.  I don't know why, but I can't shake it.  Something feels gravely wrong about using advertising.

    6. Re: Does the author have an obligation to finish his story?

      It's really kind of upsetting how many incomplete stories there are on Royal Road.  Stories should complete at some point.  I'm planning not to even upload stories until I've finished them first, so that (...)

    7. Re: Stories that hooked and wouldn't let you go after the first few chapters.

      The first "Reincarnated as a Dungeon Core" story that I ever read, this one is still ongoing and I highly recommend it: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/54476/dungeon-life For a story that starts (...)

    8. Re: How badly would a cellphone ruin your story?

      Cell phones are possible within Theoma, but they haven't been invented yet.  Depending on the specific approach used to achieve them, there would be different areas without signal.  I've been writing travelogues (...)

    9. Re: Every review for my fiction has been downvoted.

      If someone downvotes every review, at least they haven't changed the relative rank of each review.

    10. Re: Why does everything have to be a litRPG? (rant)

      Vainqueur the Dragon is great fun, but also a prime example of litRPG not adding much to the story. What is memorable is the comedy and all the little character moments, not the stat increases or how the (...)

    11. Re: Why does everything have to be a litRPG? (rant)

      I think litRPG is an interesting genre inspired by media whose narrative worth is undervalued!  It takes the components of games and tries to worldbuild with them in a serious way.  I adore it, conceptually. (...)

    12. Re: Hey guys!

      Fever dreams!  I used to think Titan A.E. was my favorite movie, but it turned out my favorite scene from the movie was just a dream I had while passed out in front of the screen.  See, the first time (...)

    13. Re: How many times you've re-read your own writings?

      I've reread my stories so many times!  Not only do I reread them for editing, I reread them to learn more about the plot and characterization that I've created, so that I can be consistent going forward. (...)

    14. New Here and Searching for Readers

      I saw Royal Road mentioned a few times before I started asking questions about it.  When I did, friends encouraged me to make an account here.  I waited to make an introduction post until my first fiction (...)