It’s that time again what are you drinking today?
I think I might go crazy and get an eggnog chai! Spicy and sweet. So tasty, but not so good for keeping weight off!
This week I want to talk about something that might push a few buttons. There is this trend mainly from two well-known authors we will keep unnamed that have come out with books lately that are just a rehash of stories they have already written. What I like to call story-repackaging.
It’s the same story we have all come to know and love (most of us) but from a different POV or changing some characters around. As a writer… I find it distasteful to the art of storytelling. If the author’s were doing it for fun… and in the privacy of their own home great. But no, They have to publish it and make the rest of us suffer what I feel is a mangling of the original story.
I just don’t understand why you would take time -to rewrite the same story, when you could add something different. Do a spin-off! That would be fun…. I just find that these authors might be succumbing to the pressure of their agents and publishers for something new and all they came up with is a re-telling of their now old story. It’s about the money it seems, and not the art of story-telling.
In my not so humble opinion, it’s a cheap marketing trick and they could do better.
How do you feel about this?