Ever read a series to find that the author seemed to have reworked the whole story-line 3/4s of the way through and suddenly the characters you had grown to love were no longer the same people you’d enjoyed spending so much time with before?
What do you, as writers, do when this happens? Do you create your own versions of the stories? Do you plow through,hoping that the author will once more capture your heart?
Do you set the series aside and/or leave a low review on Goodreads or Amazon?
I had this happen twice recently, once in a TV series I was watching (instant Fanfiction fodder!) and then again, more recently in a book series I’d enjoyed. I realized that, as a writer myself, I found these shifts harder to bear than a lot of non-writers I’ve spoken to. And so wondered, is it a result of writing, reading, both or …. something else?
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