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Writing Your Series, Part 6

Sometimes, readers fall in love with a writer’s characters. It’s hard to say who the reader falls in love with, actually. Sometimes a character becomes imbued with bits and pieces of an author—the author’s quick sense of humor, his or her sense of honor, or the author’s eloquence.

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Writing Your Series, Part 5

As authors we have to figure out ways to keep the reader interested, keep them eager to come back to our world and visit our characters once again.

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Writing Your Series, Part 4

When you begin to write a series, there are a number of strategies that you can adopt. Each has some advantages, and each has some pitfalls. It reminds me of the story of a traveler years ago who was getting ready to take a long dirt road that was filled with ruts. A sign at the beginning of the dirt road said, “Choose your rut wisely. You’ll be in it for the next 22 miles.”

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Writing Your Series, Part 3

When you put out the first novel in your series, you’re trying to get two things—a large number of sales, and a high velocity. In other words, the booksellers are always looking for something that’s “hot.”

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Writing Your Series, Part 2

When you write a series, under ideal conditions you can get some traction with your books and build toward hitting the New York Times Bestseller’s list. In order to hit #1 on the list, you need to do a few things:

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Writing Your Series Part 1

Every week or two, someone asks me whether their first novel should be a standalone or if they should begin a series. The answer to

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Writing Wonder Course

From the time when children first began gathering around campfires, we have been seeking tales of wonder–the feeling you get when something is strange and

6 Tips For Writing A Great Romance

Romance is one of the largest selling genres of all time. Yet, it often gets overlooked or seen as substandard or an easy genre to write in. This

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