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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugon Seta View Post
    You don't need a perfect character to have a perfect story, what you need is a perfect plot. Just always think of Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    I think that it would be safe to say that Quasimodo was perfect for that plot. Robin Hood would not have been appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah_arendt View Post
    There many cases when the characters live their own life. the writers creates the but, as it comes with the children, then they seem to be independent. After putting the last full stop the work starts to live in an independent way.
    And we can go back later and tell more of their stories, which is why many authors use the same characters in several, or even many, stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    And we can go back later and tell more of their stories, which is why many authors use the same characters in several, or even many, stories.
    I have been thinking about writing more than one book but not with the same characters. But don`t worry, it won`t have more than 3 parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillwalker View Post
    Victor Hugo's 'Notre-Dame de Paris'? Ring any bells?

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    Yes there are definitely bells in Notre Dame. Victor Hugo I know. You misunderstood my question.
    it may never try
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah_arendt View Post
    I have been thinking about writing more than one book but not with the same characters. But don`t worry, it won`t have more than 3 parts
    which brings me to this:
    could a story ever be nonending and its characters immortal?
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah_arendt View Post
    I have been thinking about writing more than one book but not with the same characters. But don`t worry, it won`t have more than 3 parts
    If you just use the same characters, then it doesn't make any difference how many books you will write. Detective novels are especially strong on reusing the characters as much as they can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    If you just use the same characters, then it doesn't make any difference how many books you will write. Detective novels are especially strong on reusing the characters as much as they can.
    I don`t plan using the same characters. In part II I am going to show one of the characters story. He is very important but in part I we don`t know much about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    which brings me to this:
    could a story ever be nonending and its characters immortal?
    It depends on the point of view. If you follow for example Eco, it is has no end. You, as a writer, stop to take part in it, but the story starts being independent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillwalker View Post
    Victor Hugo's 'Notre-Dame de Paris'? Ring any bells?

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    Nice pun, haha.
    "We sat around, scratching the earth with our feet, half looking up for a sign of the end. And all the while it had long since come and gone." Alexi Murdoch

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah_arendt View Post
    I don`t plan using the same characters. In part II I am going to show one of the characters story. He is very important but in part I we don`t know much about him.
    That's an interesting idea. You could tell the same thing from several different points of view; it might be worth trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaman_Raman View Post
    Nice pun, haha.
    Well done, my friend. Give that man a cigar - I'm glad someone spotted it.

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    I wasn't going to call it out at first, but I thought it deserved some justice...

    "Yes there are definitely bells in Notre Dame."

    ...wtf??
    "We sat around, scratching the earth with our feet, half looking up for a sign of the end. And all the while it had long since come and gone." Alexi Murdoch

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    That's an interesting idea. You could tell the same thing from several different points of view; it might be worth trying.
    I want to focus there on the Hunter who has quite interesting history to tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah_arendt View Post
    I want to focus there on the Hunter who has quite interesting history to tell.
    What story has he to tell hannah if it is Ok to ask?
    Last edited by cacian; 04-07-2013 at 05:42 AM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaman_Raman View Post
    I wasn't going to call it out at first, but I thought it deserved some justice...

    "Yes there are definitely bells in Notre Dame."

    ...wtf??
    Notre Dame do you know it?
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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