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Offline SarahW

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Help with meta series
« on: February 25, 2016, 01:32 PM »
I ended up creating inadvertently a meta series: Nymphs Of Winter Fire, The Hatchling Song, and Uploaded Fairy.

Now it is looking like I have a forth novelette coming up that is a direct sequel to uploaded fairy.

How do I create a bible that keeps tracks of this larger meta series?

Think meta as in historical meta narrative.

For example each book its own story with different cast. But each book exists at some point in a larger timeline over decades.

Ex. Magic has always been there, it just went into hiding until the dream world merged with the real into a mass tulpa.
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Re: Help with meta series
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 01:06 PM »
I use a binder with pockets to tuck in notes, etc.  I keep pages for kid and adult character descriptions, setting, pets, rough map with city names, and other details. It helps a lot when I can't remember what color eyes a character has. I also include details like favorite colors, birthdates and middle-names.  Good luck.
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Re: Help with meta series
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 09:24 PM »
I use a binder with pockets to tuck in notes, etc.  I keep pages for kid and adult character descriptions, setting, pets, rough map with city names, and other details. It helps a lot when I can't remember what color eyes a character has. I also include details like favorite colors, birthdates and middle-names.  Good luck.

Great ideas, LindaJoy. I think your suggestions are useful even for working on a stand alone novel with several characters/details to keep track of.

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Re: Help with meta series
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 09:44 PM »
Of course, when I forget a detail in an earlier book that isn't in my series binder, I just go to the manuscript still in my laptop and do a word search. I'll start the 5th CURIOUS CAT SPY CLUB mystery in a few weeks and there will be lots of details (names, descriptions, etc) to keep straight. Always a challenge.
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Re: Help with meta series
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 03:30 AM »
I'll be sure to try that, thanks.

Just drew a map for a new series.
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