Kate Elliott (kateelliott) wrote,

Do Females Write Epic Fantasy Differently Than Males Do?

This is more in the nature of a drive by post to note for the record that I'm on massive deadline doing revisions for COLD FIRE (Spiritwalker #2). Writing, as always, in my girly way.

I have literally not had time to refer to or discuss the various internet things about fantasy, nihilism, morals or lack thereof, beauty and truth, and so on and so forth except mostly to note that as so often, these conversations mostly seem to revolve around men and male writers. My god, people, were there not enough battle scenes in Crown of Stars? And yet, somehow this remains also a stereotype, that a sword fight, say, reflects masculinity and not femininity.

So, while I'm busy, tell me: do females write epic fantasy differently than males do? If so, how and why?


ETA: With regret, I have frozen one of the sub-threads. My apologies. I really don't like to cut off discussion as a general rule. I'm doing this for purely selfish reasons: I'm under a heavy and urgent revisions deadline, and in the manner of procrastinators everywhere I posted this entry because I was revising a difficult chapter so of course it seemed like a Good Idea At The Time to distract me from the difficulty of that particular chapter. The particular discussion thread has moved to a related but not specifically on-topic topic just as the rest of this really great discussion (you guys are so fabulous and interesting, and I'm not saying that to flatter you) is quieting down. Thanks for your understanding.
Tags: fantasy, reading
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