What is serial fiction? How to write your book like a Television show! And why I really dig this process...
Hey everyone! Sorry for the long dark month of March...
There really is no excuse for such a long drought on the blog of a self proclaimed blogger. But hey life happens right? At least that is the excuse I am going to roll with. Well, damn I was busy you guys! Busy doing what you say?
WRITING! Specifically, SERIAL FICTION!
Now some of you may not know what serial fiction is. That's cool, because I am about to tell you. We all know what fiction is, so I'm not going to address that. To get right to it serial fiction is....
In literature, a serial, is a printing format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction... and may be released either as separate publications or within sequential issues of a periodical publication, such as a magazine or newspaper.
That's the basics. Imagine if you were able to release your book one chapter at a time, at a pace that was agreeable to you and your readers. Well this isn't exactly a new concept. In fact the serial publication had its heyday back in Victorian Age. Back when it was more difficult to bring a book to print authors often gravitated towards serial publication. In that day the rise in literacy coupled with advancements in printing and distribution allowed authors to submit their work to reader at a lower cost. IT WAS HUGE!
In fact Sherlock Holmes was originally a serial publication!