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June 29, 2010

Two For Tuesday: Think and Laugh

Kate Hart
What is it? Post two of anything: book reviews, pictures, quotes, poems, songs, videos, rants, shout outs, whatever floats your boat. Just connect them somehow. That's it.

Today: Links to make you think and links to make you laugh.

Think:
One of the most interesting parts of getting beta reads back is seeing how people react to female characters. I hope none of my betas will be offended when I say: It's strange that no one seems to mind the male character who cheats on his girlfriend in Refuge, but everyone had (different) opinions on how the female MC should act in any given situation.

Don't get me wrong-- I do the same thing when I read, and when I write, I worry far more about how my female MCs will be perceived than I do any of the males. I need to ponder further why we're harder on girls, but in the meantime, words can't describe the love I have for Courtney Summers' post On Unlikeable Female Protagonists.



Laugh: 
(What? Eclipse comes out tomorrow. You had to know more Twilight stuff was coming!)

Wow, messiest
Photoshop job
ever.
Author Amparo Ortiz makes a compelling case for how revising is similar to Robert Pattinson's hair.

The lovely Myra McEntire gives her non-spoilery review of the movie (and I get a shout out! I feel so famous!)

Meanwhile, my girl Kathleen takes Twilight to the Great White North. She tries to blame me, but I take no responsibility for the Nickelback.


Also? Dear RPattz, Ron Burgundy called and he wants his suit back.
(I'd like to take credit for this joke but I saw it somewhere else
and now can't find the link. I'm sorry original way-more-funny than me person!)

4 comments:

  1. It's true, that does look like Ron Burgundy's suit--all he needs is the porn/state trooper mustache.

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  2. HA I knew something seemed familiar about RPatz's suit ... LOVED the shoutout in Myra's vlog -- dude, she had better be right about the wigs because from the stills I've seen... well let's say I am skeptical.

    I also really, really enjoyed the blog about unlikeable female characters. It's an important conversation for YA writers and readers to have.

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  3. Dude if I ever get published you're heading my publicity.

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  4. Ooh, thanks for the cool links

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