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** Pierce had a lot of trouble writing Kel's romances, and that she's never been able to give a definitive answer on who she ends up with. She realized about the same time that Kel herself did that Kel really didn't have any interest in romance.


** The first draft of ''Bloodhound'', the second ''Literature/ProvostsDog'', had Beka put onto the Port Caynn investigation in part to get her out of Corus after she offended a young, drunk [[CallForward Queenscove]]. The published book changed this to a cover story where she was supposedly there to protect her from vengeful members of the Pell family.

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** The first draft of ''Bloodhound'', the second ''Literature/ProvostsDog'', ''Literature/BekaCooper'', had Beka put onto the Port Caynn investigation in part to get her out of Corus after she offended a young, drunk [[CallForward Queenscove]]. The published book changed this to a cover story where she was supposedly there to protect her from vengeful members of the Pell family.


* IJustWriteTheThing: Pierce relates that Alanna completely revolted against the original plan for Jonathan/Alanna to be the endgame ship; she was having none of that "queen" business, thank you very much. So, at the last minute, Alanna ended up with George and Thayet made her debut.

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* IJustWriteTheThing: IJustWriteTheThing:
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Pierce relates that Alanna completely revolted against the original plan for Jonathan/Alanna to be the endgame ship; she was having none of that "queen" business, thank you very much. So, at the last minute, Alanna ended up with George and Thayet made her debut.debut.
** Wyldon of Cavall was supposed to be an outright villain. He wasn't interested, and Pierce wound up rewriting him into the JerkWithAHeartOfGold beloved by so many fans of the novels.


** Pierce also confirmed that Okha is a trans woman who should be referred to as female, and the male pronouns used in the book were just for DeliberateValuesDissonance.

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** Pierce also confirmed that Okha is a trans woman who should be referred to as female, with female pronouns, and the male pronouns used in the book were just for DeliberateValuesDissonance.

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** Pierce also confirmed that Okha is a trans woman who should be referred to as female, and the male pronouns used in the book were just for DeliberateValuesDissonance.

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* IJustWriteTheThing: Pierce relates that Alanna completely revolted against the original plan for Jonathan/Alanna to be the endgame ship; she was having none of that "queen" business, thank you very much. So, at the last minute, Alanna ended up with George and Thayet made her debut.


* WordOfGod: Tamora Pierce is very accessible to her fans, formerly running a forum and having an active online presence. She frequently answers questions from fans. The blog [[http://tpwords.wordpress.com/ Words of Tamora Pierce]] has gone to great lengths to gather everything she's said.

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* WordOfGod: Tamora Pierce is very accessible to her fans, formerly running a forum and having an active online presence. She frequently answers questions from fans. The blog [[http://tpwords.wordpress.com/ Words of Tamora Pierce]] has gone to great lengths to gather everything she's said.said about the Tortall series.



** Wyldon would have been the BigBad of ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall''; the original plan was that he would start a rebellion over girls becoming knights. This [[IJustWriteTheThing failed to work]], and after talking it through with her husband, Pierce reconfigured him into the EnsembleDarkhorse he is.

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** Wyldon would have been the BigBad of ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall''; the original plan was that he would start a rebellion over girls becoming knights. This [[IJustWriteTheThing failed to work]], and after talking it through with her husband, Pierce reconfigured him into the EnsembleDarkhorse he is.is.
** The first draft of ''Bloodhound'', the second ''Literature/ProvostsDog'', had Beka put onto the Port Caynn investigation in part to get her out of Corus after she offended a young, drunk [[CallForward Queenscove]]. The published book changed this to a cover story where she was supposedly there to protect her from vengeful members of the Pell family.

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* OldShame:
** The rather [[StalkingIsLove stalkerish]] romances in the ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' quartet, along with the MightyWhitey overtones of Alanna and Jon's interactions with the Bazhir.
** After seeing how positively queer fans responded to just WordOfGay characters, Pierce decided to avert HideYourGays for all her future works, since having queer heroes is important to them as girl heroes is to girls.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the original drafts of ''Song of the Lioness'', Alanna and Jonathan ''were'' supposed to end up together. But Alanna refused point-blank to have anything to do with this 'queen' business, and so Thayet was introduced and Alanna wound up with George.

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In the original drafts of ''Song of the Lioness'', Alanna and Jonathan ''were'' supposed to end up together. But Alanna refused point-blank to have anything to do with this 'queen' business, and so Thayet was introduced and Alanna wound up with George.George.
** Wyldon would have been the BigBad of ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall''; the original plan was that he would start a rebellion over girls becoming knights. This [[IJustWriteTheThing failed to work]], and after talking it through with her husband, Pierce reconfigured him into the EnsembleDarkhorse he is.

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* AscendedFanon: Sometimes. For example, when discussing the terms of Delia's imprisonment, one fan said that of course there would be magical barriers in place as well. Pierce's reply? "Oooh, yes!"


* WordOfGod: Tamora Pierce is very accessible to her fans, formerly running a forum and having an active online presence. She frequently answers questions from fans. The blog [[http://tpwords.wordpress.com/ Words of Tamora Pierce]] has gone to great lengths to gather everything she's said.

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* WordOfGod: Tamora Pierce is very accessible to her fans, formerly running a forum and having an active online presence. She frequently answers questions from fans. The blog [[http://tpwords.wordpress.com/ Words of Tamora Pierce]] has gone to great lengths to gather everything she's said.said.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the original drafts of ''Song of the Lioness'', Alanna and Jonathan ''were'' supposed to end up together. But Alanna refused point-blank to have anything to do with this 'queen' business, and so Thayet was introduced and Alanna wound up with George.


* CreatorsFavorite: Inverted with Aly, who Pierce has said makes her want to bang her head on the wall as they're such completely different personalities.

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** Pierce says that Keladry is the most relaxing character for her to write.
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Inverted with Aly, who Pierce has said makes her want to bang her head on the wall as they're such completely different personalities.


* WordOfGay: Lalasa and Tian in ''Protector of the Small''. There's plenty of subtext, but Pierce didn't think she could mention it directly without invoking HaveIMentionedIAmGay.

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* WordOfGay: WordOfGay:
** Pierce has said that in the original version of ''Song of the Lioness'', Roger and Thom were meant to be gay lovers. She had to cut it when she retooled it as a YA book thanks to the MoralGuardians at the time, but she did leave in the subtext.
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Lalasa and Tian in ''Protector of the Small''. There's plenty of subtext, but Pierce didn't think she could mention it directly without invoking HaveIMentionedIAmGay.

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* CreatorsFavorite: Inverted with Aly, who Pierce has said makes her want to bang her head on the wall as they're such completely different personalities.
* FanNickname: "Numy" for Numair. It was later upgraded to canon as Aly's pet name for him.
* WordOfGay: Lalasa and Tian in ''Protector of the Small''. There's plenty of subtext, but Pierce didn't think she could mention it directly without invoking HaveIMentionedIAmGay.
* WordOfGod: Tamora Pierce is very accessible to her fans, formerly running a forum and having an active online presence. She frequently answers questions from fans. The blog [[http://tpwords.wordpress.com/ Words of Tamora Pierce]] has gone to great lengths to gather everything she's said.

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