Tag Archives: series management

Questions 656: Writing Book One

Jason asks: How is writing a book with an intended sequel different from writing a stand-alone novel?

Resources Mentioned
NCIS
The Xanth Series, 1-3 Omnibus by Piers Anthony
The Night Shift by Nora Roberts
The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade
Doc Savage and The Thousand-Headed Man
Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler
The Clarke Lantham Mysteries by J. Daniel Sawyer
Pale Rider
Superman (1979)

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Questions 623: How to Ghostwrite Yourself

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Ian asks: “How do you ghostwrite your own, earlier works, in order to maintain a consistent series voice?”
Resources Mentioned
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
Suave Rob’s Rough-n-Ready Rugrat Rapture by J. Daniel Sawyer
Fargo
Jimmy Carr Does Accents on Youtube

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

Question 562: Runaway Shorts

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Ian asks: “I have a private eye novella that’s trying to turn into an immense crime soap opera. How do I shape the material?”

Resources Mentioned
Questions 540: Serials In Disguise
And Then She Was Gone by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
Babylon 5
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
Black Jack Justice by Gregg Taylor, audio drama and novel
Red Panda Adventures by Gregg Taylor, audio drama and graphic novel
2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
The Big Lebowski
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
Lost

Questions 351: Tying Up the Right Loose Ends

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JR asks: “Do you have any tips, tricks, or advice on tying up loose ends at the end of series?”

Resources Mentioned:

Babylon 5
Lost
Eyes Wide Shut (Unrated)
Eyes Wide Shut (R)