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Sep. 17th, 2011

[Bees]

SIGNAL BOOST: SAY YES TO GAY YA

Originally posted by darkspirited1 at SIGNAL BOOST: SAY YES TO GAY YA
This comes from an article by rachelmanija entitled, Say Yes to Gay YA.
(click the link for the full article)


Our novel Stranger has five viewpoint characters; one, Yuki Nakamura, is
gay and has a boyfriend. Yuki's romance, like the heterosexual ones in
the novel, involves nothing more explicit than kissing.

An agent from a major agency, one which represents a bestselling YA novel in the same genre as ours, called us.

The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay
character straight, or else remove his viewpoint and all references to
his sexual orientation.


This isn't about that specific agent; we'd gotten other rewrite requests before this one. Previous agents had also offered to take a second look if we did rewrites… including cutting the viewpoint of Yuki, the gay character.


It's time to stand up and demand change. Spread the word everywhere if you are just as angry and outraged by this.

Jul. 18th, 2011

[At Last]

Writer's Block: Going the distance

Would you uproot your life and move to another city for someone that you love?


Been there, did that.

Jul. 12th, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 01:12 Only two more weeks of Rutgers Summer (thank God!) and only 3 weeks til I'm with Mike again. :) #

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Jul. 6th, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 19:29 Almost lost my engagement ring again while sorting laundry at work. Happy for the weight loss, but I'm not happy I have to tape my ring on. #

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Jul. 2nd, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 23:45 Officially seeing my Mike in 30 days! <3 #

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Jun. 18th, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 11:32 After doing all my Rutgers homework and errands yesterday, I am celebrating by going to Animal Kingdom, to round out my Park visits. :) #

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Jun. 4th, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 22:44 Cast Member Exclusive: Main Street Electrical Parade tonight! #

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Jun. 2nd, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 20:02 Strawberries have been really good this week. :) RT @marriageconfess: Same thing happened to me today. I went w/ blueberries instead. #

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May. 28th, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 11:47 Magic Kingdom Today! Today's for fun. Tomorrow starts on-site training at AK. #

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May. 27th, 2010

[At Last]

Today on Twitter...


  • 11:22 First official day of work. Traditions! Yes, I have had Fiddler on the Roof stuck in my head all day. Why do you ask? #

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