RARA-AVIS: men writing HB women

From: Louise Guardino ( louiseg@earthlink.net)
Date: 02 Jan 2001

Maura McMillan said way back in mid-december
" i think many male writers are stuck in this respect because most men just don't understand the way womens' minds work, and if that's so, don't try to act like you DO understand, or you're going to look stupid in the eyes of your female readers. some writers are fortunate to have a naturally epicene voice, and they're the ones who should try to get inside the opposing gender's head."

Have you read Ruth Birmingham's books? "Ruth" is really Walter Sorrell and he seems to be able to pull off writing a female, tough rather than hard, character fairly well. Louise G

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