The problem with reincarnation in novels – a critique on the fundamentals of a plot device

While the title might be seem provocative, I’m really not out to take anyone on, or belittle the works of genres I very much enjoy myself. I do, however, a have a teeny, tiny quibble that I keep thinking on whenever I stumble upon an interesting story with a reincarnation-device employed.

So, I’ll be discussing two types of reincarnation mechanics, either as a character being reborn, or a character returning to an earlier version of themselves.

To be honest, I’m probably going to later discuss the issues between these kinds of stories as well, but for now let’s stick to reincarnation, shall we?

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Changing My Hobby Into a Business – The Start of a Journey

I’ve been writing stories for a long time, but have only recently begun publishing said stories, and I’m beginning to grow confident enough to think there might actually be value in what I write.

As such, this is my first post towards changing my hobby into a business, as crass and pedestrian as that sounds. Indeed, that was – and is – my chief concern in embarking upon this journey; how could I possibly have the arrogance to assume my work is worth anything to anyone?

Well, maybe I should start from the beginning.

Hi, I’m Winterwisp, someone who likes writing, and fashions himself an author. Since October of last year, I have written and published the story Divine Construct on Royal Road, a project – I’m proud to say – went as far as to become the unofficial winner of the 2019 Royal Road writeathon competition.

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