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    1. Re: Regarding Metrics for Non-Dominant Genres on RoyalRoad

      I've actually been a bit surprised at how steady my metrics have been. My story is about 1500 pages; it's been on both the ongoing and completed lists; it's been on the rising stars lists for several genres (...)


    2. Re: What's the highest ranking you've ever received, and how does the Ranking system work?

      The algorithm is definitely some weighted balance of number of reviews and review score, at the very least. I know this because I have actually received reviews that lowered my overall score, but increased (...)


    3. Re: Favorite Tropes

      One of my favorite tropes, and I don't know it's specific name, is someone that interacts with the hero throughout a long journey - maybe sometimes as an antagonist, sometimes as a partner - and makes (...)


    4. Re: Talking to writers has made me jaded

      I think it's the tension between writing when you feel like it and writing to keep up with a schedule.  Like, let me put it this way. I sometimes go through bursts of creativity where tens of thousands (...)


    5. Re: Anybody that says non-LitRPG can do well on here is a liar

      I actually did the math once ( I think, I vaguely remember, so take it with a grain of salt) and non-litRPG stories were actually overrepresented in the top-rated stories as a portion of the population. (...)


    6. Re: Have you ever read something that had a blatant author insert.

      I mean, the primary problem with self-inserts seems to me to not be the act of self-inserting. It's the act of self-inserting and then being extremely indulgent about it and writing the fic as some power (...)


    7. Re: Rank Disparity

      I am pretty sure that what it's tracking is the current highest rank of your highest-ranked fic, not the highest rank you've ever achieved.


    8. Re: What is the point of extremely long novels?

      I mean it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with marketing decisions.  My first book is over 400k words long, and is just the first in a longer planned series. Granted, it's the first draft, and (...)


    9. Re: What does it mean when you get hits from the main page of another story?

      However, when I go to check it out, I find that neither of these is the case. So I remain a bit confused. How are people being sent to my story from the main pages of other author's stories? Does (...)


    10. Re: What does it mean when you get hits from the main page of another story?

      Maybe that beta feature they were testing out this week, it had "similar to this" reccomendations. it's removed now. I just checked, have a small handful of hits from blood shaper, probably from the (...)


    11. What does it mean when you get hits from the main page of another story?

      So I have premium, and every now and then I take a look at the analytics to see where hits to my story are coming from.  Sometimes, I notice, I get some hits from the main pages of other people's stories. (...)


    12. Re: Long or Short Chapters?

      Honestly, unless you're trying to conform to some strict update schedule, write them as long as you want. I've seen people say that people prefer shorter chapters, but mine ended up being pretty long (6k (...)


    13. Re: What's a word that you completely overuse?

      I have a bad tendency to overuse a lot of words; one of the biggest things I do when I edit is read closely to see if I'm repeating words within recent usage of each other, and I still don't catch them (...)


    14. Re: The worst book you've ever read?

      Real talk, Twlight is not that bad.  As someone else pointed out, Terry Goodkind's Wizard's First Rule, it's offensive. Legitimately. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I think where the Ender's (...)


    15. Re: The worst book you've ever read?

      Real talk, Twlight is not that bad.  As someone else pointed out, Terry Goodkind's Wizard's First Rule, it's offensive. Legitimately. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I think where the Ender's Game (...)


    16. Re: For non premium users. This is how you check your average viewer retention.

      There are some of my chapters that have WAY more views than previous chapters, and I think I know what it is. It happens the most on chapters that are *up the longest, without an additional update*. So (...)


    17. Re: Who has the most evil antagonist? (Battle of Your Villains)

      Made a pact with a daemon for the power to conduct a small-scale genocide against the mountainfolk that had attacked his village, by forcefully converting them into twisted versions of themselves and enlisting (...)


    18. Re: my user retention on one of the chapters went over 100% for the first time

      I have several chapters like this. I think it is just people who click the chapter link in last updates instead of the story link. Then they don't continue to read. This pattern is almost invariably (...)


    19. Is there actually, really, anything much you can do to market a story?

      So I just recently finished writing my first book, and I figured that, now that I don't have to expend a lot of my free time and energy on the simple act of writing, I can try and do some marketing of (...)


    20. Re: my user retention on one of the chapters went over 100% for the first time

      I suspect it's users without an account opening the chapter multiple times.  I could be wrong, but I doubt RR keeps track of people without accounts.   That's what I thought it might be, but I think (...)