Class Title: ON DEMAND Bring on the BINGE: HOLIDAY SPECIAL How to Plot & Write a Series
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $65 USD Standard
SALE PRICE: $40
Where: From Your PC (and certain other smart devices)
When: At Your Convenience
About the Class:
Series are HOT, HOT, HOT! Readers want to fall in love with our stories, our worlds, and our characters.
What do they want even MORE?
For the experience to NEVER END…EVER. When readers fall hard for a cast of characters or a world or a storyline, they want to remain in that dreamscape as long as humanly possible.
So let’s give them what they want!
Series are a fantastic way to build a loyal and evangelical fanbase. Also, statistically, authors who have more titles for sale have far greater odds of making more money.
Connect these book titles together into a series? Who can resist just one…more…ride?
Another advantage to series? The small screen television business is BOOMING. From HBO to Netflix, to Amazon to the Hallmark Channel and more, producers are on the hunt for series that WOW.
Why? Because when they option a series it makes their business way simpler. They already have stories that a) are a proven commodity b) are simpler to translate to the screen and that c) come with the bonus of a ready-made fanbase.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (a.k.a.The Lincoln Lawyer) books, Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike private detective series, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. Game of Thrones), and the list goes on.
Every genre has a breakaway series ignites a fanbase and that very often can also set fire to the small screen audiences as well.
If you’re not yet excited about writing a series? Check if you have a pulse!
In this class we’ll cover a LOT of territory:
- The different types of series;
- How to turn your standalone into a series;
- How to plot a series ahead of time;
- Ways to make each book fresh and unique;
- Elements that make a series HIGHLY ADDICTIVE;
- How to tease out spin-off series;
- And more!
About the Instructor:
Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.
She’s also the author of the highly acclaimed mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance.
Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.