We have a saying here - “never let the truth get in the way of a good story” and it applies to Schulyer, who has created this elaborate fictional tale that bears no resemblance whatsoever to reality. He casts himself as the victim, when in fact he is the one who has bullied and harassed multiple Wattpad users over a period of years. He makes outrageous claims that simply never happened.
He belabours the point about having 100k+ novels as though its some special exception. It’s not. If he had done his research he would know that 100k+ is standard in sci-fi, fantasy and historical novels due to the world building. He constantly bemoans trad as having a 100K hard limit. It doesn’t. Trad will always make an exception for extraordinary books. There are numerous examples of debuts in the 200-300k range. But they key is to have an extraordinary story.
Readers don’t owe you anything. Denigrating reader intelligence because your story isn’t to their taste is not only bad form but incredibly conceited. If you have to explain your story to readers, you haven’t done your job as a writer. If readers stop after a few pages, you haven’t hooked them. If readers find your MC boring, you need to revisit your basics and create empathy with the character. But these are all inconvenient truths that don’t fit his victim narrative.
And yet again an interesting conversation has been hijacked by him and turned into a victim spiel. Perhaps we could all ignore him and continue with the topic under discussion?