Column by Robbie Blair
If we're all creating a broader social narrative and constructing damaging roles, does that mean we should portray the world as it should be rather than as it is? Tough question. Let's unpackage it.
Column by BH Shepherd March 23, 2015 (2) comments
Superhero comics have historically struggled with portraying fully realized female characters. How have Marvel and DC treated their women in the transition from the page to the screen?
Column by Christopher Shultz February 5, 2015 (3) comments
We know February for several holidays and celebrations of cultures. Add to that list the Women in Horror movement, which shines a light on female writers, filmmakers and artists working in the genre.
Column by Leah Dearborn January 27, 2015 (7) comments
Research reports that guys read fewer books of any genre and boys of every age group have scored worse than girls on reading tests for the last three decades. Why?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Column by Kimberly Turner July 29, 2013 (7) 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?
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.
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?
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.
News by Dave Reuss June 27, 2012 (7) comments
A new study shows women still held back when it comes to writing and publishing.