It seems like everybody these days is trying to write “strong” female characters. In and of itself, this is a great thing. Women are strong and should be perceived that way, but now writing a strong female character has become its own stereotype. So how do we write truly strong female characters, the ones we … … Continue reading →

It seems like everybody these days is trying to write “strong” female characters. Women are strong … Continue reading >Strong Female Character Cliches to Avoid

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100 Likeable Names for Your Heroine. Includes research on people's stereotypes about women's names. Great resource for writing, and naming female characters! #writingtips #nanowrimo

It can be surprisingly hard to pick a name for heroes and heroines.- 100 Likeable Names for Your Heroine. Includes research on people's stereotypes about women's names. Great resource for writing, and naming female characters!

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Female characters to avoid in your writing. Character development.

I’ve only seen Twilight, but I think I agree with the Bella Swan thing. Movie Hermione is definitely different from Book Hermione. I kinda fell in love with Book Hermione.

Warning Signs that the "Strong Female Character" in the movie is it strong for the sake of the male gaze...

Warning Signs that the "Strong Female Character" in the movie is it strong for the sake of the male gaze. (Pinning this because I see this so much when reading the work of new writers.

Writing Strong Female Characters: What You're Doing Wrong - a list of common mistakes authors make while writing "strong" women characters.

Hannah Heath: Writing Strong Female Characters: What You're Doing Wrong ------ this except the example for is completely irrelevant and it annoys me that someone so grossly misread the entire point of that movie

Infographic Looks at the Most Badass Female Marvel Characters | Nerdist

Infographic Looks at the Most Badass Female Marvel Characters

Guys, stop letting 'strong' confuse you. It's just put there to differentiate from the normalcy of poorly written female characters. A female character who is physically strong can be 'weak' if that's her only defining trait. Too often people confuse a masculine female with "strong" which is entirely counterproductive.

stop letting 'strong' confuse you. It's just put there to differentiate from the normalcy of poorly written female characters. A female character who is physically strong can be 'weak' if that's her only defining trait.

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