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posted by [personal profile] vida_boheme at 01:34pm on 26/11/2011
If you're a fan of Anne McCaffrey's, a reader or writer of M/M fiction, a female author, or you just enjoy a well written blog, then you'll want to nip over to Savvy Authors and read this wonderful post by [livejournal.com profile] akasarahmadison

Let me tempt you with a taster:

"Like JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels, or David Weber's Honor Harrington series, McCaffrey's novels combine several key factors that are a powerful, magical attraction for teenagers and adults alike. 

It is the idea that you can be Chosen.

This is a critical component. This idea that you, whoever you are, no matter what your background or upbringing, have the potential to be Chosen. And that by being Chosen, you will somehow discover hidden talents and strengths within yourself and rise to your true potential. The idea that you can be Impressed by a Dragon, or bonded with a treecat, or receive an invitation to Hogwarts on your 11th birthday-- this is something that the child in all of us desperately longs for."


More than this, Sarah argues in defense of the author's right to write about things beyond the possibility of their personal experience. It's eloquent, and personal, and pretty damn wonderful.

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