Hi Everyone! How you all doin! So- Let me just get ahead with the question. Just as what I've written for the topic- When you guys plan a story, do you include sequels/prequels or anything along with it? Or do you plan the entire thing and then cut it into segments? I know there are no hard rules in writing/storytelling- but hearing some experience from you guys regarding this would help me understand more about the planning phase. Like- for example- when the plot for Hunger Games all the way to the Mockingjay was made, do you think that it was a planned to be 3-book trilogy? Or Did the writer make the first book, and then decided "I wanna continue more on it." (Just an example- no need to be too "technical" in terms of story." Why I'm asking: I'm currently working on this project/collaboration at the moment. We've decided for this current project to be a "one-shot." The story starts and ends within those 22 pages. After this, then we would decide if we would want to continue working with each other or not. We already have the plot and it ends in good closure. The problem is, if we do decide to continue on this story/character, well... The last thing I would want to happen is make those "Sequels that never made up to its predecessor." Which is why I'm asking from you guys on your thoughts. Thanks in advance! And I hope this thread would help anyone else as well who are having sort of similar questions but haven't posted it up yet!