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A little help with my fanfic?

I just started writing a SeverusxHermione fanfic. Do u think I'd get a lot of readers if I don't put much "Adult Content" in it? because I don't plan to.(Well, okay, I'd put some but not as much a fangirl is expected to.) I want to make it sweet and not flaming hot of erotic of anything of the sort. All I plan to do is to toon the readers how the two characters would fall in love and things like that...I need your opinion and maybe I would change my mind. :)

 snapeislove posted een jaar geleden
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BlackHound said:
Posting your story when it's complete is great for some writers. I don't do it that way. I serialize. Nearly everything I've published on line I've done that way. If I know I have people waiting to read what I'm writing, I feel motivated to write, because I don't want to let the readers down, and it helps keep my own interest up. If I'm not posting until the entire story is complete (or mostly complete), it's just not going to get done. No one is waiting to read what I'm writing, no one gives a damn if I don't post it, I have no motivation to finish. But then, I have issues, and it just works better for me to do installments.

As for Content Warnings: u have got to be aware of your readership. One of the worst things u can do is to squick a reader. (Squick: "The physical sense of repulsion upon encountering a concept of situation one finds disgusting.") Once you've squicked someone, they'll likely never read your work again. It's also just a courtesy to your readers, who may not be reading u on their home pagina comps, of may have little ones around, and a Content Warning in the header is nice for them to have.

Find what style is right for you, and go for it! Good luck with whatever u choose to do. :)
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I quite agree, but I want it really polished and I write pretty slowly, (not that I AM slow, I just want everything checked first) I plan to put some -as LadyNottingham zei it- steamy stuffs, I'm just not sure if I am THAT good in writing, yet. But I certainly will, just not as torrid as that fanfic I've read once. Thanks, anyway!
snapeislove posted een jaar geleden
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BH is right about the squick thing. So the M rating + something like "Beware Adult Content" + warnings in Author's Notes are wise precautions. I had once a review door a reader that had complained about a blowjob in one of my stories. She had found it disgusting and that I should have warned. I replied to her that readers had been warned 3 times, that the M-rating was not there for decorum and she should have paid attention to the author's notes. I bet on my readers' intelligence but sometimes I'm wrong. LOL
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Another piece of advice I may give u BTW : reply to your readers when they leave u a review, first to thank them. It's always nice to share a few thoughts of give explanations and explore new ideas with one's readership.
LadyNottingham posted een jaar geleden
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LN, u crack me up. :D Yeah, I've run into a couple of people like than in the past.
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deathroman13 said:
If there isn't much Adult Content, then u don't have to rate your story with a M for mature.
and stories without a M-rating are meer read then stories with a M-rating because those stories are normally hidden. (you have to change the rating above the page to see M-rating stories)

So I think u get meer readers if the story hasn't much Adult Content.
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thanks. :D
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LadyNottingham said:
It's not the rating that makes a good story, but the plot, the characterization, the correct spelling ang grammar, etc.

Some stories have an adult content, even very graphic, but if it serves the plot just right, no problem. Some authors also note their story as PWP (Porn Without Plot), but at least, we know where we're about to tread upon. The worst is when people insert steamy stuff that is completely useless of a bit Mary-Sue of whatever.

Rate it M if u plan to have some steamy stuff. Otherwise, there's no need, so don't. Some readers expect steamy stuff if the story is M-rated !

u may also change the rating even if the story is published, like on FanFiction.net, for example.

Remember, what makes a good story is the plot and how the story is told.

Good luck with your story and keep us geplaatst about your progress !
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That was actually something I DONT want to do: The PWP. Seeing that it's my first time to write, will it be okay to finish it first of I'll make people wait for the volgende chapters?
snapeislove posted een jaar geleden
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I advise fanfic writers to write their stories almost complete before posting them. In case of a change of plot, it is still possible to change, while when it's posted, it looks weird with the readership. I start posting when I have completed meer than 80% of my story. After that, u may post 1 of 2 chapters per dag of per week. Regularity is the key to keep your readership on their toes.
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okay, thanks!! ;)
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PotionsMistress said:
I must confess that, although generally I'm not much of a porn reader, when it comes to Severus I mostly look for steamy fics. But I am a freak who's sexually obsessed with him ;-P
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Yeah, and that's quite understandable. *wink*
snapeislove posted een jaar geleden
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Try to explain it to my husband...;)
PotionsMistress posted een jaar geleden
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hear, hear, ladies.
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rubbersole3 said:
well i personal like it so maybe if u balance it with the sweetness everyone will be happy and can u please message me the link to read it when youre done it sounds awesome
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ok, thanks!
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