First Impressions: need volunteers!
I am planning on doing a 31 day challenge on my website and I am looking for active serial writers that are interested in some feedback as well as some exposure!
First, here are my thoughts:
I know that the old adage goes that “you should not judge a book by it's cover” and though it is a virtuous sentiment it is not one that is typically followed. You could write the most amazing serial but if a reader is not immediately drawn into your story because of poor site design or because the story lacks a good hook, they are not going to stay around long enough to read it. Thus, it is best to make your first impression on new readers your absolute best.
Here is what I am planning on doing:
Each day I am going to go to a new serial's website, read the first chapter/entry, and write up a 300 word (or more) post about my immediate and honest first impressions. This will not be a full review of the serial, but rather what I, as a reader, gleaned from what I have read/seen and whether or not I would continue reading the serial based off of those impressions. At the end I will do an article on the top 7 that impressed and hooked me the most.
What I need:
You! Though I can find some random serials to do here on The Web Fiction Guide, I would rather read some from writers that I know are active and interested in this. At the end of each day's impression (good or bad) I will provide a link to your serial and plug it, as well as provide a button on the post asking readers to vote for your serial on Top Web Fiction (naturally said button would link appropriately). I just ask that you link back to the first impressions post on your site in return.
I am gathering volunteers now and plan on starting this at the beginning of May. Anyone Interested?
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