This week: All About the Readers!Edited by: Sara♥Jean Dreams
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Usually, I have a picture in this section. I have a guest image and a Noticing Newbies image that both feature a single eye along with my name, and either "Guest Editor" or "Noticing Newbies" editor. (You may have seen my guest one the last time I guested on THIS newsletter.) I'd love to have some help coming up with an image for THIS newsletter position. If you have some skills with pictures, let's just make a little contest out of this! I'll pay 5K for any image that I really like that would be appropriate for the Action/Adventure Newsletter, and I'll put it in a rotating format so it changes with each glance at the newsletter.
I look forward to what you have in store!
I'm very excited to have gotten a position as one of the permanent editors for the Action/Adventure Newsletter. This isn't my first newsletter for this genre, as I have guested before, but it is my first as something other than a guest.
The first thing I'd like from the readers is for you guys to let me know some things you'd be interested in reading! I'd like to design my future letters in such a way that I will have the opportunity to address some needs or questions that the readers have. A "Dear Abby" type of situation, I suppose, except I'm not Abby, and the questions shouldn't be about relationship advice. If I don't know the answer, goodness, I have several weeks between each submission, I can look them up and see if I can't find the answer!
I'd also like to know some things about you guys, though. Feel free to submit the answers to some or all of the questions through the "Ask & Answer" section at the bottom of this newsletter. I'd love to hear from you! But don't reply to me in an email - that will surely get lost in my inbox. I'll use the answers to these both to decide what topics to write future newsletters on, and don't be surprised if you see your answers or items highlighted in future newsletters if the topics are right.
Here we go!
What topic have you always wanted to see in an Action/Adventure Newsletter, but have not ever gotten to see?
Who is your favorite published Action/Adventure author?
Who is your favorite WdC Action/Adventure author?
If you could showcase any of your own Action/Adventure stories, which would it be?
What is your favorite characteristic of this genre?
What is your least favorite characteristic of this genre?
Would you participate in Action/Adventure challenges, if any were offered?
What about writing, in general, gives you the most trouble?
What about reading, in general, gives you the most trouble?
Do you have anything else you'd like to say to me? Feel free to put that in there, too!
I know this might be an odd first newsletter - but I'd love to be able to bring you some things you'd like to see! I look forward to your answers.
This one is a folder, so be sure to check out the contents. They rock!
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My last newsletter for this genre was in March. "Action/Adventure Newsletter (March 21, 2012)" where I spoke about female heroines. Here are some of the responses I got then.
GloFish wrote: I think you have definitely spoken my mind with this newsletter. In most books and movies I've read and seen, the hero is almost always the boy, and the girl is either the villain or the sidekick. But if you would take a look at the item I submitted, you will see that is not the case (so far). Thanks!
Unfortunately, by the time I noticed this reply, the item had already been removed. However, I am so glad you are writing stories with female heroines! Girls can be the good guys, too!
Writingforever wrote: Hi, I agree with you. Even tho I'm a man, I would like to read a good book where the girl/woman is the hero there. There's very few of those and most of the times in other books women are the 'damsel in distress.' That's why I want to take this challege and write a story about a heroine, but I didn't get the challenge to well. Do I have to read OR write a book? :S sorry and thanks for this amazing letter.
Oh, I'm so sorry I wasn't clear! I wanted you to write one.
Mia - Spys first pring blooms wrote: Hi Sara Jean.
I agree "|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" plays a remarkably strong and positive character and carries the drama through the trilogy.
Just one suggestion - give her the proper title for her gender. She's a true heroine, rather than a hero.
A part of reclaiming the strength & power of the feminine, is to reclaim our proper titles.
You know what? You're right! She absolutely is a heroine, rather than a hero. The femininity that comes with the name is truly perfect for that character, despite her quirky ways.
W.D.Wilcox wrote: I enjoyed your newsletter as I enjoy all your newsletters, and thought if you were interested in a female hero this tale I penned might fit the bill. "Valkyrie"
And you're one of my favorite readers! And an amazing author, to boot. I'll put it both here, AND in my highlighted items - that way no one can miss it (hopefully). Thanks, Bill!
lochinver wrote: Hey I totally agree with your viewpoint that women can make great heroes..All of Sidney Sheldon's books have female protagonists and they are absolutely amazing..Partly why he is my favorite author!:)Also, Lisbeth Salander is the most intriguing, intelligent and lets just say, different than all other female characters I've read so far! I've seen the film too, but unless you don't read at all, I won't recommend the movie to you.
It looks like I'll be looking up a new author come my time off in July. I look forward to it! I'll definitely check him out.
Emily ~ Hi'ilawe wrote: Great newsletter and so true! I have been working on a spy novel with the MC being a truly rough and tumble female. Attached is the folder containing the chapters so far. It would be terrific to see more females depicted as the heroine rather than merely a damsel in distress.
Ooooh, I'll be sure to feature this one, too! Let's make sure you get some views, my dear. A brave thing you're doing there - breaking away from the norm.
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