This could be a storytelling revolution……

I love a good story.

I love reading novels – I guess my favorite authors would be Matthew Reilley, Jeffery Archer & Nelson Demille. These guys just know how to tell a great story & I’m always eagerly waiting their next release.

I also like reading novellas – quick stories that let my mind wander.

As I was cruising through LinkedIn yesterday I came across a post which took me to a site called “When Readers Write”. What they have planned is set to be awesome.

I remember back as a kid I loved the choose your own adventure books.  You know, the one’s where at the end of the chapter you get two choices of what happens – go to page 68 if Fred eats the frog, or page or page 22 if he kills it, well maybe not that, but you know what I mean.

Well it looks like these guys at When Readers Write are up to something like that, but only on steroids.

Its a new style what they are calling Mosaic Fiction

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They will start it off on the 5th, getting the readers to vote on a character sketch

Then n the 12th the readers will get to vote on the story line

Then after the 16th it starts to get really interesting……….

This is from 

From the 16th forward WRW will be off and running in a writing experiment that can best be described as a relay race. Or a progressive dinner. Choose your favorite analogy. (See we’re all about service here.) Every week, one of our writers will take a turn crafting three variations of a scene for you. That’s three options from which you’ll choose your favorite. The scene with the most fans will be voted into print and be published on our ongoing Novella page.

So head over to their site and check them out.  I’ll be making sure I sure as hell will be.

Oh and by the way if you like to write & would like to get paid to do it go ahead and click here, enter your details & watch the video to find out how.

  • Xarah Dax

    Wow, Alex, that sounds really interesting. I’m going to book mark it and follow along

    • Alex Bender

      yeah Xarah, I was happy I stumbled upon it yesterdy

  • Max Juhasz

    This sounds awesome!
    I think that real creativity comes from mastermind concepts like this. I’m so curious to see how the story goes and progresses

    • Alex Bender

      I love new ideas like this. This could go even further, I’m really interested to see how it goes.

  • Poh

    This is great Alex! I sure do remember those choose your own adventure books. How cool there is a super steroid version of it happening in the world…love creativity and imagination! 🙂

    • Alex Bender

      Yeah I’m real excited to see where they take this.

  • Melinda Caldwell

    I will definitely check out this site. Thanks for the info!

  • DrSteve

    That’s cool. It’s almost like an ongoing writing contest! Awesome concept. Thanks for sharing, Alex!

  • Stephanie Arwine

    This article reminds me of the adage “readers are leaders” great post

    • Alex Bender

      Never thought of that. Thanks for your input

  • Sheena

    pretty cool alex, i will have to check this out for sure! =D

  • Showleh Tolbert

    Sounds Awesome. I am going to check it out. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • FJ Ortega

    Great post Alex. Sounds good and looks interesting…keep one going for more. Thanks

  • Ismary

    I love that idea! I will be checking that website out soon, thanks Alex!

  • Jen Sloniger

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks very much for your enthusiasm about our mosaic fiction at WhenReadersWrite.com and thanks for sharing with your readers. We’re embarking on a huge experiment and are excited about the opportunity to learn new things. Every design and creativity book we read seems to urge innovators to seek as much feedback as possible from their end user. We couldn’t think of a better or more exciting way to engage with readers than through this format. We’re always open to new ideas and look forward to hearing ideas about how to keep innovating with mosaic fiction.

    • Alex Bender

      Jen,
      Cheers for stopping by. I love promoting new and awesome stuff.
      Really looking forward to what you guys come up with over there, and by the reaction I’ve had in the comments it looks like others really love the idea aswell

  • Robert Frank

    That’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing Alex!

  • Ron Sheldon

    That sounds like a fascinating concept, Alex. I think you would like a book that I am reading. It was a Christmas present… Summit 8000 by Andrew Lock “Life and death with Australia’s greatest mountaineer”

    • Alex Bender

      Sounds awesome mate – i’ll look into it

  • Julie Syl Kalungi

    How Totally Fascinating, I shall pop back to LinkedIn now and check it out, And follow along as well. I love Jeffrey Archer, I use dot hide out in the library and read his books, If someone was told off for reading a novel in class that was moi. My Qn is how do we leverage this awesome Novella-thon Alex, Can wait to learn more 🙂