Warning! The following content contains opinions on The Twilight Series and may not be suitable for some Twilight fans. Reader discretion is advised.
Let's be clear, I'm not a Twilight hater or lover...I'm a fence-sitter. And I openly admit to reading every single book in the series. Yes, it's true. The storyline managed to engage me, pulling me into its mystical vortex.
Even though the writing style occasionally irked me to the point where I wanted to slash my wrists and poke my eyes out, I persevered so I could understand what was so special about these stories compared to my.... 5.5 unpublished books. Uh-hmmm.
Anyway, this isn't about me.
Writers rarely read for pure enjoyment. Even if the intention is there, writers tend to study and dissect the book they are reading, especially if the genre is the same as theirs.
So, when something 'big' hits, a writer needs to know why. And, if the writing isn't exceptional, you are going to have some seriously ticked-off writers.
Don't get me wrong. I like to be supportive of my fellow writers because I would want the same in return. However, I still would want to dig deeper to discover why 'so-and-so's' book was published and not one of my 5.5 books....... (Right. This isn't about me.)
The point is, love it or hate it, The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer is here to stay..... well, at least till the Next Big Thing hits.
So, what started this blog post?
Click here to read a humorous discussion on the writing style of Twilight.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Minor hockey, that is. My son plays hockey and, as a hockey mom, it's a ton of work. The schedule is brutal for a 7 year old (and for a 40 year old).
Anywho, because I'm still recuperating from the hockey season, I'm going to be lazy and provide a link to literary agent Nathan Bransford's blog. He writes on queries and why they should be specific. Queries are something that most people have a hard time with....unless you have an agent, then you don't need to read this.
I will return with more musings next week after I let loose with a little post-hockey celebrating.