Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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Starting a new series?

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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…

So, how do you plot your series?

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

 

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Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager, but only started publishing her work in 2012, 30 years later. The romance genre drew her in at an early age. Since 2012 she's published over 15 Romance novels/novellas. Stephanie is a busy lady. She's a Children's Minister, Accountant, wife and mother along with a blogger and writer, along with starting a publishing service called Horseshoe Publishing alongside her publisher. It's been an exciting ride and she looks forward to what the future holds for her writing. Currently she writes romance ranging from Christian, Contemporary, Suspense and Cowboy. Her work is available at many online retailers, on her website and in a bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia near her home. Come by and visit her at http://www.stephaniehurtauthor.com/ and subscribe to get updates and release dates, also her monthly newsletter! Don't forget to join her Street Team for all the new updates and to get free chapters of upcoming books and lots of other prizes.

2 thoughts on “Starting a new series?

  1. 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 😉

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