|A to Z Stories of Life and Death
Become a fiction writer, and you live with these people in your head. I live with so many of them, and they speak up at odd times, wanting to be heard.
I wonder why so many of them are males, and not all nice ones at that.
this teen with The Knife, who likes painting on human skin
there’s a grieving, murderous father, who wants to avenge his child
there’s an old man who’s feeling his age,
another nasty, abusive old man who darkens the life of his protégé
There are women too, but not so many.
I wonder why I’m so much for comfortable writing in the voice of a man. Is it because they’re so different from me? Because I read a lot of books, or watch movies with strong male characters?
A lot of these voices have found their way into A to Z stories of Life and Death, and who knows which of these voices would make me write their stories in a longer format….
Do you write much in the voice of your opposite sex? Do you think that the voice the writer chooses reveals something about the writer himself or herself?