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Series or standalone

A story that has three parts is not a series. If it is long enough to be split into several volumes it is a trilogy. If not, it is just a novel that internally is divided into three parts. In a series,...
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Should I mention the number of books I'm planning to have in my novel series?

No, you should not mention it. Near the end, you can mention you believe there is the potential to create a book series with your character, but I'd leave it that. Just focus on selling the one book, ...
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Should I mention the number of books I'm planning to have in my novel series?

1 When querying agents or publishers, you should display your skills and competence as a writer. It is part of a writer's ability to know what they are writing: a standalone novel, a multi-volume work,...
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The Dread of Planning a Timeline

Preliminary Remarks There are two ways to write (and any mix between them): "pantsing" or "discovery writing" and "planning" or "outlining". Pantsers, as the ...
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What are some good beginnings for childrens' books?

Most children's books typically begin with a scene that both shows what the life of the protagonist(s) has been like until then and foreshadows some of the changes to come. For example, the first ...
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How to Structure a Series of Books? Can the Hero's Journey be Used?

Answer A franchise universe is a setting and as such doesn't have a narrative structure. There may be historical developments similar to the history of the real world. This history may interact with ...
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How to Structure a Series of Books? Can the Hero's Journey be Used?

The Hero's Journey is just a template that people found a lot of stories following. And as I'm sure you know, that the framework has the hero not only go on a journey, but learn and grow internally as ...
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Where to split a 225,000 word story into a duology

It sounds like a bit of a pickle. You've already written, edited and polished the book, so I assume you're not going to easily lose around half the length? Its current length will make it more ...
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How do successful series decide to break their singular concept into multiple books?

There are two sides to this question, How established authors do it? What I'm wondering is, how do writers of things such as these successful series decide to break their concept/world into a set of ...
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