Writing Fiction: Women and Post-Apocalyptic / Dystopian Fiction


Hello. So, as a writer who has recently finished a dystopian piece of speculative fiction, I wanted to talk about how this popular genre is very revealing in its examination of women. Often victims of a violent world, women also become explicit prisoners of their ability to give birth – critical in landscapes where birth rates are devastated. All great for pertinent observations of society today. But in DARKNESS I’m trying to do something different, and have women as the perpetrators of violence and have women push to challenge that victim status.

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