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    Writing THE PERFECT FORMULA FOR XIANXIA NOVELS

    A Xianxia that respects those three rules does not have to be repetitive or factory produced garbage! One of the most common criticisms of the Xianxia genre is that it's repetitive. The main characters commonly sets out to prove their strength in their hometown, offend several people more...
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    Writing Best romantic scenes in xianxia (spoiler)

    Meng Qing and Lin Feng from Peerless Martial God (绝世武神) by Jing Wu Hen (净无痕) Mu Qianyu and Lin Ming from ‘Martial World’ (仙武极天下) by Cocooned Cow (蚕茧里的牛) Mu Hanyan and Long Yi from Womanizing Mage (异世之风流大法师) by Heaven is Not Lonely (天堂不寂寞) Please contribute to this thread with...
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    Writing How to write good smuts?

    My three rules stand. If you need something more detailed: The Ultimate Guide To Write Smut Fiction
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    Writing How to write good smuts?

    My two cents... THE 3 WRITING RULES OF EROTIC SCENES: 1) Don’t make a sex scene if you can make an ecchi scene. Ecchi (involuntary flashing and accidental skinship) is always good and as much psychological rewarding as sex, while explicit sex scenes usually become boring very soon. Sex scenes...
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    Writing THE PERFECT FORMULA FOR XIANXIA NOVELS

    Ahah.. I like it too! But face-slapping is the perfect example of a non necessary element of the xianxia genre. Even if absent, if the 3 rules are there, the novel works. Take Lord of The Mysteries for instance: many of the most common tropes of the xianxia novels are missing, including face...
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    Writing THE PERFECT FORMULA FOR XIANXIA NOVELS

    Are you asking about cultivation systems? Historically all xianxia cultivation systems stem from Daoism and the daoist doctrine of inner cultivation, but you are not limited to it. Truthfully, as long as you respect rule one (constant growth of the MC strength), any cultivation system will do...
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    Writing THE PERFECT FORMULA FOR XIANXIA NOVELS

    You don’t seem to understand how important is the ‘beauty in distress’ element in a story for a male reader. The very moment a new quest/mission/arc is started, even for some of those motives that you mentioned, things start to gets boring very fast, because those motives are not enough to...
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    Writing THE PERFECT FORMULA FOR XIANXIA NOVELS

    Not exactly. If you need to boil it down, you can think of it as a three feelings rule of xianxia: First: the feeling of increasing ones strength. Second: the feeling of having always a new beauty to help. Third: the feeling to outsmart a cunning adversary. The moment you stop feeling anyone of...
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    Writing THE PERFECT FORMULA FOR XIANXIA NOVELS

    After reading hundreds of novels I reached the conclusion that (for a male at least) the perfect xianxia novel needs THREE ingredients to engage the reader without boring him on the long term: 1 - STRENGTH : Constant MC drive to Increase his power/strength via cultivation or other means. The...
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    A 'Light Novel' Tag?

    Let me repeat my points: ScribbleHub lacks the following genres: Xianxia, Xuanhuan, Wuxia, Western Fantasy, Western Cultivation, GameLit (different from LitRPG because the GameLit genre depicts any story with non RPG game elements, i.e. VR, Tron, Dating Sims, Otome game, Gal game, etc)...
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    A 'Light Novel' Tag?

    Here are the current genres on ScribbleHub. I can’t find Xianxia, Xuanhuan, Wuxia, Western Fantasy, Western Cultivation, and GameLit anywhere. Also I forgot to cite Arabian Fantasy (Aladdin, Sindbad, 1001 Nights, etc.) and Indian Fantasy (Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vikramaditya Veergatha saga...
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    Please allows novels translations as original content

    As you probably know, Webnovel, the Qidian western foothold, is recruiting Fan Translators for dropped projects, with a retribution of 30% revenue share. An insult to the fan-translators scene and another trick for the chinese giant to gain control of the web novels market, strangling both...
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    A 'Light Novel' Tag?

    LN or WN are formats definitions. Not genre. So, no. We need other more urgent genres, like: xianxia, xuanhuan, wuxia, isekai, western fantasy, western cultivation, LitRPG and GameLit.
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