Follow Up: 5 MORE Things That Ruin Good TutorialsFollow Up: 5 MORE Things That Ruin Good Tutorials3 years ago in Writing More Like This
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
All right, so I've been thinking about some great feedback I got from my last tutorial about tutorials (there's a link to it in the description). There are just a lot of things that a tutorial writer can get wrong when trying to educate an audience on a particular topic.
As mainly a writing/art theories tutorial writer, I don't come in contact with the problems that some other creators and audiences do. However, I do notice some things and with the help of several great commenters I've concentrated my efforts on a list of five more things that can make your tutorial bomb. So strap yourself in even tighter this time, w
Writing Serial FictionWriting Serial Fiction5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Writing Serial & Series Fiction
Not just another Novel idea
Please note, this is how the Professionals do it. Those of you who are Not professional are free to write (and post) as you please.
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A Serial Story is Not a chopped-up Novel!
I hear it time and time again: "If the story is too big, why don't you just cut it up into a Series or Serial?"
You can't just cut a novel-type Story in half to make a series, or use the chapters to serialize it. A true serial "episode" is its own Complete Story within a larger story. A Serial tale is NOT a chapter with book cover and neither are Series books.
The first thing any writer learns is: "A story must have a Beginning, a Middle and an End". EACH Serial and Series chapters, or episodes, must have a Beginnin