How do you handle character transformation in series books where readers fall in love with characters and expect to meet those same people, sometimes exactly the same people, book after book?
Each book in a series must somehow orient the reader to what is going on in the series overall and the specific book in hand. Today, we look at three ways to orient your reader.
Trade publishing recognizes a simple truth: when selling a series to individual readers, the first book gets the most readers. Jan Fields shares tips for increasing your series odds.
All series books have a basic premise, something that links the books through time. Today we talk about how a good premise is interesting but also has repeatability.
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222: Planting Clues
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204: Getting Down and Dirty with Plot
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