Monday's just around the corner, and I'm excited! Our upcoming Are You Hooked? is going to be the best yet, thanks to the kindness and generosity of our fabulous Secret Agent.
So make sure you're here with bells on to find out the submission requirements and get your work in on time!
(Authoress wishes she had something to submit, but realizes, of course, that that would be rather tacky.)
In the meantime, let's discuss the whole gender-in-writing thing. We've already got a couple here who seem to "break the mold."
Or is the "mold" nonexistent?
What quirks or idiosyncrasies do you feel belong inherently to one sex or the other when it comes to writing? (Ur, "authoring.")
Can you pick up a book without knowing the author, and tell whether it was written by a man or a woman?
If so, why?
What does it take to write a compelling protagonist of the opposite sex?
Charles Dickens pulls it off in Bleak House.
And what about those battle scene openings that I personally detest? Truth be told, I've not read an opening battle scene written by a female author. There might be a subtle difference there that would draw me in. Or perhaps not.
I'm not against battle scenes. "Helm's Deep" from Tolkien's The Two Towers is terrific. (And despite the huge changes they made in the actual storyline, the movie's rendition is fairly fabulous, too.)
Talk! I love when you talk.
And I'll see you all bright and early on Monday!