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This week, Rainbringer:
• Has two strong heroines
• Subverted my expectations
• Totally blew me away
This week, secondary characters:
• Are most likely to default to male
• Are important representation
• Demonstrate the values of your society (and your writing)
• Robin Hood is a 12-year-old boy who must survive alone in Sherwood Forest when his father is falsely accused of theft
• Women going about their business and doing their jobs in books is unusual
• Robert Muchamore writes great secondary characters who reflect reality
Discover more about writing
Learn how to start writing your first chapter if you are overwhelmed by the enormity of the task ahead.
We’ve all been there.
You can write.
Let me help you get started.
Check out my blog post How to Write Your First Chapter if you are Overwhelmed.
Join me as I probe into the nitty gritty of the craft of writing.
In my blog post Writing ‘he felt like he was meant to be there’, I’ll explain how this simple sentence suggests a whole host of worldbuilding.
Find out how to follow through on that promise or avoid making the promise to begin with.
What I think of female characters
Pros: women of all ages absorb the idea that they can become empowered and fulfil their ambitions.
Cons: it suggests that women have always had the ability to empower themselves and just haven’t used it. Silly billies.
Read the full blog post about women’s self-belief and beauty films here.
I love reading about a range of characters who identify as female.
The trouble is, some authors confuse physical strength with being a well-written and well-rounded female character.
Find out who I think does it right (Sarah J. Maas) and how to write a range of ‘strong’ females.
Read the full blog post here.
Read my reviews
Let me shriek joyously about how amazing this is!
If you love beautiful drawings, adorable characters, romance, comedy and positive LGBTQ+ representation, then I can only assume you already have this book.
If not, go get it now. If you need more convincing, read my full review here.
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