Check out Craig Boyack’s post about characters on Story Empire today. I agree with him, just changing all the traits of characters is a turn-off. Create some original characters and brands but stop messing up existing brands. Also, fans are great to follow so avidly, but many think stories should end in ways that make no sense or travel a familiar path. Many authors work hard for a relatively unique ending. Good post today, Craig!
Hi, gang, Craig here with something that might be a little controversial. Great way to kick off a new year, right?
In fiction, we are responsible for everything. The environment, the economics, the characters, everything. It’s up to us to create all of it. Sometimes we set the tale in the real world, even if it’s in a fictitious city. Sometimes it’s a completely different planet.
The big point here is it’s your story to write, for good or bad.
Time to get to my point. What do you think of fandoms that insist on outcomes to storylines and other major changes?
We should all be so lucky as to have that kind of fandom, but it can become an issue. There were some who had the conclusion of the Harry Potter series all mapped out then campaigned for what they wanted. Some wanted Harry and Ron to become a…
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