Series Bible: What To Include And Why Writers Should Have One

K.M. Allan

Not content with writing just one book, some writers tackle a series.

I did this for the first manuscript I decided to write seriously (either bravely or stupidly, I still haven’t decided), and one thing I learned was that it pays to have a series bible.

A series bible is a document made up of all the notes, secrets, and information relating to your series. The same principles can be applied to standalone books, but where a series bible really shines is keeping everything straight amongst multiple books. This is the reason why all writers should have one.

What To Include In Your Series Bible

Characters

List everything you can about your characters. What they look like, who they’re related to, who they’re friends with. Note down their goals, dreams, where they go to school, if they have a job, what happened in their past. It doesn’t have to be…

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6 thoughts on “Series Bible: What To Include And Why Writers Should Have One

  1. Valuable post! Thanks for sharing it, Chris. I have never used a series bible, but wish I had for the series I recently finished. Keeping track of characters’ traits, actions and back story in eight books became harder and harder as the series progressed. This is definitely a keeper!

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