I follow a blog which you might also find interesting, so here’s the link. This particular entry was about something called the Bechdel test. This was the first time I had heard of it and what it is about.
In short, this is a test about gender bias in fiction (books or movies). It’s a very simple test to perform. There are three questions that need to be answered:
- Are there at least two female characters in the story?
- Do they talk to each other?
- Do they talk to each other about something OTHER than men?
It’s Friday night. I’m in my bed, tired. Must be close to midnight. Eyes closed. I want to sleep.
In my mind there is a scene running. It goes on and on. I think: “Fine, I’ll remember it. Now let me sleep! “
It still goes on, and on, and on.
All of this is about writing a book.
I’m really eager to get it finished and completed so it’s ready for my readers.
But – it takes time so to calm my eagerness I decided that I will tell you about the process of writing. Characters, events that make their way into the book, triumphs and miseries as chapters unfold, while the characters do what I want them to do. Or not, and they do their own stuff instead.
Come back to me with your thoughts, as they might find their way into the book itself.
I hope you will enjoy my blog entries, and in the end the book itself.