There are a number of advantages and a few setbacks when an author decides to write a series of works, it could be a good idea to chat about it for a while and, at the same time, to show what’s on my desk for the 2015. What does it mean “write a series”?
The basic definition is about to define a common background for two or more works, often with a set of characters that will star in two or more of those. These are the main characteristics of a serial, common in all fields of narrative from pulp to science fiction. Right from the start, you can see that there’s an advantage and a setback. The first is about having to do a good part of the works once for all the serial, the second is that you have to stop, plan and elaborate, instead of putting your head to your stories. Every author got its own method of writing, it’s up to you to decide exactly what’s an advantage and what’s a setback.