Re: Greetings, I am a newbie in this website!

I get that feel about nobody giving a damn about what I write, though that applies to all writing websites for me, Royal Road included. That said, I'm afraid I don't have a lot of advice that might be useful for you. If there's anything that I found mild success on would be spacing out my uploads so that my work appears on the "latest updates" section a little more. I noticed that my work gets the most attention during these moments.

Aside from that, I really don't know how people get reads at all. Would like to know if you've got any advice on this as well. I've been writing and uploading my stuff online for over six years but barely anyone has shown genuine interest in my works. Maybe I'm just not good at writing. I don't know. 

Re: Greetings, I am a newbie in this website!

Welcome to Royal Road, 
This is how to submit your first fiction:
These are the submission rules 
Make sure your fiction is tagged appropriately:

I hope you enjoy your time here. If you have more questions, check out our frequently asked question section - and follow up with anything else you may need here or in a support ticket.


To follow up on what Miuu said. If you want to gain traction, make sure you understand how the lists work:

Fiction Ranking (lists)
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Re: Greetings, I am a newbie in this website!

Welcome! ;)

Some ways to get traction: If you're in Social Media (like FB-Groups), there are some that allow promotion (often with conditions, like in the thread that is posted once a month). This brings readers interested into your genre on board.

Post often at the beginning. This way people become more interested.

Have good cover. It's the first impression of your story. Have a cover that tells a story in itself.

Have an interesting blurb/synposis. After the cover, it's the second thing potential readers will consider whether your story is worth the while or not.

While this forum doesn't allow self-promotion, you can use the recommendation section to suggest your work to readers that are looking for something like your fiction (just make sure not to necro threads).

If you engage in the forum life, people are more likely to check your story, especially if the start thinking, that you're a cool person. Having a signature that links to your story is also good.

It also helps to write stories people want to read. There are also writers who write what they want and post it, because they see no reason not to let people read it, but if you're doing your own thing, it may become harder to get fans. Main-stream is a thing, after all.

Be beware though, that the more people read your story, the more you'll find that won't like it. DrakanLaugh