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Oakdale Confidential:
An As The World Turns Novel

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

THE BEAT GOES ON

I am loving how the writers of ATWT continue to work "Oakdale Confidential" into the current story.

Instead of taking actual plot points from the book, they are instead taking the beats of my story, and using it in theirs.

This way, anyone who only tuned into the show because of reading "Oakdale Confidential" can easily follow what's happening because they already know all of the character's relationships and motivations, but not precisely what will happen next.

Conversely, fans who have also read the book can have fun guessing what the next beat of the on-air story might be based on the incidents in the book, without feeling that they've "read it all before." There are spoilers in the book, but they're not blatant.

Katie, obviously, agrees....

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