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Welcome to The Writing Coach. On this podcast, I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors who help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

In episode #99 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak Sydney Liu.

Sydney is the co-founder of Commaful, a storytelling site where people go to share discover fiction. The site is home to hundreds of thousands of fanfics, short stories, and poems, all shared in a picture-book style format. He loves thinking about the intersection of art, technology, and storytelling and is always down to hear a great story.

During our discussion, Sydney describes:

  • Why a desire to encourage his friends to read his writing was the original inspiration for the Commaful platform
  • How Commaful differs from traditional blogs and social media platforms
  • The unique ways in which the platform combines visual media with fiction storytelling and poetry
  • What he and his co-founder are doing to ensure the Commaful community remains supportive of artists and writers and is able to avoid toxicity
  • How Commaful is using contests to put the spotlight on new writers as well as attract diverse voices
  • Which genres are most popular on Commaful
  • How Commaful is helping authors promote their books and find a community
  • And much more!

Click below to listen now:

Direct download: WC_099.mp3
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