Title: The Dimension Thieves
Author: Misty Provencher
Genre: YA Time Travel, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR SERIES MOVING
Hi there- it’s good to be here at your blog. Thanks for having me over to talk about The Dimension Thieves series!
You sent me a great question concerning how I keep my readers rattle-and-banging through my series, page after page, and book after book. I am happy to tell you what I do to make that happen, but there are SO MANY ways to eat a whale. I can only tell you the methods I use, and if you read the series, please let me know if I’ve succeeded in pulling you through to the end!
In Dimension Thieves, my idea was to break up the story into episodes (so there is a beginning, middle, and end to each individual story) and fit those episodes into the bigger, overall story. I envisioned The Dimension Thieves as a television series from the start, so that’s the way I wrote it—with a mind to scene settings and an action-filled plot that would bring readers and viewers back, story after story.
Call me crazy, but I love cliffhangers and serials just scream for them. I love the excitement that cliffhangers instill, as well as the active question that keeps me engaged…what will happen next?? My intention in each episode was to give the reader a satisfying ending, but also a tease of where the Karolina Nine was headed next—to pull the reader along with the crew, into their next adventure.
Although I’m into plot action as much as the next girl, I really aim for my characters to do the heavy lifting of hauling readers back into the stories. They’re complex people with oodles of issues. For example, Force Steele, our hero, has trouble with his father who has raised him to be steel, and devoid of the empathy that is so strong in Force. But Force also has issues with the president, whose decrees are slowly ripping apart Force’s world; his mother who is equally under the thumb of Force’s tyrannical father; and last, but not least, Force is dealing with the social pressure of having to choose a life partner uber quick when the young are expected to marry at the age of 23. So, as you can see, with everything Force has to deal with, he needs multiple episodes to work through his messes. And I hope the readers will want to return again and again to gawk at the train wreck of each character.
These are the primary methods I use to keep readers coming back for more. Keep the questions coming, the action flowing, and the characters complex. So, are you thinking of writing a serial? Do you have more ideas of how you’ll bring readers back for more? I’d love to hear your methods too—please share!
The Dimension Series are serial novellas with killer cliffhangers. This is a clean adult series with mild violence, so it may be suitable for some Young Adult readers.
Calerbius has stolen a key component to the Antidote Mechanism and deserted the mission, but Katuna reveals that he has ominous plans for a return to the Karolina Nine. Having lost a key crew member in a skirmish, Force now questions his ability to see the mission through, as well as questioning his own authenticity. The fate of the whole mission hangs in the balance as they reenter the abyss to barter once again with the gypsies.
The Dimension Thieves is a clean series with some mild violence and language, making it suitable for some young adult readers.
In this second installment of The Dimension Thieves, the crew of the Karolina Nine continue on their desperate mission to acquire the materials needed to build an Antidote Mechanism, the machine that can reverse the droning on their home planet of Antythera. But on this next leg of the journey, Force and his untrustworthy crew enter a harrowing dimension filled with dragons and meet some familiar faces that turn their lives inside out. Every crew member has a secret they don’t want told, but with such a sketchy group aboard, secrets are increasingly hard to keep. Twists and turns, shocking discoveries, and dirty little secrets abound in this action-packed trilogy of episodes.
The Dimension Thieves is a clean series with only mild violence and language, suitable for some young adult readers.
Antythera is the new Earth. Why? Because that’s what President Baro, ruler of the planet, wants to call it. And if you don’t agree, the President will have you Droned. The world has become a much smaller place since the lower and middle classes have been converted to mindless servants. Free will, granted only to the elite, is in jeopardy of complete extinction. But Force Steele, son to one of the President’s highest ranking advisors, can’t live under the thumb of his controlling father, or the President, any longer. Force has dedicated himself to eradicating Droning, but when the President orders the Antidote Gear destroyed—the part of the machine that could free the drones by reversing the program that controls them—all is lost. Lacking necessary materials, there is literally no way in Force’s world to replace the one-of-a-kind gear. Force’s only choice is to partner with shifty mechanic, Calerbius Brown, and embark on a risky mission that will take Force and his rag-tag crew across the lateral dimensions, where they must often steal materials—even from themselves—in order to fix their own dwindling world.
Misty Provencher offers readers, ranging from teen to adult, a shelf full of stories to enjoy. Provencher's genres include titles in contemporary romance, fantasy, literary fiction, Sci-fi, and even erotica. While Provencher can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty's life is dedicated to connecting with, and understanding, the people who cross her path. She is totally enchanted with the world and spends her days trying to translate her everyday muses into words. Misty Provencher lives in the Mitten. Knock on her internet blog door at www.mistyprovencherauthor.com and wherever great coffee is sold.
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