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Consistency across your YA series

How to keep things connected and in order when you're writing a YA series or MG series of books.

A graphic suggestion why it's important to have consistency in your YA series of book titles.
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Love from A to Z tells the story of Adam – he of the titular A – and Zayneb (she of the Z), teens who fall in love while pushing back against societal and familial expectations. As author S.K. Ali began crafting the book’s equally charming follow-up, Love from Mecca to Medina, she sometimes found herself unsure about minute details, like the ages of Adam and his sister when major events in their lives occurred.

Luckily, she found a very easy way to check her facts. The Adam and Zayneb fandom had her back. “[When I] couldn’t readily find this information in the first novel, I’d just ask in my Instagram Stories and, within a minute or two, I’d get answers with citations, like in an essay, from multiple sources,” she marvels. The reassurance soon gave way to a different feeling – trepidation. “It felt very heartwarming and, at the same time, a bit scary to realize that readers perhaps know these characters more than I do? (Hence, the slight anxiety I feel releasing Adam and Zayneb 2.0 into the world!)”

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