Monday, August 4, 2008

If you are writing a series...

...please try to make the books related. Make the action rise. I know, not all series start out as such. But if you plan to write sequels, try, try not to make it look like you've pulled random plot elements from your Great-Uncle-Fred's magic top hat.

Also, I know subsequent books need a bit of a summary to help readers remember the first book, but don't overdo it with the telling. If you need more than a few lines here and there, maybe readers would be better served by going back and rereading the preceding book.