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Q: So, why publish your writing online?
Well, our goal is to become professional writers. We're working on a novel that we plan to pitch to a publisher (once we're fed up with the eternal editing phase). For practice, and as a break from the novel, we've been writing short stories and novellas. By publishing these stories online, we hope to receive feedback from you to improve our writing.
Q: Why not work with an agent/publisher, rather than giving away your stories?
We do have some stories that we're working on publishing in a more traditional fashion, but, as you know, this process is slow and painful. We'd like some more immediate feedback about our work from the most important people - the reading public. Also, we don't see this so much as 'giving away' our content, since, assuming there's interest, we can self-publish this content in book form at a later date.
Q: You mentioned earlier you plan to 'serialize' your stories. How will this work?
We'll break our longer works of fiction into sections of a few pages each and publish these pages once a week until the story is complete. We hope this will encourage comment and speculation about the direction of the story that will be instructive for us and encourage collaboration among our readers.
Q: Will you run each novella without breaks, or will you leave the readers hanging?
We'll generally run novellas without breaks, but we'll have breaks between complete stories and publish other projects while we work on more content. Since we'll only be working on this site part-time, we won't be able to publish writing content continuously. On the side, we've been creating a comic about our experiences as Canadians in England that I think you'll find amusing.
Q: And how will readers get feedback to you?
We've set up a BraeVitae page on Facebook where readers can gather to discuss the stories, comics, or writing in general. We also have a publisher page at Smashwords with eBook versions of our content. Please feel free to drop by and add a review.
Q: What kind of notifications will you publish on the 'news' page?
We'll let readers know when new weekly content is published, when a new serial has started, when we've added or updated the behind-the-scenes 'extra' content, and anything else relating to our writing/artwork which we think readers might want to know about.
Q: 'Extra' content?
Any page might have added content, accessed using the red 'Extra' link at the bottom of the page. This will usually contain added explanation about the page content, responses to reader questions, or background thoughts. Some extra content will be available at publication, but we'll also add content to published pages as the mood strikes us.