Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Road Trip Wednesday- rewrite the endings
Ok how excited am I that I FINALLY figured out the next weeks topic is at the bottom of the blog!
This weeks topic: If you could rewrite an ending of book, why and how.
Ever read an awesome book and it falls apart at the end? Yep. We all have. So a part of me thinks its a little mean to rewrite the ending of book, because I know how hard it is to write much less how to get published and then everyone wants to give you feedback about it wither you want it or not.
So I'm not going to pick on any new writers or even books that came out this year, mostly because I don't want to spoil any endings.
I"m going to pick to two most famous and often critiquied book series. Harry Potter and Twilight. If you haven't read these by now, um, yeah what dark cave have you been living in?
I will start off right now and I can not imagine the pressure both of these ladies were under while writing the final book and more so knowing there was NO way they could make everyone happy.
So everyone called BS on that final chapter, mostly because it felt like bad fan fiction. What I didn't like about it was that i had assumed from book 1 that when Harry grew up he was going to be the next Dumbledoor and he was going to take over Hogworths, so yeah. Sort of bummed.
My other issue was if you're going to introduce two other wizard schools in book 4 why weren't they in the final battle? That would have been AWESOME!!!!!!!
Also I wanted an 8th book that SHOWED what happened to Hogworths while Harry was gone. Harry got annoying but I always loved the other characters more.
My biggest complaint with the final book was this, don't introduce a BILLION new characters where BELLA had to create a chart to keep everyone straight if there wasn't going to be a BLOOD BATH at the end. I get that it was to make the scene BIGGER and create larger scale, but there was no battle. When I hit the last 100 pages of the series I knew there wasn't going to be kick ass fight.
I don't mind if you can't write a fight scene, I can't do it. But I do get upset if you structured your book completely wrong and built up for an epic battle and instead you have vampires hug it out. LAME and I call BS.