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(NPR)   Professor of English at Boston College reveals how she earned a living while an undergraduate: writing Sweet Valley High books under a pseudonym   ( npr.org) divider line
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2013-03-10 08:10:30 AM  
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I bet she made more writing that, than she did the first few years of teaching
2013-03-10 07:32:43 AM  
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Guess I don't get the big deal? They're formulaic, just like the Hardy Boy novels, or Scooby Doo.  It doesn't take a genius to write them, they don't win pullitzer prizes, they're disposable fiction that make people happy and will be mulch next year when you have (I hope to god) outgrown them, except for the occasional wistful nostalgia burst.
2013-03-10 04:16:11 AM  
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Apos: Apos: I'm guessing this was the teenage version of Harlequin books or something....


Eh, ish. They were like teen tv show plots. Think written episodes of Saved by the Bell, but with a large dose of Malibu Barbie. There was usually some lesson to be learned and everybody was sunshine and sparkles in the end. Not the worst of that era's teen book selections, but still cheesy as fark.
2013-03-10 03:34:18 AM  
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Apos: I'm guessing this was the teenage version of Harlequin books or something....

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