Writing the Opposite Gender

   Posted by: Faith   in Rye Thoughts

Hey all… I’ve been buried in NaNoWriMo prep and writing for the past month and a half now, so this blog has been the last thing on my mind… but meanwhile, I’ve written a few articles for the fantasy website/blog Fantasy Faction. (There’s a pile of great writing & book-related articles on there, so head on over if you’re a fantasy fiction fan!)

Soooo… if you’re interested in reading a little bit about writing the opposite gender when creating fantasy characters… here are the links!


Writing Fantasy Gender Stereotypes, Part One: Writing the Opposite Gender


Writing Fantasy Gender Stereotypes, Part Two: Inclinations & Deviations 


…and as per usual, I have a few book reviews coming up… and hopefully a few notes on this year’s NaNoWriMo experience… year five! Ahhh!!!

What are you all up to this month?

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6 comments so far


Oh, this is great! Thanks! I’m working on outlining a project in a male voice. This could prove helpful.

November 14th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Cool! My wip has a male protag. Thanks for sharing the links, I’ll have to go check it out!

November 14th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I loved writing from a male POV in my series. Men are so much simpler. But they really do see things differently than women and we need to keep that in mind when writing.

November 14th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Attended PYI in Toronto just over a week ago – see my blog. Been busy blogging, writing and editing stuff for church, and trying to survive…

Can’t believe none of the three people I ‘memed’ have fulfillfed their obligation! ;)

November 14th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I was doing nano, but I finished my current project, so now I’m editing.

November 16th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Joined NaNo, but dropped up because it clashes with my method. Now I’m rewriting my second WiP with the plan to start editing my main WiP in December. Maybe. I just realized that my CPs might not be so happy to be stuck reading my work over the holidays. :-/

November 26th, 2011 at 8:53 pm