Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday - Witing the Fiction Series by Karen Wiesner

I usually don't write reviews of books so I'm taking a stab here.

Writing the Fiction Series by Karen Wiesner is a book not to be read in one swallow but to be read in small bites. The information is interesting and if you've ever contemplated writing a series or are even involved in writing one or even more than one this book will give you a lot of insight into how the process works.

Readers enjoy series but there are so many kinds of series and series are written in a variety of genres and for many audiences from children to adults. Writing the Fiction Series gives many hints about constructing the series. A number of series are examined and each type is analyzed. In fact this book is so chock full of information that it will take weeks to read and to enjoy.

The chapter on Series Organization gives a wealth of material to study and is helpful when planning a series. Advice about blurbing the series, and the individual stories, on creating a bible for the series, for creating the ARC plan and creating checklists for the series. These are shown step by step.

This book published by Writer's Digest is worth the study and should help any writer who is working on a series or dreaming of writing one. I know I'll be referencing it frequently as I work on any series I'm contemplating.

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