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  • Thu, 12:32: RT @LeVostreGC: I. Chewbacca WRRRRRRRRAAAARGH II. Chewbacca yn Middel Englisshe WRRRRRRRRAAAARGHE III. Chewbacca yn Olde Englisshe WR…
  • Thu, 12:33: RT @Schwindter: QUICK SOMEONE IMMORTALIZE THIS VINE RIGHT NOW https://t.co/qqQMHiAatp
  • Thu, 12:34: RT @mikemearls: It's pretty impressive that Twitter can have the most talked about social platform in a presidential election and still hem…
  • Thu, 12:34: HEY, BETA READERS! New post in the usual spot. :) #AmWriting #werefox
  • Thu, 12:43: RT @ericjstolze: TWITTER: WHY NO ADD USERS? EVERYONE: People don't want to enter a hot cauldron of unchecked hate speech? TWITTER: VINE NO…
  • Thu, 12:59: It’s pretty broad interpretation of the term, but an interesting way to look at it. Pretty much any “received wisdo… https://t.co/CZWGKlpqSp
  • Thu, 13:09: Well said. https://t.co/GG8OmFS1uz
  • Thu, 13:09: RT @Shit_Pitches: Kim Kardashian is an archaeologist who finds an old Gameboy and incorrectly believes it is Cleopatra's mobile phone
  • Thu, 13:21: I keep getting lost in the weeds when outlining. Intellectually I know “the first draft is supposed to be crap,” but… (c)
  • Thu, 13:22: Emotionally I don’t want to invest a ton of blood sweat and tears into 60,000+ words that will just be thrown away in the next draft.
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rowyn
Oct. 28th, 2016 01:26 am (UTC)
Did you find the "how to write men" bit useful? It seemed kind of cringe-inducing to me. c_c
the_gneech
Oct. 28th, 2016 01:34 am (UTC)
"Useful" not really. Pretty standard "Mars/Venus" stuff. Just interesting that culturally, someone found it worth talking about, even if it generated cliché answers.

Given how "men" are so often considered the cultural default, I wouldn't expect "How do I unravel the mystery of man???" to be floated as a question most of the time. And I've never really noticed a woman not writing men perfectly well, even tho I've seen men who weren't able to convincingly write women.

-The Gneech
rowyn
Oct. 28th, 2016 01:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's an interesting enough concept that it got me to click, but .... mmf. It'd be funny to see a parody of the "How To Write Strong Female Characters" trope. But as a serious subject, one ought to start with "How to write [gender] of [culture] and [time period] ". And the answer is less "men are generally like this" than "the character's culture will tell him he should generally be like this, and he will respond to these expectations in various conscious and unconscious ways, and as the author you should think about those intersections. Why does he conform? Why does he rebel?"

... maybe I will write this. n_n
the_gneech
Oct. 28th, 2016 01:54 am (UTC)
I approve of this plan!

-TG
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