Excellent advice on how to make the overall story hang together.
I got into a discussion yesterday about writing series; the other writers in my group were blown away by the idea that I’m planning 15 books in my Gods reality. They all write stand alone novels, or maybe one that could lend itself to a sequel or a trilogy, but an entire series thought up at the beginning? I think the word they used was ambitious.
But that’s what I’ve always done. I started my first book, ‘Parata’s Shadows,’ planning on it being the first book in a series (Sphinx). I have such an attachment to series and connection of characters over years, I’ve already come up with ways for my different series to tie together later on even though they are in completely different magical realities. (I can pull it off though, my first series is about reality jumping witches 🙂
I have this dream of all 3 series running…
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