S3E5 – Writing Men, Part 2

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, Bethany and guest host Louvie Tucker talk about writing better male characters. This is the second part of a two-part episode on the topic.

Listen to it here on Podbean or find us on your favourite podcast app.

What we talked about

  • Physical representation of male characters
  • Derogatory language often applied to men and how we might handle it in fiction
  • Representation in media that we’ve found encouraging
  • Touch and intimacy (primarily nonsexual)
  • Using name calling as world building and character communication

(Re)sources mentioned on the show

Films and novels referenced during the episode

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • BBC’s Doctor Who (the current series)
  • BBC’s Sherlock series
  • The Visitor by Louvie Tucker
  • The Queen’s Enforcer by Ciara Darren

Find Louvie Tucker’s novel, The Visitor, here. Available in eBook and print form on Amazon, and as an eBook in most online stores.

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