Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for another week. This time around, we’re discussing stand-alone novels. You know, those books that aren’t part of a series? Sometimes it gets a little difficult to find a book that isn’t a part of a larger series. Well, if you’re a fan of my genre, anyway.
We’re going to be discussing the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel. Why would going this route be easier or harder than writing a series of books? Do you like coming up with all sorts of non-related ideas? Are you able to tell your tale in fewer words? Would you rather not have to keep track of oodles of details? Do you only want to create fewer characters so you can spend more time on the ones you have? Do you like writing in a genre that doesn’t normally have sequels? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a stand-alone novel might be just perfect for you.
A singular novel offers a lot of opportunities for a beginning writer and may be the quickest way to get your story out there. Remember though, just because your story may be a stand-alone doesn’t mean you are. You’ll always have the cheerleaders at Method and and Muse by your side.
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