Poll: How often should a story be updated

How often do you think a story should be updated? - What is a convenient update schedule.


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Ilikewaterkusa

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Erys

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Direction is more important than speed. It doesn't matter how fast you're updating if you think your story are heading the wrong way.
 

vaurwyn

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If you want the most readers and keep their attention, then daily updates are the best.
You can do less, but regularity is key. Anything more than a week and a lot of readers will drop out, since they are no longer invested in your story.
As a writer I would advise 2/3 times a week, to give you time to properly write your chapters while updating regularly.
 

CZ2

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When I see someone uploading everyday, I subconsciously think that the chapters are of bad quality. It's a bad bias to have, but I can't help it.
 
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Then you might not have read Chinese novels. Those authors churn out 3 chapters of 1.5-2k words each every day. 21 chapters every week...
Yes, but you want to post quality chapters, not just quantity chapters. I also heard many do it bc bad contracts perhaps and the story becomes shitty in plot quality.

4-5 times a week is great for readers but chance of mental burnout in writing, time it digs into real life stuff, and drop in story quality.

2-3 times a week is better for reader and writer imo. Reader can remember it and writer has certain schedule but not every day. 3x is probably ideal, 2 is still good but slightly borders 1 issue. Thu 2 better is for writers.

1 day a week is going to be forgotten unless its very good or already have a reader base. May get obscured in newest updates with so many other stories competing to show up in that table.
 

85meyrreg

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You're giving me your time, your creativity and your energy that you pour into your art. I'm not entitled to be petty about your writing speed. If it's to my liking, you can never update enough. I want to know NOW the entire lives of your characters for the next hundred years (you know, if they're elves or some other long lived type). But if you can only crank out one chapter per month with a bonus chapter occasionally, then okay. It's really up to what YOU, artistically, are comfortable doing. I ask only that it be in a predictable pattern, so I can wait in anxious anticipation. Though I particularly love discovering stories that I missed, start reading, enjoy, and then see that there are already a ton of chapters in the bank. BINGE READ!!
 

larareispoetry

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So, what I am doing is small episodes of the story each Tuesday however, I post on Thursday entries in the Glossary section explaining in a fun way what was mentioned in the previous entry, which helps to construct the world from my perspective and to fill in those little blanks...., ando more. Not sure if the readers get the notification of the update.
 

lemongrove

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You're giving me your time, your creativity and your energy that you pour into your art. I'm not entitled to be petty about your writing speed. If it's to my liking, you can never update enough. I want to know NOW the entire lives of your characters for the next hundred years (you know, if they're elves or some other long lived type). But if you can only crank out one chapter per month with a bonus chapter occasionally, then okay. It's really up to what YOU, artistically, are comfortable doing. I ask only that it be in a predictable pattern, so I can wait in anxious anticipation. Though I particularly love discovering stories that I missed, start reading, enjoy, and then see that there are already a ton of chapters in the bank. BINGE READ!!
You're the type of reader that every author wishes to have. You sound like a literal angel
 

AryaX

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3-7 updates per week... and if one don't write that fast, then better to release in batches...
 
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