Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Idea

So I have started to play with an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a while. It's sort of a new world, but with characters from my first book involved. It's not tied to the first book at all, but has some similarities, such as kids with powers and a world that won't accept them.

My question to you is: What would say about using characters from another book in a new one, but not tied together in anyway, would it work?

I know Stephen King has done that with his books where characters overlap books, but they aren't the focus on the book they overlap in.

Besides, I can't stop these characters from speaking to me, so I have to listen otherwise risk losing their confidence in me. What would you do?


  1. I hadn't even thought to worry about it. My novels (not that any are published, le sigh) are all based in the same world, and I use minor characters from one as MCs in another.

    I say go for it! Just be sure each novel stands independently, and that they don't contradict each other.

  2. Good point. This is a very distinct novel in that the characters are the same and the world has changed. Also none of my books are published either so I guess in the end if no one reads the other stuff than they would never know.