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Writers on Twitter are using #Ownvoices to talk about the need for proper representation in fiction.

Author Gwen K Katz had shared an excerpt from a novel written by a man, with a female protagonist.

It hadn’t gone down well with the writing community, who emphasised the importance of marginal characters being written by authors from similar backgrounds.

That isn’t to say male authors couldn’t successfully pull off writing from a woman’s perspective, but they do need to put some research in.

The thread gave birth to a light-hearted game.

Podcast host Jonathan Franzia posed a challenge: Describe yourself like a male author would.

And, well, the internet responded:

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