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Oct 25
Contracts Between Authors and Readers: What Are We Owed?

Contracts Between Authors and Readers: What Are We Owed?

Warning: links contain spoilers. Click on them at your own risk! They say breaking up is hard to do. And when an author ends a series a particular way or kills a beloved character is trust broken? Some readers believe the contract between the author and reader is broken once this happens. Reading is personal and we bring a character to life in our own mind. We have ideas on what they look and sound like. We are emotionally tied to a book or a series and form an attachment. Books allow us to experience a variety of feelings while we read. So when an author decides to kill a character then it’s perfectly normally to feel angry or disappointment. It’s difficult for readers of a series because these characters… Read more »

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