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# Sunday, June 4, 2006

It's been on my mind for some time to (re)try my hand at fiction again.  I've got some experience, chiefly from my university days, but I've been feeling the urge to stretch those fictional writing muscles again.  Now that I've got some publisher contacts, I thought it might be worth pursuing.  Granted, they're tech publishers, but at least some of them work at houses with fiction publishing arms.  Maybe they could hook me up.

Then again, I thought that rather than committing myself to a book project with a publisher up front, I might try a different approach akin to the serials in the old days.  In essence, I thought I might set up a site for the book and publish chapters one at a time on the site, using RSS as the notification mechanism for when new chapters are available.  For those who don't mind reading online and waiting for the next chapter, I figure they could use the site and give me feedback as the book progresses.  Then, once I have something that might qualify as a book, I could see if any publisher would have me for those who (like me) still prefer to read from paper pages.

So what do you think of an approach like that?  Would you ever read a book published serially on a web site?

Sunday, June 4, 2006 8:46:55 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  | 
Thursday, June 8, 2006 9:33:02 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I think it'd work if the chunks were small enough to read over breakfast like a web comic or blog so the amount of time you need to tune in isn't too much of a barrier.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 11:56:24 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Well I will be one to subscribe. I am looking for a new author to read anyway. Just let us know where the URL is.
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