Tip of the Day: having a chocolate party this week and decided to try a fondue buffet. Let me know if you have suggestions of things to put in fondue!
Last week I talked about my love of libraries, this week we get to talk about my love of movies (wow, I feel like I'm in heaven).
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE movies (and TV).
So much so that I'd love to try writing scripts one day. Until that day comes, I'm perfectly content writing MG and YA fiction.
When I first started getting into reading teen fiction I was an adult. I was obsessed with teen romantic comedies and there weren't any scheduled to release and I needed my teen fix, so I opted to start reading a bunch of them. Then I discovered I love to read them just as much.
But I haven't forgotten my love of teen movies and I turn to them every now and then to get ideas for my books.
Here's just a few common things I've found while watching teen romantic comedy movies (and to be honest a lot of the supernatural ones too!):
1.) The main character is almost always the underdog, the ugly duckling, or gets picked on. From Mean Girls to A Cinderella Story to Princess Diaries and everything in between.
2.) There's ALWAYS a makeover scene or speedy scene taking place in a store where all the girls dress up. I had my doubts about this being in every movie, but then I started to pay attention and was amazed at how there's almost always a physical way of showing a character's transformation. Have your doubts? Just watch any Mary Kate and Ashley movie.
So what does this tell us: character transformation is KEY, especially for teen movies and novels.