Link Roundup

Sorry things have been a bit sparse around here recently. Combine finishing the revisions on my first novel with moving from New York back to the UK, jetlag and an apartment hunt, and life has been a little crazy. Fingers crossed we'll be back to the normal schedule next week -- a lot's been happening that I can't wait to write about! In the meantime, here are some links from the past week.

Old but new to me: author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, on why the best kids books are written in blood.

On Jezebel, a lesson from Disney: how to undermine a heroine in 4 easy steps!

In further depressing Frozen-related news, the head animator has said that they cut down on the number of female characters in the movie because animating women and their emotions is so darn difficult.

Natalie Portman calls "kick-ass feminism" a "Hollywood fallacy".

Author Malinda Lo has 2013's LGBT YA by the numbers. It doesn't look good.

Also on Jezebel: RomCom's not dead. Hollywood's just lazy (and lacking in women).

At Dallas Comic Con, Jamie Bamber and Katie Sackhoff discussed sexism in the TV industry.