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10-23-2010 @ 10:28PM
...I think you replied to the wrong thing. /points down a couple paces to the discussion started by MusedMoose/points to her comment that you replied underI was talking about the major way writers see characters. Not how the books are developed, or written, or how well she gets things across. Just how the writer's view characters. Knaack does not listen to his characters, otherwise (like every other author I have ever spoken to or read a biography/helpbook/interview of) he would have said something about how the characters take on a life of their own and speak to him. That is the way it works in fiction. Weird, slightly crazy, but that is the way it works. The fact that he lacked that in his interview while Golden did not is something that shows how differently they view characters. Which in turn, affects their writing....I really do not know where you got all the other stuff, unless you meant to reply to something else.However, I will say this. I do think Golden does not spend nearly as much time as she should working on her novels. Sadly, this is the way it is with companies like Blizzard. It's an arms race. That lack of time shows in it's editing; of which includes how much a character will think of something. Without proper editing, it becomes obsession to the reader which the author never intended.Of course, I am one of those people who think unless it is your one gift story (which comes out near perfect, but you only get it once) you should spend at least 6 months to a year on a piece, depending on length. Maybe more. /shrugs
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