Relationships and Character Definition

Relationships and Character Definition

I have relationships on the brain today. Whether we’re talking about real or fabricated people and their relationships, the important part to think about concerns why those people are in a relationship. What’s the connection? The drive? The emotion? The […]

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Catching Those Stereotypes

Catching Those Stereotypes

After months of exchanging short Facebook messages and reorganizing calendars, Kate and I got a chance to meet up on Sunday. As usual, our conversation eventually made its way around to writing. We’re both trying to hit the same deadline […]

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A Return to Character Likeability

A Return to Character Likeability

Way back in June I wrote a post about character likeability. Then, my main point was that I don’t need to like a character, but I need to be compelled by them. The post as a whole makes sense and […]

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Ethics and Narrative

Ethics and Narrative

While planning my attendance schedule for When Words Collide, a panel I’d never heard mentioned before caught my eye: Ethics. No, I can’t imagine that would catch the eye of the majority of people, but I’m quirky that way. I […]

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Do Girly Books Exist? I Don’t Think So

Do Girly Books Exist? I Don’t Think So

Warning, I may go into slight rant mode with this post because a pet peeve has been piqued. A few weeks ago, my Teenreads newsletter hit my inbox. While I no longer qualify as a teen, teen book blogs cover YA […]

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Characters and Likability: I Don’t Have to Like You, But…

Characters and Likability: I Don’t Have to Like You, But…

A number of interconnected items have popped up on my radar the past little while. This one here, an article by Kameron Hurley called “In Defense of Unlikeable Women,” has hit the nail on the head for me. I won’t get into […]

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