writing tutorial or guide

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  1. Anvis

    Anvis Well-Known Member

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    is there a tutorial or a guide to know how to write web novel and I don't mean western writing, I mean Asia writing
     
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  2. grish99

    grish99 [Pelican Hater] [Hater of Face-Slapping]

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    you lost me at the "I don't mean western writing I mean asia writing"
    you want to learn some asian language?
    you want to learn some asian culture or/and history?
    you want to learn how to absolutely milk cliche in specific way?
    that all the thing I noticed that give me any idea what nationality the author is
    and I doubt some writing guide gonna teach you that
     
  3. Xian Piete

    Xian Piete Author of many mediocre stories

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    Do you mean to write in the style of poorly translated web novels? If you want to write in English, don't copy the style of translators.
     
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  4. Anvis

    Anvis Well-Known Member

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    no, I mean that Asian writers can write 100000 words a day and know about the market and what to do and want to don't, while western takes them 10 years or even 11 years to write a book and it is funny and they don't write many things they only write about a werewolf or
    vampires.
     
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    grish99 [Pelican Hater] [Hater of Face-Slapping]

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    you are on the good way
    overblowing the numbers that the nr 1 thing to do as chinese wuxia writer
    but for real a chapter is about 2k english words (and I would call that a lenghty chapter)
    how many chapters does autors write per day?
    probably varies a lot from 1 chapter a day to bizilion chapters a day
    and most novels that write the bizilion words a day are really poorly made novels with brainless fillers and word padding
    I as a humble writer gonna say
    go for quality not quantity
     
  6. Anvis

    Anvis Well-Known Member

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    It is the author skills that makes the novel good
     
  7. grish99

    grish99 [Pelican Hater] [Hater of Face-Slapping]

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    yea but barelly any author can write good novel at bizilion chapters a day
    I would even say none
     
  8. Xian Piete

    Xian Piete Author of many mediocre stories

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    If you are talking about published authors vs web novel authors I can tell you your numbers are far from accurate. A published author writes a 40,000-word novel in about two weeks. Then the editor asks for changes which generally take around two weeks. Another round of edits for both content and corrections for another two weeks. so about a month and a half give or take. The publisher usually shelves the book until they have cover art, a release window that doesn't conflict with another author that will bury your novel, time at the print shop, sacrifices to the book god, and accounting Tom Foolery which can take from days to years.

    A 100,000-word web novel takes me about 50 days to write if I pace myself to 2k words a day. Usually, I take 30-45 days to write that much depending upon inspiration.
     
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    ludagad Addicted to escapist novels

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    Err, those authors do spend a few months writing manuscripts before they start publishing x chapters a day on the website. Ok, so tips:
    1. Write an outline of the novel. You need to tie up all the plot points and have a clear ending. If you write it chapter by chapter, the plot tends to run away, plot holes appear, and it just gets tedious to read.
    2. Be descriptive and set the scenes like you're directing a movie.
    3. Avoid inane dialogue that doesn't contribute anything to the plot or characters.
     
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    Yup, I know a lot of people who have dropped a novel after 100+ chapters because it got repetitive and boring.

    Or the amount of times I've started reading a novel wondering if I already read it. only to find out that he's just super similar to another one I read
     
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    too bad point 2 is the hardest one to do
     
  12. ludagad

    ludagad Addicted to escapist novels

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    :blob_grin::blob_grin: It's only about practice. It won't be perfect the first few times. But as long as you're patient and take the time to write descriptions, you'll kinda get used to it.
     
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