Writing female secondary characters: why it’s important and how to do it

This week, secondary characters:
• Are most likely to default to male
• Are important representation
• Demonstrate the values of your society (and your writing)

Robert Muchamore nails writing female secondary characters, woop!

This week:
• 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

Women’s self-belief and beauty films: positives and negatives of ‘I Feel Pretty’ (2018) and ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ (2019)

This week, I give my thoughts on:
• How great it is to have films about women finding the confidence to succeed
• How addicted I am to these films
• Why ‘loving yourself no matter what you look like’ is not the straight-forward message that it’s often presented as