Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison can Read and Parajunkee 

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

No, i don't. Honestly, i think if i did mind, i probably wouldn't get much reading done, because practically every book has some sort of similarity to another book or series. A truly original idea seems quite impossible to me. Even unintentionally, i think all writers are influenced by other writers and other stories. 
I don't want an author to completely regurgitate another authors work though. A great book should take influence from many sources, not just retell whatever werewolf story happens to be the flavour of the month.
I dont have much experience with fanfic, but if all fanfic to published novel is like 50 shades..........then that should definitely never happen ;-)

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  1. I just want the story to capture me into it's world. Doesn't matter if I've been there before.
    Old Follower!
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    1. I meant New Follower. Oops!

    2. Completely agree! Thanks for stopping by and following. :)

  2. I don't read much fan fic, either, though if it's done well I wouldn't be opposed. :D Old follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Im now following your blog :)

  3. I agree. I don't mind overlap so long as there are some differences.

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    My response @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. Hopping through. I'm not a big fan of erotica fanfic - although I am curious about 50 Shades - I like reading missing moments of the characters.
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  5. Hopping through here. I get a little...waterlogged when I read the same thing over and over again. I need a little variety. New follower via GFC! You can find my post
    right over here

  6. Definitely agree! I know authors even say that themselves! I have even read books that have a similar theme to the ones I am usually trying to write.

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I completely agree. My English professors tell us all the time that an original idea is never going to be a reality!

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    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  8. To everytning you said: Yes. Exactly. And Ditto! Old follower, and hoping you hit 50 followers soon!!
    Sarah@ Sarah's YA Blog

  9. While certainly books overlap with each other somewhat, I agree that the problem arises when a book matches up closely with only one other (recently published and successful) other book. Great answer!

    I'm a new follower! Here is my FFF

  10. I don't mind if they have similarities but when it's the same cutout characters and plot? *faceplam* Great answer! :)

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    Kaina @ These Flying Pages

  11. I agree! I don't mind as long as there seems to be some original thought put into the story.

  12. I agree I don't mind either. I just became a new follower and here's my link