ChipMunster

ChipMunster

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    1. RE: Is there a story with a plot like this? I don't want to plagiarize someone.

      The fact that this quote comes from one of the most successful SF authors ever, talking about his relationship with his friends, decades ago, makes its usefulness very relative. Of course Heinlein wouldn't (...)


    2. RE: Willing to proofread stories.

      I'm always interested in getting reviews, but right now I'm especially interested in getting my work proofread because I'm already getting close to the end of my fiction and I know the grammar and general (...)


    3. RE: Is there a story with a plot like this? I don't want to plagiarize someone.

      Rewriting Star Wars is one thing, and yes, even if you change every noun, adjective and verb, that is still subject to plagiarism. But it is not plagiarism if you write about a farm boy on a desert planet (...)


    4. RE: Looking for Serious Review Swaps (LitRPG)

      I'm up for it, so if you have time, take a look at my work in progress (here below).  If you agree, please confirm, and we can swap reviews.  Thanks!


    5. RE: Is there a story with a plot like this? I don't want to plagiarize someone.

      Of course there is always a possible debate on what is specific enough. But you never want to enter that debate, because once you entered it, it will be settled not by you or the writing community, but (...)


    6. RE: Is there a story with a plot like this? I don't want to plagiarize someone.

      That is not accurate. You can totally plagiarize a plot or an idea if it's specific enough.  I will stress this because it's important: the assessment that plagiarism only refers to lifting fragments (...)


    7. RE: Looking for a serious review swap

      Fair enough, but don't complain if my first three chapters are so good that you get pulled into the story and can't stop reading. ;) I'll take you up on the offer. Where is your fiction?


    8. RE: GameLit

      Adding a GameLit tag would be a good idea, in my opinion.


    9. RE: Just RRL things...

      What is "the novel's system"?


    10. RE: GameLit

      I don't see why there need to be drama out of it. Because it's Russian and not American i.e English?  No, the drama comes from someone trying to get the property of the term. But if I understand the (...)


    11. RE: Let me review your story, no need to review swap

      Ah, thank you both! I was looking at the stats in the main dashboard and didn't even look at the "Stats" button. Now I feel dumb. ¯\_(?)_/¯


    12. RE: Let me review your story, no need to review swap

      On a maybe off-topic note, could you (any of you I mean) explain how do you know that you received a certain number of .5-star ratings? All I see on my dashboard is the total number of ratings, but unless (...)


    13. RE: What details do you leave out?

      Just like you said, it's often a technique. I prefer to let the reader imagine how people and stuff look beyond a couple of general descriptors.  In my fiction, for example, the Sorceress is described (...)


    14. RE: Let me review your story, no need to review swap

      Dude/dudette.  I wanted to give you a proper review but it seems that I could not do myself justice and perhaps you too. So, I'll abstain myself from rating/reviewing yours. I had gave the reasons (...)


    15. RE: Amazon, exclusivity period, and deleted chapters

      Yes, that's what I was thinking about doing: keeping a portion of the work available here. When the time comes, I'll check the percentage and act accordingly so that I can comply with both Amazon guidelines (...)


    16. Amazon, exclusivity period, and deleted chapters

      Like so many other writers, I'm planning on publishing my fiction on Amazon once it's finished -- and enroll it in  Kindle Unlimited (KU), Amazon's exclusivity program, to get a shot at a higher income (...)


    17. RE: Review Swap

      I forgot to thank you for your review in this thread. Really thorough and helpful. 10/10 would swap again. ;)



    18. RE: Does anyone else not care about action/characters?

      I suck at describing things as well. Since English is not my first language, I lack the fluidity to describe how people move around things, what they do with their body, and so on, so every time I try (...)


    19. RE: Does anyone else not care about action/characters?

      What you're saying is true, I suck at writing character/action. However, I don't necessarily think I'm asking if stories can succeed despite its shortcomings; I mean take for example, someone who doesn't (...)