Fight like a Girl: Writing Healthy Female Protagonists

A11/A10 - Authors/Comics

Saturday November 9, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

Authors discuss writing female characters that are multidimensional and authentic, and the challenge of crafting healthy and robust female protagonists. Teenage girls spend a lot of time trying to figure out who they are and searching for examples by which to define themselves. In film, books, and music, we have so many skewed messages about femininity and female identity. How do you craft a character to send the right message to your readers, male and female?