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The Joy of Text
Recently I've been writing a fair bit of fic for one of the roleplaying systems I play. It's also been a good year for my writing in that I won a rather impressive writing competition too. It's reminded me of how much I love to write, and also of why I don't really succeed in writing longer stuff. I have 20,000 words of a novel written, but it petered off because I simply can't write in a vacuum.

I'd like to have another go at finishing the novel, but in truth, without criticism and encouragement, I'm not going to make it happen. I'm thinking about creating an LJ to post to. There's likely to be a thousand words a day maximum. Would any of you dear readers be interested in helping me along by reading and criticising as I go?

Poll #1107837 Literary aspirations

Would you be interesting in reading my novel in installments?

I'll give it a go
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hairyears From: hairyears Date: December 18th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
An awful lot of 19th and early 20th-Century literature that we think of as 'The Novel' was actually written and published chapter by chapter in gazettes and literary magazines. Not 'serialised' - published as partwork.

The need to leap straight from short stories to the full-size book is comparatively recent barrier to entry in the publishing industry.

Edited at 2007-12-18 03:11 am (UTC)
emperor From: emperor Date: December 18th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Given the continually-unfinished th*s*s, I must decline such ongoing things at least FTTB.
angoel From: angoel Date: December 18th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Although I reserve the right to decide that it's not my kind of novel / I don't currently have the mental space to contribute / etc.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: December 19th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hence the poll answer being "I'll give it a go" rather than "I swear to read every last word you deign to write". ;)
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