Writing a series 101

Seriously. If you consider yourself a writer who has written a series of 16 books and more to come, there’s one thing you should have learned by the time you write your second book: Your readers will notice if you just copy/paste the description of a secondary character from one book into another.

You apparently fail at that. Gloriously.

What makes it even worse is that you also think readers won’t notice if you apply the same lazy technique to your main character, your antagonist and your entire setting. I’m sorry to say that you’re not a writer if you do that, but merely someone who has learned how to use a mouse to copy and paste in Word. Well, forget that, the only people I’m sorry for are those who pay money to read such books.

I need caffeine. Now.


4 Responses to “Writing a series 101”

  1. Don Says:

    There is one author I found on Amazon who was criticized of doing just that. She had a formula and all she did between books was change the characters, change the conflict, but in the end, the structure and formula were exactly the same and the reader could predict every single book.

    Mind you she had published a number of teen novels and is very popular.

  2. nymeria87 Says:

    Yeah and that’s when I’m starting about some readers. But hey, at least they DO read, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Don Says:

    You’re as bad as I am. I change theme for one day, but the next day I go back to the original one.

  4. nymeria87 Says:

    hahaha, yeah I like to experiment a lot. For now I really like this one though ๐Ÿ™‚

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