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Writing Topics: Serialized Fiction

Serialized fiction is a complicated thing to try to explain to the uninitiated. There are those who see the influx of "Serials" in the new self-publishing boom as authors trying to milk money out of readers by just chopping up chapters and scenes from a longer novel and publishing them separately. While it is true that there are unscrupulous people who may do that, authentic serialized fiction is its own writing form and has existed for centuries. The format itself has had ups and downs, gaining and losing popularity, but it seems to be making a come back (and I'm excited about it!) What is a Serial? Much like episodes of a television series, which adopted the serialized format and made it s


I haven't felt much like writing lately. In fact, I've had mindbogglingly persistent writer's block since mid-February (which is partly why you all haven't heard a peep out of me in months - though quite possibly a pathetic whimper from the shadows, if you were listening hard enough.) Trapped within that horrible limbo of wanting to write but not being able to actually put any useful words down on the page, I have - as usual - done way too much overthinking (and you may also have noticed, completely remade my website in my creative delirium - because having writer's block tends to make me insane with boredom...) Reasons and excuses aside, I've been waging a heated battle with my depression l



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