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FINISH THE SERIES??

HOW TO DECIDE IF YOU SHOULD WRITE ONE BOOK OR FINISH THE SERIES

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Should you write the first book and then try to publish, or should you write the entire series first?

This question is a lot more challenging to answer than it seems. I chose to write the entire trilogy before I submitted to publishers. Continue reading

CONSTRUCTING THE THREE

HOW TO THINK “TRILOGY”

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If you are going to go ahead and write the series after considering the advantages and the disadvantages, then think about the premise, the overarching idea of the trilogy itself.

I will say that a series that doesn’t have an overarching premise is doomed to fail. There needs to be something that connects the books together besides the characters. Continue reading

WHY NOT TO WRITE A SERIES

HOW TO DECIDE NOT TO WRITE A SERIES

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The last post explained why I enjoy writing trilogies. This post will explain the disadvantages.

I refer to it as the curse of the trilogy. Many people feel locked into a trilogy, especially if you feel that there is enough for two novels, but not really for three.

The curse of the trilogy is the invisible hand that makes you try to squeeze the juices out of an apple that has already been juiced. Continue reading

WHY WRITE A SERIES

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU WANT TO WRITE A SERIES

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I would like to take a few posts to discuss the elements of composing a series of any kind.

I say of “any kind” because we are all aware of the trilogy, but there are always sagas and epics and adventures, and blah, blah, blah.

This is just my advice from my experience, as some people may and will disagree. Continue reading