Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to alienate your family

Have you ever wondered what happens when a writer models a character in her bestselling novel on a family member? I’d imagine it goes something like this:

Yeah, Dad, you’re right. The dad in my book flies model airplanes like you do, has a mustache that twirls up at the ends like yours, and trekked across Tibet in his youth like you did, but my fictional dad is a jerk, which you are NOT. He totally isn’t you, okay?

I wrote about this today at YA Outside the Lines. You can read the whole post here.

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Scholarship for 15 to 19 year olds!

I wrote this novel called My Invented Life because I wanted to. It turns out that the novel-I-wanted-to-write encouraged acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people. Go figure.

In any case, have you done anything that encourages acceptance? I bet you have!!!

There’s a great opportunity to win a scholarship from Shooting Star Mags if you have. I’m too old *sniff*, but if you’re 15 – 19, you might want to give it a look.

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