Archive for May, 2008

29
May
08

the genre, and more

Wow! I have been just amazed at the response to this website! So much positive energy! If you’re new here, welcome!

If you’re wondering, yes, we already have some authors lined up! If you know you are one, I’ll be in touch with you soon about the writing schedule. If you’re still just thinking about joining us, hopefully today’s post will help you make up your mind!

So after a little consultation with some of the other authors, I’ve picked a genre. It’s going to be Chick Lit! Oh stop! Do you know why? Here’s my thoughts on it: it’s fast, it’s easy to write, it’s FUN to write, it can be sexy, it can be a mystery, it can be anything it wants to be. The best thing about Chick Lit is that as a fairly new genre, there are no real rules, no format that we have to follow. It’s like us! Like us bloggers and writers and women, (and maybe some men will join us?) we all bring something different to this book! I think it’s the perfect choice for our first attempt! (Yes, our first, if this is successful, we will do this again!)

I spent some time thinking and writing (and dreaming! Yes, I write stories in my dreams, don’t you?) over the last couple of days, and I think I have the first 600 words down. I’m going to get someone to edit it and make sure it’s appealing to the masses (any volunteers?) before I actually publish it here. I also have the main character’s names chosen! I searched through my email spam folder for them! Then when I twittered about it, I some great suggestions too! (Thanks Cass!)

Now we have to talk about promotion. I know, I’m sorry. We do need more authors, so if you know anyone you think would like to write here please pass on the website! Of course we’re going to want readers (we’re narcissistic like that!) so I need you to help me spread the word however you can!

BTW, I’ve started a twitter account just for ChapterBytes updates so come follow! And tell all your friends to follow! If you don’t an account, get one, so you can follow!

Next time: Chapter One!

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27
May
08

Welcome to ChapterBytes!

Welcome! You’ve come here because you like to write haven’t you? Well, you are in the right place.

Do you want to write a book? Have you tried but can’t get past the first few chapters? Guess what? ME TOO! As well as just about every other writer I know. So here’s the deal. This is where we all get to write a book together, but we each only have to write ONE chapter, more or less.

Intrigued? Email me at chapterbytes at gmail dot com.

I’m currently working out the book’s genre and a couple main characters. I’ll lay out the very basics in the next post, then we’ll get started. I will start scheduling the writers immediately so if you want to get in on it, let me know right away. Check the Rules page for complete details of how this will work!