Sean Platt and David Wright have been quite busy since last summer. Check out these serial fiction (on Amazon) by them:
Also check out these serial fiction from other authors:
As I’m learning more about serial fiction, I’m finding that they are not all the same.
Serialized fiction can be serial in nature, or episodic.
Let’s look to the dictionary, shall we?
Serial is defined as “published in installments or successive parts” and is “intended to be continued indefinitely.”
Episodic is defined as “separate or intenuously related parts or sections” which means they are “loosely connected.” In other words, each episode can be self-contained.
A few examples of episodic fiction are:
Yesterday’s Gone by David W. Wright and Sean Platt
World War Z by Max Brooks
Can you think of any other examples of serial or episodic fiction?
Just a quick blurb for this week’s post.
For those interested in apocalyptic stories, check out Yesterday’s Gone. This serialized horror fiction has just began its second season (actual date was January 10th)!
Check back here next week where I’ll discuss why all serialized fiction are not alike.
Ever since I heard about Yesterday’s Gone, I can’t stop thinking about starting my own serialized fiction. I have had several different ideas in mind, and instead of doing each one of them separately, I’m going to combine them all into one.
So far, I’ve spent this weekend drafting up the summary for the entire storyline; I’m now working out an outline for each ebook. And there will be several. Each ebook will average between 25 to 50 pages; the inaugural book will probably be the shortest of which I will also offer as a freebie to hopefully stimulate general interest.
The genre of this series will be a combination of science fiction and YA, but mostly fantasy with a good dose of horror sprinkled in.
Stay tuned for future postings on this project!