The novella is back! For those readers who relish a good read, like following characters over time, and want to build a relationship with their favorite authors, this retro style is perfect. Serial fiction provides an affordable read that a person can digest on a subway train, or in a night or two, without committing to a long book. For folks with e-readers, these compact stories cost a pittance at 99 cents to about three dollars, making it easy to try new authors. This craft talk will cover the basics of writing serial fiction, including business opportunities for authors.
When not writing, J.D. Blackrose lives with three children, an enormous orange cat, her husband and a full-time job in Corporate Communications. She’s fearful that so-called normal people will discover exactly how often she thinks about wicked fairies, nasty wizards, homicidal elevators, treacherous forests, and the odd murder, even when she is supposed to be having coffee with a friend or cheering her daughter on during a soccer game. As a survival tactic, she has mastered the art of looking interested.
J.D. Blackrose is the much cooler name for Joelle Reizes. Follow her at @JDBlackrose on Twitter and her Facebook author page JD Blackrose.