I just participated in a little workshop yesterday with Medium writer Donna Barker in which I talked about using Medium as a way to find and cultivate excellent beta readers — which I think is just one little-considered positive that Medium can offer to long-form fiction writers.

Sometimes I wonder about the great writers like Dickens who serialized in newspapers under enormous pressure to make deadline. Did they take reader feedback into account?

Did publishing chapter by chapter IN PUBLIC change their novels?

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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