Not all great hits in the world of publishing and storytelling start off with a bang. In fact, many well-known authors had ideas upon ideas for their stories, characters, and voices that were scrapped before their final drafts were produced—final drafts that might be surprising in comparison to the original ideas from which they developed.
There are so many things I want to talk about, and they all revolve around the question of ownership of stories and the idea of author/reader interaction. When a story has entered popular culture, how much right does the author have to do exactly what they want with the characters they created, and how much […]
The mystery genre is extremely popular around the world. Readers have enjoyed sinking their teeth into a classic “whodunit” for centuries, and some of today’s most popular detective stories stem from the tales of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In perusing the mystery section of your local bookstore, you are sure to have […]