Bodices Don’t Rip: Writing Accurate Historical Fiction

Column by Leah Dearborn
Sitting in a classroom or wandering through a sterile museum, we often feel estranged from history. But history is really about people, and that’s what makes it such fertile ground for writers.
Gender-Specific Books

Debate Over Gender-Specific Books Gaining Steam

News by Peter Derk March 19, 2014 (5) comments
Let Books Be Books, a UK campaign attempting to stop publishers from putting out books marketed in gender-specific ways, has been gaining momentum this week.

Her Breasts Were Too Small: Why A Dose of Feminism is Good for Writers

Column by Phil Jourdan January 17, 2014 (38) comments
A plea for writers — yep, even the male ones — to think about what it means to be born male or female. How many times do we need to hear about a female character's breasts?

Genderbending Genre: The Left Hand of Darkness

Column by Rajan Khanna August 19, 2013 (1) comments
Ursula K. Le Guin's novel, "The Left Hand of Darkness," is not just a great science fiction novel, it is one of the first major works in the field to address issues of gender. We take a look why.

Write Like a Girl (or Guy)

Column by Kimberly Turner July 29, 2013 (6) comments
Let's talk about sex, baby... How do you write characters of the opposite sex who don't sound like a man doing a poor imitation of a woman, or vice versa? What are the real differences in how we talk?

It's Ladies Night and X-Men Drink Free

Column by Kelly Thompson June 6, 2013 (3) comments
A new X-Men #1 debuted to much critical acclaim last week, even though the all-female cast was a topic of heated debate early on.

Screenwriting: Insert Woman Here - Sidestepping the Sausage Fest

Column by Karina Wilson January 11, 2013 (4) comments
Where are all the female characters in your screenplay? Why should you care about adding some? Where can you put them?
Writer Among Top 3 Dream Jobs for Girls in US

LinkedIn Data Reveals Writer Among Top 3 Dream Jobs for Girls in US

News by Dan Shewan November 26, 2012 (2) comments
Data recently released by LinkedIn suggests that becoming a writer is a dream of many young girls in the U.S.
Men Still Dominate Bylines And Book Titles

Battle Of The Sexes: Men Still Dominate Bylines And Book Titles

News by Dave Reuss June 27, 2012 (7) comments
A new study shows women still held back when it comes to writing and publishing.

Blue is For Boys, Orange Is For Girls

Column by Cath Murphy March 12, 2012 (2) comments
The Orange long list, announced on March 8th, aims to promote women writers. But does it? And shouldn't female authors be ready to take on the men?