Two Topics to Talk T-about (You can do anything for an alliteration…)

There are two topics which I would like to address today. Firstly, the tendency for women to be feminists and for men to be the opposite, in regard to literature. Why do men always have male main characters? And the opposite for women? Why, why, why? Because that’s the only kind of character that the author can portray really well. Because they are that kind of person. I used this line in the first post I ever posted on this blog: “There’s a point in a boy’s life (possibly a girl’s life too, but I’ve never been a girl) when he…” You don’t need to hear the rest ─ the first part is all that matters. Notice: I am a boy, so I usually write from a boy’s perspective. I am not a girl, so I can’t really say what happens in a girl’s mind without drawing some pretty embarrassing questions out into the open. Anyway, my point is, don’t pound good authors just because they have three male characters and one female, who only plays the damsel in distress. Or, don’t degrade good authors just because they have two female characters who collectively save the wimpy man who was captured by a plush toy.

On to the second topic. Why does snow make us happy, and rain make us feel miserable? There’s only a few degrees’ difference between the two. The reason for this topic is because it’s snowing outside today. In October. I think other parts of the country have had snow earlier this year, but I don’t really care about their weather. If you’re one of my readers, however, I do care.

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  1. I’m guilty of having more female characters than male in most of my stories. I have occasionally tried to write from a male perspective, and it can be difficult.
    It’s snowing where you are? Lucky! It’s just freezing cold around here. The leaves are going to die and drop off before they even change color.

  2. You can’t write your name (in yellow) in the rain when it settles. 😉

  3. Robyn Hoode

     /  March 5, 2013

    Oddly enough, most of my MCs are boys. I always have a girl in there, but I wrote mostly with MC boys.

  4. Are T-abouts related to T-shirts?


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