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Series or Not a Series–How do You know?

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book seriesWhen I think of a series, my mind envisions…

acast of characters thrown into different situations over a discrete period of time

My Rowe-Delamagente series is exactly this. My main characters (Kali, Zeke, Otto, and a few others) follow the timeline of their life while fighting bad guys.

Then, a couple of months ago, it struck me that my new prehistoric fiction series, Man vs. Nature, ISN’T this at all. The cast of characters changes with each novel as does the setting and time.  I consider it a series because the theme is consistent through all the books–how man survives the challenges of nature to become who we are. This fits Wikipedia’s definition of ‘series’:

“A book series is a sequence of books having certain characteristics in common that are formally identified together as a group.” 

Besides my definition problem, I had a second problem with my…

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Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

3 comments on “Series or Not a Series–How do You know?

  1. Thanks for reposting. I’m in need of help on this!

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