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That’s experimenting with serials, not the aborted monstrosity of three one-fifths morning cereal boxes, goat’s milk, beer and a hung over College junior.
Not that I would know….
Okay, back to the subject. You may have wondered why anyone would post their writing (beyond excerpts) on their blogs when a) they are giving away their hard work, and b) once published in a blog most publishers won’t touch it. The obvious answer is to hook readers to your work, but there more to it, at least for me. It gives me a chance to experiment with my writing without the burdens of publications. It frees me to experiment with my writing without harming my publishable WiPs.
Take the new serial I’m working on. I’m thinking of using multiple first-person, similar too, but not exactly like an epistolary novel , although it may have elements of that as well. Unless I was trying to write experimental/literary fiction, such a move would doom any story, but in my blog I don’t have to worry about that. I jumped between 1st and 3rd in Wizards’ World War and it felt natural to me. if it doesn’t work, my readers can clue me in on that as well. I trust them more than an unknown agent. Thus I exploit the freedom of expression, both in content and form, that the blog provides.
I hope it works!