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Tag Archives: writing the other
Writing: Reading in Another Land
Recently — or perhaps not so recently — much has been made of women writing science fiction. Often it’s coupled with a complaint about “PC” behavior stifles creativity or how leftist writing “has no new ideas.”
Hmm. Speaking as an unabashed leftist and someone lacking a penis, which may bias me somewhat, in my experience the opposite is true. I find much more interesting stuff in those who are willing to question the status quo, rather than simply write fiction using the same old stories, but this time with lasers! or infinity drives! or whatever. As Patty Jansen put it recently in her blog post, “There are girl cooties on my spaceship — on women writing hard SF,” “There are many younger readers out there who do not want their SF with sauce of sexist golden age nostalgia.”
Posted in Writing Tagged david zindell, feminism, kelly link, patty jansen, remo the destroyer, seanan maguire, writing the other 2 Comments
Class Notes – Week Two
We talked last week about story shapes and arcs as well as what gets set up in the beginning of a story. This week we talked about characters and dialogue, and how the first shapes the story. One of the … Continue reading
Posted in teaching Tagged cynthia ward, dialogue, nisi shawl, online workshop, terry bisson, writing good characters, writing the other 1 Comment