Well, my new series, Sky Ridge is off and running. I went to the dollar store and stocked up on these pretty composition books. Inside this notebook, you will find my character sketches, outlines, interesting facts that I’ll need while keeping true to the story line and so much more.
In order for your series to hold up, you need to keep the plotting new and exciting. Don’t do the same old thing all the way through, or the story will grow stale. Make several twists that take your reader by surprise and do a couple of turns that will have the reader wanting more.
I’ve played with this series for a while, but only when I have all three books in my head did I start the process of writing them. I wanted to make sure that the story could hold out for three books and keep the interest. This series is a historical romance that takes you on a journey filled with heartache, joy, happiness, love, suspense and yes, romance. I can’t wait to introduce you to the main characters, but I’ll keep that under wraps for a little bit longer. You’ll fall in love with them…
Stephanie Hurt lives in Georgia with her husband Tommy and their son Hunter, along with two dogs, Daisy and Jake. When Stephanie is not lost in one of the worlds that she creates, she's an accountant and children's minister. She has been writing the stories that fill her mind since she was a teenager. The moment a story comes into her mind, she's mesmerized and soon she's diving into the story with a cup of hot green tea and a notebook. Before long, the story has bones and is ready for the laptop. She happily types away in the early morning and at night. You can always find her with a notebook full of stories that have yet to come to life. Follow her journey in each of her over 40 published works!
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2 thoughts on “Starting a new series?”
Looking forward to the new series, Steph! Question: Do you outline your entire books chapter by chapter before you start writing them? I feel the need to do that, and it keeps me hooked for days. Of course, things can change along the way, but I like having the story very clearly mapped in my head so I can go creative. How do you do it?
Most of the time I do outline the books chapter by chapter. Of course, as you said, things can change as the characters don’t behave and try to run off in the other direction, but it’s up to you how far you let them run. I’ve changed my outline a couple of times on certain books! An outline helps keep you focused and sometimes I’ll skip ahead in chapters while writing if the middle is coming faster than the front. Crazy, but it works. Hope this helps. I’m looking forward to this new series too! Have a wonderful day 😉