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Once
UpOn a
Time…
iSoaps - the 21st Century’s version of the radio drama.
Once upon a time, storytelling was a
An example of an innovative
were not available, back in the day.
pastime shared by everyone. There
platform that brings entertaining fiction
NewFiction’s vision is similar
were no critics, no censors, no keepers
to the internet is NewFiction.com with
to iTunes and Napster whose music
of the publishing gate. It was a field
its iSoaps. These audio programs
websites were instrumental in changing
open to any good storyteller. If you
resemble traditional radio plays where
the way music is sold and distributed.
started your story and it wasn’t good,
a full cast of talented voiceover artists
iSoap format provides an engaging
you were alone in the woods, literally.
record scripts or screenplays. But this
and exciting theatrical experience
The best part about this, way back then,
is where the resemblance ends.
through your ears at a place and time
was that it was available entertainment
Comparing the two serial formats
convenient to you.
at little or no cost, and the last judge
is like comparing a horse drawn
A user-friendly www.newfiction.
was the public. The oral tradition was a
carriage and the Space Shuttle. You
com website allows subscribers to
democracy of shared lore and legend.
would never hear the type of dialogue
sign up for FREE to iSoaps they like
Then came the publishing
included in Newfiction’s iSoaps on the
and choose from a list of the most
companies, the gatekeepers. A handful
radio in the 1920’s and 30’s. In fact, you
popular electronic delivery options -
of people who read the same stuff,
won’t hear them on any modern radio
email, instant messenger, cell phone,
hung out at the same restaurants and
or TV stations either. It’s not just the
Pod casting (IPOD), text messaging
talked the same talk. It was they who
dialogue, but the situations and actions
or PDA device.
decided what you were allowed to read.
of the characters, which make all the
This is good news for today’s
An elitist paradigm had taken over.
difference. These folks play like real.
mobile on the go lifestyle.
Not anymore. The web has since
There are no filters or rating committees
democratized the publishing industry.
telling the writers what they can or can’t
This is the age of streaming audio
do. And of course, there are realistic
after-all.
backgrounds and sound effects, which
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