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Look at the difference your ‘write series fiction’ questions made! — 17 Comments

  1. Holly,

    I am interested in writing a series of
    chapter books for children. I would love
    to take this course. But I’m wondering
    if the course is geared strictly for adult
    fiction. Would I be able to adapt it to
    children’s writing?

    • Hi, Linda. The nice thing about writing is that the fundamentals of good storytelling apply to all genres. I work with a LOT of childrens and YA writers, many of whom are taking this class. So it will work for your sort of fiction, and you won’t be the only writer in there working on kid fiction. 😀

  2. I’m working on a series bible and a general idea of what will be in each book, so I’m doing the course over to refresh my memory and skills. LOL
    I can’t wait to start going through the updates. Thank you, Holly. And a P.S. You don’t know how many times I have been in an online writing group or class, and seen someone say, “According to Holly Lisle…” and “you have to take her course.”

  3. I wrote the first draft of book one in a planned trilogy (or longer if it works out). It needs a little help, and I’m super excited to get this class now before I go any further with the series.

    I love the way you put your classes together and confess to being a worksheet addict! I’ve got my notebook all set up and the first lesson worksheets printed out and ready to go.

    The way you treat us, your students, is amazing. You don’t have to give discounts, but you do. You don’t have to involve us, but again, you do. I hope you know how much you are appreciated. I believe all of us feel the same. Thank you for what you do!

    Now I have to curb excitement and get started on the course!

    • That’s really kind of you, Kristi. I’ve decided to be the writer I wanted to find when I was getting started and then building my career.

  4. Holly,

    That looks fantastic and couldn’t come at a better time.
    I have two open series and readers demanding a third spin-off series I haven’t been game to start because last time I planned a series I ended up with a plan for 20 books! (eek!). And one lesson a week will give me time to plan the new series while waiting for the new material and write books as I go.
    I’m so excited I’m bouncing in my seat.

  5. Thanks Holly, the outline looks pretty damn impressive.

    Will version two contain all the same information as version one only in a newer format? (I imagine new sign-up students won’t have access to old material).

    • Will version two contain all the same information as version one only in a newer format?

      No. I’m doing a complete overhaul of the class. Everything I could reuse, I’ve already reused is lessons one and two.

      Lesson 3 was all new material, and the rest will be too.

  6. As is always the case, when I started HTRYN, life smacked me upside the head and flipped me for a loop, keeping me from enjoying the class as I hoped. (Thankfully, it is purchased so I can go back intermittently as I am able.) Of course, working on two series and now filling my noggin with a third has me drooling over your latest course. I may take another week or so, but I intend to snag the early price (Fingers crossed!) so I can dip into those waters at every spare moment.
    Thanks for everything Holly! I am thankful for all you have shared. 🙂

  7. I”m excited it is back too. I really enjoyed the expansion last time. Are you still using Tales of the Longview for this course? I went back and downloaded them on my kindle and wanted to reread them to get a feel for series writing as you show us.

    • I’ll still be using the Longview series. Have to finish it, and each episode is about the right length (theoretically, anyway).

      This time through, students will get all episodes included with the class. They’re lessons, and I wasn’t impressed with the effectiveness of Kindle exclusivity. So this time, I CAN just give students copies as part of the class.

    • Cool. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve had the chance to read of your series, by the way. Really good stories.

      I just need more time. Looking forward to seeing what you do in the next episodes.

  8. I am so excited for this class. I’ve been really enjoying HTRYN (although I’m a /bit/ behind) and I have always wanted to write a series, so this is perfect!

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