Women and Fiction continues to grow! The next podcast will released on August 15, 2017 with Maya Rodale discussing her important research into women readers and writers. If there's a feature that you think should be added to Women and Fiction, send us an email.
If you haven't had a chance to listen, Amanda Cochran Helstrom-White blows us away in the podcast. You can now listen her and all of the podcasts at iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, SoundCloud, and Google Play. Catch up with us on our social media accounts -- (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
The New Yorker published a book review/commentary on the roles of statistics in fiction. It's a fascinating look at the "readability statistics” and the "Flesch-Kincaid" score. Most research shows that in modern times, people are so busy and distracted that the optimal Flesch-Kincaid score is 4. Of course, for this article, the score was 10.
Recently, a young friend of mine told me about how the simple act of writing by hand helped her get clear with her writing. She asked me: Do you write stories by hand? Computer? Combination? It turns out that she was right -- there may be some real benefits to writing by hand.
If you listened to Emma Newman's interview (Women and Fiction, S01E02), you have an idea of the challenges facing women who write science fiction. Did you know that only 18% of Airport bookstores carry women authors in their science fiction section? Bizarre stuff. And, yet, science fiction would be unrecognizable without women authors.
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