How Useful is the Bechdel Test in Writing?

For those who may not be familiar with it, the Bechdel Test is a gauge of whether a work of fiction features independent female characters. The requirements are that there must be two women who have at least one conversation together in which they don't talk about a man. The idea is that women should … Continue reading How Useful is the Bechdel Test in Writing?

Why I Don’t Believe in Ambiverts

People are like tapestries, made of so many threads that, by the time you finish classifying and dissecting, you might as well have created a custom spot for each of us, with our name on it, because you can’t pigeonhole people. That being said, there are some useful categories which help us understand those who … Continue reading Why I Don’t Believe in Ambiverts