Going Serial, Part II: If You Break It, They Will Come

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What do Anna Karenina, The Three Musketeers, and the stories of Sherlock Holmes have in common? They all started as serialized projects, with installments appearing in magazines on a weekly or monthly basis. Many bloggers are taking a cue from these classics, rediscovering the joys of serial fiction — perhaps you should, too?

In part one of Going Serial, we discussed how having regularly scheduled features on your blog can help boost traffic and reader loyalty, as well as give structure to your own writing habits. Now, just in time for Web Serial Writing Month (aka August), let’s take a closer look at how the same concept can apply to a perennially popular niche: fiction writing. (Non-fiction, memoir, history writers: keep reading! Did you know Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood was also first serialized? You’re writing narratives, too!)

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What is your happiest memory? Describe it in rich detail — the setting, the sights, the sounds, the smells   

Moments of fear , moments of fantasy…you were there to make it worth it.Standing on top of table mountain, feeling the fresh air breeze through my hair, the smell of pollen rich in the air embracing me…embracing my serenity to mother earth.  Moments of true happiness , faith and love. Those are what makes the waiting worth it!