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A good method to get paid?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by JuLoco, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. JuLoco

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    I've been writing a lot lately and some of that writing has been on a fictional story I thought up and wanted to flesh out.
    I'm mostly hoping for opinions on this idea. Sorry if my title seemed misleading; I wasn't sure how else to write it out.

    My plan is to write a fictional story that can be downloaded/bought digitally. (Think of Leanpub, Kindle, eBooks, etc.)
    But I have two problems:
    1) How can I get others interested in the story?
    2) How do I write a story that I haven't completely finished planning out?

    Then I thought that I'd go to what I planned a while ago, which is writing interactive fiction. I used to use ChoiceScript, but I've been having a lot of fun with Twine lately. So, in Twine, I'll write my story that'll eventually be edited into a book. (A separate, more customizable, interactive version will be on ChoiceScript.)
    I have a blog with a decent amount of followers on it so I figured: I'll write my story as an interactive fiction, and after each chapter, I'll request my followers or anyone else to read and help me decide on how the story will play out. Eventually, that'll complete the whole thing. I'd be able to promote my work, try and get attention for its interactivity, and have anyone interested to buy the final product. And how could I possible profit? Simply by having faithful readers support me if they enjoy my work enough, or have anyone that prefers a linear story to buy the book.

    I'm just curious what others might think about this plan. If this is a good way for me to spend some time on, or if I should stick to different writing ventures. If one of your favorite authors did something like this, would you be on board? Thoughts on improving this? Any and all help is appreciated! :D