1. Ryshadium are often called the third shard, are they not? ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ ͡⁠°⁠ ͜⁠ʖ⁠ ͡⁠°⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

  2. And why not take it up with them when they do?

  3. Why are you years away from publishing? Many authors can write a book a month. Obviously, I’m not suggesting you do that. Not everybody can do that. I’m just saying… change your mindset. You can write a book much faster than a few years.

  4. Also, thanks for the advice. I've been thinking of starting a YouTube channel for a while, but haven't had the time or equipment.

  5. I can usually finish a book in 4-6 months, but I wanted to write several before I publish any so I can quickly follow one up with another.

  6. The Dagger and the Coin by Daniel Abraham is great. Also, it's fight scenes are rare and usually only a short paragraph or two.

  7. I never expected it to be easy, I was just wanted the opinions of people with experience.

  8. Where did you get those numbers? Also, does it talk about the profit margins for each type of sale. If I am not mistaken hard and paperwork copies tend to only make a dollar or two per sale, while digital copies have much higher margins.

  9. I'm writing a science fantasy books at about 130k words. So far I've spent: 1,200 on a developmental edit, 400 on cover design, 2,000 on a line edit, a couple hundred on ISBNs, and I'm doing my own formatting.

  10. For your developmental edit, did the editor do only one pass or multiple?

  11. Is each pass of a developmental edit the same cost or do they get progressively more expensive. Also, how many passes do books usually need before they are ready?

  12. As someone with no knowledge of safes or lockpicking, I would not bat an eye if it happened, provided they had proper tools like a stethoscope or something so they could hear the clicks. I think media has enough instances of people opening a safe just by turning the dial with their ear against it that most people would go for it.

  13. I might be interested in joining, if my schedule permits. I've been writing epic fantasy for a few years now and have a couple of books under my belt.

  14. Yeah. I've seen other people do it before.

  15. I don't have a cover yet for anything, but I could try posting to Royal Road and see what happens. Thanks for the idea.

  16. I ask friends to proof read but let them know that if anyone else is interested to let me know and I’ll give access to them. I have a small group of friends but that is how I got to know some budding writers that I also proof read for as well. We are honest in our critiques of each others work. But we also know that we may not be each other’s target audience so we get different views.

  17. Thanks for your advice. One of my friends has started writing a book of his own.

  18. Same. Despite it's length it never felt slow. There was always progress being made along at least one plotline, often two or even sometimes three. And there were so many great twists and surprises it was hard to put down.

  19. Pretty solid points all around. This might be a hot take, but I feel like the first Mistborn book was just okay, not bad, but nothing to really write home about. Plot progression was spotty since it focused more on Vin learning magic than the revolution the main characters are planning. Also Kelsier and Vin are pretty light on development. Kelsier spends most of the time off screen not doing much of note killing random noblemen. Vin gets only one standout moment of development, where she decides to give Kelsier's way of running a crew a chance, which she kind of just decides to do on a whim. The part where she agrees doesn't even happen from her perspective so we don't know what she was thinking when she made that choice.

  20. If they don't fit the setting then it might be for the best. And, if they are so inconsequential that you could cut them out easily, they probably aren't worth including to begin with.

  21. This was my line of thought on it, to be honest! The race could easily be switch to human and it wouldn’t make much of a difference at all. Originally, I had them as the “religious zealot” race that ends up enslaved by other races, but there’s nothing unique to them that’s tied to the race being “cat people”.

  22. Personally, I really liked their relationship. Comedy gold.

  23. Tristia from the Greatcoats. You've got all the crazy, depraved and egotistical nobles of Westeroes, along with rampant lawlessness ever since those same nobles killed the king. Not to mention zealous assassins and ego driven knights pushing peasants around. And if all that wasn't enough, your average person is generally a selfish jerk who are little better than the nobles who rule them.

  24. Sounds like having this on my tbr was a good choice

  25. Definitely. I'd bump it up if I were you. The first book in the series is the weakest but I've been liking each new one more and more.

  26. The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham. Every book had a great ending, but the Price of Spring somehow put them ALL to shame. The end of the story is somehow so uplifting and heart wrenching, I read it years ago but it still gives me chills thinking about it and it was the absolute perfect way to end the series.

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