I know Lyra writes a couple of series for Llewellyn and that Jeff is working with WotC for Dragonlance... any other series writers out there? If I could do anything, it would be MG and YA series, but since that's a pretty daunting place to start, I'm taking it one step at a time.
Still... I love series books... even as a kid, I was the series kind of girl.
I grew up reading everything from the Berenstein Bears and the Boxcar Children, to the Babysitters' Club and the Sweet Valley High series.
Being new, I am sure I will have more questions than any one person would care to answer, but I guess we all have to start somewhere. I am obviously new to this and have posted in the introductory thread under "Writing" if you would like to know more about my background.
Here is my dilemma: (background) My dad and I have been working on a series of short stories in the style of the Curious George and Clifford The Big Red Dog books. Like those series, this one centers around an animal who has a series of misadventures.
The way we've been going about it, though, the animal isn't the only focus; we also work on developing the family that owns him. We shift points of view between the animal, the family members, and other characters.
This series of short stories could be turned into one large book with a little additional work, or split up into three shorter books about four chapters long each, but were actually written as 10 individual stand-alone stories.
I'm wondering what would be the best approach -- although I must say we prefer the stories as stand-alone tales (as I said, similar to the Curious George and Clifford series).