Crowdsourced novel guided by reader input

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We previously wrote about a novel written online in real-time using Google Docs, where fans can offer feedback for the writer. Through Useless Press, author Joshua Cohen has been involved in a similar project that enabled readers the ability to favorite certain lines, and offer suggestions for his new novel PCKWCK. Cohen logged on to write his novel, based on the Victorian novel The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, for five hours every day between October 12-16. Users watched Cohen work via a webcam, seeing words appear as he typed, and were able to leave comments in a pop-up window…

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