OverclockBeta

OverclockBeta

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    1. Re: The Necessity of Health Pools

      Health pools are dumb and completely arbitrary. They are only added because authors FEEL they should be in the story. They exist in video games to make them fair, like MrGrimSmile mentioned, or because (...)


    2. Re: What so different about your story than the others on its genre?

      Story is set to begin publishing here in July. Basic premise is: what if the system apocalypse stalled out in the face of resistance from the target world? I can't say it's completely unique, but (...)


    3. Re: is it just me...

      It happens to most people.  Just have to push through it unless 75% or more readers are calling your work garbage.


    4. Re: LitRPG and Character Arc

      If you publish every book someone writes, of course most of them will be junk. Litrpg *appears* to have a higher percentage of bad writing because it's a new genre and there are no publishers to curate (...)


    5. Re: What if your title was used by others and they became more famous than your story?

      I might be disappointed, but nobody did anything wrong, so.


    6. Re: Writing about things that don't or can't exist

      I wrote a whole lot of words just to say that you should read Lovecraft's actual works, so instead I say this: no amount of advice can help more than a direct example. https://www.lovecraft-stories.com/read (...)


    7. Re: How do people get onto Rising Stars?

      You gotta have a lot of updates to drive visibility, a good cover/blurb if you can, and everything else is basically luck, but people will refer to it as "a good story".


    8. Re: Inspirations & Influences

      Literally everything I encounter, especially other people's stories, but also cool facts in various fields.


    9. Re: The Necessity of Health Pools

      litRPG tends to do better when they are written as books rather than game logs. This!   I think somewhere along the way we ended up with a bunch of people who want to develop RPG video games (...)


    10. Re: Multiple POVs - Yay or Nay

      So many people do it wrong, though. I often put down a book where the balance between two or more POVs is off and leaves me grumpy when I have to read the less interesting one. This is especially (...)



    11. Re: Theme and motivations of characters - how do you generate character ethos?

      Sometimes I have big themes in mind to explore, other times I just let the character’s motivation show itself in response to the plot, figuring it out as I go along. I’m a big fan of pursuit of knowledge, (...)


    12. Re: What do you do when you have two great stories barking at you to write them at the very same time?

      Only 2 competing ideas?  Ah, luxury. Generally when inspiration strikes I just let it stew for a day or so, take down notes, and then shift my focus back to my WIP.  Otherwise you never get anything (...)


    13. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      Is there a point to all this pedantry?  Being encouraging is not lying to people. You do in fact have to keep writing to get an audience. The problem with that is that if you are writing to get (...)


    14. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      Is there a point to all this pedantry?  Being encouraging is not lying to people. You do in fact have to keep writing to get an audience.


    15. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      A truly popular author's time is better spent writing more product than trying to decieve newbies.  It's just not economical. Certainly, popular authors could be wrong or misguided.  This was quite (...)


    16. Re: Advice is advice, not a fixed set of rules. Also, big authors aren't out to get you. Shocking, I know.

      But Melas, I don't understand.  Are you implying that authors aren't slaves to their readers?  And thus, in a genre where most writers are readers, surely you *the only* thing you think about is us?


    17. Re: Pirate (Wandering Inn) just wrote 100k in a week...

      i remember one time when i wrote 10k words in a day yeah it never happened again My record is 8000 in a day.  Ugh.


    18. Re: What do you find to be the better anti-hero

      Generally a magnificent bastard is more fun.  But a dark brooder is often more relatable.


    19. Re: How detailed is your chapter outline?

      I’m currently experimenting.  To maintain the writing pace required for daily updates and still have a coherent story, I’m currently going with a couple hundred words of notes per chapter, backed up by (...)