DEVELOPING THE STORY

WRITING THE SERIES – THE TIMELINE

As a fiction writer I have spent a lot of time learning the art of writing, including how to write a series.  It was not as easy as I thought it would be. There is more to it than simply having a good story: there is developing a character across several books, finding a setting that offers enough variety and deciding on the proper timeline. Today I would like to discuss timelines. What is the timeline for your story?  Will it extend over generations, last for just one lifetime or only a few weeks?  Will each book start where...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUBPLOTS

Whether it is a desire to learn how to skillfully sail across the open seas or the need to teach Messapian to a dozen reluctant students, subplots add depth to the characters who populate your fictional world and layers to the novel. A subplot can be about anything in the main character’s personal or professional life. Using subplots while writing fiction makes your main character seem real. Most people have more than one thing going on in their life at a time, so should the people that live in your novel. For example: you can write a novel about...
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