Cindy Koepp

Writing on the Edge

Loyalty Might Get You Killed.

The Condemned Courier was a serial published through JukePop Serials.This was a different kind of adventure for me.  Normally, I have a whole slew of notes, maps, drawings, character notes, plot details, even whole conversations written out before I start writing the actual story.  JukePop worked on a different model called "agile publishing."  Writers put together a chapter and publish it online through the site.  Then folks get to make comments and suggestions of which way to take the story next.  The writer maintains control and can choose which suggestions to take, but the idea is more collaborative.

This particular tale is a fantasy in which an avian courier is sent to do a bit of spying.  She's discovered, unfortunately, and has to battle her way out and make it back to her king with the information about who the traitors in the kingdom really are.

 

The Condemned Courier has now completed it's tour with JukePop, and the JukePop site has since shut down.  


Fortunately, it still exists as an expanded version in a novel out from Lumen Anime! 


You can find it here.