HOW TO MAKE BOOK 2 WORTHWHILE
The book 2 bridge is not a good thing. It’s a literary abortion. It’s the middle child of writing. Book 2 is just a bust, just like a squashed tomato.
Many people who set out to write a trilogy make the mistake of viewing book 2 as a connection book, a book that bridges book 1 to book 3. We don’t admit it, because facing the reality is too harsh.
Instead we view book 2 as a way to show characterization and to explore more of the world that we’ve created. Continue reading