YA heroines outside the white, straight box →
The difference between dating girls and guys →
Q: A lot of my friends are experimenting with their sexualities right now. I have a general question. What is it like dating someone of the same sex? How does it compare with dating a guy? Any advice for awkward teens in this possible phase? —Roma This is one of the best descriptions I’ve ever read about the differences between dating girls and guys.
People in fandoms take apart stories more than...
English Teacher: The curtains were blue to show the depressing feelings the character was feeling.
Writer: The curtains were blue because I like blue curtains...
Fandom: The curtains were blue because they reminded him of the blue trench coat his best friend used to wear. Because truly, deep down in his heart, he loved that man more than a best friend. He loved him and he completed him. Now that he's gone, all he has to remember him by is those blue curtains.
Writer: I JUST LIKE BLUE CURTAINS OKAY! GOD!
I’m less concerned that you love my characters than that you recognise them....– Excellent piece by Lionel Shriver in defense of unlikable characters. We Need To Talk About Kevin author Lionel Shriver: Why Literature Requires Unlikable Characters - Slate Magazine (via bookladysblog) *nods, nods* If you don’t believe, why should you care? And characters also need to be...
My website just got a makeover! →
To celebrate my website’s new design, I’m giving away signed copies of Huntress, Ash, and Ash posters. Stop by and check it out!
Welcome to Malinda Lo's Tumblr!
Welcome to my tumblr! I created this to record my progress in writing my next novel. Every day that I work on this book, I’ll post something here under the tag #Writing the Sequel. It may or may not be related to the book itself, but I will make sure to not post anything that is super-spoilery, because it’s a sequel to Adaptation (which doesn’t come out till Fall 2012). I decided...