Most of the readership here knows that I am a member of the Write Network. The Write Network is an awesome site that posts article links to writing blogs. The site is traight up, and Chung is just so personable in his dealings with folks, it’s hard not to like the whole package.
So you can imagine my excitement when Chung emailed me a last week to let me know about the Sixty Minute Story website. I immediately went there to have a look around and see what my friend was up to. I sure did like what I saw.
The concept is amazingly simple. The average person reads about 250 words per minute. Extrapolate that out and a Sixty Minute Story is 15,000 words. Bigger than flash fiction, shorter than a novel. A “just right” read if you will. Succinctly put, SMS says,
“The SMS is a minibreak. A quick read you can fit entirely into a single 60 minutes, making it perfect reading for the commute to work or for a quick little escape.”
This is great news for readers. The big news for writers is that this is a pretty good place to showcase your work. Get your story published in the standard e-book format and get it out there for folks to read. If you’re concerned about converting the files, no worries. The folks at SMS have got that all figured out through their relationship with Meeqi.com .
Here is a video that they have put together that helps explain the concept:
The SMS site is easy to use. Information about what to do and how to do it is very easy to find on SMS. As well, there are badges and such you can put on your site letting folks know about your SMS project.
Go have a look. I’d be interested in your feedback about the site, and certainly if you publish over there I’d love to have a look so be sure and let me know.