Structured elaboration is the key to lengthy writingsMany people have passion for writing. Some write articles, some write stories, some go for novels, some write text books, some even go for a series of books as a sequel to the original etc. I was always wondering how some people were able to write such lengthy books or novels going in thousands of pages when we take account of all the sequels in the series. My first experience of reading such a book was the suspense, phantasy, and detective story in Hindi language set in the background of ancient India and the name of the series was Chandrakanta Santati. It had 6 volumes and each volume had 4 parts and each of the part was almost like an average pocket book. It took me months to finish that story and it was quite enthralling. The book was written by Devaki Nandan Khatri and it is said to be the first of its kind in Hindi language. Later I got opportunity to read some other such lengthy books and found one thing in common that they were meticulously structured in their layout by going in elaborate details of everything and matching that with the story going forward so that the interest of the readers is maintained till the end of the book.
Have you gone through such lengthy books? What are your observations about their layout and storyline? Is it not difficult to write such lengthy books and sustaining the interest of the readers in it? Please share your views.