There’s a classic character in traditional adventure fiction: The Girl who’s the love interest for The Hero. She’s young, she’s beautiful, and she says, “Be careful, John,” a lot.* She may be the CEO of a major corporation at 23, but she still needs him to rescue her often. And sometimes she needs to die so he can feel incredible pain (aka “fridging”) and then go out and beat up the bad guys. I don’t know why there’s such a pervasive idea that the Hero’s Girlfriend has to be a helpless, boneless, gormless doorstop of a character, but it’s everywhere, especially on TV.
The Girl annoys the hell out of me. Continue reading
Today is False Confession Day.
I’ll start: I slept with Harrison Ford. I’m so ashamed.
I can’t believe it. They raised Arrow from the dead. There must be a Lazarus Pit in the Writer’s Room.
I don’t know if we have Argh People in Paris or even in France, but it must be said . . .
Our hearts are with you and your beautiful city.
Today is Moby Dick Day, or at least this is the day it was published on.
Terrible book. Full of fish.
I’ve been working on the Structure unit for over on the writing blog, and I’m finding it difficult to keep to my 500 word limit.
I’m not a stickler about it; if I hit 550, that’s fine, but I’m getting close to a thousand words on some of those entries and that’s just too many for an intro. All of this has just reminded me that shorter is harder. Continue reading
Today is Book Lovers Day.
So what are you reading now?
Hey, it’s Halloween, the BEST HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR, because of the marvelous stuff that ends up marked down . This is when I buy my ravens and candy skulls. It’s AWESOME.
Although my best raven was a gift from Krissie, the Folkmanis Raven Hand Puppet.
Suzanne said there was no e-mail notification that the last post in the Conflict series is up, so here’s your notification:
The last post in the Conflict series is up over on the Writing/Romance Blog.