… or “Whose book is it anyway?” Part Two.
I was inspired to compose this post by a friend of mine, MM Bennetts, who feels not at all confident about writing female characters and was therefore somewhat stunned to find one had leapt, fully formed, like Athene from the brow of Zeus, onto the pages of her latest book.
This got me thinking. I’ve never actually considered that I had any difficulty writing female characters. I mean, I’m a girl. It should be easy, n’est-ce pas? I’ve got the inside track on how a woman thinks and feels, her motivations, her desires. Surely it should be the Sons of Adam, rather than the Daughters of Eve, that I struggle with?