The Brooding Bad Boy* as a trope (otherwise known as Damaged With a Heart of Gold, Alpha Male, or Redeemed Rake, depending on what time period you're writing) seems to be huge, ESPECIALLY in YA literature right now. Dark romance and angst as a plot line are trending, which means the Bad Boys are everywhere. [...]
Like a woodscrafty tracker person. Minus the fleas.
And then go hunting in the garage. Based on a true story.
They are a thing I now know, and you can know about them too.
Six perfect ways to de-stress during November
As in: flawed, yet awesome. No one wants to read boring perfection.
In which there is little novel writing done and, I'm sorry to say, little sadness about it.
People forget sometimes that King was in fact a High School English teacher for several years while he wrote Rage, The Long Walk, and Carrie during his spare time. I think that teaching urge has never really left him, and On Writing is the result. You still have to go buy the book yourself if you want to know all the [...]
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Containing an awkward author photo and Calvin & Hobbes.