Brandon Sanderson talks about the different forms a series of related books can take. Interesting for you readers and writers out there.
What kind of series are you writing?
I think my speculative fiction novel series is a combo of the Continuing Adventure and the Serialized Epic (and I’d like to do the Saga at some point -lots of ideas present themselves).
I don’t usually like cliff-hangers much (with some notable exceptions, LOTR for one), and like to have a firm resolution to end each book. I have done that, I think, with the first book in the series. But the next one will be challenging to accomplish in a reasonable word-count (not getting too big).
We shall see. What about you guys?