New Twitter game hilariously shames bad male authors - For Reading Addicts

New Twitter game hilariously shames bad male authors

By April 5, 2018 Authors, Literature

A new Twitter game has taken the internet by storm!

Many women have noticed how female characters can be so badly written, especially by men. It is almost as if those male writers don’t see women as people, with complex personalities and 3-dimensional lives. The strange and often nonsensical over-description of women’s bodies  can be most irritating, and when a male writer has a female character narrating, it often becomes embarrassing for everyone involved.

Writer Gwen C. Katz noticed this happening again and again until one day, when faced with yet another ridiculous passage in a book she had begun reading, she tweeted a snippet from the book.

The discussion that followed prompted her fellow women readers and writers on Twitter to join in a game… Describe yourself as a male writer would. 




The passage reads

“I sauntered over, certain he noticed me. I’m hard to miss, I’d like to think—a little tall (but not too tall), a nice set of curves if I do say so myself, pants so impossibly tight that if I had had a credit card in my back pocket you could read the expiration date. The rest of my outfit wasn’t that remarkable, just a few old things I had lying around. You know how it is.”

How anyone can think that that’s how women would narrate their lives is beyond me. Has this author even met a woman before?

Personally I think the phrase ‘if I do say so myself’ should be banned. Permanently. If you can’t write without cliched nonsense then perhaps you shouldn’t bother?

Some men on Twitter were just scared to write a fellow human for some reason

Let us know your thoughts on this Twitter game, Reading Addicts!




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