9 November 2012

Follow Friday!

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #122

My gosh, it feels so foreign to be doing this again! Weird! And of course, Kelsey is out of town, so I'm fielding this one by myself. But, if you're new, this is essentially "Follow Friday", and it is put on by this lovely blog. Check it out!

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

I feel almost bad answering this. It drives me nuts when this happens. I don't know why, but it just makes me want to pull my hair out. Though, that's a tad on the dramatic side. I'm a firm believer in following your own ideas. Create an unique world, your own world essentially. Don't monopolize on someones success! At least, in my opinion.

- Kristen

35 comments:

  1. Hi thank you for the follow. I am a new follower to your blog! You have a great answer. I can see where it would drive you nuts. Some books do that to me. lol

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  2. Thanks for the follow! New follower. Great answer!

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  3. I think a truly original idea is near impossible and that 99.9% of writers take inspiration from other stories, whether they mean to or not. That doesnt mean they should completely regurgitate another authors work tho! They definitely need to put their own ideas and creativity into their story for it to be worth my time.
    New Follower via GFC
    My FF

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  4. thanks for checking out my blog! I am following you back.

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  5. Agreed. Well put. New follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  6. Love your answer :) Following you back :)

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  7. Exact replicas drive me nuts too. But if it's a retelling of a classic, for example Alice In Wonderland, and they write it in a unique way, I'm all for it! New GFC follower :)

    Here's my FF

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  8. Great answer. I agree.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Following you back via GFC.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following back! :)
    My FF

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  10. Hi! Thanks for follwoing. Following you back :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  11. I totally agree about attempting to create your own world and not cash in on another's success. I think that's why I avoid vampire books in general -- if I start reading another Twilight knock-off I'll...probably not do anything. Maybe give it a bad review. Take that bad vampire books!
    Following you back :)

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  12. I usually don't mind as long as there is some originality - something different, even if the books are a similar concept.

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  13. I don't mind when it's purposeful, like when people pull from mythology or interesting fairytale retellings (Cinder comes to mind here). I don't like repetitive plots or downright copying.

    New follower! My follow friday! Please visit!

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  14. A big part of my feelings against fanfic is that exact thing! Thanks for visiting my blog, new GFC follower in return!

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  15. I don't mind as long as they add something to it to make it their own. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you back via GFC. :)

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  16. I can agree to a point, but hardly anything is original these days. A writer has to take a used idea and make it their own. Which I have read sooo many vampire books and I have loved them all because they were different in their own way. :)

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  17. I agree on not monopolizing on other people's success.

    new follower
    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

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  18. Thanks for visiting! New follower.

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  19. I don't mind it as long as there is a unique spin on it. Great answer though. New follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

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  20. I totally see what your saying. It can be frustrating.

    New follower through GFC.

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  21. I understand. Sometimes it is pretty frustrating to see someone else benefitting from another person's hardwork.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog! :) New follower.

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

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  22. Great answer!
    New follower via GFC :)
    Samantha @ the secret life of a bookworm

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  23. Me too! New follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I can be found and followed at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com . Love meeti ng new blogger/readers!
    Happy Reading!
    Beth :D

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  24. I agree with your answer! I prefer creativity and I don't like people who benefit from other's successes. Thanks for stopping by! :) New follower!

    Judith @ Paper Riot

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  25. AGREED! Originals are the best. It brings out the best in authors.
    Here's my FF.
    Have a great day!
    *New GFC follower. :)

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  26. yup, I aree! I admire my favorite authors for their unique ideas - smd those shouldn't be taken away by anyone :)
    Thanks for checking out my blog, I'll make sure to follow yours in a minute- have a great weekend!

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  27. Cool answer. I agree that it needs to be unique, but I'm more tolerable towards such things. A good book is a good book, whether it's been done before or not.

    BTW, cool blog. Very nice and neat and pretty. New follower. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  28. Great answer! I agree that it's quite annoying to come across something that you've read before. I understand how it can happen unintentionally of course but it's still alittle annoying when it happens, LOL

    *New Follower*

    ~Kayla

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  29. I totally agree with you. Thanks so much for following my blog and for your very nice comment. Following you back!

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  30. haha! Great answer, I couldn't agree more and I couldn't have said it better :) Thanks for sharing, for stopping by my FFF AND for the follow ♥ I am now following back via GFC :)

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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