Guardian demands ‘women with a backbone’ in fiction

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So it’s as I have suspected and ardently highlighted these past ten years – female characters in some novels are not feminist-friendly. Fairly unsurprisingly, lots of women are tired of reading about dieting, shopping, romance and other subjects that do not apply to their own lives. Far from requiring a patronising dose of escapism thrust […]

It’s not all sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll….

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A popular discussion amongst writers is audience. The constant dilemma of who to write for is the subject of many a heated debate and there are two sides to this story. From a genre point of view, the type of book being written must correlate with a responsive, resonating audience. Conversely, the audience demand dictates […]