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text 2016-05-11 02:16
Stop the Goodreads Bullies... gone... again.
Breaking news: the site's gone down... again.

http://www.stopthegrbullies.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

Funny how all dem moderators and supporters just can't keep the lights on over there. 

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review 2015-07-02 00:00
The Bully Barn: A Lesson For Bullies, Bystanders and Victims
The Bully Barn: A Lesson For Bullies, Bystanders and Victims - Robert Gioia This is an engaging story with an excellent message. The colourful illustrations make it easy for a child of any age to understand bullying. Learning to be comfortable with yourself and understanding that everyone is different is a big part of also understanding why bullying occurs. This makes a barn an interesting background. Each animal is different and each has its own good to bring to the community.

The book stresses on the face that there is no need to put another person down so you can shine which is an important lesson for a young child to understand. Bullying is painful for children but it is also painful for parents because they may have problems understanding what is actually happening. It made me really happy that this book also touched on what to do beyond bullying. The Bully Barn is a critical lesson for both parents and children.
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text 2014-07-12 22:06
Reading progress update: I've read 75 out of 291 pages.
Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction - Jessica Page Morrell

There's a whole chapter here on dark heroes and bad boys and I think it's particularly well written on the differences between the two. Also, judging from the definition given to a "bad boy" in here - I've learned that while many "bad boys" in New Adult and YA have some of these same traits, what makes many of them fail or turn off the reader is the fact that they're not written very well or compelling for the stories that they're shaped within.

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text 2014-07-12 19:28
Reading progress update: I've read 12 out of 291 pages.
Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction - Jessica Page Morrell

This is a really, really, really good book so far.  And I have a feeling I'm going to be rec'ing this to writers who really want to create a morally skewed protagonist, antagonist, or anti-hero with strong development and ones that maybe even a reader will root for.

 

Something tells me a lot of YA and New Adult writers could use this.  (But then again, pretty much any writer of any genre could.)

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text 2014-07-12 01:52
Library haul - I need to start clearing these out....
Fiction First Aid - Raymond Obstfeld
Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction - Jessica Page Morrell
Cybersexualities: A Reader in Feminist Theory, Cyborgs and Cyberspace - Jenny Wolmark
The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools - Jessie Klein
Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction -
Roustabout: A Fiction - Michelle Chalfoun
How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection - David F. Dufty
Feedback: The Communication of Praise, Criticism, and Advice (Language As Social Action) - Robbie Sutton
Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age - Robin M. Kowalski,Susan P. Limber,Patricia W. Agatston

Had some of these for a while, and I'm going to try to tackle the ones that are due first.

 

I had checked out a bunch of materials on bullying, cyberbullying, and literary criticism/feedback a while back to write a post, but I ended up archiving it because I felt like it was saying some of the same things I'd already said in some capacities.  I still want to read some of these books though as food for thought, so I'll let you guys know how they go.  They seem like very interesting reads. 

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