#TuesdaySerial Report – Jan 11, 2011

Thanks to all the readers and writers who joined us this week for #TuesdaySerial!  Our dedicated contributors present you with 28 new installments this week including a conclusion from long-time contributor Lance Schonberg.

This week we also launched our guest post feature and we were very pleased to have Sage Cohen as our first contributor.  She gave us some very good ideas on how to look back on your last year in writing in order to figure out what to do differently (or keep the same) this year.  Check out the post if you haven’t already.  And join us next week for a special blog carnival where you can link up any posts that you write in response to Sage’s post.  Consider this your advance notice and start writing! (Note:  this is open not only to Tuesday Serial contributors, but to other writers as well; if you have an interest in serial fiction, join in!

We also have a special announcement from our friend and contributor Monica Marier regarding her serial that originally made its debut here with Tuesday Serial … “Madame Bluestocking’s Pennyhorrid” is going to be published!  It’s being hosted online right now on Matt Delman’s online steampunk magazine, “Dr. Fantastique’s Show of Wonders!” It features some new bits along with some original art and music! But wait – there’s more!  Madame has been picked up by Hunt Press and will be published in paperback and e-book in the near future (details still to come).  Follow Monica on Twitter for all her updates.  Monica credits Tony who challenged her to write this serial in the first place and has sent us a big thank you here at Tuesday Serial for hosting it.  We are looking forward to Monica’s next serial “Thoki & Lor” when it’s ready to make it’s debut.

If there are any mistakes or broken links in the report, please let us know!

Tell all your reading and writing friends about us – we’ll be back for more next week! 🙂

So, here is the final list of all of this week’s participants. Happy reading & writing! 🙂

ps Writers, if your story is missing, please leave a comment on this post with the Title, author and a link. Readers, be sure to check the comments for any late additions.



  1. Sin, Kandy Fangs 14 by David G Shrock
  2. Breaking an Empire #15 by James T at The Four Part Land
  3. “Bloggin’ Brimstone” (part 6) by Jason Coggins
  4. October, 1968 from FRANKY BENÍTEZ by Julio Ricardo Varela
  5. Adventures in Random Episode 3 by Scott Wolfe
  6. “Oscar’s World” Episode 101 By Col. Jack Staples
  7. Comic Superhero Ep 14: Dangerous Liaisons Adam Byatt @ revhappiness
  8. The Lazarus Experiment – Part II by Christopher Michael Bell, Science Fiction
  9. Thorvalds Wyrd by Lance Schonberg CONCLUSION
  10. Darons Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia Tan “Take Me to the River”
  11. Amnar: The Expulsion Pt 2. 36 “Have You Met Isha’s Beast?” by I J Black
  12. Shattered Remnants of a Dream #166 by Dan Luffey
  13. Single, Over-Fifty and Cyberdating Pt. 3 by The Rusty Pen
  14. Near Dark Pt. 2: Or the Wind, by G. L. Drummond
  1. Killing Time OST – 2a – Payment by Aheila
  2. Unfamiliar Magic – Entry Two, Unknown Songs and Thegan by Aaron Conaway
  3. Beyond Knowledge: Chapter 14, part 1: Something More. By Ayami Tyndall.
  4. Pas de Chat, Ch. 30 by Katherine Nabity
  5. Meanwhile in Space. . . #20 Cult of the Obsidian Mask Part 5 by Xanto Jones
  6. Ossia: A Novel in Serial (Folio 2, Page 53) by Kayleigh Ayn Bohémier
  7. The God Thing S3E1: Dialogue. By Nada Holland
  8. Moonlight and Merlot by Lisa Fox
  9. The Mythical Creatures Employment Exchange. Capter 6. By Justin Davies.
  10. The Fog Descends – Part 15 – 11 and Counting by J. M. Rich
  11. Black Alice 35: One Ring to Rule Them All. . . by Marci Sischo and James Agle
  12. Heroes Wanted (Part 8) – Stephen Book
  13. SuperMegaNet v2 ep2: Simon Says I Think Too Much, by Jesse Gordon
  14. The Smell Collector – #13 – Update to Profile #374 by David Burns
  15. This linky list is now closed.

Planning for the Future Starts with Celebrating the Past by Sage Cohen

Since our launch in May 2010, we have toyed with various ideas of what else we might do here at Tuesday Serial.  This week (week 37 for those keeping track ;-)) marks the launch of our new monthly feature for guest posts.  We are extremely honored to have as our guest Sage Cohen who is providing some food for thought on how to plan out your writing future.  See more about Sage at the end of this post including her latest book “The Productive Writer.”

And here’s your advanced warning … your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a blog post in response to Sage’s questions within the next week.  Next Tuesday (January 18, 2011), we will be hosting a blog carnival so that you can link up your posts.  This carnival is open not only to Tuesday Serial contributors, but to other writers as well; if you have an interest in serial fiction, join in!  For your blog posts, you can respond to any or all of Sage’s specific questions below or you can do a post that discusses your writing plans for 2011 (and beyond!).

Planning for the Future Starts with Celebrating the Past
A guest post from author Sage Cohen

Happy New Year, writers! I believe that there is no better launching pad into the great, blank page of 2011 than a thorough inventory of all that went right in 2010. With this in mind, I’m going to ask a series questions to guide you in recounting your many successes this past year!

I encourage you to take your time and be as thorough as you can in listing every, single thing you appreciate about yourself and what you’ve accomplished in each dimension of your writing life–even if the best you can do is admire that you stopped burning your rejection letters. Deal?

