Alison Bechdel and a damsel in distress

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:

 

  1. Are there at least two female characters in the story?
  2. Do they talk to each other?
  3. Do they talk to each other about something OTHER than men?

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The introduction: It’s all about the book

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.

– Tara Jade