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Jilly James wrote a thought provoking blog post this week talking about the use of original female characters and group dynamics in fandom. She'll be my special guest this evening.
You can read her blog here: http://www.jillyjames.com/?p=828
Ever read a book and the character stuck you as just abou the most unrealistic person on the planet? Nobody likes characters who are too good, too evil, too sweet, too chaste, too ignorant or oblivious, or just plain too perfect. Not only are those types of characters boring, they're usually irritating to readers and may end up being the reason they put down a book.
Today we're talking tips and tricks to create well-rounded characters and how to avoud some common unrealistic character traits. Make your characters so real your readers can't help becmoing invested in their story!
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Are women portrayed reasonably in fiction or is it a reflection of our current society? Does fiction display the social pressures placed on women or does it create caricatures? Whose fantasies are women characters written for? Are women in fiction written to be the fantasy of men or of women? What things do writers do that transfer the woman into caricatures?
Do women need to be rescued in fiction, even if she is an action heroin? How is it handled in crime stories? Fantasy? Other books? Games?
Why do women in fantasy have to be armored inappropriately in chainmail bikinis? Are women in fiction a female trope first?
How are women portrayed on book covers and movie posters? Why do they have to be portrayed as “ideal” woman? Why are women “underdressed” in comic books? Is making a strong female character only putting a man in a skirt? How do you show the real woman? Does a strong woman have to kick butt in the story or are there other ways to show the character’s strength? What are the kinds of strength that can be shown other than kicking butt?
Is it necessary for a strong woman characters to fall in love with the strong male characters?
Are bad female characters—the woman caricatures a result of malice writing or a result of lazy writing?
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Cult of Personality: Candidates or Characters?
Dealing with the problem of pushing a figurehead instead of a focus. GOP failures because of a lack of substance to win American confidence. Popularity should never be the reason behind a candidate!
Tonight we count down lists of what others found the absolute most memorable in entertainment. These can be from movies, music, stage, theater, and even online presences count, as we have a few that we shall bring up that cannot be missed. Show is opening with a person that is an underground cult hit classic, and voted #1 of the most memorable characters. Not many may recognize her at all, but she seems to be huge for horror/sci-fi underground fans.
Lists shall be read in no particular order.
Have a blast!
After you've spent hours upon hours trying to make your characters real, how do you then turn around and kill them off? Sometimes, you shouldn't. Other times, it just has to happen. If you don't, readers will know you took the easy way out.
Today we're discussing Stuart Aken's five tips for killing off a character without ticking off your reader. Join us for tips and tricks on killing off your characters in ways that will leave your readers crying right along with you.
8:10 – weekend recap
Show Topic(s) – SPY FILM Mania Top 10 Best Spy Films EVER
Spy films Franchise
Film – Kingsmen
Star(s)- Colin Firth
Director- Matthew Vaughn
Producer/Studio- Marv Films/Fox
A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
8:30pm- Top Ten SPY Characters
9:00pm – Great Spy TV Shows
Person of Interest
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author Frank Zafiro to the studio. Here's what Frank has to say to listeners: "If you like your crime fiction a little bit on the gritty and realistic side, with an insider's take, then my books are for you. In my novels, the rules are that The good guys usually win, but not always, and never without a price. I like to explore character, and that's one reason many of my novels are part of a series, and some that aren't still share a setting with the series novels. Character drives everything, in my opinion. If you don't care about the characters, why would you stay for the story?" To learn more about Frank, please visit his website at http://www.frankzafiro.com/.
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Let me start by saying that I am a huge Marvel fan, and am in no way trying to alienate the Marvel fans out there. However, it's fun to take a look at this stuff from time to time...
Now, over the years there has been a few characters to come out of Marvel that have been suspiciously close to those of DC Comics', and not small ones at that. Marvel are definitely not the only ones guilty of a bit of attribute borrowing as can be seen from DC's clear doppelganger of "The Lizard", "Killer Croc." It can go both ways and I'm sure a lot of people will have different opinions and that's great. Please feel free to leave your comments and opinions in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.
There are shows we really love, but there are times when some characters have literally overstayed their welcome. When should a character be killed off or just plain leave? We'll talk about characters who exited gracefully and others who just were on for too long.
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We continue our series on books with a conversation about characters that really stood out in books to unforgettable plot lines.
We'll also talk about the fall out from the hacking of Sony and the delay.... cancellation... I don't know what to call it.... of the movie, The Interview.
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