History Main / DirectLineToTheAuthor

26th Jan '18 12:23:42 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the afterword to ''Literature/TheLastDaysOfNewParis'', Miéville claims that he was summoned to a hotel room by an old friend, where he instead met a mysterious man who relates the story in a huge, 36-hour marathon. He suspects the man was the artist/protagonist Thibaut.
24th Jan '18 7:30:19 AM LondonKdS
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The ebook and print versions of ''Literature/TheComfortableCourtesan'' by L A Hall claim that Hall is editing an actual handwritten nineteenth-century diary found in the attic of an English stately home.
14th Jan '18 2:35:24 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LesLuthiers periodically "discover" and perform music by the fictitious composer Johann Sebastian Mastropiero.

to:

* LesLuthiers Music/LesLuthiers periodically "discover" and perform music by the fictitious composer Johann Sebastian Mastropiero.
3rd Jan '18 1:47:12 AM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Incident at Loch Ness'', a faux-documentary by Zak Penn, starring Werner Herzog, the filmmakers claim to be shooting a documentary about the myth of the Loch Ness monster, but begin to encounter signs that it may not be a myth. Like Crichton's ''Eaters of the Dead,'' it is (or seems to be) a genuine documentary at the beginning of the film; where it crosses into fiction is debatable. The conceit of a genuine documentary is held on to the bitter end (the DVD even includes "commentary" by Zak Penn as he interviews a series of people and discusses the bad blood between himself and Herzog due to events in the film).

to:

* In ''Incident at Loch Ness'', ''Film/IncidentAtLochNess'', a faux-documentary by Zak Penn, starring Werner Herzog, the filmmakers claim to be shooting a documentary about the myth of the Loch Ness monster, but begin to encounter signs that it may not be a myth. Like Crichton's ''Eaters of the Dead,'' it is (or seems to be) a genuine documentary at the beginning of the film; where it crosses into fiction is debatable. The conceit of a genuine documentary is held on to the bitter end (the DVD even includes "commentary" by Zak Penn as he interviews a series of people and discusses the bad blood between himself and Herzog due to events in the film).
29th Dec '17 11:15:08 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The short stories in ''[[FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled You Got SasakiRolled!]]'' are allegedly written by three characters from [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya the original series.]] In a twist, the "literary agent" (that is, the author) is killed off at the very beginning and the story was supposedly uploaded to FanFictionDotNet by his ghost.

to:

* The short stories in ''[[FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled You Got SasakiRolled!]]'' are allegedly written by three characters from [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya the original series.]] In a twist, the "literary agent" (that is, the author) is killed off at the very beginning and the story was supposedly uploaded to FanFictionDotNet Website/FanFictionDotNet by his ghost.
23rd Dec '17 7:38:46 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Some later publications of ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' add a "[[EoinColfer this man]] is not my biographer" preword from Artemis... despite the epilogue already presenting the book as an LEP psych report.

to:

* Some later publications of ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' add a "[[EoinColfer "[[Creator/EoinColfer this man]] is not my biographer" preword from Artemis... despite the epilogue already presenting the book as an LEP psych report.
16th Nov '17 7:43:12 PM GeorgeT-SLC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Another common method is to claim that the book was written as a testimony (or confession) to actual events - possibly the most notable example of this is ''Literature/TheGuildOfSpecialists'' trilogy, which takes the love that boys' annuals have for intricate diagrams and maps to its absolute extreme and fabricates not only a plethora of large diagrams, maps, and sketches, but ''photos and objects''. In this version the author pretends they are simply publishing something that someone else has written - this often takes the form of a novelization of a [[Literature/TheWesternMysteries diary or a set of notebooks]]. Other methods include [[Literature/SherlockHolmes accounts by secondary characters]] and so on. This trope a staple of children's books and fantastic tales, it often features an AuthorAvatar or even instances of FromBeyondTheFourthWall or other strangeness and may be said to be [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings translated from accounts of what happened or books written by the characters]] and never actually communicated in person.

to:

Another common method is to claim that the book was written as a testimony (or confession) to actual events - possibly the most notable example of this is ''Literature/TheGuildOfSpecialists'' trilogy, which takes the love that boys' annuals have for intricate diagrams and maps to its absolute extreme and fabricates not only a plethora of large diagrams, maps, and sketches, but ''photos and objects''. In this version the author pretends they are simply publishing something that someone else has written - this often takes the form of a novelization of a [[Literature/TheWesternMysteries diary or a set of notebooks]]. Other methods include [[Literature/SherlockHolmes accounts by secondary characters]] and so on. This trope trope, a staple of children's books and fantastic tales, it often features an AuthorAvatar or even instances of FromBeyondTheFourthWall or other strangeness and may be said to be [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings translated from accounts of what happened or books written by the characters]] and never actually communicated in person.
30th Oct '17 10:17:09 PM LadyNorbert
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Franchise/DragonAge Varric Tethras]] is credited as the editor of the ''Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge'' series, helping "@/LadyNorbert, Chantry scholar" take the official records about the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Second Inquisition]] and turn them into a story. He peppers the manuscript with [[NoteFromEd editor's notes]] to comment on the action, criticize the author's choice of phrase, or explain things to the readers.

to:

* [[Franchise/DragonAge Varric Tethras]] is credited as the editor of the ''Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge'' series, helping "@/LadyNorbert, Chantry scholar" take the official records about the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Second Inquisition]] and turn them into a story. He peppers the manuscript with [[NoteFromEd editor's notes]] to comment on the action, criticize the author's choice of phrase, or explain things to the readers. He's also credited as the author in the two side volumes of the series.
21st Oct '17 11:12:38 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ''Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson'' stories are all credited "by Bitsy Spiegleman, as told to Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger". Bitsy is supposedly an old school chum of "Muffy" Birnbaum, who relays her tales to her friend whenever she gets a brief chance to visit our Earth again. Bitsy, in her turn is relaying the stories to Effinger, since he's a professional writer.

to:

* The ''Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson'' ''Literature/MaureenBirnbaumBarbarianSwordsperson'' stories are all credited "by Bitsy Spiegleman, as told to Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger". Bitsy is supposedly an old school chum of "Muffy" Birnbaum, who relays her tales to her friend whenever she gets a brief chance to visit our Earth again. Bitsy, in her turn is relaying the stories to Effinger, since he's a professional writer.
21st Oct '17 1:33:17 AM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The ''Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson'' stories are all credited "by Bitsy Spiegleman, as told to Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger". Bitsy is supposedly an old school chum of "Muffy" Birnbaum, who relays her tales to her friend whenever she gets a brief chance to visit our Earth again. Bitsy, in her turn is relaying the stories to Effinger, since he's a professional writer.
This list shows the last 10 events of 255. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DirectLineToTheAuthor