Wovel -- an audience-plotted web-novel

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18 Responses to “Wovel -- an audience-plotted web-novel”

  1. Takuan says:

    penny-a-packet?

  2. wattwatt says:

    I think the mix-up happened because Evenson also has a book (not a “wovel” but an old-fashioned novel (about a secret amputation cult, natch)) out soon from Underland Press.

    Evenson is one of the greats — I highly recommend his novel The Open Curtain, or any of his story collections (The Wavering Knife is his most recent).

  3. Agent 86 says:

    just another author claiming the characters took on a life of their own ;)

  4. brokebutstilldrinking says:

    Good concept. I went to the website and the story started out boring in my eyes. I stopped reading after 2 pages. Either too boring or an ADD flare-up on my part.

  5. Tenn says:

    Awesome concept, thanks for the link I’ll definitely read.

    “Wovel” as a name bothers me, though. Is web-novel too long? It’s like ‘blog’, only new and therefore worse. Ah, mercy me, I’m already at the “get off my intertube lawn” stage.

  6. Takuan says:

    yep, “Web Age” Tenn, yer past 15, yer for the scrap heap. C’mon over to the Old Entities Home and set a spell wiht me.

  7. Tenn says:

    Ah, and blast, Wage is already a word. Let me get my biohazard suit, I was building one off Antinous’ model. I’ll bring some tea.

  8. easy2panic says:

    It actually started here: http://www.Glypho.com

    Unfortunately it never kept the momentum.

    This is an awesome site were people can read what other wrote, add suggestions for plots or characters, even write a chapter for the book, other users then vote for what chapter is accepted.

  9. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    WattWatt, if you turn out to be Brian Evenson, I shall make fun of you unmercifully.

  10. Kealan Patrick Burke says:

    “In other news, a cease-and-desist order has arrived from Bulwer and Lytton, Attorneys At Law.”

    That’s hysterical! Next time, I should remember to run it by the House and the Brain, so this kind of thing can be avoided. ;-)

    “Will there be an single orc in a room guarding a treasure chest? I mean, at some point?”

    You can be damn sure of it. At multiple points, even!

    “K… “wvl” s jst bt th stpdst mnkr ‘v hrd rcntly. Gt rl. Ths nm s s dmb s mn wth pnytls.”

    t ech ter on

    “Good concept. I went to the website and the story started out boring in my eyes. I stopped reading after 2 pages. Either too boring or an ADD flare-up on my part.”

    Whatever the cause, thanks for giving it a shot!

  11. ConradKilroy says:

    People, a wovel is a specially designed snow + shovel.

    Google: wovel

  12. wattwatt says:

    TNH: Sadly, no. (I do get pretty fanboyish about my favorite writers, though.)

    The more likely possibility is that YOU are Brian Evenson, and your comment was engineered to throw suspicion away from yourself.

    And who, I ask, will be on the receiving end of unmerciful fun-making, should that ever be revealed?

  13. supertasticenator says:

    This reminds me of something similar at Ctrl+Alt+Del.

    He wrote a “choose-your-own-adventure” style story arc where the readers voted through email to choose the next comic.

    It started here.

  14. Man On Pink Corner says:

    In other news, a cease-and-desist order has arrived from Bulwer and Lytton, Attorneys At Law.

  15. KidDork says:

    Will there be an single orc in a room guarding a treasure chest? I mean, at some point?

  16. VictoriaB says:

    Quick correction: The Living is written by Kealan Patrick Burke, not Brian Evenson.

    Victoria

  17. CopyrightMe says:

    K… “wvl” s jst bt th stpdst mnkr ‘v hrd rcntly. Gt rl. Ths nm s s dmb s mn wth pnytls.

  18. insomma says:

    worssst comment ever!

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