Thursday, October 16, 2014

Writing Serials Can Be Fun! By Margaret Daley

Right now I'm writing a Halloween Serial with some other authors on a blog (Craftie Ladies of Romance). We do this several times a year. We decide on a theme. Like, this one is about Halloween. We also decide if it is a romance or romantic suspense. One person comes up with a seed of an idea and starts the story. We don't plot it ahead of time. Each one writes by the seat of her pants. It takes the story in some fun--often wacky--directions.

The first part was posted on Wednesday. Today the second installment of It Was a Dark and Stormy Night appeared. Tomorrow I will write the third installment, and at this moment I don't have any idea what I'm going to do. Readers enjoy these serials. Have you ever followed a serial? If you want to follow this one, it is at It will go to Halloween written by a different author each day. We love readers input in how the serial should go. Enjoy!

Bio: Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of ninety books (five million sold worldwide), has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at

Her most recent book out is a two novella bundle from Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations (romantic suspense).


  1. It sounds like fun, but as a writer it scares me! Writing by the seat of your pants? (shiver) Must check it out

  2. What fun! You never know where these stories are going to go.

  3. Melinda, that is how I write after I come up with a framework for the story.

  4. Sounds like a fun idea. I've thought about writing a serial, but the idea has not made it to the page so far.