It’s a busy weekend for conventions, from the UK to Australia and many points in between. Well, if you happen to be at home, you can still enjoy some SF&F chat by listening to the ‘Breaking the Glass Slipper’ podcast, where I am discussing women warriors and fight scenes with the team. We had great fun, as you’ll easily be able to tell 🙂
While you’re there, do bookmark the podcast for regular listening.
Another discussion that’s going on in various places is the intricacy of writing effective characters in your fiction. Aliette de Bodard is on a blog tour at the moment, what with her new novel, The House of Binding Thorns just out. Do take a look at what she’s saying here and elsewhere.
Beyond the Cliché Shelf: Making Characters Vibrant and Unexpected – at Skiffy and Fanty
The Fallacy of Agency: on Power, Community, and Erasure – at Uncanny Magazine
Likeable characters, interesting characters, and the frankly terrible ones – on her own website.
This is also Women in SF&F Month over at Fantasy Cafe. There’s already an array of interesting posts by authors worth looking out for, plus pertinent observations from fans and reviewers, and more to come. Enjoy!