Ciao, SEers. Today is my final post of the year, and it’s the final post of this series. We’re going to talk about planning a series, either from the beginning or by turning a standalone into one. I discussed types of series before. You can read that post here. This post is about how to … Continue reading Story Development and Execution Part 13: Planning a Series
Expansion Pack: Secondary Stressors
Hi, Gang. Craig with you today. I want to try something a little different this time. I’m a work in progress just like everyone else. I’ve spent most of my career writing stand-alone novels and short stories. It was only recently that I dove into series work. I’ve made a few observations and maybe some … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Secondary Stressors
Let’s break the rules, or at least dent them
Hi, gang. Craig with you again, and it’s confession time. Sometimes I free write these posts and that’s what you’re getting today. I’ve just been on an extensive blog tour, (My third this year) and in writing those posts it occurred to me some things are relevant here. First we need a caution. I’m a … Continue reading Let’s break the rules, or at least dent them
To series or not to series? That is the question.
Ciao, amici! It's time for another Friday Writing Question. Today's is a simple one: Series or Standalone? I've written both single titles and sprawling sagas, and I can see a benefit to each. Standalones Sometimes there's only one character to follow, one mystery to solve, one story to tell. Writing a standalone lets you say … Continue reading To series or not to series? That is the question.
How do you like each book in a series to end?
Hello SErs. Harmony here. At the moment, I'm writing a trilogy, and I have a question about how you like for each book in a series to end. Cliffhanger or all tied off and settled? Or something in between? By cliffhanger, I don't mean that the main story arc and thread of the first book … Continue reading How do you like each book in a series to end?
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