The things they carried

Delve into the gripping narratives and profound themes presented in The Things They Carried. Discover the lasting impact of war and the weight of human experiences through these compelling stories.
Women just want to be written as human. That's it. Write them as human, with complex feelings, not as body parts that happen to be put together into a feminine form. Humour, Reading, Sexism, Explain A Film Plot Badly, Know Nothing, Literature Humor, Hate, Patriarchy, Author

Making a character in a book seem realistic and interesting is no easy task. It’s not down to just your skills as a writer, though. You actually have to know a bit about who you’re writing about. In other words—do your research. Unfortunately, some male writers out there seem to have major problems writing female characters and seem shy about asking their female friends for advice.

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Leigh Williams