As a continued effort to create more and diverse content, I’ve decided that the written word is not enough.
No. You all need to be allowed to bask in the glory of my smooth, silky, sexy, GERMAN ACCENT.
To that end, I’ve recorded a podcast, where I’ll talk about whatever comes to mind.
This episodes features a little bit about me, my stance on feminism (I am one), what I think about female characters and this silly idea of reboots. I also talk about the Writer Emergency Fiasco, and you can hear my parrots screeching in the background as if the house was on fire.
NSFW. I swear. It’s candid. It’s raw. I even slap my thigh at one point because I got too excited.
Stuff I mentioned I’ll link
Fiasco — Bully Pulpit Games
Writer Emergency Deck — Quote-Unquote Press
My Patreon — Become My Patron
And my favorite has to be Joss Whedon‘s response, as re-told at an Equality Now address:
Interviewer: So, why do you write these strong female characters?
Whedon: Because you’re still asking me that question.
This Article on Writing Female Leads That Are People is a great read for those trying to get away from the stereotype surrounding female characters–lead or not.
I’m not going to write a huge article about the article, just me thoughts after reading it and a personal experience regarding the topic.
In a nutshell, it’s about taking away the object from the character (male or female), and putting a real person in the writing. I think it’s a worth-while read, because it is important to get away from generalizing people based on gender, ethnic background, faith or what-not. People are people, first and foremost.
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