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Look at These Faces

Take a look at these faces. They belong to a Mexican Immigrant, a Chinese-American, and an all American white girl. These three heroes dreamed of spending their adult lives doing exactly what they did one sad morning, protecting the lives of others. I cannot tell you how furious I am that our President has so little respect for who these three represent; women, “dirty Mexicans” and people from “Chiiiiiiina.” I have been proud to share a nation with these three stellar humans for the short time they were allowed to exist here. Let’s hope our President strives to reach the standard they set for us all.

READ MORE ABOUT ALAINA PETTY, PETER WANG AND MARTIN DUQUE HERE

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I’m A Bildungsroman!

A few posts ago I lamented on what genre my teen protagonist driven novel belonged to.

I somehow stumbled on to this site and found a genre that I’ve never heard of, and one that I think applies very well to my novel. It’s called Bildungsroman!

What is Bildungsroman? Here’s a quick and simple definition:

Bildungsroman is a genre of novel that shows a young protagonist’s journey from childhood to adulthood (or immaturity to maturity), with a focus on the trials and misfortunes that affect the character’s growth.

Some additional key details about Bildungsromans: (more…)


Late To The Party Reviews

Do you want a break from the hassle of remembering whether or not you’ve enjoyed a piece of literature from years past? Wouldn’t you like to hear how other readers interpret a novel you’ve delighted in many, many times before?

If so, then welcome to LATE TO THE PARTY reviews! Join H.E. Ellis and her band of merry men (and women) as they review novels you’ve already read! Mock them mercilessly as they struggle to craft a timely review of a novel that’s decades old! Once the laughing is over, consider suggesting another book to review. It’s that simple!

The LATE TO THE PARTY team take their reviews seriously and themselves..not so much.

 

DOMESTIC FICTION:

WINTER’S BONE – Daniel Woodell

EROTICA:

HAREM MASTER – R.B. Hatch

SCI-FI/FANTASY:

SALOON AT THE EDGE OF EVERYWHERE – A.H. Browne

More to come!


REVIEW: Winter’s Bone

 

Title: WINTER’S BONE

Author: DANIEL WOODRELL

Genre: DOMESTIC FICTION

If, like me, you thought this book was a glimpse into the world of albino porn, then prepare yourself for disappointment.

If, however, you are captivated by a story about Ozark Americans with names like (more…)


Genre Definitions

I’ve recently entered a short story competition sponsored by NYC Midnight. They assign genres, topics and characters as prompts for your story. They have a list of genre definitions that I found extremely helpful. You can find it below and here as well.

GENRE DEFINITIONS

Action/Adventure

A suspenseful story in which a mission involving risk and danger forms the primary storyline. The protagonist, who is typically operating outside the course of his or her daily life, embarks on a journey to confront obstacles and prove worthiness. Action sequences are frequently featured, especially those involving chases, explosions, and attacks. This genre has its roots in Greek and Medieval literature, including Homer’s classic epic poem, the Iliad, which tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. (more…)


Who Is My Target Audience?

I wrote a young adult novel entitled THE GODS OF ASPHALT. The storyline came to me while I was sick, listening to my sons and their father argue in the next room while I lay in bed, unable to referee their emotions. For over a month I listened to them fight, play, and solve problems without me. It was mind-blowing. I felt like Dian Fossey. But instead of gorillas, I discovered how men interact with each other when women aren’t around.

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