We’ve been sharing tips about writing a series, and today we have more tips. Also, we are guest blogging today at the SMP Author Blog about writing a series with even more series tips. Last week we shared three tips we’ve learned about writing a series. Today’s tips are:
- Be sure to update your plot charts, timelines, character charts, and world notes as you go along. Hunting for changes you’ve made–and trust us, you will make them–after the book is written, or published, can be tedious.
- Don’t worry about finishing the entire series until you have a contract. The first book is the one authors are passionate about, and having that one written makes doing the next one easier when you do sell. Writing book two tells us we can, indeed, manage a series. When we started The Turning Stone Chronicles series, we decided to finish our first book and work on book two while we tried to sell book one If we couldn’t sell the series, then we were going to scrap the idea and move on to something else. That way we wouldn’t waste all that time on a defunct idea.
For more tips on writing a series, follow this link to our SMP Author Blog where you’ll find five additional tips from us, posted today, about writing a series.
Do you have anymore tips you’d like to share?