Lots of thinky posts piling up here lately.
Over on SF Novelists writers are discussing gender roles in fiction:
– Marie Brennan on why a woman’s place is not in the refrigerator. (Or anyplace else she might die tragically and without agency for no reason other than to spur a man to action.)
– Kate Elliott questions why women are so often only allowed to be strong in fiction when protecting their young. (It’s not a bad trope, but need it be the only trope?)
– David Coe asks why male strength so often has to manifest in violence.
nancyboflood and debbyedwardson have a series on thru_the_booth on writing Native American characters:
Other odds and ends:
– Karen Healey on YA SFF and the transformations of adolescence.
– Pam Bachorz on why she doesn’t plan to quit writing.
– Mette Harrison on why her books are her children.
– Jim Hines on why his books are not his children.
And one link that is not at all thinky: