Bizarre Question for Series Writers

Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Cephus, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Richach

    Richach Active Member

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    That is what I am saying about human nature, if the reader has the author / editor standing next to them, they will ask a whole bunch of questions whilst they have the chance. I know I would, wouldn't you?

    The way I look at it is if people are interested enough to ask questions then they are interested period. Its what we used to call in the sales industry, buying signals. That's about as close too 'can I please find out more about your story,' as they can get before handing over their hard earned cash for the privelege.

    And lets not forget we authors may own the rights to our work but readers own the sole rights to interpretation, and its different every time. :)
     
  2. Siena

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    Write it so it makes sense to you. Make each story stand on its own.
     
  3. Bowie_the_Birb

    Bowie_the_Birb New Member

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    Each story should stand on its own enough for the reader to not be too confused. I am guilty of reading a book series out of order: Guardians of Gahoole, I read the second book, then the first one. I believe that there should be a recap of the previous book, maybe sprinkled throughout the story.
     
  4. OzeeManDias

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    Not to completely repeat the same points as others, while yes every book should stand on its own and there is a merit to 'episodic writing,' whatever you might attribute that to being, I think there's also a merit to referencing to prior works in a series, sometimes even to the point of over-reference. Of course, there has to be a personal line, since you don't want to travel into the realm of over-indulgence.

    Salutations, fellow Guardians of Ga'Hoole fan.
     

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