Old 04-21-2017, 08:16 AM   #1
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Question Would love feedback

I've recently published my first story and I would like to try to write another in a different genre. What are the most popular genres here that have a strong following?

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Old 04-21-2017, 04:20 PM   #2
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what does it matter?
I mean, it's not like you earn money for views or anything. I think you should write what you want to write, no matter how niche it is.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:34 AM   #3
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I've heard Incest and Loving Wives are very popular, but they're also vicious if you don't give them exactly what they want.

I personally just write what I'm into myself. Happens to not include incest or wives.
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:08 AM   #4
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My first story is here:
https://www.literotica.com/s/the-spa-for-my-kitten

Would love feedback!
Feedback: well, you've posted a second person story, widely considered as the most difficult pov to write. "I" did none of the things you are saying "you" did, so you've lost me right from the get go.

Plus I'm a male reader and you're addressing a woman, so that's me twice gone! It'll be interesting to hear what women think, since they're the audience you're targeting.

You'll want to write a tad more if you want to really engage readers, I would suggest. As others have already commented, it isn't always wise to write what you "think" is going to be popular - write what you want to write is probably a better idea, so you can establish your own style, and then figure out all the tropes.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:28 AM   #5
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I just want people to read it ;-)

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what does it matter?
I mean, it's not like you earn money for views or anything. I think you should write what you want to write, no matter how niche it is.
That is a totally fair point, and thanks for raising it. I don't plan on writing anything I'm not interested in but I have experimented with other genre's in the past. The point of posting it on here for me ultimately means I would like people to read it, which is part of why I asked.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:30 AM   #6
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I've heard Incest and Loving Wives are very popular, but they're also vicious if you don't give them exactly what they want.

I personally just write what I'm into myself. Happens to not include incest or wives.
Thanks, I appreciate the advice.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:34 AM   #7
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Interesting...

Damon,
First off I agree with the previous comment, 2nd person is a very tough proposition. That said, this story works on an interesting level for me. I'm not a huge fan of the perspective, but enjoy reading things that are different from the norm.

Aside from your first posting, my advice to you on future stories would start off similar to what was already said. Write the story first, then decide where it should be submitted. Also, try thinking of the reading experience as you write it. Your first story was a tough read for some, so take that into account. When you finish, give it a day or two and read it yourself. Does it still make sense?

Not just to appease the masses, but also for your own pride, you should also consider finding an editor. I realize that we will probably never see a dime for our efforts, but I take personal pride in the stories that I submit. I WANT them to be the best possible read for users, so that at the very least they will bash me for my weak characters or lame story line, not because I forgot most of my quotes or commas.

I have a long (scatter brained) list of ideas, some fully flushed out, some barely a one-liner waiting for some meat. I pick them up as my mood sees fit, and it has worked pretty well for me. The one thing that hurts me constantly is "the wall." Most call it writers block, but to me it's just that my imagination checks out, and I'm left with nothing until it comes back. In these cases, I too check out and join my family or friends to just live. Eventually the block breaks and I get back to it.

Anyhow, hope this helps, and good luck with future posts.

FYI, I know the editor search process can be tough, but I found that the easiest way to get a reliable person to help is by submitting requests to those that very recently added themselves to the volunteer editor program. They are likely to be the best bet for a response, over those that added themselves three years ago, with an old email address.



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Old 04-24-2017, 11:12 AM   #8
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Your first story.

I read through.
A little unusual in style but the writing is fine.
You probably need to write at greater length so as to get your readers involved with you.

The top 20 stories on Lit are predominantly incest.
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:53 PM   #9
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The busiest categories at Lit in terms of stories posted are:

Erotic Coupling
Incest/Taboo
Group
BDSM
Loving Wives

We don't have a way to rank the categories by the number of views, but I think any of those categories could get you a lot of reads.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:56 AM   #10
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:48 AM   #11
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