Discussion in 'Author Discussions' started by Translator_Lich, May 22, 2023.
some tips in points
Your question sis way too general.
Start with prework. You need to be an expert on the world you are writing about. What is the average person's life like from when they are born to when they die? You need to know how the governments of that world are structured. You need to think of all the questions, all the answers and then write them down. Once you have a world for the story to live in, then you need to decide what that story is going to be about. It doesn't need to be something original, just a simple story like a revenge tale, monomyth or a buddy cop story.
Not sure what RI is.
For Lord of the Rings, the best answer I can give is "life experience." Tolkien was 45 years old when he started it, 57 when he finished, already a well respected Oxford professor and scholar. He used Germanic and Norse mythology as inspiration for his work, and it makes a lot of sense that he would, as he was probably the foremost expert on those topics in the English-speaking world at that time.
He wasn't asking about Lord of the Rings, he was asking about Lord of the Mysteries and RI is Reverend Insanity. These are Chinese novels.
Begin by consuming more works just as complex, and be sure to have variety n consumption
Having mostly one type of media generates creative endogamy, with authors repeating the same elements over and over, consuming different genres and media helps t diversify your skillset and perspective
I also recommend to consume very trashy works, so you can see whats the kind of trashyness thats entertaining, and what is just trash, in order to avoid it
Once you have that, make sure to write down the big reveals and secrets of world building, so you dont lose track of them
Then begin, and remember its most likely going to take several tries to get something good
This just sounds like an excuse to read more web novels LOL
Start writing will be my biggest suggestion, doesn't matter what you write just start putting your thoughts into words first.
Once you do that you'll slowly understand the economy of world building, how you need to pace the plot progression, etc...
Keep a target like "10,000" words by weekend or something and keep to it.
Ideas are great and everyone has them. Many people have great ideas that never see the light of day, because doing the work is much less fun and more about consistency.
When I first started writing with the goal of being published my goal was 500 words per week and I broke it down day by day. Now I hit minimum 5k per day. It wasn't instant, it wasn't even fast. I walked, swam and crawled to my target some days.
If you want to be a writer it's really simple. Read a lot, write a lot. Do it some more. Then some more. Rinse and repeat forever. It will help to learn as much as you can to learn about the process, to learn from your mistakes, to get used to all the details. Still, nothing is going to help you as much as just writing.
Write and love what you do and be consistent.
Just read a lot of books. Not just web novel. Read everything. LOTM is such a masterpiece that couldn't be made without a vast array of knowledge about writing in general and so many other fields. I still wish that cuttlefish had added romance to it as well since it could really use some. But still it is amazing.
Lotm or Ri? It’s in theory not too hard for authors to make stuff similar to lotm. Just appeal to the self-insert mentality of readers. Give the mc an op cheat that promises to make him superior and super cracked. Give regular power ups every so often to stimulate the dopamine release in the apes. Most importantly, make sure to simplify the plot with good vs evil dynamics. No moral ambiguity nor deep philosophical thoughts allowed since the apes will get confused. Remember, the monkeys are not here for an original and thought-provoking story. They are here to self insert into the fictional world and escape from reality. As a bonus, remember to make a meme antagonist like Amon to make the novel more iconic. There should be more but I can’t think of them rn. I hope these tips are helpful and u become another successful ‘virtual drug’ manufacturer. Best of luck to you
LOTM author answered in an interview how he does his work before writing everything, what Xian Piete mentioned was in that interview.
U may have get an idea how those authors do their work from those so better check them out. Am pretty sure RI author has one too. Those interviews— I mean.
You should check out cuttlefish's recent interviews about his new work "Circle of Inevitability", I remember that shares his experiences in prep work in there too.
There are lots of interview from cuttlefish, so you have a lot of reading to do. And a lot more when you actually get started doing research for your novel.
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