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5 Biggest Cliches in YA Romance

Recently, I’ve spent some time working my way through the bestseller list of YA romance fiction – everything from John Green to hit debuts such as ‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon, which was recently made into a movie. 439 more words

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Been busy shading under a tree while this same-sex marriage survey blows over.

But in fact I’ve been trying my hand at greeting card writing. For those writers of you out there it might go against the grain, so to speak – probably flies in the face of what ‘real’ writing is all about. 146 more words

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Writing with Awareness and Sensitivity

For many transgender people, stories about transgender people written by cisgender authors are a source of anxiety. The same holds true when people with disabilities read the works of authors who don’t have disabilities but choose to write about specific disabilities. 954 more words

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Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?

I think so, Brain … but wouldn’t most people consider the jackhammer to be a groundbreaking invention?

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Predictable Past, Flexible Future

After numerous nights of 3-hours of sleep, broken sleep, restless awakenings and early morning rising, I slept like a log last night. 9:30pm, out went the lights, and they didn’t come back on until 6am (or 6:30am, by the time I cuddled my dog and listened to some music from a “Chill Out” playlist on Spotify). 625 more words

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Winter Is Coming: But What About Other Seasons?

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A while ago on Fantasy Faction I attempted to answer the question: is winter in fantasy always evil? The conclusion I came to, in short, was no – but its arrival is almost always a double-edged sword: sometimes beautiful and enchanting, sometimes dangerous and sinister. 1,334 more words

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