Do you really need a series bible?

Meredith Bond
3 min readDec 24, 2023

If you write a series — and most authors do now — you need a series bible. And sadly, the best time to start creating one is while you’re writing the first book.

Naturally, I only realized this while I was writing my third series.

I immediately began keeping track — haphazardly — of the characters I was putting into my books. I did so in an excel spreadsheet, which is how a good number of authors keep their series bibles. It’s simple to use for the purpose and most people have the software, anyway.

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Meredith Bond

Award winning author, Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. Merry is also a writing coach and formatter.