The writer behind the bestselling Killing Eve novels on why he decided to serialize the next Villanelle story on Substack
Love the fact that Substack can offer a new creative territory for great stories, and a seconde / parallel life to some great creative productions.
This is a wonderfully gratifying development and I'm glad to see more fiction writers opting to serialize their work on Substack. I've had such tremendous feedback from my two serialized novels here and definitely agree with Luke that the immediacy is powerful and not unlike performing live in front of an audience. Here's hoping more fiction readers discover the pleasure of the weekly dopamine drip!
Outstanding for author and platform. I’m watching the success of this one this closely.
I love hearing stories like this. Really demonstrates that indie publishing is thriving in more ways than one.
great article - thx
I can’t wait to see what this does for serialization on Substack!
This is not only a very very strong title but with strong echo.
I love it.
I recall his quote, “Obsession is not immediate. It stalks you. It creeps up on you until it’s too late to escape it.”
I suppose it could also describe substack. 😅
Great to see fiction getting some love with this post. There's many of us out there, hiding out in the fiction corner here 😄
OK dumb question- I just read part I of Resurrection- is Oxana Villanelle?
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Thanks for the shoutout, Luke!
Speaking of serialized novels, let's not forget The Split by Ellis Weiner and me, which we're serializing under the illustrious Wonkette banner. It's a dystopian satire set in the near future after...wait! Why am I telling you the whole story? Have a look for yourself--and subscribe for free. Or pay us if you insist! https://thesplit.substack.com/
Not to be flippant... but could Villanelle target fictional Nazis profiting off Substack? Because that'd be so marvelously meta and such a hilarious start to addressing this problematic policy. Just a thought.