So back a good while ago, when I was just coming up with the concept and characters for The Necromancer’s Daughter I realised that my protagonist shared some features with a local singer. Mainly the hair and eyes.
And I thought “Great, now I have a visual shorthand to use when telling writing friends about the story and character” – if, of course, I could find a) people who knew her b) decent pictures to show people who didn’t.
I ended up not having that problem, as that singer was Lorde and… I’m sure you know what happened with her.
Ha ha ha oops.
It’s linkspam time again! This time around I have been reading a lot about gender and sexism in YA, but that is not all that is featured in this linkspam.
- Stacked Books has not one but two posts on gender and the YA NYT bestsellers list: part one and part two.
- Both Sarah Rees Brennan and Malinda Lo talk about sexism and self-promotion at The Toast.
- The ever wonderful Kayleigh imagines the life and career of Joan Green at The Book Lantern
- Also at The Book Lantern, K keeps on explaining cliches. My current favourite is Blissful Ignorance (as it’s something I am examining the consequences of in The Necromancer’s Daughter), but Dangerous Sexuality is also a good one. Actually, just go and read them all.
- My friend Sarah has a great post explaining her reasons for boycotting the Ender’s Game film.
Got anything you think I might like to read? Link it below in comments.