Hey all… For the last two years, I’ve posted a new chapter of River City almost every single week. Haven’t read it yet? You can read the whole thing here: https://www.jscottcoatsworth.com/the-river-city-chronicles-english-version/ It started out as an experiment. Could I write a weekly serial and have a new chapter up for my readers every Thursday? I … Read more
The day that I thought would NEVER come is finally here. One year and eleven months after I started it, the River City Chronicles is finally done. Well, the first arc, at least. I powered through the final four chapters last Wednesday, typing the last word just shy of 10:30 PM, which for me is … Read more
Jayne Lockwood just posted a fricking AMAZING review of my forthcoming epic sci fi book, “The Stark Divide”: This is a potent tale in an era where the problems the characters are coming up against are very familiar. Namely, the refugee crisis, capitalism and politics, power play, and wars that escalate, causing mass devastation. The … Read more
Our hometown newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, just featured my serial tale “The River City Chronicles”! Sacramento-based website designer J. Scott Coatsworth has been writing since he was in grade school. As an adult, one of his most recent projects is the LBGT-oriented “The River City Chronicles,” which he describes as “a magical realism tale set … Read more
Vance Bastian at WROTE is joined by Freddy MacKay, Toni Griffin, Angel Martinez, and myself in an awesome roundtable discussion about writing serial fiction. We define serial fiction, go over the aspects of planning, world building, and working collaboratively, and then Vance pokes at distribution possibilities. And we wrap it all up with the benefits of serial … Read more
The amazing Matt Burlingame interviewed me about The River City Chronicles for Sacramento’s Outword Magazine – thanks, Matt!