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Stories arent getting a lot of views

So I was thinking, I don't want to write if nobody is seeing it, and my stories are getting less views as time goes on. I was thinking because I only write a few pages per submission I might want to re-post all my previous Sara rising stories as a single chapter so people don't look at it and say "wow that's cool but I don't want to read 10 stories to catch up, that's a bit daunting" when each of the stories are only a couple pages and the sum of the total is 20 or 30.
I am pretty sure I will repost them but not sure about the best time for a chapter break, now, at the end of the date, or after Sara finally loses her virginity.
Thoughts?
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Added: 4 years, 5 months ago
 
Thaddeus
4 years, 5 months ago
Hey, dont give up!  I enjoy it, and if the few who do enjoy your work are happy, isnt that enough? I look forward to the rest of Sara Rising, and I look forward to all the stories that will follow.
writerfighter
4 years, 5 months ago
thanks :) that means a lot
Thaddeus
4 years, 5 months ago
No problem. Its the truth after all. I love a good story, whether long or short. Submission size may be small, viewer ship may be small, but the story, and the effort of creation is enormous, and so is my appreciation of it. It will grow, as will your views and viewer base, over time.
Taylertots
4 years, 5 months ago
Hey :) Just saw that you watched me recently, so thank you. I've found that there's a ton of stuff that goes into getting more visibility for stories in the few short months I've been writing on here.

First: Thumbnails! And profile art! There's a sea of blank story pages, and at a glance, new readers have no idea what might set yours apart from the rest other than the tags . Even a quick single-color background with a few key words or a title helps you stand out. Same goes for your profile picture. There's tons of blanks there too so you need to find a way to stand out. The more name recognition you get, the better.

Also, try spreading your ideas out a little bit. If someone sees that an author only has one long series, it might be hard to keep a fanbase, considering they'd basically have to be following you from the moment you published chapter 1, or else spend a ton of time catching up.

I've found a good length for chapters is about 3,000 to 4,000 words. It's enough to get some plot moving, but not to the point that it's daunting to even start reading it.

And last but certainly not least: PROOFREADING!!!! It really bumps up the quality of your stories if you take your time to use proper punctuation, grammar, etc. and fit everything into neat paragraphs, or better yet, find a writing partner or someone you know/trust to help proofread for you.

Hope that helps. :3
writerfighter
4 years, 5 months ago
Thank you for the advice! I've been looking for an artist to do reasonably priced thumbnails and profile art but haven't had success yet, I think I may wait on the chapter repost until after that happens.
The catching up time was what I was trying to address with the repost, reading chapter 1 that is 40 pages and a few thousand words is more agreeable then parts 1-12 with the same word and page count :p
I definitely need a proofreader, grammarly and spellcheck are good but i would feel better with a hooman looking over my writing.
Thaddeus
3 years, 5 months ago
Writerfighter, I miss seeing your stories.  I've been sad that there have been no new entries to the Sara Rising series for so long.
I still don't think you should give up.
I've opened a server for furry writers, to help us connect, build viewership, and find support in our craft.  Come join us, and find a reason to continue doing that something special that you do.
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