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Friday, May 15, 2020

When eastern tigers devour western parrots

Although I have ridiculed (not only) writers who use twitter for promotion of their work, entangled in echoing jungle of endless and futile screams, nobody seems to take an action to revert the implausible state of affairs, resembling so rats in the hope experiment I had read few days before.

Those rats when put inside of jar full of water were able to survive about an hour before they started to drown. After scientists helped them and put them back, they were able to continue swimming for more than fifty hours; simply because now they had the hope someone would come to their rescue.

Honestly, I have no idea why western writers still believe in miracle, instead of dumping all publishing houses and their services. Given the numbers of these writers compared to number of those who got lucky due to their persistence, I see no light for them. They should be better off by buying a ticket in lottery.

Is it just because receiving few upvotes from their peers enforced their conviction of being special? 


Who knows? Can you see the pattern here?

Spending countless hours of posting silly gifs and building net of thousands followers while pretending to follow them back, not revealing any work at all, provides several hundreds satisfying heart-shaped likes and in the best case, one or two solitary buys from kind strangers.

That's it!

Meanwhile, the online novels are soaring. Thousands of diligent writers, coming mostly from Asia, keep publishing their endless novels of various quality, receiving editors, proofreaders, and translators in the process.  


Oops, did I forget to mention the thousands of readers?

Not afraid to publish, even under the risk somebody would steal their stories, they just keep posting. Perhaps they know that being stolen is a badge of honor, perhaps they understand that as soon as the novel evolves, nobody beside them can deliver another successful installment.

Whoever reads this and is on the quest to find what is the next big thing in literature, I recommend familiarizing with booming segment of online reading.


PS: You may wonder what kind of literature we are talking about. If you like to play MMORPG or read about overpowered characters, try:


Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God


Add a few more points if you enjoyed Sword Art Online as this anime probably inspired the author. 

 Be warned though. Chinese novels are rather specific, be it a translation of Chinese idioms, names, or story development itself. The western reader has to adjust culturally.

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