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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Spotlight: Renee Field

Writing a Series=Hard Work

How many writers start writing a book and then think writing a series will be no problem? I confess I’m one of those writers. I always have ‘extra’ characters talking in my head when I’m working on a book, but honestly series writing while a lot of fun is also a lot of work. What makes it different is consistency. Especially if you’re writing a series that takes place with alternative characters but at the same time. That’s exactly what I set out to do with my new erotic Darklander Lovers series. I have to jump ahead here and say a huge thank you to my editor at Ellora’s Cave for patience, and pointing out places that didn’t line-up with the first or second book in the series.

Now I’ve written other series, don’t get me wrong, but the task of taking six characters in total, breaking them into two characters for each novella, moving the story over a week, keeping the setting the same and inserting dialogue that’s refreshing but somewhat the same for similar scenes certainly was a learning curve for me. I’m really glad I did it because I love my ‘blind date’ series—that’s how the series started as a germ of an idea only to morph into a paranormal erotic series.

I’d love to hear from both writers and authors. What do you love about series reading? Why, as an author, do you enjoy writing them? Tell me a few series that really stand out for you.

1 comment:

booklover0226 said...

Though I'm not a writer, I love series because I get to "see" some of my favorite characters again and again.

Tracey D