Genderblindered: “We’re both queens. So who will hang out the laundry?”

Genderblindered: “We’re both queens. So who will hang out the laundry?”

Feb 23, 2012

I read an old proverb once that went, “We’re both queens. So who will hang out the laundry?” I think this is an important point that a lot of seemingly imaginative fiction fails to take into account when creating societies. I was on a panel about women in combat at Epic Confusion when Scott Lynch brought up the fact that he often wrote in female guards and...

What It’ll Be if You Listen to Them All

What It’ll Be if You Listen to Them All

Feb 22, 2012

I just read something this week from somebody who said their goal this year was to write something that would “win some kind of award” next year. See my head explode. If you are writing books to get awards, you may want to rethink your priorities. I hate awards seasons. I hated awards season even during years I didn’t publish anything. It’s kind of...

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