I didn’t always seek out to write a trilogy or series . Let’s just say the characters and stories of my work in progress werewolf novel , During the Blue Hour wanted to take me on a further journey than I had in mine. Trilogies are so common in fantasy though that I didn’t even realize the idea to write a trilogy until after I wrote a prequel to my current novel. Yes I wrote the prequel first. But writing that prequel to my werewolf story got me thinking about a whole world of books to write.
I know writing a trilogy or series is not new at all. Many fantasy writers write trilogies . C.S Lewis did it and many more . Its gotton to the point whenever you see a fantasy novel, you automatically think trilogy or series . And you ask where is the next book?
The reason why I think trilogies and series are so popular for both reader and writer is that you can expand the world of your story and you can get away with more epic fantasy adventures . The reader gets invested in it. In addition it mirrors the 3 act structure well . Moreover, each book is in a micro plot within itself of the three act structure .
Some people believe there are essentially two ways to structure a trilogy or series.
Each book as a standalone where the reader can read any book out of order. Or each book as a continuation from the last book. As a reader I tend to read both. As a writer I yearn to write the continuing story. But I also make sure each part of my work has its own logical arc and structure .
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