Serial Novels -- your opinions, please.
Here's one example
They've been around for eons.
Usually the mention of the topic brings to mind Dickens, Stephen King, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Serial movies captivated audiences in years past. (Think Captain Marvel.)
Now, even Amazon is into serial novels.
Well, would you -- or not?
Would you consider getting involved with reading a serial novel (free on the publisher's web site)?
Yes, I would be interested.
My choice of frequency is:
How good is the story?
Certainly, the quality of the writing, the ability of the author to captivate the readers and get them to return for the next episode is not only important, it's critical to the success of the serial.
When Jaws first came out in theaters back in the seventies, the audiences loved it. It is still a favorite.
Steven Spielberg has pointed out recently that contemporary audiences would likely not respond as well as those in the seventies. Why? Twenty minutes of screen time elapses before the second shark attack. Today's audiences won't tolerate that kind of wait.
Now, back to the serial novel.
What about today's readers? Will readers in the 21st century be as demanding of authors?
Please see the next poll.