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Links: Crafting Drama, Barbara Metzger, & More

Welcome back to Wednesday Links! In this week’s edition, we have a mix of interesting topics to share. First, we have a recommendation for hobby drama enthusiasts – the YouTube channel Emma in the Moment, which delves into current and past drama within the knitting and crochet community. Next, we mourn the loss of romance author Barbara Metzger and read heartfelt words about her from Susie Felber. We also discuss a controversial YA fantasy novel that caters to adult audiences, raising questions about the targeting of young readers. Finally, we share a video on the redesigning of historical romance book covers, revealing the incongruity between the covers and the actual historical context. So, let’s dive in and explore these captivating links!

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Crafting Drama

Crafting Drama is a website that explores the world of hobbies and creative pursuits, diving into the controversies, challenges, and fascinating stories that surround these activities. From discussing the latest YA fantasy novel controversy to sharing cool and interesting things, this article will cover a range of topics that will capture your interest.

Emma in the Moment

If you love hobby drama, then the YouTube channel “Emma in the Moment” is a must-watch. Emma, a knit and crochet pattern designer, creates videos about current and past hobby dramas. Their engaging storytelling and in-depth analysis make each video a delight to watch. In addition to hobby drama, Emma also has a separate channel where they showcase their own designs. Whether you’re an avid crafter or just enjoy hearing about the drama that unfolds in creative communities, Emma in the Moment is a channel worth subscribing to.

Redesigning Historical Romance Book Covers to be Actually Historical

One of the most fascinating aspects of the book world is its cover art. Book covers can draw readers in, set the tone for the story, and even become iconic in their own right. However, in the genre of historical romance, there has been a long-standing issue with covers that are not historically accurate. In the YouTube video “Redesigning Historical Romance Book Covers to be Actually Historical,” the host explores this issue and shows how she would redesign classic book covers to be more historically appropriate.

The video explains the importance of accurately representing the time period in which the story takes place and the impact it can have on readers’ perceptions and expectations. With a combination of research, attention to detail, and a love for historical accuracy, the host of the video takes us through her process of redesigning book covers. It’s a fascinating look into the world of cover design and how small changes can make a big difference in capturing the essence of a historical romance novel.

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Barbara Metzger

In the realm of historical romance, Barbara Metzger was a beloved author who brought joy to readers with her captivating stories. Sadly, Barbara Metzger passed away over the summer, leaving behind a legacy of wonderful novels that will continue to be cherished by readers worldwide.

In a touching tribute, Susie Felber, daughter of fellow romance author Edith Layton, shared kind words about Barbara on Twitter. The tribute serves as a reminder of the impact that authors can have on readers and the enduring love and admiration that exists within the romance community.

Barbara Metzger’s books will continue to be cherished and enjoyed by fans old and new for years to come. Her contributions to the genre of historical romance will not be forgotten, and her stories will continue to bring joy and entertainment to readers.

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More Links

Beyond the world of historical romance and hobby drama, there are plenty of other cool and interesting things to discover. Whether you’re looking for a thought-provoking article or a captivating book recommendation, exploring these additional links will provide plenty of inspiration and entertainment.

One intriguing link is an article from The Mary Sue that discusses a controversy surrounding a YA fantasy novel. The article highlights the complex dynamics that publishers face when catering to both young adult and adult audiences. With the growth of fan art and adult readership in the YA genre, publishers often face the challenge of appealing to multiple demographics while still providing appropriate content for minors. This thought-provoking article delves into the complexities of this issue and sparks discussions about the future of YA literature.

Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Wednesday Links section of Crafting Drama. This weekly feature gathers together all the cool and interesting things that readers have come across throughout the week. From books and articles to music and podcasts, Wednesday Links is a treasure trove of recommendations that will keep you entertained and engaged.

So, whether you’re interested in exploring hobby drama, diving into historical romance, or discovering intriguing links, Crafting Drama has something for everyone. It’s a friendly and welcoming community that celebrates creativity, sparks discussions, and uncovers hidden gems. Embrace the drama and get ready for a thrilling adventure through the world of hobbies.