Originally Posted by gmw
I remember reading of a public argument between two famous authors: one saying that the characters told the story, he was just the cipher; the other saying that the author must have control over his characters. ... But I can't remember the author names
You've got me; but I definitely fall into the latter camp. I often think of the former camp is simply fooling themselves: Ascribing characters that the author created
to telling the author's story, out of the author's control, sounds mildly schizophrenic. But yeah, whatever works.