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Welcome, my fellow literary misfits!
Today, we’re diving into a debate as old as time (well, as old as the publishing industry, at least): should you write a series or a standalone novel?
Both options have their pros and cons, and the decision ultimately comes down to what kind of writer you are and what kind of story you want to tell. So, let’s get started and figure out which path is right for you!
Standalone Novels: The One and Done Approach
If you’re the kind of writer who likes to dive into a story, wrap it up with a neat little bow, and then move onto the next adventure, standalone novels might be your jam. Here are some benefits of taking this approach:
Series Novels: Keep the Story Going
If you’re the kind of writer who loves to dive deep into a world, explore every nook and cranny, and keep the story going, ala Tolkien, series novels might be your cup of tea. Here are some benefits of writing a series:
So, Which Should You Choose??🤔
So, which should you choose?
The truth is, there's no right or wrong answer: tt all depends on your goals as a writer, the story you want to tell, and your personal preferences.
Writing a series vs. standalone novels is a hotly debated topic in the literary world, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
Some writers thrive on the flexibility of standalone novels, while others relish the chance to dive deep into a world.
You should choose the path that feels most authentic to you and your writing style.