Imagine for a moment that the characters from your favourite books are real people, that they're your friends. You're able
When I was growing up, I avoided mugs at all costs. Most of the mugs were at my grandparents' houses, and they had (what I thought was) boring scenery, "World's Greatest Grandma," and business names plastered on them. I would wonder why anyone would want to drink out of a short, bulky cup like that. Then I grew up.
"In that way, I feel like this story is important."
The thing is I'm okay with all of this as long as readers don't feel the same about me. That's where it gets complicated. Is Millay's "public eye" viewing me with my pants actually down or only imagining my pants being down?
For the last three books, whenever I've been brought to my knees by the process of pushing word boulders uphill, I start the book somewhere new -- generally around fifty pages deeper in, maybe Chapter 3 or Chapter 4. And then, like magic, things start to come together.
It is in the literary world, and an important one. There is an ongoing dilemma in the writing world--Should writers write what they feel passionate about or write for the masses? Since first considering crossing genres from contemporary romance into LGBT romance, I learned that this question is driven by much more than sales.
Elisabeth Moss, Matthew Weiner, John Slattery and many more stopped by HuffPost Live to share what we can look forward to on the series finale of the AMC hit "Mad Men."
Certainly not every voice talent is required to offer flawless dialects, or extreme departures from themselves -- as so many as actors and audience alike might assume. Nope. The truth is you being you is a bulk of what's required of you and your voice-over work.
It's the fundraiser that Disney fans happily and willingly get out of bed at 3 a.m. to take part in. The one that people actually schedule their Southern California vacations around, with some participants flying in from as far away as Texas, Illinois and Connecticut.
Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.
As an ode to magical girl characters the world round, Toronto-based animator and comic artist MK Harris organized an artistic collaboration (aka collab) encouraging fellow artists to choose a magical girl character and illustrate the character in their own style.