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Checklist for New Stories on Royal Road

Posted January 25, 2021

Are you writing a new story on Royal Road, and want to make sure you're doing everything right? This is understandable, and you only get one chance to make a first impression. Here's a list of ten things I wish I knew when I first started out.

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How to Open Your Webnovel

Posted July 26, 2020  ·  7 minute read

With so much competing for our attention online, readers will naturally gravitate toward the most entertaining thing they can find. If you want your webnovel to gain readers, then your opening chapter needs to be that thing. Here are a few tricks to get the most out of your story's opening.

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Showing vs. Telling Part 2: Adverbs

Posted May 26, 2020  ·  10 minute read

You might have heard that adverbs are bad. Stephan King makes his distaste of them clear in his memoir, On Writing, and tools like ProWritingAid and HemingwayApp are quick to point out how many adverbs we're using, along with suggestions on what our maximums should be. But what does the writing world have against adverbs?

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Showing vs. Telling

Posted March 26, 2020  ·  6 minute read

“Show don’t tell” is a phrase that gets thrown around by writing teachers and editors alike. The good teachers actually take the time to explain what it means. The rest just repeat the phrase ad nauseam and assume you’ll figure it out. But once I finally understood the meaning of this phrase, it made a huge difference in my writing.

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