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Have you "invited" some other writers' characters?

Post by xouba » August 7th, 2010, 7:58 pm

Or, so to speak, have you any "guest star" in your WIP?

For example: for one of my someday-to-be-written plots, some kind of "Lord of the Rings" meets "Mike hammer", there's an elf whose name is Caleb Rimbour. He's an outlaw crafter of magical artifacts. By now, the only one meaningful to the plot is an "elven handgun", a gun that can piece magical armors. Caleb is also, to many, a madman and a traitor.

Caleb Rimbour. Celeb-rimbor. From the Silmarillion. The one that forged the rings of power.

Now that I've completely amazed you with my awesome and uncanny superpowers of name obfuscation, have you done something alike? Have you "invited" some character of some other book into your WIP, even if under disguise?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Have you "invited" some other writers' characters?

Post by HillaryJ » August 7th, 2010, 8:27 pm

I've had "ode" characters...shout outs to other authors or friends. They tend to be minor characters in short stories.

But I do love recognizing either invited characters or hat-tips when I see them.
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