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* CreatorsOddball: Most of his works are part of the ''Inheritance Cycle'', a young adult HighFantasy series. Then there's ''To Sleep in a Sea of Stars'', an adult-oriented science fiction novel.
* {{Doorstopper}}: He tends to write rather long books; his debut novel alone has over 500 pages (the exact number varies depending on the edition). ''Brisingr'' was originally a hefty ''1500'' pages long before he realized it was too long and split it into two books(and they're both still over 800 pages long, ''each''). ''The Fork, the Witch and the Worm'', a collection of ''Inheritance Cycle'' short stories, is an outlier at just 288 pages.
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->''"I love telling stories and I love writing so the fact that I can do it professionally is something that I've always been very grateful for."''

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He has also written a science fiction novel, ''Literature/ToSleepInASeaOfStars'', his first non-''Inheritance Cycle'' novel.


* SeriousBusiness: The InternetBackdraft regarding him can get this way.

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* SeriousBusiness: The InternetBackdraft backlash regarding him can get this way.


Christopher Paolini (b. 1983) is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of HighFantasy DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen, though it was heavily marketed as a book written by someone who "graduated high school at fifteen". It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of being found by a Knopf publishing editor in a book store who's child liked it, though fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book (which he did in "period" garb, played its part.

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Christopher Paolini (b. 1983) is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of HighFantasy DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen, though it was heavily marketed as a book written by someone who "graduated high school at fifteen". It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of being found by a Creator/CarlHiaasen recommending it to Alfred A. Knopf publishing editor in a book store who's child liked it, after his stepson enjoyed the book, though fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book (which he did in "period" garb, garb), played its part.


Christopher Paolini (b. 1983) is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of HighFantasy DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen. It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.

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Christopher Paolini (b. 1983) is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of HighFantasy DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen.nineteen, though it was heavily marketed as a book written by someone who "graduated high school at fifteen". It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of being found by a Knopf publishing editor in a book store who's child liked it, though fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.book (which he did in "period" garb, played its part.


'''Christopher Paolini''' (b. 1983) is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of HighFantasy DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen. It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.

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'''Christopher Paolini''' Christopher Paolini (b. 1983) is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of HighFantasy DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen. It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.


* {{Hatedom}}: He has quite a bit of this as well.



* {{Word of God}}: Christopher Paolini answers a lot of questions about the Cycle, mostly in interviews.


Christopher Paolini is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen. It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.

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Christopher Paolini [[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d7e64a91755d29939e3b5a220a01e453.jpg]]

'''Christopher Paolini''' (b. 1983)
is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of HighFantasy DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen. It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.


Christopher Paolini is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen. It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one- a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.

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Christopher Paolini is the author of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', a series of DoorStopper novels. He finished writing the first book, ''Eragon'', at the age of nineteen. It was published [[UltimateJobSecurity by his parents]] before Knopf, a publishing company, picked it up (his parents started an independent publishing company to produce the book; it is an UrbanLegend that they already owned one- one a company the author describes as [[http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/christopher-paolini-interview "my parents, my sister and myself, sitting around our kitchen table"]]). To many people's surprise, it took off, mostly because of fantastic marketing on behalf of Paolini and his family, such as months of visiting schools across the United States to promote the book.

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* BadassBeard: While working on his new sci-fi project, he's packed on an ''extremely'' hefty "book beard" that he plans to shave once he finishes the manuscript.

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* ShownTheirWork: In regards to forging swords, especially.


* {{Fandom}}[=/=]FanDumb: He has a sizable one.
* {{Hatedom}}[=/=]HateDumb: He has quite a bit of this as well.

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* {{Fandom}}[=/=]FanDumb: {{Fandom}}: He has a sizable one.
* {{Hatedom}}[=/=]HateDumb: {{Hatedom}}: He has quite a bit of this as well.


* AuthorAvatar: Paolini himself admits that Angela is based on his sister, and that Eragon "started out" as an autobiographical character but eventually developed into his own character. Interestingly, he claimed Eragon developed into his own by learning awesome swordplay and riding a dragon...so yeah, Eragon is just CP with wish fulfillment.

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* AuthorAvatar: Paolini himself admits that Angela is based on his sister, and that Eragon "started out" as an autobiographical character but eventually developed into his own character. Interestingly, he claimed Eragon developed into his own by learning awesome swordplay and riding a dragon...so yeah, Eragon is just CP with wish fulfillment.WishFulfillment.


* {{Fandom}} / FanDumb: He has a sizable one.
* {{Hatedom}} / HateDumb: He has quite a bit of this as well.

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* {{Fandom}} / FanDumb: {{Fandom}}[=/=]FanDumb: He has a sizable one.
* {{Hatedom}} / HateDumb: {{Hatedom}}[=/=]HateDumb: He has quite a bit of this as well.

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