In terms of writing something that would, in physical media, be a series of multiple physical books, what would be the best way to do this on Royal Road? As multiple different writings, or as a single writing, with 'End of Part 1' chapters or similar?
There are benefits of splitting it into multiple volumes-- it gives you a chance to start your ranking fresh (esp if you have a lot of negative reviews from part 1), and get another shot at trending-- but it's a double edged sword. Your followers have to be willing to migrate and re-rate your story, and you'll lose what status you did have. It also might be harder for new readers to start your story, since they'd have to go find it rather than just clicking on chapter 1.
In the end, it's a matter of personal preference more than anything else.
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