Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Great Blog on the Twilight Debate

I had to have two posts today. (I've finally got high speed Internet and a new computer--I'm going crazy.) I am the only Inker who adores and rereads the Twilight Series. J. Scott Savage had a great answer to the debate on Stephenie Meyer here:

Find Your Magic: BPA

This debate reminds me of one thing I learned about in a theatre class I attended recently. You want your audience to not have sympathy for your characters, but EMPATHY. You want them to feel what your characters are feeling. That is a key to a good story for me. Do I feel the emotions being played out on the page? What are some examples of creating Empathy in books you've read?

Back to the blog post: What is your strength in writing? I'm not sure what mine is yet . . . ideas probably. (Let me insert here a quick moral lesson: When you get those incredible ideas, write them down. I had one the other day that I KNEW was going to be amazing, but I didn't write it down and now I can't remember--you can all mourn with me now.) HA HA HA hA Ha


  1. Be sure to check out my other post :)

  2. YAY for high speed internet, Rose!!! FYI I have read the first 3 twilight books 3 times each. Its the fourth one I can't stand to read again...that being said I'll probably pick it up at least once more in my lifetime.

  3. I agree on book 4. I'm about to pick 'em up again soon. But I have so many Georgette Heyer to keep me occupied . . . :)

  4. I am one that didn't LOVE "Twilight." I honestly thought it was okay, just didn't live up to the hype. But I must emphasize that I prefer dark vampire stories as opposed to glittering vegetarian vampires. Having said that, hurrah to Stephanie Meyer for hitting on something that engaged readers all over the world.

    Wow, saying something nice about her didn't hurt nearly as much as I thought it would...

  5. I agree with Savage. You don't sell that many books and create a fad without having something special. Like Donna, I was very entertained by the Twilight books until book four, or as I like to call it, "Breaking Wind".