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FOR WRITERS: Linked Stories in Different Formats

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: I just released a short story that’s a follow-up to a novella, and both are precursors to novel-length trilogy books – entirely by accident. Do you ever release stories in the same universe in different lengths/formats? To what end? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB:

Discussion: Too Many Fantasy Trilogies?


Today’s topic comes from QSFer Blaine D. Arden: “Why so many Fantasy Trilogies (and endless series). What is wrong with stand-alones?” OK, so I come down on the trilogy (or more) side of this fence myself. I love losing myself in an epic fantasy that I can return to again and again. But I also see the appeal of stand-alone books. It seems to me that this also connects to the debate we had last week about Epic Fantasy and story length… and the argument that High Fantasy, at least, might not lend itself to short stories. Does it lend … Read more