Genre of Choice

Good Morning,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m back after my second vaccine, feeling less stressed. I’m ready to write. What are you ready to read?

During the pandemic many people have had trouble concentrating. Some of my friends have found it easier to read short stories and poetry than novels. I’m writing a novella, instead of a novel. 

This morning I listened to a Florida Writer Podcast posted on the Florida Writers Association Facebook page. The podcast was hosted by Alison Nissen. Her guest, Mike Lutz, discussed a blovel, a new-to-me genre. I wondered if it might be the perfect genre for our times.

How many of you follow bloggers? If you do, the blovel might be perfect for you. 

The concept isn’t new, but the venue is. During the Victorian Age, Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers was published in serial format. 

The blovel is a novel posted in 250-500 word segments in a blog, rather than a newspaper. Would you like to read a novel in that form, or do you like to have the whole novel in your hands when you begin reading the first page?

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