Friday 26 February 2010

Writing A Web Serial

I've just posted the second instalment of my new series. This particular series is called The First Tale, as I'm planning on a whole set of stories set in my fictional city of Vertigo.

It's a whole new challenge writing a weekly serial but it gives me a deadline (and therefore the motivation to write regularly) and it's nice to do something a bit different. I'm already buzzing with ideas for the next few instalments, although in some ways I'm "flying by the seat  of my pants" as I'm letting the plot take me where it will!

What are your opinions on serials?


kathrynjankowski said...

Didn't Dickens write serials? You're in good company.
I think a weekly deadline helps develop discipline and gives your audience something to look forward to on a regular basis.
I'm a pantser, too, but I always keep track of ideas in my version of an outline.

Icy Sedgwick said...

Dickens did write serials, yes - that was what inspired Stephen King to write The Green Mile in serial format!

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