Tag: twilight

On Main Characters

On Main Characters

Today’s Story Course comes from a lesson I learned from reading: why dialog and character interaction are so important to reader engagement. Authors are (for the most part) more in love with their main characters than their readers are. This may seem obvious. Writers spend (mostly) years with their characters, discovering their world and writing […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Story Courses
vampirism

vampirism

The last Twilight movie is almost upon us and so my sister and I had a marathon this past weekend to prepare. For some reason just before we started Breaking Dawn part 1 we were talking about vampires or something and I commented that our current societal concept of vampires is from Joss Whedon. That […]

November 8, 2012 | Posted in Story Courses
fan fiction-ing

fan fiction-ing

So, two stories now, that originated as Twilight fan fiction, have become actual books. With names changed and seven figure deals. The whole idea of it raises, I think, problematic and interesting questions. Obviously, at some level, all works of fiction play on central, common themes. Authors retell fairy tales and ancient mythology and rework […]

August 2, 2012 | Posted in Commentary
Jane Austen for a new generation

Jane Austen for a new generation

HarperTeen has recently released four Jane Austen classics with Twilight-esque covers. They’ve also released Wuthering Heights and Romeo & Juliet with similar covers. It’s kind of genius. First of all, HarperTeen has a reputation for exquisite covers so it’s appropriate that they take classics and flash them up a bit, make them more palatable for […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Books