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How to not make my series repetitive?

I know that I want to have a big, bad villain having something to do with the moon who is casting a different curse in each book which is fulfilling some sort of prophecy Honestly, I think you're ...
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How to not make my series repetitive?

Stop plotting and start writing! Having a framework and lots of possibilities is great but as you get to know your characters by actual writing you'll start to relate their experiences to real-world ...
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How to not make my series repetitive?

Character Arcs The center piece of every book is the main character's arc. How are they affected by what they experience? How do they change? You could tell a very interesting story where the global ...
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How to not make my series repetitive?

I know that I want to have a big, bad villain having something to do with the moon who is casting a different curse in each book which is fulfilling some sort of prophecy This sounds much like Harry ...
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How to not make my series repetitive?

There are two types of series: the open-ended series and the multi-volume work. A multi-volume work like Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings has a story arch that spans all the volumes. Basically it ...
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Misleading readers on the motives/true personality of a character

Misdirection You could show her doing intelligent things, but to provide plausible excuses for why it is an accident, before quickly moving the reader on to something that overshadows the event. The ...
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Misleading readers on the motives/true personality of a character

This is easiest done if you write this character from the viewpoint of another character. That way, you don't have to somehow cloak the true personality of the queen behind her falsehoods and narrate ...
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Misleading readers on the motives/true personality of a character

One approach that can work is to not start her up so high. Have her play the empty-headed beauty, but she got to where she is by a circuitous route -- and she repeatedly explains this by "I was ...
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