Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A 'Victorian' serial novel

I've always greatly enjoyed, and learned much from, the comments on this blog. Perhaps the best response yet is that to the post Victoriana and the Telectroscope. Inspired by the title, Ralph Hancock has written the first chapter of a 'Victorian' serial story; Hugh B has added the second. They're great - launching us into a transatlantic tale with an army major, a daring young girl, and some sinister exterminators! Do read them, and if you're inspired to add chapter three...

** Update: you can now read the chapters here, and submit your own contributions by email! **

** And a second update: I've contributed chapter three. Over to you for chapter four! **

** FINAL UPDATE: the novel is now complete! **



7 comments:

Ralph Hancock said...

Thank you very much for your post about this collaboration. Hugh B and I have agreed to put up a cumulative version of the text in the hope of attracting more writers. It's here. I've put my email address at the bottom so that people can write booking the next chapter, or send their chapter directly.

Ralph Hancock said...

And thanks too for the update with URL.

Ralph Hancock said...

And further thanks for the brilliant chapter 3. The plot thickens.

Stephen Barker said...

I think you need an illustrator as well!

HughB said...

How true! Is there anyone out there with the gifts of Ronald Searle?

HughB said...

...although Matt Bannister would do nicely - see his artwork in the next entry! :)

Stephen Barker said...

Thank you for completing the novel, which I have enjoyed following.

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