Today we welcome the awesome Leanna Renee Hieber who’s going to talk to us about serialization. Join her every Tuesday, as she serializes her novel THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS.
by Leanna Renee Hieber
Why serialize? Because I love grand traditions. And serializing happens to be a burgeoning trend these days across the genres, John Scalzi is doing it in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Eloisa James in historical romance, why are we getting back to basics? Releasing fiction the old-school way – in serial? I can’t speak for other authors but I certainly know why I’m doing it:
a) it’s fun.
b) it suits the times of an episodic culture that likes weekly content in easily digestible pieces.
c) it’s fitting for me, a Gaslamp Fantasy author whose favourite classic authors all serialized something at some point in magazines like Dickens’ Household Words.
d) How very Steampunk; to serialize just like the Victorians did, but to do it via a blog, using easily available modern technology for this old-school concept.
I’ve always wanted to serialize since all my idols did it in various magazines, and considering my next full length series of Gaslamp Fantasy novels, THE ETERNA FILES, (Tor / Macmillan) isn’t scheduled until 2014, this is a great way to extend my presence in newly released fiction until then. Also, to be perfectly honest, the folks at Tor wanted me to blog more regularly, something I’d only been doing sporadically, so this fits the bill. Especially considering I’ve crossover characters from all my series that will appear in ETERNA FILES, readers will get a chance to meet a few of them along the way and I hope it will whet the appetite for all that’s to come. Everything I write, whether its Adult or Young Adult is PG-13 in content, so the dovetailing of these parallel Gaslamp Fantasy worlds works very well and readers seem to like seeing some familiar faces weaving in and out. By November the novel will be complete where it will then be available for sale in digital and print platforms.
Please join me every Tuesday at http://leannareneebooks.blogspot.com – You can sign up for email updates of new posts, RSS feed, Google friend-connect, whatever suits your fancy to stay in touch. I’ll have weekly teasers for the new content and post-serial discussions at http://facebook.com/magicmostfoul and of course I’ll be tweeting about it at http://twitter.com/leannarenee
About THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS, a finale of Magic Most Foul: Join spirited Natalie Stewart and dashing Lord Denbury in their penultimate battle against a deadly secret society wedding violent magic with unnatural paranormal experimentation. The year is 1880. In the gas-lit shadows of New York City, nothing is sacred. Yet that which is sacred is the city’s only hope.
See you every Tuesday at http://leannareneebooks.blogspot.com – Cheers and happy haunting!
Praise for Darker Still, an Indie Next Selection: “Original, haunting, and romantic.” – YA Bound — DARKER STILL (Magic Most Foul #1) and THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART (Magic Most Foul #2) are available in print and across digital platforms wherever books are sold.