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Would you rather full story releases or chapter by chapter?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:38 pm
by Babel111
I wanted people's opinion on releasing stories on this site. Would you rather have a story completely finished when posted or would you rather have it be posted chapter by chapter?

I ask because sometimes I complete half a story and then think of a new idea and start on another story leaving the 1st one unfinished for a while.

An example of of an unfisnished story of my own would be The Memorizer where I've definitely taken my time on completing.

Please let me know your thoughts.

-Babel111

Re: Would you rather full story releases or chapter by chapt

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:02 pm
by Achuloh
First, I think it's important to consider what you enjoy writing-wise. If your current posting style is comfortable for you, you shouldn't feel pressured to change. You're sharing something you made with us for free - we have no reason to complain if some aspect of what you're doing isn't 100% our preference.

I've really enjoyed most of your stories, even the unfinished ones - so I think I'd prefer the chapter-by-chapter approach, since it means we'll get to see more of your ideas. My selfish fear is that we'd see less of your great writing if you only posted stories after they finished.

Obviously though, if there's some reason you have for wanting to switch to posting only completed stories, you should do that. You don't owe anyone here anything, and I'm just grateful for anything you're kind enough to share with us!

Re: Would you rather full story releases or chapter by chapt

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:13 pm
by Valiant_Pilot
In my opinion it definitely depends on the length. The few things I've done have been short and sweet, barely even one chapter really and focus on one short transformation. Those types and others that simply focus on the transformation of one person in one way work better if you get it all at once. If it's a longer bigger story that covers multiple people like badcompany8888's Jail coming in chapters is easier to read and digest. So yeah if it's only one or two chapters, focuses on one character I'd say to just do it all at once. If it's a behemoth of varying transformations let it come slowly, weekly installments even.

Re: Would you rather full story releases or chapter by chapt

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:56 pm
by Babel111
I really appreciate the feedback.

I think for smaller stories (2000 - 3000ish words) I am going to start waiting until they are done because I've had a pattern of starting them and getting half way and leaving them incomplete.