Gail Gauthier: Arcs Appear To Be A Hot Button Topic
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July 13, 2012 at 01:29PM
I was aware that there’s been talk lately about arc gobblers at conferences. Seriously. But I hadn’t grasped how extensive and deep the arc angst goes until Writer Beware linked on Facebook to YA author Elizabeth Fama‘s blog post Kill My Arc. It wasn’t so much what she said that surprised me. Personally, I agree with her regarding arcs being unfinished books, or maybe not even books at all. It was the big number of responders, many of them embracing the arc and being somewhat hostile toward Fama’s point of view, that made me realize that this is a volatile issue.
I don’t go to conferences, so I don’t have a dog in this fight. But I will continue to follow it.