Drugs and alcohol also don’t happen in your town, nor does teen sex, violence, or swearing. Or death.Fantastic. If there really is a town like this in America, I am happy about that. Really truly happy.But are your teenagers going to stay in that town forever? Don’t…
Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’
SO MUCH THIS!!!
I cringe every time I hear a girl or woman retreat into the dungeon of self-effacement when someone compliments them on their work! Own what you make! Be proud! Be loud! Take credit for your awesomeness!
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The release of the first Divergent movie is just around the corner, and we’ve been keeping warm with film trailers, movie news, and shots of Shailene Woodley looking like the Tris of our collective dreams. But readers who’ve long since blazed through trilogy ender Allegiant may still be …