RTW and some news!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors and followers post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic: Who are your favorite literary couples?
You know -- the ones you like by themselves, but LOVE together!

First, some nominations in adult titles: Sookie and any of her many lovers (but especially Eric), Claire and Jamie in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, and Jack and Eliza in Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.

For YA: Mary "Jacky" Faber and Jared in the Bloody Jack books, Blossom and Alexander in Ghosts I Have Been by Richard Peck, and Aislinn and Seth from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series.

What do all these various couples have in common? Each half of the whole is a fully-realized character, with a "real" life taking place offstage. No sitting by the phone waiting for a call for these love interests!

And now for some news! My video pitch was chosen to be critted for Pitch University's Pitch Evaluation Lab! What's more, I impressed agent Christine Witthohn so much that she asked me to send her the full manuscript of my book!

I would really encourage people to dive in and submit a video--it's a great learning experience, and it just may lead to a request!

P.S. for another example of my burgeoning mad video-ing skills, check out this special video for Valentine's Day


Kate Hart said...

"Each half of the whole is a fully-realized character, with a "real" life taking place offstage."

here here!

hear hear?

either way. I concur.

Alison Miller said...

So this is the third time I've seen Outlander. Might have to pick this one up too!

Happy Wednesday!

KatOwens: Insect Collector said...

Congrats on the pitch!

I also picked Jamie and Claire from Outlander. You are right- neither is the type to wait around for the someone to call.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Outlander FTW! I have to say that I like some books better in the series than others, but Jamie and Claire are so good together.

Tracey Neithercott said...

Congrats on the pitch! That's awesome!

And I agree with you on what makes for a great couple.

Jess said...

I've been super curious about the Bloody Jack series but hadn't heard any reviews on it. I definitely need to read it now that someone has given it a good review.

And congrats on the pitch!

Unknown said...

Whee! Awesome! :D

Unknown said...

Fun post! I definitely agree about each character in a couple needing to be fully realized outside of his relationship. Two-dimensional characters make for dimensional romances.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Jess, the best review I can do for Bloody Jack is this tweet I posted a month ago:
No, Jacky Faber, you will not distract me from my own writing tasks! What's that, you'll show me your nekked bum? Just a quick peek, then

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