It’s been said that writing is a lonely business/hobby/pastime/obsession.
Well, when writers play the game of Round Robin, it becomes a tiny bit
less loney. One author writes a chapter, then another steps in to continue
the story! In most cases there’s a different author for each chapter, and
the story can go in directions that the previous writer never imagined!
The Fiction Archive begins each new Round Robin by posting a chapter
written either by an established author, or by someone who has previously
contributed to the Fiction Archive. Then you, the creative readers of the Fiction Archive, take
over and write the next chapter. Steve Miller will choose the most creative
(and logical) entry and publish it online, here in the Fiction Archive section for active Round Robins.
Then, after seven or nine chapters, either Steve or the author who started
the Round Robin will close the story with an exciting ending. The resulting serial will be stored
in its entirely in the “Original Fiction” part of the archive.
guidelines, and keep an eye out for announcements of when a series
is open for new contributors.
Series #1: The Shadow of Li Po (Genre: Horror/Suspense)
Mary Wellington travels to the isolated hamlet of Danielsport,
hoping to start a new life. Instead, she finds herself in a situation that
may end her life.
This Round-Robin was started by Kate Novak, novelist and short
story writer. Among Kate's credits are contributions to the Forgotten
Realms and Dragonlance lines.
Monstrous humanoids are butchering organized crime figures across the city. Who and what is behind the carnage?
This series was started by L.L. Hundal. She has been Steve Miller’s partner in crime on a number of writing projects,
including several of the NUELOW games. This is her first attempt at horror fiction.