Warning: Opinions of the Story are Not Necessarily the Opinons of the Author.

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Title: Warning: Opinions of the Story are Not Necessarily the Opinons of the Author
Creator: astrogirl2
Date(s): Jan 23, 2005
Medium: online
Fandom: multifandom
Topic: Fanfiction
External Links: Warning: Opinions of the Story are Not Necessarily the Opinons of the Author. - Electromagnetic Candy, Archived version
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'Warning: Opinions of the Story are Not Necessarily the Opinions of the Author is an essay written by astrogirl2 on livejournal and linked to by metafandom in 2005.

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. Tell me, do any of you out there ever find yourselves writing stories that don't actually reflect your personal worldview? Like, stories encompassing religious or political beliefs that you don't actually hold? I don't mean writing about characters that have those beliefs, necessarily, but having those beliefs be inherent in the story itself. Because this seems to keep happening to me, and never more egregiously so, I think, than in the thing I just wrote. And I'm not sure whether I should be patting myself on the back for my flexibility, or worrying about my, I dunno, hypocricy? Or about what people will assume my beliefs are if they read my stories... because I've already had at least one interesting experience of someone assuming something about my personal opinions from something I wrote that was completely inaccurate.

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