Watched planning your series for NaNo

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Our Preptober continues with a discussion of how to plan for NaNoWriMo when you’re writing a series. Whether you’re on the very first book or you’re deeper i…

Tone should stay consistent between books — think about what emotional experience you want your reader to feel

Keep your ideal reader in mind — meet their expectations with consistency in the books in the series

In your Story Bible, take note of where each character left off in the last book / last we saw them — and what arc they’ve already experienced so you don’t repeat it

Track *all* of your characters not just POV, and consider who makes sense to show up in this book

Keep track of which questions remain open and which have been closed so far, and consider which you want to close in this book

Consider whether you need to “bring new people to town” to set up future POV characters

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