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February Meeting | Are You Serious About Writing a Series?
Writing a series is serious business.
Mastering the mechanics of crafting a story is hard enough; linking stories is a ridiculous proposition. The author must keep track of his characters and their locales, their backstories and personalities, the timing and the tension of each novel. An insane notion when you consider all that work is done for the purpose of entertainment.
Some of us can’t seem to stop. If you suspect you have the same flaw driving you toward words like “collection” and “boxed set,” I’m here to help. No twelve-step program, just a few suggestions to make your life easier.
Let’s learn how to cross that finish line and join the ranks of C.S. Lewis, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Dan Brown….
Susan Badaracco has been a pediatrician, an organizer of multiple fundraisers, a grandmother of intelligent and well-adjusted children, and the author of the Iris Dittmeyer mystery series. She’s hiked in the Himalayas, made gnocchi in Tuscany, ran a half marathon alongside a Vatican nun, and consulted a fortune teller at the Taj Mahal.
Susan relishes the opportunity to travel, whether it’s a day trip taking pictures of bison or an international flight to explore another culture. Her experiences (and her research) allow her to explore tantalizing bits of history, the bonds between family and friends, and the comfort of simple food. Writing under the pseudonym of Susan Flowers permits her to investigate another new passion, too. Murder.