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21st Sep '17 4:44:17 PM nighttrainfm
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* K. Lin, author of Institute of Metaphysics, talks about how a character "mentally strong-armed" her into writing one of the story arcs [[http://iofm.comicgenesis.com/d/20111115.html here]]

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* K. Lin, author of Institute of Metaphysics, talks about how a character "mentally strong-armed" her into writing one of the story arcs [[http://iofm.comicgenesis.com/d/20111115.html here]]here.]]
* In the sixth print collection of ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', David Willis mentions that Carla effectively wrested control of the plotline involving [[spoiler: Ruth's depression]] from him. Once she knew how bad things had gotten, he couldn't think of any in-character response besides her blowing up the secret.
11th Sep '17 11:57:04 PM jtierney50
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* A minor example: Creator/LinManuelMiranda once complained that he had to go learn French because "[[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} Lafayette]] wants to rap in French. Dammit, Lafayette."
* The narrator in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' has no more control over the events of the play than the characters, as proved when [[spoiler:they band together and kill him]].
30th Aug '17 8:27:47 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DennisLehane explains the 11-year gap between novels in the Kenzie and Gennaro series as the result of the lead character, Patrick, refusing to talk to him for that amount of time.

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* Creator/DennisLehane explains the 11-year gap between novels in the Kenzie and Gennaro series Literature/KenzieAndGennaroSeries as the result of the lead character, Patrick, refusing to talk to him for that amount of time.
13th Aug '17 6:22:01 AM DaibhidC
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* Ben Aaronovitch on ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'': "What usually happens is I start writing and the characters start going off in all sorts of directions, and I'm going 'No! Get back to the plot, you bastards!'"

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* Ben Aaronovitch on ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'': "What usually happens is I start writing and the characters start going off in all sorts of directions, and I'm going 'No! Get back to the plot, you bastards!'"bastards!'" He also [[http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/spontaneous-character-creation.html describes]] how a character can exist just to say a line or something, and then an entire backstory and personality appears from nowhere and you've got to rewrite the rest of the story to fit them.
-->Which is why, sometimes, when people ask me where the series is going the only answer I can give is – beats me mate, I just work here.
16th Jun '17 12:19:20 AM Korodzik
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* Creator/SarahAHoyt [[https://madgeniusclub.com/2016/08/17/when-the-gate-opens/ stated]] that stories tend to just leap into her head, usually at rather inopportune times, and refuse to go away.
12th May '17 7:22:09 AM billybobfred
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Justified to a certain extent: The RuleOfDrama dictates that what makes the best story isn't always the easiest thing to write. The author might ''know'' that killing off Bob is the most exciting/logical/dramatic/marketable course of action, but we can assume that as an author, he ''likes'' his character and will suffer a bit of heartache over it...heartache that is going to be magnified when the move proves to be extremely unpopular, or the fans react with horror and run away screaming, "FanonDiscontinuity!"

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Justified to a certain extent: The RuleOfDrama dictates that what makes the best story isn't always the easiest thing to write. The author might ''know'' that killing off Bob is the most exciting/logical/dramatic/marketable course of action, but we can assume that as an author, he ''likes'' his character and will suffer a bit of heartache over it...heartache that is going to be magnified when the move proves to be extremely unpopular, or the fans react with horror and run away screaming, "FanonDiscontinuity!"
"[[FanonDiscontinuity That never happened]]!"
7th Apr '17 10:09:31 AM igordebraga
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* When discussing ''Film/DragMeToHell'', Creator/SamRaimi [[https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20100102081824/http://screencrave.com/2009-05-27/sam-raimi-interview-for-drag-me-to-hell states]] that while in his view the CruelTwistEnding [[KarmicTwistEnding was earned by the protagonist]], "Maybe she was a little over punished. I wouldn’t have been as harsh personally." But this also showed how she is relatable because Raimi himself is flawed like her - "I wish I had more noble problems. She’s such an awful character, it’s really embarrassing. That’s how writers work I think."
18th Mar '17 6:14:00 AM DaibhidC
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* Ben Aaronovitch on ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'': "What usually happens is I start writing and the characters start going off in all sorts of directions, and I'm going "No! Get back to the plot, you bastards!"

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* Ben Aaronovitch on ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'': "What usually happens is I start writing and the characters start going off in all sorts of directions, and I'm going "No! 'No! Get back to the plot, you bastards!"bastards!'"
15th Mar '17 9:54:49 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', the reason why Niizuma Eiji can formulate plots so quickly is apparently because he can "see his characters move on their own."

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* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', the reason why Eiji Niizuma Eiji can formulate plots so quickly is apparently because he can "see his characters move on their own."own".



* Amazingly PlayedForDrama in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' - [[spoiler: The character Fakir is [[RealityWarper literally capable]] of RewritingReality by telling stories, but if he doesn't write well enough then his stories start conforming to reality instead of the other way around. In one instance he tries to write that monsters stopped attacking the main character...and finds he has to write that they kept attacking.]]

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* Amazingly PlayedForDrama in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' - [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The character Fakir is [[RealityWarper literally capable]] of RewritingReality by telling stories, but if he doesn't write well enough then his stories start conforming to reality instead of the other way around. In one instance he tries to write that monsters stopped attacking the main character...and finds he has to write that they kept attacking.]]
19th Feb '17 10:39:04 AM DaibhidC
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* Ben Aaronovitch on ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'': "What usually happens is I start writing and the characters start going off in all sorts of directions, and I'm going "No! Get back to the plot, you bastards!"
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