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Questions 611: Constructing Episodes of Serials

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Simon asks: “Do you have any tips on writing serials?”
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Resources Mentioned
Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin, and the tv series
Revenge, 2012 ABC tv series

Questions 540: Serials in Disguise

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Robert asks: “”How does one manage arcs over the course of an episodic series, without turning it into a serial?”

Resources Mentioned
Brooklyn 99, Fox/NBC tv series
Coupling, BBC series
Bosch, Amazon series based on the Bosch novel series by Michael Connelly
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Decoder Ring Theater
And Then She Was Gone by J. Daniel Sawyer, book 1 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries

Questions 240: Series vs. Multi-Volume Stories

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Cheyenne asks:
“I’m finding myself more interested in events in volume 2 of my story, and it’s making it hard to write volume 1. What do I do?”

Resources mentioned:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dune by Frank Herbert