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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 9, 2014 - 11:01am

I've just finished reading the excellent post on a shared world anthology.

This brought up the question, would some of the same principles apply to a shared world short story collection that is not an anthology. But more like a collection of your middle grade short stories?

I'm finding the only way I can do books is to do it episodically. Sort of like how A Tale Of Two Cities was at one point serialized.

I wouldn't be published it as a serial, it's just written as one for ease of writing.

Though for me, I do have a universe so much as a multi-verse at times.

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Seb from Thanet, Kent, UK December 10, 2014 - 4:58am

Try reading Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. It's a collection of short stories that work together to form a novel, works really well.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 10, 2014 - 10:36am

I will be sure to check it out.^_- (I read an excerpt of it, I'll do a library visit.)

Man do I feel weird saying that, cause I want authors to be payed for their work.:/

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound December 10, 2014 - 9:16pm

@L.W

I feel that's natural. Maybe it's different for Palahniuk because he's a professional writer. But the library has purchased a copy so view it as a friend has leant it to you. Then maybe leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads (especially for Indie authors)

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 11, 2014 - 1:43pm

I'll do that, yea.

Also! Monster, his other books, had me in a weird mixture of total fear and laughing in stitches.:P

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 13, 2014 - 4:13am

If it is all the same author is it really a shared world? 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 13, 2014 - 11:41am

I've wondered something similar. Though in my situation I feel funny calling it a 20,000 word novella though.

There was this one guy in graphic novels, that mentioned each issue had it's own beginning, middle, and end. That's like the only way I can write.

Ending a chapter on a hook, makes me feel dizzy. I've tried it once, but after chapter twenty could not do novellas for like a month.