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Congratulations! You took the plunge and decided to provide yourself the fastest, easiest way to publish and promote your writing and begin getting read. Below are a few tips to acquaint you with the site and help you get the most out of your experience.
Publishing takes a minute. You can publish short stories, poems and novels. Novels can be published in chapters of up to 10,000 words. These chapters can be linked together so that readers can easily click from one chapter to another. In addition, novels have a table of contents which readers can peruse.
You may publish as many novels, short stories, and poems as you want.
One of the easiest things you can do right away, is to invite your friends and family to visit your page and your writing. You can do this via the Invite tab at the top of the page or by clicking on the link below.
As the site grows, it will offer you the opportunity to read writers from around the world, all at the click of a mouse. You can search by genre, tag, author, country, etc. One helpful tool to help you in your search is the search bar located at the top of the Read page.
The Search bar lets you search by a combination of criteria: Genre, Type, and Country so that you quickly sort through the work that you want in addition to being able to search by tag, author, and title.
The site lets readers leave comments. You can respond to these comments via the Your Account tab. You can also send back a message to someone who has left you a comment.
Comments must be respectful. Any abusive, mean, or derogatory comments will result in the expulsion of the offender from the site. At the same time, valid criticism is allowed. If you feel that you have received an abusive comment, contact the site administrator.
If you are looking for a private environment to post your writing and receive feedback, you may want to consider our sister-site, TheNextBigWriter.
Over time, as your work gets noticed you will start to develop a fan base of readers. Fans that you approve are added to your fan list and anytime you post a new work to the site, your fan list is updated. In addition, a list of your fans appears on your Member Page. You can access your fan list via the Your Account tab.
You can also become a fan of authors that you like.
Work that you publish and that is noticed by readers on the site and across the Internet can ascend the rankings. The rankings track writing across different timeframes by the ratings given and also by the visits received. Each day, the highest ranking novel, short story, and poem from the previous day is featured on the homepage.
In addition, the site lists the authors on the site with the largest fan bases.
You can access the rankings by clicking on the Top 20 tab at the top of the page.
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