The Long Game: Series

Thursday, June 1, 2017
By: 
Sandi Wallace

Sandi Wallace has advice for aspiring series writers on wrangling character, continuity – and URST.

 

Writers are often described as ‘plotters’ (approaching novels by first drafting comprehensive synopses, chapter outlines and character profiles) and ‘pantsers’ (flying by the seat of their pants from start to finish), although many fall into another group that could be called ‘plantsters’ (combining both categories at any ratio… and that’s where I sit). You don’t have to be a plotter to write a series, but some early planning helps the process, avoids mistakes and stress, and fosters success.

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