Black Writer Changing How We Consume Literature

His new progressive novel style is changing the future of how we are reading digital books!
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CHICAGO - Jan. 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Young black writer, Stefon Washington, has created what he calls "Progressive Novels." The novels are updated weekly on his website with a new episode of each book. He has genres ranging from urban murder mysteries to zombie science fiction novels. He started writing as an outlet to express himself and when a few friends enjoyed his writing he thought he was on to something. He went to his professor for advice and he recalls his professor saying "You're a good writer, but what is going to make your book better than any other ones like it." That's when he went back to the drawing board and decided to make the ultimate book club.

"My ultimate book club is a platform that allows writers to put their writing out on their terms and to interact with their readers in real time," says Stefon. The first of the "Progressive Novels" titled "Life Unrefined was written in 2005 and the concept was created shortly thereafter.

"Well when I started writing Life Unrefined in college it was untitled and I had only written about 2 chapters. I let a good friend read it and he passed it on. After a few more people started to read it, they asked for more. I went to my creative writing professor and he said, "What is going to make your book different from any other book of this genre." So I went back to the drawing board and came up with this idea," Stefon reflects.

Each book on the site has a day of the week that it is updated, with each update going live at midnight CST the day of. The more interesting part is that there is an interactive aspect to the books where the audience can participate in polls and questionnaires that will guide your reading journey. One of the books will be completely interactive with the audience being allowed to choose everything from the genre to the characters and even the storyline. And even with all of this offered, the main author, Stefon, will be available to chat with you at certain times. He also wants to have guest writers and eventually open the site for other writers to showcase their literature.

"Right now I am still in the early beta phases of the website and hope that everyone will be able to find something that they like to read. I chose this style simply because life keeps going, so why can't your book progress with your life. I want it to be completely immersive. Some of my characters even have social media accounts for you to keep up with them while you wait on the next update," Stefon adds.

We are excited to dive into to this brave new world of writing!

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