Read some interesting topics over the past couple of days that mentioned the rise of serial fiction, shorter pieces of fiction with an overarching plot posted on blogs, or publishers like Amazon. It basically works like serial TV shows, where each episode has its own contained plot, but there are also larger storylines that cross into each episode, sometimes playing behind the scenes, sometimes taking front stage.
Funny enough, I looked into doing this with a friend of mine a couple of years ago, but we abandoned it for various reasons. It was a post-apocalyptic tale of a man on the run, chased by a skilled hunter, told from both angles. I thought it was an intriguing idea, and the story came back to me when I read about the recent rise of serial fiction.
Looking back, I wish now that maybe I had kept it going. The question I have is: does it work? Do enough readers like that format to make it worth the effort, or is it best to stick to what works?
I’d love to hear anyone’s thoughts on this!