Comments: Book Making on Blogs: Readers as Editors

"You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't link to him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't link to either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people bloggin' a chapter of a book and logging out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine 50 people a day,I said 50 people a day bloggin' a book and logging out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement."
(with apologies to Arlo Guthrie)

http://arguewithsigns.net/mt/archives/000307.html

Sorry, I couldn't resist after seeing that last line. :-)

Posted by bryan at March 8, 2004 07:59 PM

Mary,

It's probably more common in non-fiction, especially among tech savvy writers. There aren't that many blogs by fiction writers, who are talented with words, but often computer-phobic (unless they write SF)

I've created Open Source Novel Blog

http://www.sff.net/people/rickheller/blog/

to support my novel on a wiki

http://tiki.opensourcenovel.net/tiki-index.php?page=Prologue

Readers are invited to edit what already is a complete novel, using the metaphor of open source software development.

I used to do screenwriting, so I'm not territorial with my words.

Posted by Rick Heller at March 9, 2004 08:32 AM