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How to get your writing well known in the community?

Zan'theros

Fiery Wanderer
As much as I hate admitting it, fiercely NSFW works are what get people recognized in this day and age. Hell, I've already got four stories like that under my belt that have made it to the internet, and on my home forum site, I've become famous as an author of crotch-stimulating tales.
I've even left a link on the 'Looking for Writers' thread in this category in case anyone here 18 or older was curious.
 

Hewge

Banana Party
Banned
I'm not a writer but I'm going to assume it's like artwork and say that providing good, unique, refined, and personable quality works is what will get you noticed.
You also need to actually be active in communities, and try to provide regular content.

Porn obviously sells, but the above is what will actually get you some respect and fans. Of course, it also applies to adult content if that's what you're interested in making.
 

Zan'theros

Fiery Wanderer
Your analysis is quite correct, Hewge. Writing is no different from any other type of art, save that its medium is words. Regular doling out of quality content is essential.

One can mix this and the selling point of pornographic works: if the NSFW stories are written well and show great depth and effort, readers will beg for more from the author.
 

Poetigress

Panthera tigris libris

Cooper

New Member
Hey there! New to the forums, nice to meet everyfur! :D
Would going to furry cons be a good way to get your work noticed? Or maybe through specific facebook groups?
Surely there are some who appreciate non-crotch-stimulating stories.
 

PicoPicaza

All grins
I suggest picking up a copy or just looking at a copy of the Writer's Market. Some libraries have copies available though you usually cannot check them out in my experience.

It's a good resource for picking out specific niche magazines for all things business, writing, and journalism related. I don't know if your writing is intended to be entirely niche oriented around the furry audience but I'm sure you could still make it work for some of the fiction sections.
 

Toni_Daring

New Member
Don't limit yourself to one site. Search around - the internet is a big space. Find communities where your work can find an audience.

If you aren't into writing smut, then I don't recommend that as a strategy. Yes, it gets readers, but not readers of what you like to write.

I do write smut, but I write v...e...r...y s...l...o...w...l...y. It can take me a couple years to get a new chapter out. That has probably hurt my following, even on sites where I have one. Now, I could just hash out an update and slap it up if I didn't care about quality, but I do. I'd rather be less well known for writing I can feel proud of than better known for something I know I could do better.

So, write what you write, as well as you can write it. Write what you want to read. Write what you love. Then make sure to put it out there for as large an audience as possible. Folks will find it.

But don't worry about chasing fame. It's a chimera - an illusion. You'll get known by those who like what you do. Far better than getting known by doing what others want to read if that's not where your muse is.

Best of luck.
 

Gnarl

The Arcane Sage
I suggest picking up a copy or just looking at a copy of the Writer's Market. Some libraries have copies available though you usually cannot check them out in my experience.

It's a good resource for picking out specific niche magazines for all things business, writing, and journalism related. I don't know if your writing is intended to be entirely niche oriented around the furry audience but I'm sure you could still make it work for some of the fiction sections.
I have a couple of copies of the writers market, it is updated once in a while as the markets change. good resource.
Oh and I heard the Weasyl publications is open to stuff now, and the online version I think it is called Weasyl after dark, or something like that.
 
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