So, You Want to Write a Sequel?

Great tips from Charles 👍😃

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It’s inevitable sometimes.  No, not a reboot.  I’m not talking about a remake either.  This is about the good old sequel.  A story that doesn’t completely finish in one shot needs closure or maybe people are still clamoring for more, which means you can do a second tale with the same characters.  So, what are some things to keep in mind?

  1. For the love of every punctuation mark, keep continuity in mind.  A sequel can allow you to change a few things, but if you rewrite everything that came before it then it can weaken the whole thing.  After all, people will read a sequel to see the continuation of the story instead of an overhaul that makes it something else.  That’s what reboots and remakes are for . . . Well, that and cash grabs.
  2. Never be afraid to doubt yourself when writing the sequel.  You…

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