Aspiring authors

I think most writers write because they have stories inside them that they just have to get out. I know that’s true for me, but most of us also, whether we admit it or not, desire to have our work read and appreciated by others. Personally I don’t have any grand illusions of fame and fortune as a result of my writing. In fact, I don’t suspect that I will make much of a blip in the expansive fiction landscape, but I do think I’ve managed to delight and enthrall at least a few readers, and for an author, that knowledge is enough. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking fame and fortune, it’s just that I’m still, at least remotely, in touch with reality and have no plans to quit my day job.

I digress, however. My point is that there are undoubtedly quite a few talented authors all over the world who have either written or are currently writing a piece of work which I suspect many of us would enjoy. The problem is that we will most certainly never even know of their existence. That’s precisely what I love so much about JukePop Serials. They have given exposure to a cadre of wonderful authors who might never have seen the light of day, or at least would have had to struggle for a much longer time in order to do so.

I speak from personal experience. JukePop has put my writing in front of a growing audience, and I have benefited from new readers of my work. I am in the process of revising my serial, The Sixth Seal for publication, and I’m currently writing the sequel. If these works find any success at all as novels, I owe much of the credit to JukePop Serials and its avid readers.

I tell you all of this so that you understand how much I believe in what JukePop does and how important it is to aspiring authors. As it happens, JukePop has recently opened up a new section of their site to, appropriately enough, aspiring authors. In JukePop’s words:

The serials in this section are from candidates who are hoping to become JukePop Serials Authors. We are asking the community to help us decide! For Aspiring JukePop Authors to become JukePop Serials Authors, they need +Votes from our readers and Endorsements from our authors. If a serial receives enough +Votes and Endorsements then it will move into JukePop Serials’ main catalog. Vote your favorite serial into the JukePop community today!

As you can see, these authors can only be promoted to the regular ranks with your help, and by you I mean readers to vote for each of their chapters and authors to endorse them. This is important because it gives them the opportunity to compete in JP’s top thirty which gives them the chance to win monthly cash prizes. An author certainly won’t make a living this way, but the recognition is nice and I think it gives them even more exposure.

OK, I’ll step off of my soapbox now, but before I go I want to introduce you to a writer and serial that I think deserve to be among the regular ranks. The best part is that I think you’ll thank me later. The Mirror Dimension by Tara Grainger has a delightful voice and an intriguing hook. The first two chapters hold a lot of promise that I think the author is more than capable of delivering on. Go check it out today, and if you agree with me, give it your +vote on each chapter. If you’re a fellow JukePop author, I encourage you to endorse it. In my opinion, we all benefit by being surrounded by stories of this caliber, and it strengthens JukePop’s position as a quality purveyor of fine fiction.

While you're exploring the wilds of JukePop Serials, don't forget to stop by and check out my latest serial, Beyond the Gates of Övrigmark. It's a rollickingly good read, if I do say so myself. And I do by the way :)


  1. Thanks for the very generous mention! I will do my best to live up to it! I see you are a Wrimo too! Nano rules!

  2. And Juke pop serials rule too of course!!

  3. No problem, Tara :) and yes, NaNo and JukePop both rule :)


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