standalone novels

September 2, 2009

Standalone vs. Series

Ask any reader what they prefer: stand-alone or series and you are likely to get a wide variety of responses. A series is a banquet for an author. They have plenty of time to prepare a wide variety of viewpoints, character development and story to suit all the characters on their canvas. But a standalone is a once in a lifetime opportunity to tell the story or not. In other words, the sun rises and sets on the world created within a standalone between the front and back covers. Arguably, a sequel can take readers back to world of the […]