Friday, July 14, 2017

Novel Concepts

I’ll be honest. Writing blogs about my own thoughts isn’t my favorite part of being an author. Of course, every job has parts we don’t love, and we strive to do our best at them anyway. But for months, I wondered how I could make blogging more exciting for me. Primarily, I wondered how I could make it truly interactive.

Then, a few months ago, after lots of ideas that went nowhere and long periods of not blogging at all, because I was trying to create something that suited me better, I came up with an idea that I’m thrilled to share today.

It’s called Novel Concepts. Eight other wonderful authors and I have teamed up for this new, interactive blog. Our tag line…where you’re heard until the final word…says just what it’s about. 

Here’s how it works:

Novel Concepts is a tag-team, short story blog. Each Monday, one of us will post a portion of a short story. At the end of our segment, we will offer 2 options for what could happen next (a Choose Your Own Adventure type thing). Readers post their choices in the comments section. The majority will rule and the next writer will continue the story based on our readers’ opinions. So to everyone who ever hated what a character did, who yelled at their books or their Kindles, wondering how an author could subject a character to such foolish actions, here’s your chance. YOU get to decide where the story goes. Every single week. Right up until the last segment.

We launch this Monday, July 17th! The first segment of our pilot story will be posted in the morning and you can have a say in what happens from the start. Right now, there’s nothing on the main page but a “Coming soon” message, but if you go to the site today,, you can follow the blog so you’ll never miss a post. And while you’re waiting, you can go to the “About Us” page to check out all the authors participating in this crazy endeavor.

We can’t wait to hear your opinions. The fate of our characters is in your hands!