Tips for Writing a Book in a Long-Running Series

Taking up the baton is often trickier than it looks.

Nick Kolakowski
3 min readJan 3, 2023

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If you stick with the writing game long enough, someone may ask you to take a shot at characters and worlds invented by someone else. It could be a Star Wars story, or the next chapter in a novel some writer friends are passing around for fun. Snatching the proverbial baton from someone else…

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Nick Kolakowski

Writer, editor, author of 'Maxine Unleashes Doomsday' and 'Boise Longpig Hunting Club.'