Writing a Gender Other Than Your Own


What should you consider when choosing the gender of your main character? Two exciting debut thriller authors, Alex Dolan and Gwendolyn Womack, join to discuss this topic and related issues.

Gwendolyn Womack’s website
The Memory Painter
Alex Dolan’s website
The Euthanist

A Reunion of Ghosts (Alex’s recommendation)
The Expats (Gwendolyn’s recommendation)
The Accident (Gwendolyn’s recommendation)
International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Program

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