NOTE: Claudia Hall Christian is not a client of RSE. I just wanted to interview her about this topic because she's been publishing in this format for years.
The art of serial fiction has existed for centuries, but Charles Dickens is credited with jump-starting the movement when his book, The Pickwick Papers, was released in nineteen installments over the course of a 20-month period.
When the Writing Bug bit me in the 7th grade, my goal was to publish traditionally. I was writing stories during high school, but I knew none of them were worth publishing. Yet.
It wasn’t until I had started writing my YA trilogy that I knew, “Ok, yeah. THIS is the series I want to publish.”
I started doing my research on agents and publishing houses that accept submissions without agents.
I had a nice list and I was ready.
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When I first began this journey into writing adult romance, I knew I was going to need a little help because I had never written in this genre. When I was writing YA, there were elements of romance, but it was pretty tame compared to what I’m planning on diving into.