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EpiCast #011: Webfiction By Design

April 27th, 2013 · Comments

EpiCast #011 - Webfiction By Design
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The latest EpiCast takes a look at the design and website features integral to every webfiction site. Hosts Kira and Michael sought input from readers to find out what attracts--or, worse, distracts--visitors who check out an author's site.

First, however, we start by continuing to share some news items from the world of webserials, including some newcomers, an ending of a serial, and a Kickstarter campaign for a new graphic novel by a webserial author.

And then it's time for our discussion topic. Most writers hope that great content stands on its own, but like it or not, appearance matters...and thanks to our audience responses, we have a list of Design Delights and Disasters that every webfiction writer will want to hear. What ranks highest on the list of "Likes" and "Dislikes"? Listen and find out... you might just be inspired to fix your site accordingly!

There are also a couple of questions at the end of the episode that we hope you'll help answer by visiting the EpiGuide and taking part in the conversation. Join us and let us know your thoughts on these topics and this episode. And thanks as always to everyone who took part!

Episode Notes:

Recording date: This episode was recorded on April 7, 2013.


  • 00:00 - 01:24: Opening greetings and teasers for the episode ahead
  • 01:25 - 08:26: Webserial news
  • 08:27 - 46:29: Discussion: Design Delights and Disasters
  • 46:30 - 49:43: Podcast sponsors, questions for the audience, and closing pleasantries

(In case you're wondering, the news intro song, "Good Morning Tucson," is a bouncy number about a morning news anchor who's so sick of the banality of his job that he sets fire to his studio. Yes, the awesome never stops with Jonathan Coulton!)

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