TatTle – #8
The newsletter from Tall and Tiny Tales
It’s been a while. I decided to change the publishing frequency of this newsletter from monthly to ‘when I have something to say’. We all get so much email traffic these days, and my intention is to send you the stories I’ve promised – and very little else.
A number of you have subscribed very recently – and thanks for that. So I thought this would be a good time to draw your attention to a couple of site features which will help you to get the best out of Tall and Tiny Tales.
Start Here! pages
Substack was conceived as a newsletter platform. As such, it ‘wants’ to show you posts in reverse chronological order, or the ‘most popular’ posts, and doesn’t care much about other kinds of indexing. For reading serial fiction, that’s … not terribly helpful.
If you’re a new subscriber, you’ve probably joined me part of the way through a story. You don’t want to spoil it by just reading the latest episode … but where the hell did the story start?! You find yourself having to burrow into the site, scrolling back through tens of posts.
To make life easier for you, I’ve compiled Start Here! pages, pinned to the top of Tall and Tiny Tales and the Friday Novella. From those pages, you can easily and immediately access any episode of any story.
Stories in other formats
Weekly episodes don’t suit everyone. Sometimes you just want to read – or listen to – the whole darn story. With that in mind, I’ve created these pages for my website Down on Corio Bay:
Free downloadable e-books for several of my Tall and Tiny Tales. So far you’ll find Acheron, Astrid, Forked Creek, Naming Calls and Writer’s Retreat in pdf and epub formats. I’ll add more over time.
My website has a podcast page. You’ll find a bonus recording of the short story Lethe there and links to my Spotify podcast – readings of my stories by my wife Susan and me.
New developments … or not
Lately Substack has been getting rather excited with newfangled whizzbangery: chats, crossposts, notes, etc. If you subscribe to other Substacks, you’ll know about that. My intention is to get involved in absolutely none of it. I don’t want this storyletter to become ‘noisy’.
On the other hand, if there’s a great feature that you think I should add to Tall and Tiny Tales – let’s talk about it. Drop me a line in the comments or email me.
That’s all, folks! Thanks for reading 🤠🪕🎶
Tall and Tiny Tales: stevefendt.substack.com
Author website: coriobay.blog