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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 09 Oct 2017, 11:52

A page turner indeed. I wish my mind wouldn't race ahead, as I'm already wondering if we have a clue here as to where the treasure may be! :lol:

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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Oct 2017, 12:02

Daisy wrote:Phew.... just read the new chapter! What a "page turner" this story is. Still, I am determined not to wish time away... it goes fast enough these days, but I must say I am looking forward to next Monday already!


Thanks Daisy! Glad you're finding it a page-turner! It was my intention to try to end each chapter with a cliff-hanger...and according to Tony I must have succeeded at least partly, as he said he was prevented from doing any work because he had to read 'just one more chapter' lol! :-)

Don't wish the weeks away too fast - its frightening how quickly the year is going! It will be Christmas before we know it! :-D
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Oct 2017, 12:03

Julie2owlsdene wrote:A page turner indeed. I wish my mind wouldn't race ahead, as I'm already wondering if we have a clue here as to where the treasure may be! :lol:


Hmmm...you'll have to wait and see! :lol:

Many thanks to you Julie. :-D
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Eddie Muir » 09 Oct 2017, 14:48

It’s such a great pity that all these wonderful serials can’t be published in book form. :cry: I’d love to have them on my book shelves with my Enid Blyton collection.
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Nick » 10 Oct 2017, 22:18

I thought I’d wait and read this as a whole novel, but the comments are really tempting me to start right now :D
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 00:16

It would be most appreciated if you did, since many aren't reading it for the very same reason! However, it is of course your choice! ;-) Thanks for letting me know though, Nick - whenever you read it, I hope you enjoy it. :-D
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Moonraker » 11 Oct 2017, 11:48

Rob Houghton wrote:It would be most appreciated if you did, since many aren't reading it for the very same reason!


Do you have the figures to prove this? If what you say can be substantiated, maybe it would be better to host a new story in its entirety and not have a weekly serial.
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 12:01

Hmmm...the idea was that all Enid's most popular books first started life as serials...so it would be defeating the object a little, I think.

If there were more children on here, then I'm sure there would be more people reading the serial on a weekly basis, since the main reason for waiting until the end seems to be the lack of memory for what happened the week before!! :lol: ;-)

If the stories were 'hosted in their entirety' then there would be large gaps of maybe six months between each one, as people couldn't keep writing a new one every week!
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Kate Mary » 11 Oct 2017, 12:41

I've enjoyed all the serials but this latest one of yours Rob is shaping up to be a cracker. I always read each episode as it is published but sometimes I do have to look back at the previous instalment to refresh the memory. I rather like having weekly episodes, it reminds me of waiting for my favourite comic to be published so I could read my favourite serial. Keep up the good work.
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 12:54

Thank you, Kate Mary - that's praise indeed! :-D :oops:

I agree that sometimes I would have to reread the previous chapter to refresh my memory, so I wasn't making fun of anyone who can't remember what happened in the previous chapter...I would be the same, lol. I do like the idea of reading a story weekly, personally - and its a good exercise in memory and patience, too! :lol:
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Moonraker » 11 Oct 2017, 15:37

Rob Houghton wrote:Hmmm...the idea was that all Enid's most popular books first started life as serials


I never knew that.
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 17:43

Never know if you're being sarcastic or not, lol! ;-) But yes - that's why a chapter appears every week - rather than every fortnight as it would have in Enid Blyton's Magazine. :-D
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Daisy » 11 Oct 2017, 18:42

I too sometimes look at the end of the previous chapter before embarking on the latest one.
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Tony Summerfield » 11 Oct 2017, 22:30

It always amuses me that people find a week too long to wait for the next part when the majority of television serials are done in weekly episodes. I suppose you can always record six episodes and when it is finished binge watch the whole thing for six hours, but most of us can't spare the time.

What I find difficult is a series of books where you have to wait a year for the next one and sometimes longer than that. I have just bought the next Laura Marlin book by Lauren StJohn and I think it is about three years since she brought the last one out - and I find it difficult remembering something from yesterday! :(
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 22:34

Tony Summerfield wrote:It always amuses me that people find a week too long to wait for the next part when the majority of television serials are done in weekly episodes. I suppose you can always record six episodes and when it is finished binge watch the whole thing for six hours, but most of us can't spare the time.


I've never understood the 'binge-watch' culture. I'd much rather watch an episode every week if watching a series. :-)
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