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Big Art Of Writing An Appropriate Sequel To Creations Of Alexandre Dumas And Others

Dec 18th 2014 at 10:31 PM

Sequels are nothing new in the creative world. Whether it is a novel or a movie, the sequels use to come up consistently. In most cases it is the offshoot of the top success of the original novel or movie that could catch the imagination of the readers and viewers. For instance when one has a look at the sequel The Sultan of Monte Cristo is a perfect one matching the class and contents of the legendary novel “The Count of Monte Cristo”.

No Mean Task

Writing the perfect sequel for any classic and popular creation by famous writers like Alexdandre Dumas or any other like George Barnard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Jules Vernes, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, or any other is no mean task. For one, the sequel writer has to maintain the class and characteristics that made the original novel in high esteem among the readers. The same applies to the movie sequels where the producer and director has to take care to ensure that they do not end up by creating some insipid and unacceptable sequel to the original movie that had class written all over it.

Made with Care and Caution

When sequels are made with appropriate care and caution they are likely to succeed as can be seen from the recent blockbuster sequels of various blockbusters like the Millennium series, Harry Potter and the Twilight Series. The Millennium Series that started with the The Girl with the Dragon’s Tattoo went on to become bestsellers during their times and both the sequels namely, The Girl who Hit the Hornet’s Nest as well as The Girl who Played with Fire all became big success as novels as well as in form of movies. The success was so pronounced that the publishers have now taken up a fourth one as the sequel to the earlier three books that is now under construction and is likely to hit the market in August 2015.

What the Sequel Needs

Some of the requirements of writing the perfect sequel are maintenance of the flow and rhythm of the original book and maintaining the standard and quality that marked it. One can see the principles carried out to their full potential in series like Hunger Games where each sequel has become the complement as well as supplement for its original one. The same analogy applies to Harry Potter as well. At the same time there are some creations like the Fifty shades of Gray that requires sequel that will ideally complement the original creation.

Need for the Right Writer

All said and done writing the perfect sequel to any of legendary works like the Millennium series written by Stieg Larsson, Twilight series written by Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter written by J. A. Rawlings, or the Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins; the need is always having the right writer. An experienced and accomplished writer can step into the shows of the famous writers and create sequels that would be perfect match for the original.

Writing the fitting sequel is a big art and it requires experience, expertise, and the 3D principles of dedication, determination, and discipline on part of the sequel writer.

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