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Why Should You Write a Novella? By Lisa Fox

Readers love novellas. Fast-paced, intense, gripping, novellas are shorter stories meant to take readers on a spirited, but focused ride. They are usually no more than 50,000 words, and though they may take months upon months to write, they can generally be enjoyed in a few short hours. Readers love them because with so many …
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10 Lessons for Writing a Series by Laura Kaye

Today’s Savvy Authors Winter Bootcamp focus article is on writing a series. Laura Kaye originally published this article on the 7th of June 2013. Enjoy. ~Angel (Savvy Authors Blog Diva) It’s great to be back at Savvy Authors again, this time to celebrate the release of my tenth novel, South of Surrender. This book is the third book in …
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The Novel You Write After the Series by Dora Machado

An Interview with Fantasy Author Christine Amsden, author of the Cassie Scott Series and her newest novel, Madison’s Song Hi Christine. Welcome to Savvy writers and congratulations on your new novel. Thank you! Madison’s Song is your 7th novel. Does the creative process gets easier with each completed novel or does it actually become harder …
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Plotting a Series: A Case Study* by Sheila Webster Boneham

Developing the plot of a book is one thing. Developing an ongoing “plot” for a series is something else entirely. Each individual book needs to have its own story arc, but each book also needs to fit into a longer story that progresses through the sequence of books. In other words, a reader should be …