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A quick thought on writing women...

I've been thinking about this a lot lately and just wanted to get this out there.

I think the reason female characters seemed so hard for me to write was that I live in a society that made me think they were the incomprehensible (and sometimes irrational) "other."

Writing women was supposed to be hard.

But it got a whole lot easier when I stopped thinking of them as this alien species and more just like people. They have the same wants, needs, desires, thoughts, flaws, and defects as everyone else. They just have it harder because everyone seems to forget that.

And it was because of the constant attention that's being drawn to this phenomenon lately that was able to change my pre-programmed and automatic thinking about this. Otherwise, I'd have continued living blissfully unaware. This is why we need more stories about women and featuring women, and not just in the "strong female protagonist" role, but as bad guys, side characters, main characters, ever…

My 2014 Salt Lake Comic-Con FanX Schedule

I have my tentative FanX schedule. Things are subject to be added or subtracted, but this is, for the most part, the schedule I'll be sticking to. For the rest of the time at the convention, I'll be at my booth signing books or haunting the Big Shiny Robot! booth.
As far as I know, "A Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination" will be available at the con.
I'm not on as many writing panels as Star Wars panels this year, but there are still a couple in there. Star Wars fans coming to the convention should be excited, though.
Hit the Salt Lake City Comic-Con website for tickets.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00 pm: Why Who Framed Roger Rabbit is One of the Greatest Noir Films Ever Made2:00 pm: The History of Robin and Why Batman’s Sidekick is Great (M)5:00 pm:The Boba Fetts – Daniel Logan and Jeremy Bulloch (M)6:00 pm: The Corporate Takeover of Geekdom: Is Disney’s Owning Marvel and Lucasfilm a Boon or Bane to our Favorite Franchises?Friday, April 18…