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    Experimental fiction defined?

    So I find myself engaged in what I call experimental fiction: a non-linear, non-character driven, multi-layered, multi-volume project with 500 chapters per volume.

    500.6 Volume 1 - came out last week for Kindle, volume 2 will be out later this month.

    My first two books were a collection of poetry & a meditation book, so experimental fiction is very new for me.

    Anyone have any suggestions for me to read in this genre?



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    Good lord, those better be some pretty short chapters!

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    While I've only read a few of the authors on this list, it's a pretty good list. Also consider stories by Ben Marcus or Amelia Gray

    As for your own books, I have to agree that 500 chapters might be overwhelming to prospective readers if the chapters are more than a few pages each. Still, good luck.

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    Unless you're someone well known like Thomas Pynchon or David Foster Wallace then I doubt you'll find much interest for your rambling tomes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Covieo View Post
    So I find myself engaged in what I call experimental fiction: a non-linear, non-character driven, multi-layered, multi-volume project with 500 chapters per volume.

    500.6 Volume 1 - came out last week for Kindle, volume 2 will be out later this month.

    My first two books were a collection of poetry & a meditation book, so experimental fiction is very new for me.

    Anyone have any suggestions for me to read in this genre?

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    Thanks for the list Cathy! And yes the chapters are very short - Volume 1 is approx. 140 pages.

    Listening now, I have had on blinders to the fact that potential readers may be overwhelmed with the idea of 500 chapters, so I may need to include the page count with the chapter count when marketing. Thank you all for the feedback

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    One doesn't usually quote chapter counts when advertising books. It's normally page count or word count.

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    This book is definitely non-traditional in most every way, so in theory I wouldn't be opposed to continuing quoting chapter counts. In reality I see how that contradicts the goal of getting the words into the hands of readers.

    The largest conundrum I'm in with this book is I can't seem to find anything like it for a comparison of markets. Also I keep falling into the trap of judging it on the basis of 'normal' books. Yes I understand normal is inadequate.

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    Any chance of some samples?

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