What do readers want? Ultimately, I think they want the story to continue, given that it's a good story. So what do readers expect in the future of storytelling, now that there's so much competition to be a source of entertainment ? We know that it all starts with content; the creation of the really good story. Oh, but what wonderful and entertaining ways we can build on that with the technology available today... and in the years to come.
What do I think is amazing storytelling? The ability to expand a storyworld and share all the stories within the story in wonderfully entertaining ways on multiple platforms. It takes a special team to create powerful storytelling extensions for authors and AMAZING storyworld experiences for readers! Be a part of the excitement here (link at the bottom of this post) and see what Radiator Transmedia , a cutting edge company based out of Atlanta, GA has created for author Kay Hooper's bestselling Bishop/SCU Series.
Here is a behind-the-scenes peek into a storyworld... through music. And haven't we always related - all of us - to music at some point?
New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper, in response to the creation of LIFELINE, the new song Radiator Transmedia produced exclusively for her Bishop Series, says
“Writers live inside their own heads while working on a story, and I know that for myself I’m always surprised when a reader sends me a note that makes it clear the story I wrote or character I created were things that reader experienced differently than I did. But we’re all unique, of course, and it would be unreasonable of me to expect every reader to “get” my stories and characters, and understand and feel about them exactly as I do myself. Reading is an individual, very personal experience, after all.That was one reason I was so blown away when I heard the song “Lifeline,” written specifically for the Bishop/SCU series and even more specifically about Diana and her haunting “gray time.” The songwriters got it. The singer got it. They understood and found their way into a unique, alien world I created, inhabited it and made it real, and I find that remarkable. When I listen to the song, I get goosebumps, and I feel Diana’s anxieties and fears as she finds her way through the otherworldly place she’s sent to by her psychic abilities.
I think it’s a wonderful song on its own; as part of the world of Bishop and his Special Crimes Unit, it’s rather amazing. I hope you feel the same.”Check out LIFELINE today, enjoy and share with a friend… if you're a Bishop fan, remember all the energy and emotions of Diana in Bishop’s world, as told through music. If you're a music lover as well as a reader, you're the best test for this type of cross promotion...
Welcome to the future of storytelling.
Listen HERE to Lifeline by RadiatorTransmedia