FrankiHanke

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    The Lack of LGBTQIA Literature NOT focused on LGBTQIA

    There are more and more books featuring LGBTQIA character, however, they almost always focus on this which perpetuates the "strangeness" of being LGBTQIA. What are some good books featuring these characters with a different focus for the story? A romance between two females that isn’t shocked by their lesbianism? An adventure story featuring against the backdrop of the gender spectrum? Etc.

    • I think the problem with LGBTQIA books is they normally focus on the profoundness of someone 'realizing' they're LGBTQIA or on coming out. I ended up googling and found a list on Tumblr titled "LGBTQIA YA Novels Where the Focus Isn’t On Coming Out." One book on the list is 'Huntress' by Malinda Lo which I recently picked up from the bookstore. I'm not quite sure if it is entirely focused on this, but it looks promising! I would google that link and see what it brings up for you. Good luck! – Amber 5 years ago
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    • Great topic; I'm thinking about doing something similar, about the lack of books with disabled characters that do *not* focus on disability. – Stephanie M. 4 years ago
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    I always tell writer-friends of mine who face Writer’s Block to just write. Something will snag your mind. Write down a depiction of what you wish you were doing right now, paint an ideal image of what you would love to be off experiencing, write a letter (sometimes unstressed rambling gets you through any self-doubt about writing), or the old fall back is to just free write. Just ramble-write.

    Attention Writers: The Myth of Writer's Block

    I agree with you that writing fanfiction is a great way to practice writing! It allows for a stepping stone to get into writing!

    Fanficton: A Practice in the Art of Storytelling

    I love fanfiction for it’s ability to allow people with creativity, but not the drive to write, to find something that pushes them to try it out. However, I sometimes feel that fanfiction takes “bad” writing and simply because of what it’s written after is elevated above gems of writing that are original, which is just a sad happening…

    Fanficton: A Practice in the Art of Storytelling

    This is a fabulously written perspective on something, comics, that I think is really overlooked as such an intellectual, literature driven piece of work! I loved how you addressed the issue of the classic stereotype of “damsel in distress.”

    Even though I’m not an avid comic book reader, I appreciate that you’re analyzing it with the heft it deserves on a topic that deserves attention.

    Women in Refrigerators: Killing Females in Comics