The harrowing journey of my fourth draft

A Whisper of Destiny is now complete. All the scenes are written. I got to type ‘the end’ finally. Now the real work of editing starts. *whimpers* I thought I’d take the time to reflect on the lessons learnt so far. 1. Don’t just do a back up in Scrivener. Compile and back up a … Continue reading The harrowing journey of my fourth draft

Problematic Badass Female Tropes #2: The Wonder Woman

So some of y’all will have seen me wax lyrical about practicalities of female armour. This partly ties with this instalment of problematic bad ass female tropes. This particular blog post I couldn’t agree with harder if I tried. Don’t get me wrong I really liked Woman Woman as a movie. A lot of things … Continue reading Problematic Badass Female Tropes #2: The Wonder Woman

Could you just maybe tone your appearance down?

These screen shots are from a blog post from May 2017. I don’t have the original post any more, I lost it in the great domain transfer. When this critique happened, there were two men and one woman of colour present. I’m still really horrified and shocked to this day. I don’t remember your names, … Continue reading Could you just maybe tone your appearance down?

Adventures in the internet; Why I’m against Political Correctness Culture and why that doesn’t make me a bad person.

Hopefully I’ve managed to take out all other posters names and identifiers out of the conversation. In response to this post on face book; This viral thread on what people can and can’t say due to ‘political correctness’ is gold. I had the following discussion, I’m exhausted; Robin Alexis PC culture is becoming a form … Continue reading Adventures in the internet; Why I’m against Political Correctness Culture and why that doesn’t make me a bad person.

Problematic Badass Female Tropes #1: The Marion Effect

In this world of systematised misogyny, problematic sexist tropes are all too apparent. One such trope is the ‘Marion Effect’, in which an initially badass female character quickly transforms into a damsel in distress – her only function to be rescued by the male hero… Source: Problematic Badass Female Tropes #1: The Marion Effect Hi … Continue reading Problematic Badass Female Tropes #1: The Marion Effect