A Good Idea Gone Bad

I had a thought not too long ago. An idea for a series of books. One featuring the same 6-10 characters but centered around a different disaster. One that doesn’t occur sequentially but simultaneously like in parallel worlds.

My husband and children thought it would work.

They don’t read much.

So I put the question to my sister and mother, both avid readers.

It took a while for the idea to sink in. My sister likened it to Doctor Who, same people different settings. And then they hit upon the very thing that had been bothering for a while. A character would react the same in similar circumstances.

All the books would become formulaic–no fun twists and eventually the series would become predictable. The kiss of death.

And so a good idea has gone bad. Ah well, there’s always another idea where that came from.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to A Good Idea Gone Bad

  1. I think ( for what it’s worth), that this idea has a uniqueness about it. I’m pretty sure you would find a way to not make it predictable, but exciting and different. I like different!

  2. I like different too. But it’ll be tabled until I can think of a way to make it work

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