What is this?

Untitled is an experiment at writing a serial novel. You can subscribe to it via email, RSS, or even by following the GitHub repository.

Is it really called Untitled?

For now. I expect it will gain a title soon enough, once it’s had some time to breathe and get to know itself.

Is this related to NaNoWriMo?

It’s in the spirit of NaNoWriMo, but is likely to extend beyond it. I don’t have a finish date in mind. Let’s see where the story takes us.

Which genre is this story?

I genuinely don’t know. Let’s find out together. You can expect wry sarcasm, serious points, and a pulp genre fiction sensibility.

Is this a first draft?

Sort of. I’m publishing as I go, but I reserve the right to go back and revise at any time. When the story finishes, I’ll begin editing. That’s also how I write my blog, for what it’s worth.

Is this related to any startup?

No, it’s not a business or technology project of any kind. I’m working on this for its own sake. Remember when people built things on the web for fun?

So there’s no business model?

Absolutely not. In fact, it’s released under a Creative Commons license, so you could take the text and sell it yourself (as long as you include author attribution and release under the same license). If you feel like you should spend some money somewhere, check out my Fairness Friday posts or donate to the ACLU.

Can I make suggestions?

Respectfully, I ask that you don’t. I won’t read any story-related suggestions you send me. I’d love your feedback though! You can email me at ben@benwerd.com.

Do you also do serious technology work?

Yes. You can learn about that over here.

Okay, but how can you expect anyone to take you seriously?

I don’t!