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Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop, that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participation, and to expand their following. Each of our great host will feature a chosen blog each week, it’s an interesting way to get to know one another.
This weeks question:
Q: Do You mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fan fiction.
Answer: First, I hate fan-fiction for the most part. (i don't mind some really well written fan-fic, but so much is bad, I am picky, and really just avoid it) I won’t get into that, but mainly it’s to me, feels a rip-off to the original author, and there are times that people will think its from the author, like extra scenes, ect. I especially hate when a great story, is fan-fictional to a horrid porn type book and publish it, but just change the names, I am sure most know exactly which book I am referring too. And bad writing on top of it. (yes, talking about the horrid Fifty shades crap)
As for ideas being similar, I think for the most part, there is no way around that, there are only so many original ideas. Unless a person is to completely make up a whole world and creatures and language, I do not see how to not have some similarities. I don’t mind, in fact, I like the comfort of ideas and stories that I can imagine the world easier. If its too foreign, I would feel lost. Like, I love fallen angel books, angel, nephilimn, and vampire books, paranormal for the most part, and most I read always have their own spin of it. Sci-fi is fun too, but if someone does an outerspace exploring type, and comes up with far-fetched aliens and all that, then it gets to be too original, lol. And Hard to follow, or bring an image to your mind. Overall, I do not mind same ideas recycled as long as they have their own spin on it, and it’s written well.