Here’s my preliminary search results for novel excerpts that other writers/bloggers have posted. I’ll keep searching and let you know what I find. Please reply with any of your suggestions/favorites.
I haven’t checked these out yet, but they seem interesting:
Read the comments below where the author tells you how to navigate the blog site and the “23rd Century Novel” there.
Poetis, a BlogHarbor blog (like PurpleCar!) seems to be nothing but novel posts. I can’t quite figure it out. But the voice and subject are interesting…
UPDATE April 16, 2007: Melanie Lynne Hauser’s: Jumble Pie
Not an e-book but seems interesting anyway:
Writing in Unreaderly Times: A Collection of All OriginalEssays from Today's (and Tomorrow's) Young Authors on the State of theArt --and the Art of the Hustle--in the Age of Information Overload
An anthology of original essays from our most intriguing young writers, Bookmark Now
boldly addresses the significance of the production of literature in
the twenty-first century. Or simply, “How do we talk about writing and
reading in an age where they both seem almost quaint?”
The book features authors in their twenties and thirties-those raised
when TV, video games, and then the Internet supplanted books as
dominant cultural mediums-and their intent is to examine: (1) how this
generation came to writing as a calling, (2) what they see as
literature’s relevance when media consumption and competition have
reached unprecedented levels, and (3) how writing and reading fit in
with the rest of our rapid, multitasking world. The result will offer a
voyeuristic peek into the private, creative lives of today’s writers and
shed light on what their work means at a time when the book business is
changing, yet-almost paradoxically-a time when storytelling as a means
of both self-realization and community building (be it via e-mail,
weblogs, or “This American Life”) seems more relevant than ever before.
Edited by Kevin Smokler, a Bay Area entrepreneur who has devoted
himself to fostering literary culture and cultivating fresh talent, Bookmark Now is a collection that both captures the state of the art and provides inspiration to aspiring writers at all levels.