The gender game.


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Most of my protagonists are male and I don’t really know why. Perhaps it’s due to women being cast in “lesser” roles, when I was younger. I know I always felt resentful about this, wondering why women always seemed to play subordinates to men. You know the kind of thing I mean: fluttering eyelashes, heaving bosoms, and so on.

It made me fear for the future. Were women doomed to scream and faint at the slightest provocation, as depicted in books and films? Or if they were strong, they were cast as bolshie, man like creatures, despised and disliked by all because of their pseudo masculinity?

All the above used to irritate the hell out of me, but spoon fed on this kind of thing, as I was, did this subconsciously prompt me to always have my main protagonists as “leading men?” Maybe.

Anyway, it’s time for a change. I’ll shortly be embarking on a new book – and guess what – the main protagonist is going to be female.

Watch this space. 😀

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http://goo.gl/qw64zu Land of Midnight Days
http://goo.gl/c0rR2K Through the Gloaming
http://www.readwave.com/kateannejack/
http://youtu.be/VYEFMsTHrvo

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3 Responses to “The gender game.”

  1. When can we have an excerpt?

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  2. From Dawn Horizon? Not sure, I’d have to check with my editor, he hasn’t seen it yet. Or the new book? I’ve not gone beyond sketching out the outline. 😀

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