Introducing the Women in Fiction Series

I’m back from London and back to blogging! Thanks for your comments and well wishes across social media. The trip was phenomenal and the bookstores beautiful. I’ll have another (image-heavy) post up next week. In the meantime, please take a look at Kim’s own bookstore tour; I saw it after I got back and we managed to have minimal overlap (only two bookstores). That’s how crazy big and literary London is, y’all.

I’m excited to announce I’ll be publishing a new regular feature here at manuscripts & marginalia, the Women in Fiction series! Fridays will see a focus on one female character, whether she’s a hero or villain, secondary (or even tertiary!) character, classic or modern. Some of these will be popular, “obvious” choices (I mean, can you not talk about Hermione?) and some will be lesser known, but still amazing characters. I’ll be very surprised if my first character will be someone most of my readership is familiar with!

I anticipate that some of these choices will be controversial; not every character is liked, appreciated, or, arguably, a role model (ahem).


What matters is that they have something to say, and deserve to be discussed.

So, I have characters I’ll be blogging about, but I want to know from you — who needs to be added to this list? When you think of your favorite female characters, who are in the top three? Because I’d love to do this every week, but I know I’ll need help. And maybe a guest blog or two would be nice down the line 😉

Thanks for reading! 

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3 thoughts on “Introducing the Women in Fiction Series

  1. Lynn @ Smoke & MIrrors says:

    I love this! I will definitely anxiously anticipate these features! Since I just completed reading the Green Gable series, I nominate Anne! 🙂 I haven’t yet completed my blog post/review, but Lydia or her mother Marilyn from Everything I Never Told You. Our next Literary Wives review (to be posted on Monday, October 5th), ooohhh…I can see that Jodi could be a particularly complex female character to analyze! Oh, and from The Second Sister, Lucy, or Alice, or even Maeve… Just some suggestions from my recent reads!


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