Sometimes, authors become so focused on the idea of being convincing writing a character of the opposite gender, or a different race, or different cultural background, that they neglect to write a convincing character.
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I call this 2 + 2 = 5: a writer's tendency to insist upon something that isn't true. In reality, two plus two does not equal five. Two plus two will never equal five.
I hope I never see the day when I've found my voice. How is it possible to ever find your voice? Voice is mystical. It puts the writer on a pedestal. No writer worth his salt ought to want that.
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