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Initial post: Nov 14, 2012 12:25:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012 12:26:48 AM PST
A blovel is a novel written on the fly in short daily posts on a blog. Each post is 500 words max, and each post ends with suspense so the reader will want to read the next post. A typical blovel ends up being around 60-100,000 words in length and is usually finished in less than a year. The story becomes addictive to the readers and thus it builds an audience for the author.

I write blovels, and as far as I know, I'm the only one doing so according to the description given above. I believe blovels are a new art form for fiction. I believe they are the future of fiction, and I would appreciate anyone who could tell me where I might find others doing blovels. Or, if you're thinking of starting one, I would sincerely enjoy dialoging with you.

http://gordons-ghosts.com

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 1:23:21 PM PST
Mr Gordon, your post was downvoted into invisibility until I came along and (temporarily) made it visible again.
You may be wondering why.
I will tell you.
The regulars on these forums hate authors more than they hate death itself. Undoubtedly, that is very strange considering that this is a site devoted to fiction, but there you have it.
The problem is that your post makes it clear that you are an author. In many other cases, authors who have innocently made posts similar to yours have been dismembered over a period of hours or even days, their terrified screams echoing long into the furthest recesses of Amazon, casting a chill into the hearts of other independent authors as they scurried about their daily tasks on these forums and putting everyone else off their dinner.
But take heart, Mr Gordon. You might find a better response over on the Meet Our Authors forum, where promoting your work is both fun and legal. And should you ever need help from the rabid panthers who patrol these forums, there is a site that can help you.
That site is: http://stopthegrbullies.com/.
Best of luck with your bloveling.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 1:18:40 AM PST
It doesn't matter. Really. But thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 8:46:35 AM PST
Splinker says:
Sounds like fun. Let me ruminate.

Posted on May 31, 2013 1:57:29 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 5:28:56 PM PDT
bloveling is krapp
and you are spamming your book

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 5:29:14 PM PDT
why would you make spam visible once we blotted it out

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 8:09:41 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2013 11:52:47 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
"And Yes, G.Faso is correct, authors posting about their books belongs here:"

Goodness! Time was that if someone else had posted something like that, you would have accused them of acting like a moderator, and would have bandied about that silly syndrome name you found on some psychology website. (What was that again? You used to post it weekly but it's completely slipped my mind... ???)

By the way, here's how you post that link so that it actually works:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20our%20authors

("%20" is the code for a blank space in a URL. Be careful, you might learn something in spite of yourself!)

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 11:53:39 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
(Notice that my link works while neither of yours does. [snicker])

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 5:42:11 PM PDT
I don't bother with petty little minds like yours, Craig, so steeped in Personality Disorders and nothing but trolling and causing trouble. (He never writes anything, doesn't even start discussions, just chases me from forum to forum to do nothing but ridicule and taunt.)

I have strong opinions, which I've been very open about in the Politics and other forums. So take a look in the mirror, Craig, and tell me why I get so many "No" votes: Petty minds who don't like my opinions, thus dislike anything I post? Jealousy? Because I rock-the-boat and make people think, instead of just shoveling up the same lamestream media pablum of trivia, half-truths and deflected-spin?

And lastly, ask me if I care about my "No" votes. I don't. I'm quite happy, actually, since those "No" votes mean I've made them think and face the Truth. Which is quite out-of-season with the venal Team Obama running Washington.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2013 7:04:15 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
No, Marilyn, of course you don't "bother with petty little minds" like mine. You just write long responses justifying yourself.

LOL

(By the way, I really love this new delusional thing you've got going this weekend. Rant some more for us! XXX)

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 11:49:09 AM PDT
This thread died last November.
Who is the mysterious self-deleting poster who brought it back to life, and why?

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 12:37:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2013 1:56:05 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:30:04 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:32:40 PM PDT
Ha!
I KNEW it!

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:37:02 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:40:02 PM PDT
It would only say "you deleted" if someone had responded to your post.
Do you think I was born yesterday? I know how these forums work!

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:46:57 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:49:22 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 2:53:18 PM PDT
How did you know it was my birthday?

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:55:40 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 2:56:17 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 3:40:15 PM PDT
I have no idea what to suggest to you, jpl.
Perhaps you could try the link which Mr.Gordon provided in his post.
I believe it's where he blovels.
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