  • What was most fun, exhilarating or rewarding in your writing life this year?
  • What obstacles did you face and overcome?
  • What has writing web serials taught you about writing a successful story, building an audience, and sustaining a writing and publishing momentum?
  • What relationships did you build, repair or retire, and how has this contributed to your writing life?
  • What did you let go of (habits, relationships, attitudes, clutter) that was no longer serving you?
  • What did you read that taught you something about your craft, your platform or how to take your writing and publishing forward?
  • What did you earn or what opportunity did you land that felt prosperous?
  • How has your confidence and/or craft improved?
  • What web serial writers have you admired? What are they doing or accomplishing (such as improving craft, building an audience, gaining visibility) that you intend to imitate in your own web serial adventures?
  • What have you learned about social media that is serving your writing life?
  • What strategies worked best for being effective with your time?
  • How did you nurture and sustain your well being–in mind, body, spirit?
  • Who has praised your writing or teaching or facilitating? What did they say and how did it give you a new sense of appreciation for yourself and your work?
  • What did you learn about your writing rhythms: time of day to write, managing procrastination, how and when to revise, making use of slim margins of time, etc.?
  • Who did you help, and who helped you?
  • What did you learn about yourself from rejection, and how has it helped your writing, your confidence or your submissions approach develop?
  • What did you do that terrified you–but you did it any way? And how did that benefit your life and your writing?
  • How were you patient?
  • When and how were you successful at juggling the competing demands of family, writing, work, and everything else in your full life?
  • Who did you forgive? Who forgave you?

Because it’s so easy to keep our minds trained to the loop of an unsolvable problem or two, you may be surprised at how many triumphs are revealed as you answer these questions. Every risk you took, skill you fortified and skin you shed in the service of your writing life is a foothold in the future you are aspiring to create. Nice work!

About Sage Cohen

Sage Cohen is the author of The Productive Writer (just released from Writer’s Digest Books); Writing the Life Poetic and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. She blogs about all that is possible in the writing life at pathofpossibility.com, where you can: Download a FREE “Productivity Power Tools” workbook companion to The Productive Writer. Get the FREE, 10-week email series, “10 Ways to Boost Writing Productivity” when you sign up to receive email updates. Sign up for the FREE, Writing the Life Poetic e-zine. Plus, check out the events page for the latest free teleclasses, scholarships and more.

#TuesdaySerial Report – Jan 4, 2011

Thanks to all the readers and writers who joined us this week for #TuesdaySerial!  Apparently a lot of writers have stuck to their New Year’s resolutions so far … we have 29 stories including an incredible FIVE debuts!  Debuts this week are from Sharon T. Rose, Christopher Michael Bell, Aheila, G.L. Drummond, and Aaron Conaway.  Please stop by and say “welcome” to our new contributors! 🙂

If there are any mistakes or broken links in the report, please let me know!

Tell all your reading and writing friends about us – we’ll be back for more next week! 🙂

So, here is the final list of all of this week’s participants. Happy reading & writing! 🙂

ps Writers, if your story is missing, please leave a comment on this post with the Title, author and a link. Readers, be sure to check the comments for any late additions.



  1. Bloggin’ Brimstone (part 5) by Jason Coggins
  2. Possible Origins for Him. 10. by John Wiswell
  3. Today: 5: 00 a. m. From Franky Benitez by Julio Ricardo Varela
  4. Welcome to Sin – Kandy Fangs 13 by David G Shrock
  5. Independence Day by Bex Aaron: Arc 3 begins with Ch 21. Is Terri “Innocent”?
  6. “Space n Time” by Sharon T. Rose. Start reading the adventure here! DEBUT
  7. Thorvald’s Wyrd, Scene 124 by Lance Schonberg
  8. Comic Superhero Ep 13: Black Magic Woman – Adam Byatt @ revhappiness
  9. Shattered Remnants of a Dream #165 by Dan Luffey
  10. The Lazarus Experiment, Part 1 by Christopher Michael Bell – DEBUT
  11. Amnar: The Expulsion Pt 33. “I’ll Look After Her” by I J Black
  12. Breaking an Empire #14 by James T at The Four Part Land
  13. Killing Time OST – 1a – Strike by Aheila – DEBUT
  14. Closing Time – Episode 23 by Noelle Pierce
  15. Near Dark Pt. 1: Dead Man Returns by G. L. Drummond – DEBUT
  16. Breakthrough – Ep. 14 – Last One Standing Tall by J. M. Rich
  1. Single, Over-Fifty and Cyberdating Pt 2 by The Rusty Pen
  2. Pas de Chat, Ch. 29 by Katherine Nabity
  3. Beyond Knowledge, Page 48: Secrets Among The Swine. By Ayami Tyndall.
  4. Black Alice 34: Daddy’s Little Girl, by Marci Sischo and James Agle
  5. In The Shadow Of His Nemesis Chapter Ninety Seven By AL BRUNO III
  6. Meanwhile in Space. . . #19 Cult of the Obsidian Mask Part 4 by Xanto Jones
  7. Moonlight and Merlot by Lisa Fox
  8. Unfamiliar Magic – Journal Entry One by Aaron Conaway – DEBUT
  9. The Smell Collector #12 – Marie’s Diary – Tuesday, January 4th- by David Burns
  10. Oscar’s World #97 By Col Jack Staples
  11. Anvil of Tears, by Lindquist and Christensen – Chapter 32, page 2
  12. Darons Guitar Chronicles, ch 158 *So Far Away* by Cecilia Tan
  13. Revenge of the Masked Ghost – Chapter 13 “A Ghost Takes Flight” by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden
  14. This linky list is now closed.