The Condemned Courier was a serial published through
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.
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.
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.