Writing the Opposite Sex
Release Date: 04/07/2016
Writing characters of the opposite sex can be a challenge for both men and women. Recognizing the differences between men and women in real life can help create more distinct and engaging characters in fiction.
This episode talks about writing strong females characters without going to extremes, the difference between behaviors and character traits, writing characters as people before writing as one gender or another, not avoiding the feminine, how men differ from women in speech, thoughts, and actions, how to approach description when writing in the male point of view, the differences between stereotypes, generalizations, and reality, and when gender should and shouldn't play a part in your character's experience.