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    Series Writing?

    Are there any specific rules to series writing? I had an idea to start a series of books that were related only by the job of being a US Army soldier. But then my series took me in another direction and I started writing a sequal to the first book in my series. How exactly do series books work?

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    However you want them to.
    They can be linked because they take place in the same world (setting), they can be linked because they are progressions in the life of a character, they can be linked by pretty much any common element.
    The question is, what would you like to write a series about?

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    infomaniac Expendable's Avatar
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    A planned series starts with a master plot or over-story that is divided among the series books. A good example is the first three books of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.

    A continuing series is one that develops out of sequels. Sort of like the fourth and fifth books of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.

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