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Life finds a way ♻️🦖!

Whether it’s nostalgia, comfort, or just the insatiable desire for more of a beloved story, there’s something great about a sequel. In the broader media world, especially on TV, it can sometimes feel like we’re in a not-so-golden age of reboots, from Roseanne to Jurassic World to Queer Eye.

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Are you listening? 🎧

Everyone talks about what makes a great summer read, but maybe it’s really about not having to read at all—at least with your eyes. Whether we’re road-tripping, hiking, or chilling out—or, let’s be honest, doing some late spring cleaning—we are, obviously, big fans of listening to great stories.

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What do the Babadook, Waluigi, and Zelda all have in common? 🌈 🧐 🌈

As Pride Month draws to a close, we also want it to go out with a bang—of rainbow glitter confetti.

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Fandoms and Building Communities

This week we’re thinking about fandoms, about when fans turn into a force. Fandom can be an awesome kind of community, as well as a kind of collective power. But with great power comes, well, you know the rest.

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Storytelling and story-making

This week, we’re thinking about medium and storytelling, about the pros and cons of prose, images, audio, and more. When Malcolm Gladwell went on “CBS This Morning” recently, he said that when he was asked to teach a class on his writing process, he had to sit down and think, Well, how do I approach the task of writing? It’s a little bit like your surgeon stopping to say, Huh, how do I take out an appendix? But less scary, at least! Maybe Gladwell’s more of a storyteller than a writer, and books are just one way he’s found to reach his audience. He’s teaching that writing class, and now also making a hit podcast, “Revisionist History.” He said, “I think if you’re a writer, you have to start exploring other ways of reaching your audience… If I only write books, I feel I’ll lose contact with a large portion of the population.” Gladwell said he likes podcasting not just...Read More >

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Weekend Vibes with Ilana C. Myer

Welcome readers! We're kicking off a new weekly blog feature today and we couldn't be more excited. Every weekend we'll share snippets from the lives of authors you know and love. What they seek out to reboot and recharge during their weekends.

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Planning a heist in your next book? We’ve got you covered!

The writing team behind our latest thriller serial, False Idols, put together a list of must watch TV shows to help you bring nuance...

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Friday Reads from the False Idols Team

We're kicking off our Friday Reads feature with some fabulous recommendations from the False Idols writing team Diana Renn, Lisa Klink, and Patrick Lohier.

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What roles can SciFi and Fantasy play in a world becoming more fantastical all the time?

In a world that’s becoming more fantastical, and science fictional, by day, it’s sometimes tempting to ask, what’s the point of science fiction or fantasy?

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Celebrating Buffy’s 20 Year Anniversary with Half Off Bookburners!

On the occasion of her Big Two-O, we are celebrating the OG demon hunter and all around badass, Buffy the Vampire Slayer with 7 reasons why she and our own Bookburners would totally be best friends IRL.

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Ink Spotters and What We Mean By “Interactive Story”

Here at Serial Box we are all about ingenuitive story telling which is why we had to know more about Ink Spotters, an app that sends you through stories you can play!

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Episodic Writing: The Golden Era of Podcasts

Alex C. Telander tells us about creating his podcast, Ostium!

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