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by LilaSwann
October 24th, 2010, 12:08 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines
Replies: 58
Views: 17640

Re: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines

As someone who has heard diferently from the domestic violence victims (including teenagers) I have counseled, I can tell you the concerns here are valid. I would first like to say that I sincerely feel for anyone who has ever been touched by domestic violence, or anyone who has witnessed domestic ...
by LilaSwann
October 23rd, 2010, 11:17 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines
Replies: 58
Views: 17640

Re: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines

I'm eighteen, I'm a senior in high school, and I read the first three Twilight books (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) when I was fifteen (and Breaking Dawn at sixteen). I write YA (Dystopian/Fantasy/Romance), and I enjoyed the Twilight books. Again and again and again throughout this thread (I read...
by LilaSwann
August 28th, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 13734

Re: Teenage Writers?

I'm eighteen, and I just started my senior year of high school. The hardest thing about it is the balancing, definitely. College applications, five AP classes, a serious boyfriend and various clubs and sports take time away from writing. The solution? No TV, ever. Seriously cut back on sleep during ...
by LilaSwann
August 7th, 2010, 3:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your genre?
Replies: 87
Views: 10928

Re: What's your genre?

I write YA fantasy/romance/dystopian (what a mouthful!). It's not as fantasy-ish as other books out there, so I would really hesitate to call it fantasy. However, it has all sorts of "traditional" magical creatures, so I feel like I have to slap it with that tag. I mean, if a book contains a unicorn...
by LilaSwann
July 29th, 2010, 4:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Who has read your WIP?
Replies: 22
Views: 3950

Re: Who has read your WIP?

I always let my mom read my first draft chapters. She's never read in my genre, and she doesn't read generally, but that's not really the point. It's really exciting and helpful for ME to have someone who knows the story that I've kept bottled up in my head for so long. My first draft chapters are s...