So as a writer, this has thoroughly intrigued me. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has come out to say she wishes she had changed the romantic fallout of two of the main characters in her books. (For a look at the article, check it out here http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/02/showbiz/rowling-hermione-ron-revelation/ )
It stirred something inside me to have an author change her mind about a book that’s already been published. Not that I don’t think she has the right to express her opinions about her own work, but as a reader, it was a little unsettling.
As a writer, it made me wonder… do I write based on how I’m feeling at the time?
Personally, I don’t. I find that I can’t make my characters do anything they aren’t supposed to do, no matter how I feel about it. If I do, everything comes out forced and fake.
Every writer writes in a different way and I have no judgement on what works for them. I know for myself, my books will be how they are written, because I don’t feel like I have much say in what the characters do–it’s up to them.
What about you? How do you feel about this?
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