Posts tagged book series
How to Properly Plan a Dynamic Book Series

If you’re the type of author who loves to make things happen in your stories, a dynamic book series might be for you. These plot-based books are driven by events, but you do need to make sure you have enough plot for a series and can learn to love the middle of a story. Learn how.

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The World of Valdemar: How to Read Like a Writer

Not every idea or tangent will fit in your book, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut them completely. When you’re writing an anthology-based book series, you have the freedom to create standalones and mini-series on any thread of story you come up with. That’s what Mercedes Lackey does in her Valdemar series. Learn how here.

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How to Effectively Plan an Anthology Book Series

If you like the freedom to explore, an anthology book series might be the best choice for you. Tied together by setting or related characters, these series are the most open. Discover how you can plan your series using your world and/or characters.

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Mercedes Thompson Book Series: How to Read Like a Writer

If you’re writing a character-driven static book series, you need to study similar series like Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson novels. Through such a series you’ll learn how to show your main character’s personality so your readers want to follow them for multiple books and how to plant seeds to inspire and use in future books.

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How to Successfully Plan a Character-Driven Static Book Series

Writing a book series is a wonderful, terrifying, time consuming process. If you’ve decided to commit to a static series — one that’s driven by your characters — you need to develop a character readers want to read more of and make sure you have enough ideas to fill you books. Here’s how to get started planning your static book series.

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Why Commit to a Book Series: Pros and Cons

If you’ve ever thought about writing a series, but were too overwhelmed by how much work it would take, you are not alone. Many authors find series daunting, but they are worth the time and effort. Book series build super fans and allow you to dive deeper into characters and settings. Discover why you should commit to a book series.

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Retaining Readers: How to End Books in a Series

Ending books in a series is different than ending standalone novels or the final book. Each book in a series still needs to satisfy your reader in some way, but also retain enough of their interest to convince them to read the next book. Accomplishing this is not easy and can be the difference between a series readers can’t stop reading and one they never finish.

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3 Types of Book Series: Writing Best Practices

Writing a book series is a great way to build a career as an author. Readers love series. However, if you’re going to commit to that many polished words in one story, you need to understand what type of series you’re writing, so you know what readers want and can deliver the kind of book series they can’t get enough of.

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