Hey y’all, I’m Dee! I have some opinions to share and questions to ask.
First off, being a small authors is difficult! I’ve done everything in my power to promote my story and my story still doesn’t have that many reads (384 reads). I’ve posted on Instagram, promoted here; on the forums, entered my story in contests/awards, requested shout-outs and reviews… I’ve even done the dreaded R4Rs.
If you’re a overlay creator, editor, template maker, owner/co-owner of an episode group, or friends will a popular author - I feel like it’s easy to get recognition (cause all those mention typically have a lot of followers) and I don’t have anything against that. I just wish it could be a little easier to gain reads, readers, and recognition.
In my opinion I don’t think R4Rs work, because rarely does the person you’re doing the R4R with continues your story after reading the set amount of episodes.
I wish people would leave fanmail, create edits/videos, share screenshots, and etc. I know my time will come (hopefully), but stuff like this motivates me to write. Normally good writing, advanced directing, and etc. helps. ( I feel pretty good on this stuff.)
Anyways, Question time!
- What is your opinion on R4Rs & do you think they work?
- Is there any other ways to gain reads?
- What makes you want to… (share screenshots, continue a story, leave fanmail, & etc.)
Feel free to share you opinion on anythings else.