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Author Topic: Women Write Fantasy (The Giant 'Women in Fantasy' Database)  (Read 23251 times)

Offline WPaladin

Re: Women Write Fantasy (The Giant 'Women in Fantasy' Database)
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2016, 01:20:42 PM »
This is a pretty awesome worksheet.  I think it will inspire several of the your writers I know.  I noticed two female indie authors I have been following not on it though, is it possible to get them added to the list?

Offline ThiefofHope

Re: Women Write Fantasy (The Giant 'Women in Fantasy' Database)
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2017, 04:47:41 AM »
I don't care what gender the author is as long as the story hooks me in.

Maybe some readers don't try female fantasy authors is that there might associate them with books like Paranormal romance

I can't tell you how many people assume I'm writing YA, Paranormal Romance, or Urban Fantasy if they find out I'm female. It's annoying. I'm thinking about querying under a male name because of it.

I've actually had someone tell me I shouldn't write in the genre I write in because it's not "womanly"--despite the fact that all five of my current point-of view characters are female. I don't get it. Someone online has also said to me, "Women write YA, men write lit". ¯\_(?)_/¯

I just tell them, "If you don't like it, don't read it."
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Re: Women Write Fantasy (The Giant 'Women in Fantasy' Database)
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2017, 06:54:06 AM »
Maybe the next generation of boys and girls who grow up with Harry Potter will be more open to books written by female authors. And to fantasy!

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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Women Write Fantasy (The Giant 'Women in Fantasy' Database)
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2017, 07:14:15 AM »
I don't care what gender the author is as long as the story hooks me in.

Maybe some readers don't try female fantasy authors is that there might associate them with books like Paranormal romance

I can't tell you how many people assume I'm writing YA, Paranormal Romance, or Urban Fantasy if they find out I'm female. It's annoying. I'm thinking about querying under a male name because of it.

I've actually had someone tell me I shouldn't write in the genre I write in because it's not "womanly"--despite the fact that all five of my current point-of view characters are female. I don't get it. Someone online has also said to me, "Women write YA, men write lit". ¯\_(?)_/¯

I just tell them, "If you don't like it, don't read it."

Thumbs up to you @ThiefofHope. People shouldn't be assigned gender roles, or any other forms of roles/ discriminations, as long as you can do the job and carry it out properly. I'm not a woman, but I'm also tired of stereotypes and the discrimination in our current society. As long as one can do a job perfectly, who cares if they are male, female, of this religion, that ethnicity, LGBTQ or whatever? If you are better than the person next to you, you wholly deserved what you had right now. People should be free to do whatever is in their skills and passions, and our society should start caring less about whichever hole we crawled out off.

Alright, rant over.  :D Now as long as that you didn't need to directly depend on those who discriminate/ judges you, feel free to go ahead and tell them, "Sod off!" (pardon for the vulgarity, some people deserved it) 

Offline AmeliaFaulkner

Re: Women Write Fantasy (The Giant 'Women in Fantasy' Database)
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2017, 01:51:25 PM »
Maybe the next generation of boys and girls who grow up with Harry Potter will be more open to books written by female authors. And to fantasy!

This is actually my big hope. A recent UK survey has shown that Generation Z are considerably less hung up on gender and sexuality than even us Gen X'ers, with over a third of them giving zero poops about whether someone identifies as male or female.