SJ Reaver

SJ Reaver

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    1. Re: How do you write Satire?

      Satire is hard when the real world already gave us Donald Trump for President. Satire presumes that your reader has a cultural baseline of 'this is obviously ridiculous,' on which to build a criticism (...)


    2. Re: How are people locating my novel to read?

      Not sure if this is assistance request per say but I didn't know if it fit general either.  I am generally curious how people are finding my novel between postings. Is it just advanced search tags? (...)


    3. Re: Broken record topic- Best time to post a story

      Interesting! BTW with is ''Wing is doing New Releases" ? Sorry I am still new here. Wing is the site owner. When you submit a fic, she's the one that approves it. New Releases are the newly (...)


    4. Re: What are your writing goals?

      Stay on a story for one month or 100k words.


    5. Re: Broken record topic- Best time to post a story

      1. If you publish at the top of the hour, you're likely to get pushed off the front page faster by people who've scheduled their releases. 2. If you publish while Wing is doing New Releases, you'll get (...)


    6. Re: Long chapter questions

      A few questions that would do me good knowing. 3000+ words a long chapter, right? Are long chapters a turn off? If my chapter are generally that long, a consistent schedule, for me, would be (...)



    7. Re: What do you think of School Life novels?

      It's fine. I appreciate that school-oriented stories have a built-in structure.


    8. Re: Is it necessary for characters to be likeable?

      There's also a difference in intensity when it comes to likability. You can have characters that are broadly liked and those who are broadly disliked, but there are also characters who are hated by (...)


    9. Re: Not Many Followers On Trending Tab Anymore?

      Yes. You hit trending earlier (before you have lots of chapters) and you leave it sooner (before you get lots of followers). I can't say whether it's a good or a bad thing. Before it was a larger boost (...)


    10. Re: How is this follow and view count possible

      Is it I Got Trapped In a Dungeon Brick? https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/39655/i-got-trapped-in-a-dungeon-brick Also, I find talking shit about people's stories behind their back pretty sad. (...)


    11. Re: The Xianxia tag should have a '/cultivation' at the end

      Since litRPGs are inherently cultivation as well, that would apply under this argument. No, they are not. Cultivation is based on Chinese folk-religion, Taoism, and Buddism. There are western (...)


    12. Re: Are comments (or lack of them) good or bad?

      1. If you're getting lots of comments, it's typically because you've wrote something people find interesting. 2. The author's craving for comments is bad. Though if your desire for affirmation drives (...)


    13. Re: Writers: How fast did your reader base grow?

      Why are people necroing threads like this? Great growth is 100 followers after a week of posting. Good growth is 30. Anything lower than that is average to poor. Long-term, there's a trending vs (...)


    14. Re: Is it necessary for characters to be likeable?

      I had a question-Is it necessary for a character to be likeable to be interesting? No. If you're asking 'is it important for the protagonist to be likable if I want people to read my stuff' the (...)


    15. Re: SPOILERS Need advice managing expectations vs giving spoilers.

      1. Your story does drag. It has nothing to do with it not being enough of an action-adventure or not managing expectations. People are telling you that it drags because it needs to be edited down. (...)


    16. Re: I'm new to RoyalRoad and would like some suggestions

      I basically will read anything as long as it's interesting or at least somewhat well-written. I've just been making my way down the best rated list, but I'd like to know if there are any books here that (...)


    17. Re: The Benefits of *Writing* Reviews & Comments

      The more I forced myself to explain why something needed to be changed, the better I became at identifying it.  This is true. This is why it's a good idea to write comments and reviews all the (...)


    18. Re: How many chapters is too many chapters to you guys?

      If it's a good novel, even one is too much. Paradise Lost was 93,090 words. Anything more than that is too much for a novel.