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13th Aug '16 12:00:19 PM rjd1922
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' author Christian Chandler really does believe that the characters he uses exist in some sort of alternate reality. He has apparently even "spoken" to some of them in real life.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' author Christian Chandler really does believe that the characters he uses exist in some sort of alternate reality. He has apparently even "spoken" to some of them in real life. Being forced to kill off a character was what led to his final CreatorBreakdown when he stopped making comics.
1st Aug '16 8:08:54 PM Willbyr
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* Matsuri Akino, writer of ''PetShopOfHorrors'', often speaks of Leon and D as if they were real people in her commentaries. A skit featuring Leon's ADayInTheSpotlight chapter, ''Doom'' depicted the author as a director and the characters as increasingly disgruntled actors.

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* Matsuri Akino, writer of ''PetShopOfHorrors'', ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', often speaks of Leon and D as if they were real people in her commentaries. A skit featuring Leon's ADayInTheSpotlight chapter, ''Doom'' depicted the author as a director and the characters as increasingly disgruntled actors.
24th Jul '16 5:11:42 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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->''"You know, sometimes people say to me, 'Why do you choose to write that creepy stuff?' And I usually say, 'What makes you think I have a choice?'"''
-->-- Creator/StephenKing
20th Jul '16 7:06:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope veers all over the place in JasperFforde's ThursdayNext books. Are the Bookworld characters just playing what the author wrote, or are they putting the original ideas into their mind? When you consider that Thursday [[spoiler:changes the end of JaneEyre]] it becomes even more confusing!

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* This trope veers all over the place in JasperFforde's ThursdayNext Creator/JasperFforde's ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' books. Are the Bookworld characters just playing what the author wrote, or are they putting the original ideas into their mind? When you consider that Thursday [[spoiler:changes the end of JaneEyre]] it becomes even more confusing!
7th Jun '16 2:26:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MarkEvanier said this about [=DNAgents=], and how it was just like many of the times while writing the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny comic book.

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* MarkEvanier Creator/MarkEvanier said this about [=DNAgents=], and how it was just like many of the times while writing the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny comic book.
19th May '16 8:27:27 PM LadyNorbert
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* According to her biography, ''Dragonholder'', Creator/AnneMcCaffrey is this type of writer. The biographer (her son) recounts an incident when Anne's then-husband found her weeping over the fate of one of her protagonists, and she explained that she just killed off her hero. He suggested that since she was the author, she could change it, and she replied, "No, I had to. That's how the story goes."
* 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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* According to her biography, ''Dragonholder'', Creator/AnneMcCaffrey is was this type of writer. The biographer (her son) son and later co-author, Todd) recounts an incident when Anne's then-husband found her weeping over the fate of one of her protagonists, and she explained that she just killed off her hero. He suggested that since she was the author, she could change it, and she replied, "No, I had to. That's how the story goes."
" Todd observes in the narrative that his father's inability to respect Anne's creative process was a strong indication of why their marriage eventually fell apart.
* Creator/DennisLehane explains the 11 year 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.



** Elsewhere Sayers notes that this was why Harriet Vane did ''not'' fall into Lord Peter Wimsey's arms at the end of ''Strong Poison'', but rather took several more books to agree to marry him.
* Creator/JoWalton has said that she's tried writing a sequel to ''Among Others'', and that she has a pretty good idea what Mori does next, but that after the traumatic events she's already lived through Mori seems to be deliberately steering clear of anything that might turn into an Adventure, which means there's nothing to write a novel about.

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** Elsewhere Elsewhere, Sayers notes that this was why Harriet Vane did ''not'' fall into Lord Peter Wimsey's arms at the end of ''Strong Poison'', but rather took several more books to agree to marry him.
* Creator/JoWalton has said that she's tried writing a sequel to ''Among Others'', and that she has a pretty good idea what Mori does next, next; but that after the traumatic events she's already lived through through, Mori seems to be deliberately steering clear of anything that might turn into an Adventure, which means there's nothing to write a novel about.



* No matter what PlayByPost role play you play, you will ALWAYS stumble across one of these guys.

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* No matter what PlayByPost role play roleplay you play, you will ALWAYS stumble across one of these guys.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'' began with Daffy Duck in full Musketeers garb jumping into action. Director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese had no idea what to do after that, so they pulled the scenery away and substituted it with a barnyard scenario, then an Arctic scene, then a Hawaiian Island. Daffy adapted to each of these, and it was only the first two minutes of the cartoon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'' began begins with Daffy Duck in full Musketeers garb jumping into action. Director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese had no idea what to do after that, so they pulled pull the scenery away and substituted substitute it with a barnyard scenario, then an Arctic scene, then a Hawaiian Island. Daffy adapted adapts to each of these, and it was it's only the first two minutes of the cartoon.
6th May '16 12:01:37 AM PaulA
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* Creator/JoWalton has said that she's tried writing a sequel to ''Among Others'', and that she has a pretty good idea what Mori does next, but that after the traumatic events she's already lived through Mori seems to be deliberately steering clear of anything that might turn into an Adventure, which means there's nothing to write a novel about.
31st Mar '16 2:04:33 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/NimbusLlewelyn has similarly remarked that while he tends to have a sketched outline of a grand plan, the details are often subject to change, [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants usually at the last minute.]] He's also noted that several things, including [[spoiler: the budding romances between Uhtred and Jean-Paul, and Harry Dresden and Wanda Maximoff, in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'']] took him entirely by surprise.
27th Mar '16 5:33:38 PM nombretomado
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* The Comic Relief ''DowntonAbbey'' spoof "Uptown Downstairs Abbey" portrays Julian Fellowes this way, making something of a catchphrase out of "How do I do it?" He also protests that he can't do anything about an actress' issues with her character, because "I just do the silly writing."

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* The Comic Relief ''DowntonAbbey'' ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' spoof "Uptown Downstairs Abbey" portrays Julian Fellowes this way, making something of a catchphrase out of "How do I do it?" He also protests that he can't do anything about an actress' issues with her character, because "I just do the silly writing."
24th Mar '16 8:32:21 PM skybox
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* In ''Literature/TheDarkHalf'', Thad comments in a journal entry that the characters in the novel he's writing insist on doing things he doesn't want them to do.

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* In ''Literature/TheDarkHalf'', Thad comments in a journal entry that the characters in the novel he's writing insist on doing things he doesn't want them to do. Though when you consider the fact that the pen name Thad created ''became an actual person'', he might be telling the truth...
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