Someone recently mentioned that I shouldn’t call my latest series of books a series because they should be referred to as a trilogy, seeing as my series will only contain three books (tentatively, I might do more or some spinoffs, depending on how well this series does). But what are the rules when it comes to these distinctions? Technically, there aren’t any.
Traditional storytelling usually involves a linear storyline where everything happens in chronological order, but there are some authors who choose to tell their stories in a non-linear fashion (think Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, or Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses).
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