Sticking with a Series Until the End

You’ve probably heard it all the time. If you want to make money selling books, you need to write a series. But planning a series isn’t the same as a standalone novel. And how do you prevent yourself from burning out halfway through a series? More than that, how do you keep readers engaged and what do you do if readers aren’t buying?

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The difference between writing a serialized series and a standalone series, and the pros and cons of each
  • Why you need to consider how to market your book before you write it
  • What questions you need to ask before plotting your series
  • Why knowing the end of your series is crucial
  • How good characters make sticking with a series easier
  • How to determine whether or not you should give up on your series

Also, Zach shares what made him finally move all his tasks and scheduling to Google Calendar.

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