Is it better than the books? Yes, but better how, exactly?
Good intent won't erase the harm of baking bigotry into your worldbuilding.
Don't hang your plot on a broken setting.
Gender is a complex thing, and writing a character whose gender is different than yours can seem a daunting task.
Five stories that nailed the drama but failed at respecting women.
Where did all the women go? Detective Oren's on the case!
Watch for these warnings signs to prevent sexism from seeping into your story.
How your writing can do better at gender rep, however your story's society handles it.
These series almost hit the mark on avoiding sexism—but still fell a little short.
How your made-up society can be both distinct and believable.
How your character's clothes can tell a story about them before their wearer says a word.
How to flip which gender stands on top of your fictional society.