Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

The Challenge of Sequels

After a few more changes to the first book yesterday, I’m back to editing numbers two and three today. There’s a challenge in telling a single story across multiple books: thinking about and planning for the readers who might go through these entries in a random order. But maybe I’m making this more complicated than it needs to be. There’s a handful of ways one can write multiple novels. One method is to write stories that have absolutely nothing to do with one another. Each entry introduces new characters (or…