Five Tips for Writing a Series by Kate M Colby

Today, I’m featured on author Kate Evans’s blog, where I share advice on how to write a series. Check it out!

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I am very happy to welcome the author Kate M Colby to my blog with her tips for writing a novel series. Her new novel, The Courtesan’s Avenger, is out now: www.katemcolby.com/books  Over to you Kate Colby…

Kate C photo Oct15I’ve always had difficulty thinking “small.” In school, I was the kid with good grades, a dozen extra-curricular activities, a part-time job, and a dedication to an outside sport. At my day job, I’m the person who always accepts extra projects or offers to help someone who is overworked. Why? I want to do it all.

The same goes for my writing. When I set out to write The Cogsmith’s Daughter, I knew one novel wouldn’t be enough. I loved the world and characters I had created. I couldn’t spend 90,000 words with them then just leave, never to return. No. Even though I had never written a novel before…

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Kate M. Colby is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction. When she is not writing or working, Kate enjoys playing video games, antiquing, and wine tasting. She lives in the United States with her husband and furry children.

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3 comments on “Five Tips for Writing a Series by Kate M Colby
  1. Helen Jones says:

    A great post, Kate – looking forward to having you visit this week! And I totally get it – six books is where I started too, nothing like thinking big 😀 Great advice about the Scrvener doc too – although Ambeth is all in my head, I do find myself flicking back to check things, so I might have to set up my own ‘bible’ x

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    • Thanks so much, Helen! It’s always nice to hear that someone else is thinking just as big as I am. 🙂

      I keep a lot of Desertera in my head, too, but I find it really helps to have something to reference. Even if you just write a few words for each character or setting (or copy/past from your book file), it can help save a lot of time/stress later on.

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