I’m trying to settle a new cat into the household, and frantically getting my shit together for a writing retreat this weekend, so apologies for the quickie post. But I came across an article today by a Brisbane writer I adore that I simply had to share.
Melanie Edmonds is a sci-fi writer with a fantastic turn of phrase. When she’s not writing her Starwalker series, or helping to run a host of writing events in Brisbane, she’s writing excellent posts about issues in writing. Weak-kneed Women is a trope that frustrates the hell out of me- otherwise strong, capable characters turned catatonic, drooling wrecks by the very hint of a pretty potential love-interest, and Melanie has absolutely nailed her response to it. If you’re toying with a romantic sub-plot in your writing, this is a must-read.