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Pavel Morava • Edited

You paid 8 dollars for 14 clicks?
Oh my, I just clicked the link. There is no description, no good reason to get intrigued. You should write at least a short info on your novel.

I followed to github. Synopsis found deep down there. If you care, I can give you my feedback.

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wrannaman Author

yes I did. On facebook. any advice on getting that number down? Facebook just kind of does it. I have a daily budget but don't see where I can set a max CPC.

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Pavel Morava • Edited

My first recommendation would be to stop wasting money until you finish your work.

My second piece of advice would be to completely rework your landing page. A complete stranger wants to know what your novel is about, not where he can buy it. You have very limited time to win his or her attention. I doubt that "give me your money" is appropriate unless you want to commit a robbery. :)

As for the novel, I would suggest getting rid of the prelude since I found it more deterring than engaging. I am not a big fan of "Show, don't tell", but in this particular case, I believe you should elaborate more on the show parts.

In the first chapter, I was disappointed when you completely skipped the part when the intelligence started communicating. From my point of view, you have completely ruined one of the strongest moments. I would pay more attention to the culmination of the scene.

And give more links. The backlinks magic is important, at least they say so.

You can follow the Online Novels Space to learn more. See this is how advertisement works :), but more importantly, you will probably appreciate this My Guide On How To Gain Traction On RoyalRoad And How To Potentially Turn Your Writing Into A Career.

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wrannaman Author

It is finished. I like your landing page suggestion. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Pavel Morava

I edited my reply. Read the last link if you care.

royalroad.com/forums/thread/103055

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wrannaman Author

Nice write up. Totally new to royal road. That was helpful!

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wrannaman Author • Edited

and yes, happy to hear your thoughts and suggestions! Already started posting on royal road.