Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Have you heard about the Wovel?

"A wovel is a Web novel," according to Victoria Blake, one of the creators. Every week, the author posts an installment. Installment length hits the sweet-spot of online reading—long enough to get interested, short enough to read in the cubicle at work. At the end of every installment, the author writes in a plot branch point. Does the heroine kill her lover? Will the zombies catch the soldier? Is the box empty, or is it filled with bees?You vote. You decide. Current selection: Jemiah Jefferson’s cyberpunked “Firstworld” To sign up, visit Underland Press (www.underlandpress.com), which publishes both online and traditional print books. To read or listen to the NPR Victoria Blake interview, go to www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98503490.

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