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Hi everyone,

I've been writing fiction in my spare time for a few years now. Someone finally convinced me to branch out from Reddit so here I am! (And yes, it took me two-and-a-bit years after I signed up to start posting...)

The majority of my work is sci-fi short stories focusing on how cool humans are. Or how not-cool they are. Depends on the story. This site seems geared towards longer stories though, so I'll probbly group the oneshots under one 'book'.

Anyway, nice to meet you all!

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TealiciousTea Wrote: Hello!

Yeah that is smart to put them under one book. Also if you have longer short stories to divide it up (if they have natural resting points) and post them in parts. For example, short A becomes Short A part 1, then part 2 and part three.

Brilliant - cheers! I've got a few I could split up. The rest can go in my Compendium of Varying-Quality Oneshots. DrakanGlasses

Edit: A-ha, starting to get a handle on how this place works. I love the feature to auto-insert your current fiction when editing your signature!

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TealiciousTea Wrote:
JonH Wrote: Ayyy, another short story writer! There's at least three of us! Welcome, excited to give your stuff a read.
I know Alexander Hawthorne and Vlad have been dropping short stories recently. There are RR classics like many of Mad Sadie's shorts, Cry Wolfe by Zearth and many more. They get less attention but we do have a short story crowd here on RR. 

FancyDrakan
Nice! I've seen Vlad's recent post, I'll have to check out the others (and yours!) Thank you!

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Welcome. Parker has a short story anthology too (he'll be along in a bit). Also I'm not sure exactly how it works, but there is a volumes feature for fictions now, so you should be able to group each short story as a volume under one fiction page.

I hope you enjoy RR and your fictions find an audience.

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Cinn Wrote: Welcome. Parker has a short story anthology too (he'll be along in a bit). Also I'm not sure exactly how it works, but there is a volumes feature for fictions now, so you should be able to group each short story as a volume under one fiction page.

I hope you enjoy RR and your fictions find an audience.

Hello! o7
That's brill - I was about to post here and ask if there's an Accepted Method™ of posting oneshots. I'm realising that each story'll have different tags which could be tricky... maybe the volumes feature remedies this!

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Welcome to Royal Road fellow short story writer. You've got the right idea going with an anthology approach. Even though most people here enjoy long form works there is definitely an audience for short stories. Takes a little more effort to get readers so consider review or comment swaps in the Review section of the Forums once you've got a few stories posted. Also check out the Marketing section of the Forums for some self-promotion. Being active in the Forums is a great way to interact with the community and get more eyes on your signature. Hope you have fun here and that many people enjoy your work. Good luck.

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parkertallan Wrote: Welcome to Royal Road fellow short story writer. You've got the right idea going with an anthology approach. Even though most people here enjoy long form works there is definitely an audience for short stories. Takes a little more effort to get readers so consider review or comment swaps in the Review section of the Forums once you've got a few stories posted. Also check out the Marketing section of the Forums for some self-promotion. Being active in the Forums is a great way to interact with the community and get more eyes on your signature. Hope you have fun here and that many people enjoy your work. Good luck.
I somehow missed your short story collection this entire time. The appeal of Rocket Cat was just too powerful.

DrakanLaugh  

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IncognitoAlbatross Wrote: Must...resist...urge...to...reply...with, "General Kenobi, you are a bold one!"
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NaroToast Wrote: That's brill - I was about to post here and ask if there's an Accepted Method™ of posting oneshots. I'm realising that each story'll have different tags which could be tricky... maybe the volumes feature remedies this!
I have no idea, I haven't actually uploaded since the volume feature was implemented. 😅 If all else fails stick all the tags on the whole fiction and then write the applicable tags in your author notes at the top of the first chapter for each volume.

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parkertallan Wrote: Welcome to Royal Road fellow short story writer. You've got the right idea going with an anthology approach. Even though most people here enjoy long form works there is definitely an audience for short stories. Takes a little more effort to get readers so consider review or comment swaps in the Review section of the Forums once you've got a few stories posted. Also check out the Marketing section of the Forums for some self-promotion. Being active in the Forums is a great way to interact with the community and get more eyes on your signature. Hope you have fun here and that many people enjoy your work. Good luck.

Brill - thanks for the advice  peolove 

And LOL at my subtle Star Wars reference not being missed. Y'all are cool. I like you