Please, please, someone show me a man who can write a good female protagonist.
Guest blogger and accomplished 15-year-old writer, Cara Hadden, shares her perspective on the evolution of female characters and our "Founding Writer Mothers."
I am a Valentine's Day Scrooge. I think it's a Hallmark-created holiday full of needless obligation to buy needless things. But that's depressing...so let's talk about 2 WAY better holidays!
With the recent Women's March and women taking a larger role on the world stage, the idea of feminism has been on my mind a lot. I am a feminist and proud. But what made me this way?
As I waited on the metro platform the day of the first Women's March back in 2017, I was filled with a heady mixture of bewilderment, anger and the overwhelming desire to scream. One year later I'm heading back for the 2nd March filled with different emotions...
If someone called me a "feminist" or a "bleeding heart liberal" or even a "libtard" my first response would be, "Well, thanks!" And then I'd say, "And nice to see you matured past the name-calling of 7th grade." (I wouldn't be able to help myself. I mean really, "libtard," come on.)
I recently came back from a road trip through New England (which I've chronicled on a blog series I've called Traveling with the Travelers). However, right before leaving on the vacation, I became a book fairy. Instead of waiting until I returned home to Northern Virginia to start my book fairy adventures, I decided to spread book fairy dust along our trek up the coast.
Let's face it. The daily news stinks. If you're feeling depressed about the news and want ignore it for a little while also, and if you love books and writing, here are 5 of my favorite book-related stories from this week!
Yes, young adult books can be powerful, compelling and entertaining. The Hate U Give is just that. It's also one of the rare books I would classify as "illuminating," maybe even "life-changing." Here is why anyone who wants to understand others should read it...