Five books, five days, five winners!
Today I’m guest blogging over at TalliRoland’s blog on Chic-lit in YA, plus she’s giving a review. If you want to see me live, go to Anne Riley’s blog for my very first VLOG (surprising how nerve wracking it is to talk to your own face on your own laptop--PJ's and wild office mess included! Actually, I'm quite embarrassed--who knew the whole background behind your head showed up?) where I teach on structure and talk a bit about CLOCKWISE.
It's really been a fantastic week, and to end it on a humorous note, I present to you this link from L.A Postcard where Mindy Kaling gives us a guide to women in the movies. Go read it, I guarantee you'll laugh.
This exerpt is hilarious and a good caution to writers to avoid stereotypes.
The Woman Who Works in an Art Gallery
How many freakin’ art galleries are out there? Are people buying visual art on a daily basis? This posh/smart/classy profession is a favorite in movies. It’s in the same realm as kindergarten teacher or children’s-book illustrator in terms of accessibility: guys don’t really get it, but it is likable and nonthreatening.
Art Gallery Woman: “Dust off the Warhol. You know, that Campbell’s Soup one in the crazy color! We have an important buyer coming into town, and this is a really big deal for my career. I have no time for this!”
The Gallery Worker character is the rare female movie archetype that has a male counterpart. Whenever you meet a handsome, charming, successful man in a romantic comedy, the heroine’s friend always says the same thing: “He’s really successful. He’s”—say it with me—“an architect!”
There are, like, nine people in the entire world who are architects, and one of them is my dad. None of them look like Patrick Dempsey--
And in case you haven't seen this yet, a little Canadian humour: