Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday has Issues

I would call my WIP an issues book. I'm tackling a lot of really powerful stuff, and I'm not sure I am handling everything correctly. One of the issues I'm writing about is how women treat each other (I guess this could be called female bullying).
I read a book by a beloved author that really upset me. The main character was arguing with her enemy who called her fat or something. The main character responded with something along the lines of "at least I'm not anorexic like you!" This caused everyone repressed by the enemy to cheer for the main character.
If you have any thought that someone (friend or foe) might have an eating disorder, you do NOT publicly humiliate them. You gently bring the topic to said person and/ or an adult that can assist the person in need.
The many point I am trying to make is that if you are going to reference something that is a MAJOR issue, you should handle the issue with care.
I'm sorry this post is not very helpful, but I have a ton of homework, which is a minor issue.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday with Relationship Advice

When writing an early romance scene remember BOTH people are trying to attract the other person. I hate reading a book where the romance scenes focus on the guy showing he is worthy of the MC. What has the love interest seen in the MC to make her worth the effort? Show that. The answer should not be something like she gave money to a begger. That's great, but I wouldn't start a relationship with someone just because they are charitable. It's a nice trait, but that isn't a sign we are soul mates. Soul mates come from shared interests and a mutual understand of the other person. I want to fall in love with that.