Strong Female Characters

Strong Female Characters
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Series: Busy Writer's Guides, Book 1
ASIN: B00F9H9YW4
ISBN: 9780992037109
In Strong Female Characters: A Busy Writer's Guide you'll learn what “strong female characters” means, the keys to writing characters who don’t match stereotypical male or female qualities, how to keep strong female characters likeable, and what roles women actually played in history.
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About the Book

The misconceptions around what writers mean when we talk about strong female characters make them one of the most difficult character types to write well. Do we have to strip away all femininity to make a female character strong? How do we keep a strong female character likeable? If we’re writing historical fiction or science fiction or fantasy based on a historical culture, how far can we stray from the historical records when creating our female characters?

In Strong Female Characters: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn
– what “strong female characters” means,
– the keys to writing characters who don’t match stereotypical male or female qualities,
– how to keep strong female characters likeable, and
– what roles women actually played in history.

Each book in the Busy Writer’s Guide series is intended to give you enough theory so that you can understand why things work and why they don’t, but also enough examples to see how that theory looks in practice. In addition, they provide tips and exercises to help you take it to the pages of your own story with an editor’s-eye view.

Strong Female Characters is a mini-book of approximately 4,000 words.

About the Author
Marcy Kennedy

Marcy Kennedy is a suspense and speculative fiction writer who believes fantasy is more real than you think. In 2007, she won the suspense/thriller category of Writer's Digest's Popular Fiction Competition, and in 2009, she won the grand prize. She's also the author of the Busy Writer's Guide series. Alongside her own writing, Marcy works as a freelance editor and teaches classes on craft and social media through WANA International. You can find her blogging about writing and about the place where real life meets science fiction, fantasy, and myth at www.marcykennedy.com.

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