I offer a short overview of how the divide within this world forefronts white male straight and western writers. I know it's not a surprise to many but this list might be interesting for those of us who hadn't thought about it before. By understanding this, we can, as writers and poets, push back and… Continue reading How Are Writers’ Demographics used by the Publishing Industry?
How to Dress like a Man 101
Continuing the lists to help writers mess with gendered expectations, here are the items men are told to acquire in order to fit in. Yes, this came from a compilation of such lists for men and by men in 2021. You can use this idea to mess with the stereotypes though, add items from this… Continue reading How to Dress like a Man 101
How to Create Ungendered Narrative Voices
On Ambiguity: The Genderless Narrator Workshop Outline 2/2019 Sex is biological. Gender is cultural. How do we reflect the difference between the two in our writing? Is it possible or are we so trained to classify each other by gender? I present the idea that unless we know how we are using gendered language unconsciously, we… Continue reading How to Create Ungendered Narrative Voices