Forget stereotypes and box ticking: from Kick-ass Hotties to Mom Warriors, tarts with hearts and Crying WAGS – it’s all about the writing.
Or, as Lucy V. Hay puts it in her punchy, concise e-book guide How Not to Write Female Characters, it’s about GOOD WRITING.
Hay, script editor, novelist and owner of the UK’s top screenwriting blog www.bang2write.com, knows what she’s talking about.
She’s spent the last 15 years reading the slush pile and has learned to spot the patterns, pitfalls and general mistakes writers make when writing female characters – and why. Continue reading