A New Feature?

I try to post on my blog at least twice per week.  Usually, it’s just updates on what I’m doing – links to articles I’ve written or something similar.  I do enjoy writing my Indie Toledo series articles, as well.

Yet whenever I’m reading over my posts, I always feel like something is missing.  I’ve been feeling that way a lot lately when I’ve worked on my writing – maybe because I feel like I do nothing except write when I’m at work.  No matter why, I feel like I’m missing something in my writing.

So I sat down to figure it out, and I realized:

I need fiction.

Of course, I’ve always been of the philosophy that fiction is meant to be enjoyed by others, and what better way to gain motivation by having friends demand more?  I’m taking a poll of whether or not I should start a new feature on my blog: an interactive novel.

By “interactive novel,” I mean a series of fiction posted on the blog in which each post represents a “chapter” of the interactive novel.  At the end of each chapter, a set of choices will be available for the readers to choose from, ranging in number each time.

The readers will have until a specific date to vote for their choice in the comment section – with a twist: the comment section will also serve as an open suggestion form, and if I like the suggestion, I may very well take it, even if it’s not the most popular choice.

I guess you could think of the interactive novel as a sort of Choose Your Own Adventure book, except with more choices and a bit different in scale.  I would update the chapters regularly, probably once per week, and readers can expect at least 600 words per chapter.  If the interactive novel gets popular enough, I may even hold different contests for the readers to join in.

Would you participate in an interactive novel online?  We’ll even start off with your first choice as readers.  (PS: Naturally, because it’s me, the interactive novel would probably be about superheroes.)


If Feliza writes an interactive novel, would you participate?

  1. Yes, I’d participate every time
  2. I would read it, but I would just lurk
  3. I would read it and participate if I feel strongly about one of the choices
  4. No, that’s not really my thing

Published by Feliza

Feliza Casano is a writer and editor with a love of speculative fiction, graphic novels, and good books. She writes and edits at Girls in Capes (GirlsinCapes.com) and contributes to other websites on science fiction and fantasy topics.

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