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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Stand Alone Book VS Series

I like Series.  I like reading Series.  It is your choice.  I have been wanting to write my story. 

I have been a victim of child sexual abuse.  I have wanted to write my story, but it just isn't coming out the way I have it in my head.

I then decided to come up with a Series.  That is what I have been working on since my last blog. I have decided to write a short story around 20,000 words or so.  I am going to introduce the characters and the setting.  Then each character will have their own story.

I wrote everything in longhand while I was at work.  I then came home and entered it into the computer.

So far I have the short story, four full length novels and if I want I can have a short story to tie up any loose ends.  That would book 6 E-Books in the series.

You of course do not have to have that many books in your series.  It is totally up to you.

I was sexually abused and I want others to know that Your Past Does Not Define You.  That is my goal.  I am writing this series to help others and myself. 

There is no rule that you have to write a series.  You can write a stand alone book.  If you have a book that you want to write, write it. 

There are no rules on what to write.  As you write your stand alone book, think about your other characters and see if they have a story to tell. 

Write from your heart. 

Meet my characters:

Gracie:  She is quiet and keeps to herself

Hope:  She is a marathon runner.

Faith: She is street smart and learned everything on the streets.

Every summer they visit a relative at Pelican Cove

The first story takes place at Pelican Cove

Katie owns the Pelican Cafe.  She tries to be perfect for everyone.

Then each Character will have their own story of how they move forward with their lives since they admit that they were sexually abused as a child.  Can they find love as they try to heal?

The last story will be all of them reunited at Pelican Cove

I am writing this series mostly for me, but if I can help others heal and move forward, then it was worth exposing my pain and my past.

What are you going to write.  It can be just to entertain the reader.  We all need a break from the real world.

I will be blogging once a week and reporting my progress.

Write your book with me.  Let me know what you are writing.  Have a question?  Ask me.  I have 4 writing books and more than 50 E-Books on Amazon.  Don't go into debt to get publish.

Write the book and then follow me as I publish my book and not go into debt. 

I can now write and publish and it cost me nothing.  You can do.

Check out my books:

How to Serialize Your Novel  www.amazon.com/dp/B00FE81V3S

How To Brand Your Writing Career www.amazon.com/dp/B00M0DUG1S

The Truth of Self Publishing www.amazon.com/dp/B00N8I84TK

Write & Publish Quickly and Free  www.amazon.com/dp/B00RB8FP54

50 Things I learnd From Publishing Over 50 Books  www.amazon.com/dp/B00UG5XOKO

Find all my books at www.amazon.com/author/sharonleejohnson

Don't be scammed by websites that charge you what you can learn to do yourself.  If you have any questions leave a comment.  If I have the answer I will tell you.  I will not charge you.  I am a writer.  Buy my books or ask me.  It is your choice. 

If you want a subject on writing covered let me know.  I am here to help other writers.  I am a writer and am paying if forward.

Talk to you next week

Write On!