A Hidden Gem: How to Access Tons of Free Stories on Goodreads

C.R.Misty, the author of the International Boundaries Series | Book 1: Simple Affair and Book 2: Deeply Bound, writes about how to access free stories on Goodreads.

Before I start to explain the hidden Gem of Goodreads I want to first say to you that If you LOVE to read I urge you to start a Goodreads account.

Goodreads is a social media site where users can share what they are reading with one another. It has similarities to Facebook in that you can have a friends list but also incorporates a library of books that you can add to your profile and show others what you are reading or what you have already read.

Goodreads explains that you can, “See which books your friends are reading. Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read. Check out your personalized book recommendations. Our recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes. Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.”

I have my own Goodreads account and love its main feature of being able to list, write and share reviews of the books that I have read. There are other features too with the site that I feel do get overlooked and wanted to shine some light on the hidden gem that I found that gives access to its users to read Free stories. Here is how you can access Free stories:

Step 1: Login to Goodreads

Step 2: Click the Home tab, you should see a view similar to my own.

Step 3: Click to Expand the Explore menu

Step 4: Click Creative Writing. This is where all of the Free stories and books are. The great thing about this page is you can browse by Categories, Genres, Active, Popular, Friends and New. There is also a small link, just to the right of “New” called “My Writing” where you can write and post your own writing. Your writing would then be saved to the "Creative Writing" area for the Goodreads community to see.

Step 5: When you find a story that you are interested in reading, you can simply read the chapters by clicking on the story title and at the end of each chapter there is a like button and also share buttons to share on other social media sites.

Now it is time for you to get started and have a look yourselves.

About the Author: C.R. Misty is currently writing a romance trilogy. Her books are available online at Kindle, Nook, Kobo, ibook, inktera, OverDrive, Amazon & Createspace


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