The webnovel is the latest in a long line of new technologies that have revolutionized how people read. Gone are the days of lugging around heavy books or waiting on slow downloads when you can simply sit at your computer and enjoy reading from any author's work. But being successful as a webnovel author takes more than just writing an amazing story.
In this blog post, we will explore these topics and explain what it takes to become a successful webnovel author!
Writing is a muscle, and the more you work it out every day, the better your writing will be. Writing daily helps to keep your story ideas fresh in your head and gives you time to think and plan your story. It also gets you into the habit of writing, which is helpful in other areas like blogging.
You need to write whether or not you're feeling inspired. It may sound counter-intuitive, but some writers find they write better if they force themselves to put something on paper even when it's a struggle. And remember that everyone has writer's block!
It's important to keep your readers happy and engaged. If you're reading a webnovel, do they update often enough that you can follow the story? Are their updates consistent or is it on an unreliable schedule where there are huge gaps between chapters? This is where a webnovel author's dedication to readers really shows. If you take care of your readers, then your readers will take care of you!
To promote your webnovel, you can create a website. The site should have information about the novel available on it including character profiles and descriptions of what's happening in the story so far. You could also post news updates like important events or announcements to keep readers interested in following along with your work!
There are many website builders to choose from, but my personal recommendation is either Webflow or the Elementor plugin for Wordpress. These two options allow you to easily customize the layout of your website without writing a single line of code! They are also more advanced than Wix or Squarespace, which are simpler options. If you need hosting, Bluehost or Hostgator are also solid options.
You should also post your webnovel on social media to get followers interested in following the story. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even Reddit are all good choices for promoting your work! Making sure that you use tags such as #webnovel or #writer so that people who search those terms will find it easily.
You can post your webnovel on forums and other websites to solicit feedback. You can create a thread about the story, asking people for their thoughts. However, you should not participate in shameless promotion; it undermines your credibility as both an author and person in general.
Feedback is essential to building a strong relationship with readers and learning how to improve your writing skills. It's important to take all feedback seriously and consider why someone thinks the way they do.
Reading books in your genre will let you know what your readers want. This is also a great opportunity to read the works of other authors and get inspiration from them. You can find plenty of book recommendations by genre on many websites, like Goodreads or Amazon. You can also read webnovels by fellow authors on the many webnovel sites you can choose from. I wrote about some of the best ones here.
Reading good writing will also help you develop your own style over time as you learn which techniques work for you. If you are new to writing, it's a good idea to read as many books in your genre as possible so that nothing is confusing or unfamiliar.
Readers also want something they can relate with and enjoy reading, so make sure the characters feel like real people in your story instead of just made-up ideas about what your ideal world would look like. Real characters have real flaws!
If something is a little too much for your taste, don't be afraid to change it up! Writing is about expressing creativity and telling stories that matter- so if a character or scene doesn't feel right, go ahead and rework it. You'll never know what will work better until you try it. Every author has a unique style, so be sure to have fun with it!
Did you find these tips helpful? If so, we suggest bookmarking this page and coming back to it every time you need a refresher. Even if the information is not new for you, reading through the different stages of the process again can help reinforce your knowledge. Who knows—maybe some part will stand out that didn't before!
We hope these tips have been helpful for you as you embark on your writing journey. If there are any others that we’ve missed, or if you need help with anything else about webnovels, don't hesitate to reach out! We will answer to the best of our ability!
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