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Old Apr 18 2017, 08:08 AM   #44
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Default Re: Masterharper Of Pern Inconsistencies

There's one big advantage that we have that Anne didn't when she first started writing. A computer. With a computer it's easy enough to do a search to see if Lytol's dragon was green or brown, or even to set up a "guide" with character sheets and charts, and switch between both documents to check on inconsistencies.

Writing longhand, the first time an inconsistency comes to your awareness can be when some reader complains about it.

Having said that, I have to confess that my first reaction to Masterharper was along the lines of: "Bah! She's taken to writing potboilers!"

The book improved with re-reading, to the point where it became one of the take-off points for my own fanfiction. My characters take roughly the same track that Robinton does on his journeyman walkabout while escaping from Fax.
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