Posts Tagged: Criticism

Links: Thursday, March 26th

Links: Thursday, March 26th

March 27, 2014 Links 5

A bunch of flowers. Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally – I waffled on linking this because it appears to be written by a white woman, but the advice seemed solid and she does include other people’s answers at the end. YMMV To answer your other questions:… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 25th

Links: Tuesday, March 25th

March 25, 2014 Links 3

Hi five! AAR takes on graphic novels – AAR isn’t really my scene, but this post caught my eye. I didn’t even know there were graphic novel romances. I’m very excited to announce that AAR will be reviewing romance graphic novels. We’ve reviewed a few in the past, but this… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 22nd

Links: Saturday, March 22nd

March 22, 2014 Links 0

Pounce Harmful Communication: The “I Love You” Defense – Now this is a post I want every romance author to read. If the characters are arguing about something and the defense boils down to “I love you, and I was just doing what I think is best for you” I… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 18th

Links: Tuesday, March 18th

March 18, 2014 Links 2

17 of the Most Amazing Treehouses From Around The World Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? – Walter Dean Myers writes about how not seeing himself represented in fiction affected him as a child, why he writes juvenile fiction and how he worries about the future of… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 15th

Links: Saturday, March 15th

March 15, 2014 Links 3

Had a rough week? Here’s a cat napping. Unlikable Heroines – Erin Satie writes about the oft discussed “unlikable heroine” and wonders what we mean, exactly, when we use the terms likable or unlikable. When I dislike the protagonist, I do not care. And, before too long, I do not… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 11th

Links: Tuesday, March 11th

March 11, 2014 Links 2

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists Abundant Reading – Liz’s post on book buying, the TBR pile and long books really resonated with me. I’m guilty of pretty much everything she mentions. Most of my reader friends know that the effect of too many books TBR can be the feeling that… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 8th

Links: Saturday, March 8th

March 8, 2014 Links 0

Cat has no time for your nonsense on this Caturday morning. Love, color, and blindness – It seems like a bunch of “love is blind” posts made the rounds recently, and Sunita weighs in with where they fall down for her. Color doesn’t play the same role in every person’s… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 4th

Links: Tuesday, March 4th

March 4, 2014 Links 0

Verily I say unto ye The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond) – Kelly Jensen talks about the ways gender influences how readers talk about book characters. We talk at lengths, however, about female characters’ likability. And it’s a binary, with absolutely no room between the two end points…. Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 1st

Links: Saturday, March 1st

March 1, 2014 Links 4

Caturday is no laughing matter. Romance 101: Can romance novels turn non-readers into booklovers? – One of my favorite bloggers is Pamela/Badass Romance and this interview with her friend @RomanceProf Jessie Matthews, who teaches an undergraduate course on romance, is the kind of high-quality post that makes her such a… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 27th

Links: Thursday, February 27th

February 27, 2014 Links 1

Fashion in 14th century Mosul (Iraq): a new exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery All the Sporty Ladies: Female Athletes in Romance Novels – Does what it says on the tin. I’m all about athletic heroines. Give them to me. But what happens when a heroine is the athlete? Fewer women… Read more »

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