By Liz Everly
One of the exciting markets wide open for writers is serial fiction. Serial fiction has ebbed and flowed in popularity over the decades—but the internet and digital publishing have really enhanced things further. Publishing a series of stories that are linked or a novel that leaves your reader hanging on and wanting more is a great way to engage with your readers and to stay in touch with them between books. One of the things my readers want? More books—and yet, even if I could write them faster, my publisher can’t publish them any faster.
Some writers are publishing stories for free on platforms like Wattpad, gathering interest in numbers. The idea behind it, of course, is the same as the freebie books offered on Amazon, BookBub and so on. If readers like your free stuff, they will buy your other books. That has worked for a…
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