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Stupid Twi-Clone Syndrome!

twilightcloneSo, I am reading a friend’s book, and she has a love triangle in the plot. What’s the first thing I say to her?

Oh be careful with that you don’t want to be a twilight clone.

Damn you Meyer! She wrote her triangle in such a pivotal way that the rest of us are scared to have them in our books for fear of being accused of being a twilight clone. This sucks, because love is such a huge part of young adult novels. It’s what girls are thinking about in high school. Heck it’s what girls are thinking about pretty much from the time they get boobs until they walk down the aisle.

Hey, I’m just keeping it real here folks.

So, here’s my question… how can we tell a love story–include a love triangle and epic love– and NOT be accused of being the next Meyer clone. What makes it work? What makes our stories special and different?


Friday 29th of May 2009

I made my triangle into a square! It works great and ends any comparisons to Twilight (besides the fact that there are no vampires or werewolves!)

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Tuesday 26th of May 2009

ah... wrote my comment but my bad connection lost it! forgot what i wrote here..

hate when it happened!


Monday 25th of May 2009

or even after - when the marriage isn't working! LOL! But yeah, you're right, it's hard when there's a little semblance, but time has proven that if you add a tad different twist to a plot, people will see it differently and might just like it :) Best of luck to your friend.

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Monday 25th of May 2009

I agree with the rest.. the love triangle existed way before twilight. SO i guess as long as you're making your characters special and unique, you'll be good.

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Sunday 24th of May 2009

I loved Twilight, don't get me wrong, but she didn't invent the concept. There will always be someone who isn't too well read that will hold Meyer as the gold standard, but then there will be many more others who know that love triangles existed long before Bella, Edward and Jacob! Good luck!

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