Quotes of Quotes (XXII) – John Scalzi on Franchise Writing

“I think there is a snobbery toward franchise writing that’s wholly unwarranted,” Scalzi says. “It’s a ridiculous double standard. Franchise writing requires flexibility, speed, the ability to adhere to canonical guidelines while still producing entertaining work. That’s a specific skillset.”
– from a “Guardian” article by Damien Walter, emphasis mine

I think this is one more thing I should consider in “Continuity”, maybe by means of an interview. If any franchise writers out there feel like they would want to share their part in creating a connected narration, don’t hesitate to contact me.