Chatty fiction app Hooked will get an replace the place readers can write tales, too

Chatty fiction app Hooked gets an update where readers can write stories, too

Fiction app Hooked launched final fall, aiming to reinvent fiction with brief tales modeled on textual content message conversations. Subsequent up: Letting readers write their very own tales.

That arrives at present with the launch of Hooked Any Hooked reader can now create characters after which write their story one message at a time. They will additionally embrace photographs and movies.

The thought of typing out a full story in your telephone might sound sort of tedious, however once more, it’s alleged to mirror the textual content messaging expertise. As co-founder and CEO Prerna Gupta put it, “We’ve made writing as straightforward as messaging your folks.”

In fact, there’s nonetheless the problem of writing one thing fascinating and worthwhile, however a minimum of Hooked reader/writers can give attention to the story slightly than the publishing system or the formatting.

Chatty fiction app Hooked gets an update where readers can write stories, too

Consumer-written tales gained’t be designated any in a different way from those by professional writers, Gupta stated. Nevertheless, the primary feed will nonetheless consist solely of tales curated by the Hooked group. For somebody to see a reader-written story, they need to comply with that consumer. Then, if the engagement is sweet sufficient, the story will begin displaying up in different feeds.

Gupta added that Hooked is working with Hollywood producers to assist determine new writing expertise and promising mental property. In reality, Hooked has quite a lot of new buyers from the film and TV world, together with Warner Bros. President Greg Silverman; Charles King, founding father of variety-targeted studio Macro; and Anjula Acharia-Tub, supervisor of Bollywood/Quantico star Priyanka Chopra.

Hooked has now raised a complete of $three.05 million. Different new buyers embrace Cyan Banister and Founders Fund. The corporate says that since launching its customers have learn 5 million tales, including as much as 500,000 hours of studying.

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