Is it worth publishing your fiction on your blog?
In 2004 author Dave Wellington began a new blog publishing a serialised horror novel, chapter by chapter. Three years later, Wellington has completed five novels in this manner, and is nearing the end of the sixth, and he has been offered publishing contracts for four of his novels.
Creating conflict in your story
Unlike real life where most of us try to avoid conflict, in fiction conflict is one of the elements that drives the story. The protagonist has a goal, and has to overcome the conflict and obstacles that prevent him from reaching his goal. Conflict increases reader sympathy for the protagonist.
links and articles
Creating a multi-dimensional character
Plotting your story - structure
articles on the Fiction Writing site
Tips for proofreading your manuscript
Past and present tense
Developing your writing style
the Fiction Writing forum
you blog your novel? How do you feel about what Dave
Wellington did? Was it an inspired piece of marketing? Or do
you think Dave copped out in the beginning by giving away his
writing for free?
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