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Victoria/V.E. Schwab
#1 NYT Bestselling Author of more than a dozen novels. Traveler. Whimsical Slytherin. Rep'd by . It's pronounced RHY like WHY.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab retweeted
Tina Marie 🦋 1m
OMFGGGGGGGGGGGG and !?!? Bitches I don’t care if I have to drive IM GOING TO YALLWEST!!!!!! 😭🖤🖤🖤⚔️❤️❤️❤️
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 5h
Congrats!!!
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ᴄᴏʀɪ ᴍᴄᴄᴀʀᴛʜʏ 5h
Posted this a while ago...but just a reminder that ARCs are works in progress. This is about HALF of the changes we made post-ARCs. The finished version is SMOOTH LIKE BUTTER FRIENDS
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Replying to @IBreaktheStuff
Agreed. I can think of times that work and times that don’t and times when they made an overt and self-aware gesture (John Wick). What set me off was the laziness of it in Umbrella Academy.
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Anwen 6h
Hi Adam, tropes can be very useful but it's equally important to point out that certain tropes can be damaging. 'Woman only exists to die so that man can be better' is one of them.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Replying to @IBreaktheStuff
Of course, anything can be done well. But I would argue that the majority of the time it’s not, and characters should have worth in life as well as death. If their SOLE worth is in the way their death impacts the protagonist, that’s pretty lazy.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Anything is okay so long as the character has value, story, and worth to the narrative outside of fictional martyrdom.
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Catalina B. 🙊 6h
Replying to @veschwab @catvalente
"The Refrigerator Monologues" by should be required reading for anyone who wants to create stories. I love that book so much.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Replying to @ChuckWendig
Sigh.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Replying to @darcicoleauthor
Nope, check my TL.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Replying to @veschwab
Also, kids, I’m done clarifying this. I am not saying women should be exempt from fictional death/murder. I am saying—over and over and over—that a female character’s sole purpose in the story shouldn’t be to die as a cheat code for male feelings.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Male Writer Twitter: Now you’re telling me I can’t kill women?!? What else am I supposed to DO with them??
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
IT IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE, JENN.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 6h
Replying to @IBreaktheStuff
If you read ANY of the threads, it’s very clear I’m talking about murdering the woman JUST to complicate the male character. I’m not saying female death is off the table.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 10h
Well, it’s been fun, but I’m off to the Arctic to search for gods in the sky and monsters in the snow.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 10h
Replying to @Ivyixia @Rudoxxx
No, you didn’t. If I could go back, I would have added a “JUST” before “TO COMPLICATE” because a death is inherently impactful. But the fact remains that the instances of female fridging in media have reached an exasperating level.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 10h
Replying to @Rudoxxx @Ivyixia
This is actually a really interesting argument. Angie’s death is a casualty of Victor’s obsession with Eli, not a driving force unto itself. And you’re right, 2019 me wouldn’t have made the exact same decisions as 2012 me. Writers, like all people, continue to grow.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab 10h
Replying to @SalieriSin @parrotttd
I know the book you’re talking about, and agree, it was a major hurdle for me.
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Victoria/V.E. Schwab retweeted
Bryce David Salazar Feb 20
Replying to @veschwab
But then writers will have to challenge themselves and develop narratives that break away from tropes and cliches. They'd have to work and use their imaginations! Oh my god, think of the rewrites and potentially unique outcomes!
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