While I’m about to go off on a long, seemingly pointless tangent, please bear with it and keep reading, as I promise, hand to heart, that what I am about to say, as flowery and unnecessarily descriptive as it may be, will make sense… eventually.
As a young female writer who has dreamed of being a novelist since childhood, when I would sit down at my white, antique desk with the worn silver knobs and telling dents that had been handed down to my mother from my great-grandmother, I have always been filled with a love of words. The way they dance across a page to capture the imaginations of the readers, the way they…
Okay, I can’t go on. Are you still with me?
That was excruciating. Here’s the point:
When it comes to developing plot and characters, women writers have been said to have a tendency to write long, drawn-out, excessively detailed descriptions that explain too much.
In short, women writers take forever to get to the point.