J.A. Waters and his advice to writers new to the idea of serial fiction (courtesy of writeorelse.com)
I recently exchanged emails with Lyncia author J.A. Waters, and today, I’d like to post his advice to writers new to this whole idea of serial fiction.
Here are my questions and the answers I received – I’ve tweaked the formatting a bit and added emphasis to points I found most interesting:
How often did you post new chapters when you got started?
I started posting Lyncia chapters twice a week, Monday and Thursday, and got plenty of attention and comments fairly quickly. From what I’ve seen, posting once or twice weekly seems to draw the largest number of votes, though once a serial gets to the 20 or 30 chapter range readers will occasionally burn through all available material and increase your standing significantly.
What’s the most important thing a newbie should know about pitching a serial to new readers and eventually to a publisher?
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