bilingual my ass. you’re either heterolingual or homolingual
Okay I don’t watch Teen Wolf, and I don’t really know what a ‘Sterek’ is… but I just saw somebody say that they think a bisexual Stiles and Derek is really unrealistic, and it would be stupid if the writers every included it.
YOUR SHOW IS ABOUT WEREWOLVES.
The werewolves are a premise of the show and the show demands you to suspend your disbelief of them in order to enjoy it, so most fans accept the aspect of werewolves a part of the entertainment. But the show hasn’t asked it’s viewership to assume that people think or behave differently (as far as I know, I haven’t watched it either). So a character who’s shown no explicit interest in individuals of the same sex suddenly being bi could be jarring unless handled well the example I would use would be Willow in Buffy where it was hinted at slowly at first, then more and more strongly until a point when it would add great dramatic tension so the drama would distract viewers enough that our suspension of disbelief remained intact.
Every genre comes with its own set of challenges for amateur writers, and fantasy is no exception. Because magic is such an integral part of fantasy novels (95% of the time), it is incredibly important that writers learn how to avoid the tempting traps the genre has to offer.
1. Writing “Time Period” Language
Ever picked up a fantasy novel with a lot of “thee, thou, and thy?”
If you answered…
There are many myths about writing (writers are tortured artists; writers are drunks; writers are drunk, tortured artists). But in my opinion, one of the most insidious of those myths is the idea that you must be inspired to write. I’ve heard writers say things like, “I just wasn’t inspired to write today,” and “I’m waiting for that burst of inspiration, you know?”
I’ll let you in on a little secret. If you wait for inspiration to strike before you sit down to write, you’ll probably never finish a damn thing. Inspiration is like that hot girl or guy you met at a party one time—and when you talked to him or her, it seemed like you totally clicked. There was eye contact; there was flirting; maybe there was even a bit of casual brushing of your hand over theirs, right? I know. I’ve been there. At the end of the night they asked for your number and said, “I’ll definitely call you. We should hang out.”
But then they never did, and you were left waiting for a call that never came, feeling increasingly like a fool.
That’s what inspiration is. It’s seductive and thrilling, but you can’t depend on it to call you. It doesn’t work that way. The good thing is, inspiration is irrelevant to whether or not you finish your book. The only thing that determines that is your own sense of discipline. Malinda Lo’s 2013 NaNoWriMo pep talk. (via taibhsearachd)