Series: The Writing School

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Blueprints 1 to 8 [Writing School Comprehensive Course] by The Writing School
Blueprints 9 to 15 [Writing School Comprehensive Course] by Paul Diner
The Business of Getting Published [A Writing School Guide] by Ken Forster
Getting the Best From Your Course - A Student Guide [The Writing School] by The Writing School
Law and the Writer by Kirk Polking
Pictures for Magazines & Books [A Writing School Manual] by Bill Spence
Research for the Freelance Writer [A Writing School Manual] by Raymond Lamont-Brown
Writing for Children by Martha Robinson
Writing for Pleasure & Profit [The Writing School] by Richard Bell
Writing for Radio and Television by Roy Lomax
The Writing School Guide to Novel Writing by Dianne Doubtfire
The Writing School Guide to Writing Articles that Sell by G. J. Matson
The Writing School Guide to Writing the Short Story by Roy Lomax

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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