Novelr is an idea blog and a community rally point for Internet fiction, produced regularly since 2006.
ErgoFiction is a reader-centric e-zine that focuses on the best (and the coolest!) bits of Internet-centric fiction. Features author interviews, story highlights, and the occasional reader editorial.
Another I'm-bored-and-stuck-on-this-scene question:
I've been considering getting really minimalist hosting. With just text I'm sure my bandwidth ususage wouldn't be even close to surpassing this, but I'm also going to be doing an audio-book version. I was hoping to pick the brains of those of you who have been doing this for a while about what your average bandwidth usage tends to be (even if you don't have audiobook versions) in relation to your readership.
I've posted a summary of everything we've learned, collectively, about web fiction in a post on Novelr. I hope this helps, especially if you're new to web fiction. And if you're not new, well, I hope it provides some insight about this thing that we're doing.
It's been some time since I've looked at the older ideas, by the way. If you see something odd, or a post that's just wrong (in the light of current experience) - let me know in the comments and I'll respond as soon as I can.
My name is Rebekah and I've been dabbling in webfiction for a while. I don't have any masterpieces of literary magic, but I have a few fun pieces I hope are doing their job of entertaining people.
I write a humor series called The Life and Times of Car Johnson, which is sort of a crazy diary/blog/thing that's published on my friends website. It's updated weekly and written as I publish. www.overidon.com/2010/.../the-life-and-times-of-car-johnson/
I've had this floating in my head for a while, but resisted asking because I'm not yet at the stage of project development where it's truly relevant. But right now I'm mulling over the parts I can't seem to get in the one scene I need to finish to officially have the first third of Guts an' Sass done, and I'm bored. So:
I thought I'd pass this along. There was an ad in this month's Poets & Writer's magazine asking for submissions of serialized fiction. I'm not sure if it's of interest to anyone -- the site looks a little new, but they do have about 17 serials running as of this writing, with a good mix of genres. It doesn't look like they require any regular posting schedule -- some of the serials have chapter counts in the double digits, others only have one or two at the moment.
Their submission guidelines also mention payment -- $25 for the first episode, but no pay for subsequent episodes.
I started as a Sims writer five years ago.
I recently completed my Sims magnum opus and, with a devoted readership behind me, am now experimenting with full text.
I've recently been doing agent research for the author I edit for (one of my least favorite parts of my work; motivation issues galore), and I ran across some interesting articles on an agent's website. This agent approaches self-publishing as a legitimate form of publishing that might not be for everyone, rather than scoffing at it, which I found interesting (usually I see agents dropping the line "If you self-publish no one will take you seriously EVER!"). She also has some views about self-publishing vs.
Wondering if there's anybody floating around out there in Wisconsin? I'm in the boonies, but I'm probably heading to Madison in the next couple of weeks, and a lot of writerly types are there anyway. Mayhap we can meet up!