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by maybegenius
January 14th, 2010, 8:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Repackaging a Story–Or, Why Big Mac Snack Wraps Do Not Work
Replies: 0
Views: 996

Repackaging a Story–Or, Why Big Mac Snack Wraps Do Not Work

http://i49.tinypic.com/54dru0.jpg If you live in North America, you may have noticed McDonald’s newest travesty – the Big Mac Snack Wrap. Yes, they are taking their best-known pseudo diet food and slamming it together with their fattiest offering, mash-up style. We’re just starting to see them down...
by maybegenius
December 10th, 2009, 8:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When I grow up I want to be...
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: When I grow up I want to be...

I think my parents knew I was going to be a writer before I did, heh. As a kid and teenager, I went through all sorts of phases for what I wanted to be when I grew up - veterinarian (of course), marine biologist, psychologist, DJ, movie star, biologist again, newspaper reporter, then at last settled...
by maybegenius
December 10th, 2009, 8:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Male Protagonists in Young Adult Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: Male Protagonists in Young Adult Fiction

I don't imagine it would have that great an impact, though I don't have statistics to back me up on that. I do know that YA is largely written and read by females, but I don't think that means a male protagonist will be less appealing to the genre readers as a whole. Anecdotally speaking, I know I a...
by maybegenius
December 10th, 2009, 5:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Internet and Background Research for Writing
Replies: 12
Views: 2914

Re: The Internet and Background Research for Writing

I found this site while doing some recon for my NaNo project: http://chicago.urban-history.org/mainmenu.shtml It's an interesting and in-depth look at what Chicago entertainment was like from the 1880's to 1945. It definitely helped me get a better feel for the city during that time period. I found ...