The storytellers journey: Chapter 7 (final) Continuations.

‘One thing you might also wish to think about, before writing your story, is whether or not you wish to write a singular book or more’ The book wrote.

‘It is something important to keep in mind whilst writing your book as it determines how much information you placed in the book.

Also, this may direct the storyline. For example, if you were to write a series, you may write multiple lines of conflicts. One of these plot lines may occur throughout the series, hinted through clues or spoken through direct mention, and is finally resolved in the last book, while you may have one or two that occur throughout individual books in the series, resolving in the part of the series where it was introduced’

‘That is interesting to note… I thought as more words appeared upon the page.

‘The best advice upon continuation can come from other storytellers, do you wish to read wha they have said?’

‘Yes please, ‘ I wrote back, immediately.

As you wish‘ it wrote before flipping the page. Bullet points appeared.

  • ‘it’s important to note in series, to not give away everything in the first book. if your character has a suspicious past and you know you want to write a series, then maybe hide a few parts to reveal during the course of the new books. have the newfound knowledge play into the main conflict, maybe. show that you have more to offer, but the reader would see it in the next book if they’re interested

  • It’s always good to plan out each book separately including the individual points which interlock the tales

  • introduce plot devices from later books in the earlier books. if a world-destroying weapon gets lost in the third book, introduce it in the first or second. if the villain for the fifth book suddenly pops out of nowhere, make a mention towards them in the third or fourth book. that’ll make everything seamlessly flow together.

  • Don’t make it do the books are a repetition of each other. Change up the story line from time to time. If they visited an island in the first book, for example, don’t repeat this in book two and three and so on

  • Think about the elements which unify a series such as the characters, setting, and type of plot. Are the searching for something? Maybe different gemstones? Or are they hunting down someone or a group of people? Maybe the search for people in each series has a different sort of problem? Maybe in book one, when searching for someone, they are required to travel far. Maybe in book two, they have to search their own town, looing for someone who seems familiar but doesn’t look it. Each will have their own elements but the fact that they are searching for someone connects the series.

  • Each novel, though in a series, should be able to stand alone to make it a good series. Readers should have a sense of completion and self-containment – even if the main plot has not been complete.’

that is interesting…’ I thought as the words faded and more came to sight.

‘Do you wish to see more?’

No‘ I wrote upon the book ‘I think I’m ready to jot down my final ideas and start writing’

Excellent‘ the book replied ‘time to start the main width of your journey then, storyteller…’

Thank you for joining this journey ^_^

This is the last part to this series, and I hope what you have read has been a helpful read ^_^

If you are new to the series click here to take you to the collection of chapters available


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