3D Fiction Fundamentals Collection, Volume 4: Writing the Overarching Series (or How I Sent a Clumsy Girl into Outer Space) by Karen S. Wiesner
Reach for the stars!
The Overarching Series is the most complicated to read and write. In this specialized type of series, none of the installments can truly be standalones. They must be read as a set in sequence to make sense. Reader satisfaction is only partially achieved in each volume because just the story arcs tie up while the series arc only resolves in the final.
Speculative fiction is particularly well-suited to the Overarching Series structure because the genres under this umbrella have enormous requirements when it comes to:
1) World building. Crafting a variety of environments–maybe an entire universe–is required along with how to traverse, populate, and fill it with abundant, three-dimensional life.
2) Character building. Humans need to fit uniquely in the new universe or time period being created. Characters might be from an alien or supernatural culture that the author has to construct distinctively, particularly for popular, done-to-death classifications.
This resource also includes:
-An overview of types of series along with story and series arcs basics and ways to establish them early.
-The lowdown on series standalone story installments versus series arc sequel hook endings or even cliffhanger endings characteristic of an Overarching Series.
-Special techniques to avoid crafting burnout and methods to formulate and utilize established knowns and standard operating procedures.
-Supplemental materials, unique techniques, and developmental tools for building character and world profiles.
If your eyes are fixed on a crafting a series like no other, Writing the Overarching Series will help you reach for the stars.
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