One book, or many? This week the Authors and I discuss whether we prefer writing standalone stories or multi-part series’.
Stories come in all sizes, but the biggest debate is over using a single novel to finish a story or a whole series of novels. Reading and writing are very different things, so while one person may like reading a series, they may prefer writing a standalone. Or vice versa. It also depends on genre. What do we think?
I prefer writing series. That said, there is nothing wrong with standalone stories.
I love exploring the intricacies of a world and its history, cultures, and characters. A series really allows the time to develop these things fully, so I enjoy writing in that context.
Series, in the spirit of long. I’m close to inept at short stories. I think this is both cause and effect. I don’t…
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