Struggling to structure your book series?
Learn how to make a series work for you: increase reader engagement and take advantage of the built-in marketing potential a series gives you.
Are you unsure which series structure is best for you? Or are you several books into a series, but you’re stuck? Do you want to expand your literary universe but aren’t sure how to do it? Perhaps you have a series languishing in your backlist, and you need ideas on how to market it.
Get the knowledge you need to make smart decisions about your series with How to Write a Series.
• The three basic types of series
• The benefits and drawbacks of writing each type of series
• Tips for extending your series beyond your original plan
• Ideas for creating spinoffs and expanding your literary universe
• How to know when it’s time to end a series
• How to save time writing your series and how to keep track of details
• How to deal with the problems that result from being locked into a story world
• How to refresh your interest in a series if you’ve grown bored
• Creative ways to market your series
I’ve been writing for fifteen years as both a hybrid and independent author. I’ve published over twenty-five fiction books in four different series. Everything I’ve learned about writing a series has been through trial and error. I hope my lessons-learned will give you a shortcut when it comes to writing your series, plus tips for troubleshooting problems, and ideas for promoting your series.
Unlock the power of a series in your author career with How To Write a Series.
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About the Author
She is the author of the High Society Lady Detective historical mystery series as well as three contemporary cozy series: the Murder on Location series, the On the Run series, and the Ellie Avery series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery.
"Publishers Weekly" called Sara's books "satisfying," "well-executed," and "sparkling." Sara loves to get new stamps in her passport and considers dark chocolate a daily requirement. Find out more at SaraRosett.com.
Table of Contents
Why Write a Series?
Types of Series
- Multi-protagonist Series
- Single Protagonist Series
- Protagonist with a Flat Character Arc
- Protagonist with a Robust Character Arc
Crafting Your Series
- Character Arcs and Subplots
- Series Patterns
- Cliffhangers and Read-through Hooks
- Ending a Series
- Connecting Series: Spinoffs and Literary Universes
- Extending a series
Serious Series Overwhelm