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[Most Recent Entries]
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|Sunday, August 10th, 2008|
The Merits of Harry Potter: what are they?
Harry Potter: Many have discussed its flaws. But what is it about the series that makes it so overwhelmingly popular, from a writing perspective? (In other words, besides things like publicity in the media, the influence of the movies, etc.)
What do aspiring writers have to learn from JKR?
|Thursday, August 7th, 2008|
Besides Twilight, what are the other Worst Best books and authors?
The title says it all. Or Best Worst books, if there is any difference.
I notice in the interests list we also have Dan Brown, Eragon, and Cassandra Clare (huh, so what is her secret? Besides stealing the lines of more talented authors?), as well as Harry Potter. (Although I am not sure if I would consider HP objectively an outstandingly awful series. Possibly if it hadn't become so popular, it would be more respected, or at least, less disliked.)
|Wednesday, August 6th, 2008|
Is there such a thing as too much wish fulfillment?
series built its fandom on huge, pulsating, throbbing, shiny shiny heaps of ethically twitchy girly wish fulfillment. The "final" book, Breaking Dawn
, was the biggest, shiniest, most pulsating heap of wish fulfillment of all, a professionally written version of the eternal, deathless "happy family" fanfic.* And yet the readers rejected it. Why? Where did the book's emotional appeal go wrong?
|Tuesday, July 29th, 2008|
Welcome! Please feel free to start discussions.
One organizational point I'm interested in is: Do you want this to be both a writing group and a discussion group, or would you prefer to have the writing group split off? I founded it to be both types of group because I didn't know what kind of demand there would be, but if there's enough demand, I'll make a bad_writing community as well.