If there was one male character from your stories that you could be in a relationship with, which one would you choose?
Gah! What a question. I suppose the most obvious answer would be Derek, since he’s my favorite…but he’s a bit too flirtatious for my liking. Grady is awesome, but we are FAR too much alike. His sarcasm and surly manner would drive me crazy. Dex is a bit of a grump, Connor is so whipped, and Sean’s moodswings are intense. And Brendan is totally out of the question.
Okay, so that makes all of my boys sound like dbags, which they totally aren’t (well Brendan…kinda). I suppose if I had to choose, I would totes date Jared from ‘Always and Never’ or Grady from ‘Getting Over Edie’.
I've been absolutely loving your stories since they first caught my attention a few years ago and I was so excited when I randomly popped over to Lit after half a year and saw that you've updated Getting Over Edie! You're truly an amazing writer with an art for penning deep, electrifying characters and it's sweet that you've a Tumblr now that I can (stalk) follow! I think you're incredible c:
Thanks! Sorry this is so late. I’m still recovering from a spectacularly eventful New Years Eve. I’ll definitely have to stalk you now as well. I’m trying to wrap up Getting Over Edie as soon as I get over this writer’s block. I’m glad to hear you’re digging the stories.
Who is your favorite writer? Do you read Paulo Coehlo's works?
Whoa. My favorite writer. That is a tough question. My tastes are varied. Toni Morrison is definitely up there. Her prose is sheer poetry. Kurt Vonnegut, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Oscar Wilde, Anthony Burgess, Charles Bukowski…the list goes on. I read so much and I love hearing about new writers. I’ve never read Paulo Coehlo’s material but I’ve heard good things. Do you have any other suggestions?
I just love how you build up your characters. Every scene is soooo real. Well done, you.
Why thank you! Many of my characters are derived from people in my life and parts of my personality so creating and building their dialogue and behaviors is easy for me. I try to write complex, multifaceted characters that reflect the layers of the real people in our lives. Your praise means a lot!
I’m all about fanfiction, and since I’ve started watching Glee again naturally I went searching. First of all these authors are awesome. Really. I don’t write it myself, but I love reading.
Well one in particular had me clutching all the pearls, mostly for a scene involving an older Sam and Mercedes, vodka, and Al Green’s “Simply Beautiful”. That song…gets me every time. Someone needs to send a drink my way.
Iam so sad about Ben Breedlove. I watched the video he left for the world to see, and him seeing me in detail, in his vision really warmed my heart. I broke down, Iam to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I cant describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really fucked up sometimes, but I know Ben is at Peace, and I hope he gets a chance to sit and talk with my Dad. We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me. To Ben’s family, you raised a real hero, he’s definately mine. You have my love.
So, I'm an aspiring writer who just recently started writing on Lit and I've developed a small following. I feel like it has opened the doors for many others who've been published but got their start there. I know part of being known is having good work but is there any other advice you would give to someone who wants to succeed on Lit like you have? (In my opinion, YOU ROCK and I love your blog too!)
Well first off congrats on your Lit success! It’s such a fun experience to have others read your work and engross themselves in your characters. The feedback from Lit and my readers have given me a surge of confidence, and it’s because of that enthusiasm that I’m venturing into finally publishing my writing. It’s definitely a good place to start.
I guess some advice would be, just keep an open mind when it comes to criticism. If you plan to pursue writing beyond an online forum in the future you’ll be dealing with others manhandling and judging your work. Lit is a great place to develop thick skin. Some people will be dicks, but most people are very helpful and offer suggestions to improve your work. Just remember, stay true to your vision/idea. Other people might tell you how to write but it’s all up to you.
I would love a link to your stuff so I can check it out. Thanks for reading my blog! If you need any more tips/pointers/whatever, just shoot me an email or question!
Have you ever finished a good book and closed it, and you feel kind of in a daze? You suddenly realize that you’re stuck in a quiet place between two worlds: the one you live in, and the one you just finished reading about. Both are a little fuzzy and faded, and you sit there wishing you could…
“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach.You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.”—Captain Wentworth, Persuasion
“When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.”—Doctor Who
I go to a mostly white college and im African American female :) i don't discriminate when it comes to dating but i really like white guys and none seem to be interested in me, but its not just white guys that i feel arnt interested its everyone. i know im not hideously ugly and i do think im pretty i just don't know what else is wrong with me. My best friend is a white guy and ive been in love with him for years and im stuck in the friend zone. i just dont know what to do to attract guys. Help!
I get how you’re feeling. I went to big school that was mostly white. It can be really frustrating when it comes to dating. I’m of the opinion that most guys in college are absolute idiots, and if you operate with that idea from jump, it’ll be easier to navigate.
Haha, I’m joking (kind of). It sounds like all you need is a dose of confidence. It’s tough to put yourself out there, but it has to be done. Although they play dumb, most guys are quite perceptive. You sound very hung up on your best friend and believe it or not, other dudes can pick up on things like that, which might prevent them from talking to you.
Your best bet is to first tackle the issue with your best friend. I had a guy friend who I crushed on from age 13 to damn near my first year in college. And of course he knew, and he liked me, but never acted on those feelings. My point is…don’t sit there like me for 5 years and wait on some pipe dream that may never be a reality.
Like I told a previous poster, don’t confuse friendship for feelings. Stop waiting for him to take you out of the Friend Zone and push yourself out.
It’s all about confidence, boo. Half of the time you’ll start up a random conversation with someone at a bar, or a house party, or even in class and it leads to something more. Be open, confident, and fly. Meeting someone you vibe with is almost always unexpected.
And if that doesn’t work, I would suggest red lips and a really nice bra. A tip I learned from my drag queens. Works every time.