• How to Write a Series: A Guide to Series Types and Structure Plus Troubleshooting Tips and Marketing Tactics

  • Genre Fiction How To, Book 2
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sara Rosett
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Struggling to structure your book series? Learn how to make a series work for you: increase reader engagement and take advantage of the built-in marketing potential a series gives you.

Are you unsure which series structure is best for you? Or are you several books into a series, but you’re stuck? Do you want to expand your literary universe but aren’t sure how to do it? Perhaps you have a series languishing in your backlist, and you need ideas on how to market it. 

Get the knowledge you need to make smart decisions about your series with How to Write a Series

You’ll learn: 

  • The three basic types of series
  • The benefits and drawbacks of writing each type of series
  • Tips for extending your series beyond your original plan
  • Ideas for creating spinoffs and expanding your literary universe
  • How to know when it’s time to end a series
  • How to save time writing your series and how to keep track of details
  • How to deal with the problems that result from being locked into a story world 
  • How to refresh your interest in a series if you’ve grown bored
  • Creative ways to market your series

I’ve been writing for 15 years as both a hybrid and independent author. I’ve published over 25 fiction books in four different series. Everything I’ve learned about writing a series has been through trial and error. I hope my lessons learned will give you a shortcut when it comes to writing your series plus tips for troubleshooting problems and ideas for promoting your series.

Unlock the power of a series in your author career with How to Write a Series. 

©2020 Sara Rosett (P)2020 Sara Rosett

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I'd recommend for beginner authors

I liked the book but it won't help an experienced author much. Most of the information I already knew from writing my own books. But it'd be great for beginners.

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Decent information, dry delivery

I don't want to be discouraging here, because the book wasn't bad--it really wasn't, but audiobooks pivit on the "voice", and though Sara has a nice tone, I wished there was more inflection and energy.

The lack of it made this a hard-to-finish experience.

BUT---and yes, this is more important--the book has wonderful information and insights I needed to know as an author. I was interested in understanding better what genre I was in, what i could Do with my books and ideas--and in THAT respect, Sara excelled!

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tremendous help to me as a writer

I learned a lot from this book. I'm so thankful that I bought it and read it. I believe it will keep me from making mistakes in my plotting. it is saved me hours of rewriting!