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  1. Team2012 (Account Closed)

    Posted 10 years ago

    The only way to get a story read is to write it well.

    Sorry, but that's just not true. The two factors (visibility and quality) are completely independent. You can write a great novel and drop in your drawer and nobody will ever see it.
    You can be the son of a publisher or a movie star and write crap and see it published tomorrow.

    Drag, but that's the real life setup.

    In between the extremes, it's increasinglin incumbent on writers and publishers to be adept at pimpery.

    An episode a week until the end of the world.
  2. Reyben (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    "The only way to get a story read is to write it well."

    Ahem... Twilight... cough, cough ahem, sorry. Something in my throat, there.

  3. Dary (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I know when I read "The only way to get a story read is to write it well." the first thing that came to my mind was "so how does that explain Twilight then?!"

    Of course you don't need to be an awesome writer to do well, or even a decent one. All you have to do is appeal to the right market. Give people what they want and you'll be popular. Don't give them what they want, and you'll have to struggle.

  4. Stephen C Rose (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I use Twitter exclusively. I can easily generate visits by posting updates which lead to chapters or to the contents. At some point, I hope it will go viral via retweets. At some point, I will add it to my Kindle page. I do not believe in paying money for promotion. I do believe in knowing what the work is.


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