Category: Thoughts on Writing

Why Bechdel Testing Your Novel Shows Business Savvy

It turns out Alison Bechdel gave creatives not only a recipe for becoming more enlightened human beings, but a way to be more business-savvy as well. The test bearing her name helps quantify the representation of women in film, novels, and other creative works. Bechdel Test 101 So what is it? In case you can’t view the image above, in her comic Dykes To … Read More Why Bechdel Testing Your Novel Shows Business Savvy

Top 100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers in 2014

Check out more than 100 Twitter hashtags in eight essential categories: Learning to write Learning to market or self-publish Connecting with other writers Using writing prompts Staying accountable with writing goals such as word count Staying up to date on your genre and audience Staying up to date on specific ebook platforms Promoting your finished work to readers Hash What? Hashtags are those descriptive … Read More Top 100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers in 2014

Writing Characters Who Are Female, Not Females Who Are Characters

Characters I enjoy reading about are written for their personality and decisions first and foremost. On the other hand, I do not think I have ever fallen in love with characters who were described primarily by their gender stereotypes. Maybe when I was five, watching Aurora, Snow White, and Cinderella as interpreted by Disney but I’ll get to that in a minute. This is part … Read More Writing Characters Who Are Female, Not Females Who Are Characters