Bookweird: Characters vs. Authors

Bookweird Myth # 27
Authors and Characters are equally subject to the laws of bookweird.

This idea is absurd from the outset, and anyone who knows anything about the weirdness of books could tell you it's wrong. How can authors and characters be equally subject to the laws and dictates of the weird? Authors are much more influenced. How can they not be? Authors are the instruments of books. They are how books get made. They are bookweird's creatures. Characters live within the book, sure, but they have the freedom of the book. It's their kingdom. An author only wishes it was.