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NaNoGang Day Three: Big World Continuity

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On the third day of our challenge, our participants continue to deal with illness and breakthroughs. We discuss managing continuity in big universes.

Today’s Word Counts:
Dan 2058
Tori 780
Ben 415
Kitty 377
DD 0

Word Count Totals:
Dan 5444
Tori 1930
DD 1363
Kitty 947
Ben 415

Questions 323: The Ever Expanding Series

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Simon asks: “I’d like to tell new stories in the same universe that I’ve just completed a five book series. Should I expand the first series or write a new, related series?”

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Resources Mentioned:
The Xanth Novels series by Piers Anthony
The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Harry Bosch series by Micheal Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly
Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Conan the Barbarian series by Robert E Howard
John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
James Bond series by Ian Fleming
Hadrian’s Flight
Suave Rob
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett


Questions 314: Cross-references and Fan Service

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Herb asks:
“Is it okay to mention characters from one series in another series? What are the pitfalls?”

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Resources mentioned:
The Stephen King Internal Connections map