What Makes Us Do The Things We Do?

I've just been watching 60 Minutes, and there's currently a segment on retracing Ernest Shackleton's footsteps.  A modern day Australian explorer is being interviewed about why he and his team recreated Shackleton's journey using only the equipment, food and clothing available to Shackleton.  At one point the interviewer asks "If we were somewhere starving, would … Continue reading What Makes Us Do The Things We Do?

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Writing strong female characters.

I recently read another blog post regarding the writing of real female characters.  It was a really interesting read, and highlighted the issues that writers face when they attempt to avoid misogyny.  I'm a female writer, and when I set out to write my first published story, I deliberately wrote about a strong female character … Continue reading Writing strong female characters.