Posts tagged "Serial fiction"
Engaging Online: Serial Fiction at Mid-Continent Library

Engaging Online: Serial Fiction at Mid-Continent Library

From November 2011-February 2012, we featured installments of a serialized novel called The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans, originally published online at the Mid-Continent Public Library’s Grandview Branch Blog.  The stories were penned by a library employee, Sally S, and were peppered with links to materials in the library’s catalog having to do with time...
The FINAL Episode! Part 15 of The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans: Past, Present...Future?

The FINAL Episode! Part 15 of The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans: Past, Present…Future?

Well, folks, Rachel and Leigh’s adventure in space, time, and New York City theater is drawing to a close.  We’re excited to see how the story ends, but sad to see it go.  We owe a big thank-you to Mid-Continent Public Library’s Grandview Branch for sharing this serial blog experiment with us these past few...
The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans, Part 14: Showtime Showdown

The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans, Part 14: Showtime Showdown

The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans is nearing the climax! This hilarious, library-inspired bit of serial fiction is brought to you by the brilliant folks at the Grandview Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, where Library Page Sally has been busy since December, cranking out episodes to publish on their blog like a modern-day Charles...
"The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans," Part 13: A Face in the Flowers

“The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans,” Part 13: A Face in the Flowers

Will Leigh and Rachel find the ghost of George Bernard Shaw before he  wreaks havoc on their musical?  You’ll have to read on to find out!  Join us as we return to the fabulous,  library-inspired, time-travel, serial fiction romp through NYC that is The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans!  Many thanks to the Grandview branch...
"The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans," Part 12: Questions, Questions, Questions...

“The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans,” Part 12: Questions, Questions, Questions…

Anyone who loves the narrative tension between episodes of a favorite TV series or issues of a comic book will understand the appeal of serialized novels– there’s something about waiting to see what happens next that makes the story even better.  In serial fiction’s heyday, Charles Dickens was the master of the form.  He penned...
"The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans" Part 11: Dewey Number 133.1

“The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans” Part 11: Dewey Number 133.1

Hello, and welcome back to our serial fiction series! When we left the heroines of “The Timely Adventures,” Rachel and Leigh were on their way to the New York Public Library with a breath of spring in the air…in 1956!  Read on to find out what happens next in this fabulous, library-inspired project from the...
"The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans" Parts Nine & Ten

“The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans” Parts Nine & Ten

Welcome back, serial fiction fans!  This is the last time we’ll be uploading two installments of “The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans” at once– from here on out, we’ll be synched up quite nicely with the folks over at the Grandview branch of the  Mid-Continent Public Library, where Library Page Sally S. is churning out the...
"The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans" Parts Seven & Eight

“The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans” Parts Seven & Eight

The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans returns!  We’re excited to present the next episode in the serial novel that Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting on their Grandview Branch Blog!  Read on to find out what library page Sally S.’s heroines are up to next in this time-traveling romp through New York City. Need to catch up on...
"The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans" Parts Five & Six

“The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans” Parts Five & Six

Welcome back!  Here’s the next installment of The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans, the serial novel that Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting on their Grandview Branch Blog!  We’re delighted to co-host the story each week as library page Sally S. writes each installment, and are excited to see what happens next! Not sure how you...
"The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans," Parts Three & Four

“The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans,” Parts Three & Four

Last week, we profiled how Mid-Continent Public Library is incubating the arts by resurrecting the art of serial fiction– the form that made writers like Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe famous, and then…well…died off in the face of new publishing technology. With the advent of the internet and the ease of publishing personal narratives,...
Resurrecting Serial Fiction: "The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans"

Resurrecting Serial Fiction: “The Timely Adventures of Rachel Evans”

The folks at Mid-Continent Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri are resurrecting the art of serial fiction.  Serialized stories and novels were once all the rage, spurred by the wild popularity of Charles Dickens during the Victorian era.  Much of Dickens’ work– beginning with The Pickwick Papers– was published in newspapers in monthly installments; Dickens was famous for...