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Does Female-centric Literature Necessitate Romance?

Outside of my experience as a student at Wellesley College, where we loved discussing gender issues, I’ve found that talking about gender is hard. And discussing gender in literature is definitely not wildly popular. No one wants to call out T.S. Eliot for being sexist (even though he kind of was) or reprimand a bunch of dead old white men who contributed to the vast majority of our Western literary upbringing. But I think it’s important to talk about these issues. That’s how we help society move toward a future where it won’t be as hard–because we’ll have forced solutions as a result of discourse.

So today’s topic? The distinct imbalance between male and female protagonists in literature: specifically, the stark inequality when you take literature where the protagonist is involved in romantic or sexual plotlines out of the equation.

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Pomodoros for Writers

Pomodoro Technique

So how do you focus your mind, turn down the background noise of emails and social media, and actually create the mental space you need to get the words out? One technique I’ve been using successfully for over a decade that helped me finish six books, is the Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo.

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How to meet your writing goals with bullet journaling

discussing writing goals

My friend and fellow designer Gretchen Kish was the one who first told me about bullet journaling. She’s a mom, a designer, researcher, artist, and much more; so when she tells me a newly adopted organization system has been been helping her meet her writing goals, I take heed. While a quick internet search quickly spiraled into me trying to:

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8 worthy podcasts for writers

Podcasts for writers

I admit it: I really love listening to good podcasts. I was hooked on the medium long before I started doing my own podcast; I’ve really grown to appreciate over the years, listening to both fiction and nonfiction podcasts, how much work goes into a really good podcast.

That’s why I’ve pulled together a list of 8 podcasts I can recommend that I think are worth your time and attention as a writer. I haven’t listened to each episode of each podcast (that would be like eating every chocolate-covered cherry in every box, in every case and pallet in a candy factory truck), but I know what I like and at least 1 of these 8 podcasts is the right one for you wherever you are in your writing career.

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Who is your favorite author?

“And what’s wScreen Shot 2015-11-12 at 2.46.40 PMritten on this one?”

“Oh, the Hemingway idea! Okay so, imagine if we had Hemingway’s face on the app, helping writers who sign up set goals for themselves? How awesome would that be?”

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