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I'm working on a story that is like a Choose Your Own Adventure, but different. Instead of being "you" and deciding what to do next, the reader must choose which characters participate at what time. By choosing the characters, you then get to follow a story path involving people most suited to your interests.

The roadblocks I'm encountering are few, but worrisome. The site I'm currently hosting on doesn't have very many members, and a bug is making it hard for people to find and read it. So I'm looking for other places I can set it up, where it is more likely to get fresh faces who are interested in trying something new. To be clear, I'm not looking to make a buck, this is just a side project I'm doing for free.

Does anyone know free sites with a lot of traffic where I can post my story?

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If I were writing a Choose Your Own Adventure story, I'd create a free site on WordPress and publish the story there in instalments.

There are hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of writers on that platform and a searchable index of all their posts. The trick with WordPress is that when you reach out to someone, they will reach back to you. Read a story, pop a Like on it, make a Comment or even Follow someone and you will find that that they will do the same for you. It's possible to build up a devoted following within a very short space of time.

It may not be what you imagine you want, but WordPress might be just what you need.

Good luck with your writing.

  • I've known a few writers to do well on WordPress hosting, but they usually advertise themselves through Facebook, and if they don't have a lot of interested friends views drop off pretty quick. Do you have any suggestions on how to get visibility if you host this way? – called2voyage Jun 26 '18 at 20:29
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    @called2voyage I went from 0 to 2000 followers in a few months on one WP Blog simply by writing articles daily, liking articles on other WP blogs with similar themes and articles to my own and leaving comments on posts I enjoyed reading. What you give is what you get. – robertcday Jun 26 '18 at 21:06
  • How do you make a choose your own adventure story on WordPress without buying a premium plan? – S. Mitchell Jul 2 '18 at 20:03
  • @S.Mitchell - link from page to page in much the same way that a wiki does. Create the alternative storylines like this. – robertcday Jul 2 '18 at 21:23
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    @user102021 - I always use relevant tags. They're useful because they enable people who share your interests to find your posts. If you write a post about (or containing) 'interactive fiction' then use that as a tag. Then, when someone searches WordPress for that phrase, your post will pop up. More useful than this is for you to actively search out other posts containing the tags you use. People who use those tags are telling you that they are interested in that subject, so use that to your advantage by visiting their site & Liking their content. They will then visit you and do the same. – robertcday Jul 5 '18 at 8:09
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Look for 'interactive fiction' instead of 'choose your own adventure'. There are many sites, some of which even pay for your story or allow you to earn money from it. Look for example at 'Choice of Games'.

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